Archive for the ‘Libya’ Category
This is why Western Civilization is better, much better. And it’s why we must defend Western Civilization against these sadistic savages.
GLOBAL POST: An analysis of video obtained by GlobalPost from a rebel fighter who recorded the moment when Col. Muammar Gaddafi was first captured confirms that another rebel fighter, whose identity is unknown, sodomized the former leader as he was being dragged from the drainpipe where he had taken cover.
A frame by frame analysis of this exclusive GlobalPost video clearly shows the rebel trying to insert some kind of stick or knife into Gaddafi’s rear end.
Notice how they are yelling “Allah Akbar!” while engaging in this barbarism. So they are doing this in the name of their sicko, bloodthirsty religion.
Here’s the frame by frame analysis of Gaddafi being sodomize with a stick or knife, probably a knife. Let’s hope these savages are tried for war crimes.
Also, do you remember how Hillary Clinton joked about this sadistic killing?: “We came, we saw, he died.”
Hillary thought this was just hilarious. Yes, Gaddafi was a brutal dictator who killed many. He deserved justice, possibly ultimimately death, after a trial. But what civilized person can possibly think this is humorous?
She should immediately apologize and resign as Secretary of State.
What a sickening embarrassment she is.
This is no foreign policy victory for the U.S.
It’s another victory for barbarism.
The New Regime Takes Over
Extremely Graphic . . .
Do these look like moderates to you? Is this really progress for liberty, democracy, and human rights?
Is this what we committed U.S. military might to achieve?
It cost U.S. taxpayers $1.8 BILLION to achieve this.
Gotcha! But how does this help us?
REUTERS: Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi died of wounds suffered on Thursday as fighters battling to complete an eight-month-old uprising against his rule overran his hometown Sirte, Libya’s interim rulers said.
His killing, which came swiftly after his capture near Sirte, is the most dramatic single development in the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and threatened the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen.
Slaughtered after he was captured. Said: “Don’t Shoot!” Gruesome pics
Found Hiding in Concrete Pipe: Come On Out Muammar!
The New Government?
U.K. TELEGRAPH: Four months ago, when David Cameron led the international call for military intervention in Libya, the general assumption within government circles was that Col Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator, would realise the game was up the moment Nato warplanes began bombing his forces.
It did not seem to matter to Mr Cameron and his principal allies in the anti-Gaddafi campaign that the main purpose of UN Security Council resolution 1973, which provided the legal justification for military action, was to protect anti-Gaddafi rebels from the possibility of being massacred by forces loyal to their leader.
Together with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama, Mr Cameron demanded that the military offensive would end only when Gaddafi was removed from power, so confident was he in the operation’s likely outcome. At a stroke an operation conceived on the basis of liberal interventionism had been transformed into one determined to achieve regime change.
And it is to this end that Nato has undertaken a sophisticated bombing campaign designed as much to intensify the pressure on Gaddafi’s regime to give up its vice-like grip on power as to protect Libya’s civilian population. Apart from taking out Gaddafi’s air defences and launching thousands of raids against pro-Gaddafi forces, the campaign has increasingly targeted the regime itself, bombing the Libyan dictator’s Bab al-Azizia barracks and vital fuel supply lines.
Yet, more than three months into the Nato offensive, Gaddafi remains as resolutely in power in Tripoli today as he was when the first bombs were dropped in March. In recent days, we have seen the extent of the support he continues to enjoy when thousands of his own supporters turned out in Tripoli to hear an address by the Libyan leader.
ASSOCIATED PRESS: The House of Representatives on Friday rejected a resolution endorsing limited military operations in Libya, but fell short of cutting off funds for U.S. military action in the region.
The measures were largely symbolic–but showed a growing rift between Congress and the White House on presidential war powers, even within President Obama’s own party. Seventy-two Democrats joined the Republican majority to kill the resolution approving of the operations. During the second vote, 89 Republicans voted to continue the war funding.
This is the first time in 12 years that Congress has not voted to support a national military operation. The last instance was in 1999, when the House voted 213-213 on a resolution that would have approved of Bill Clinton’s military action in Kosovo.
Obama rejected opinion of his top lawyers that he needs Congressional approval to continue Libya War
NEW YORK TIMES: President Obama rejected the views of top lawyers at the Pentagon and the Justice Department when he decided that he had the legal authority to continue American military participation in the air war in Libya without Congressional authorization, according to officials familiar with internal administration deliberations.
WASHINGTON TIMES: Stepping up a simmering constitutional conflict, House Speaker John A. Boehner warned President Obama on Tuesday that unless he gets authorization from Congress for his military deployment in Libya, he will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution.
In a letter sent Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Boehner, the top Republican in the constitutional chain of succession, said Mr. Obama must provide a clear justification for committing troops to Libya by Friday. Sunday marks the 90th day since the president notified Congress that U.S. troops had been committed to help enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, which is designed to protect the rebels fighting Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s government.
Day 84 of Libya War: Stalemate . . . Strategy Failing . . . Mission Unclear . . . Benefits to USA Zero
GLOBE AND MAIL: We are now in the 84th day of the bombing campaign that the United Nations Security Council authorized to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya in a bid to protect civilians from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. In a bizarre development, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has said it will extend the campaign for 90 days, surely a first in the history of war when one side “extends the contract” for a set period. This presumably occurred because NATO’s strategy is still based on the flimsy hope that Colonel Gadhafi will see the error of his ways and capitulate before his surroundings and his supporters are bombed back to the Stone Age.
WASHINGTON TIMES: Crossing party lines to deliver a stunning rebuke to the commander in chief, the vast majority of the House voted Friday for resolutions telling President Obama he has broken the constitutional chain of authority by committing U.S. troops to the international military mission in Libya.
In two votes — on competing resolutions that amounted to legislative lectures of Mr. Obama — Congress escalated the brewing constitutional clash over whether he ignored the founding document’s grant of war powers by sending U.S. troops to aid in enforcing a no-fly zone and naval blockade of Libya.
The resolutions were non-binding, and only one of them passed, but taken together, roughly three-quarters of the House voted to put Mr. Obama on notice that he must explain himself or else face future consequences, possibly including having funds for the war cut off.
Obama (again) says he’s just like Reagan . . . for doing exactly the opposite of what Reagan would do
BEN SAYS: Reagan never used force to bring democracy to the Middle East, and showed no interest in that quest. Reagan certainly was not for toppling U.S. allies and turning entire countries over to our enemies, as Obama did in Egypt. Reagan won the Cold War against the expansionist Soviet Union, which was about the long-term survival of freedom and democracy here in America. Mr. Obama, read the book WITNESS by Whittaker Chambers to find out what the Cold War was all about.
What a fatuous fool Obama is. No wonder Obama is such a lousy President. He has no knowledge of history.
USA TODAY: President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron kick off two days of diplomacy this morning by pledging to work against repressive regimes in the Middle East — by force if necessary.
In a sternly worded column in The Times of London, the two leaders liken the effort to free Arab people from authoritarianism to the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall in the 1980s.
They liken their personal efforts to two leaders who came before them: Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.
REUTERS: Too little is known about Libya’s rebels and they remain too fragmented for the United States to get seriously involved in organizing or training them, let alone arming them, U.S. and European officials say.
U.S. and allied intelligence agencies believe NATO’s no-fly zone and air strikes will be effective in stopping Muammar Gaddafi’s forces from killing civilians and dislodging rebels from strongholds like Benghazi, the officials say.
But the more the intelligence agencies learn about rebel forces, the more they appear to be hopelessly disorganized and incapable of coalescing in the foreseeable future.
U.S. government experts believe the state of the opposition is so grave that it could take years to organize, arm and train them into a fighting force strong enough to drive Gaddafi from power and set up a working government.