Humanitarian arguments, if consistently applied, could be used to flatten the entire Middle EastLets bomb the Muslim world all of it to save the lives of its people. Surely this is the only consistent moral course?
Al-Arabiya Protesters in eastern Libya close second oilfield The Daily Star Protests at other oil ports and fields have ended, but the shutdown continues at Abu Attifelt in Jalu, in Libya's volatile east, where the field lies.
Explaining the Meeting between some elders of Zintan and Misrata in Sabratha Make no mistake these people who are a couple of 100 people are a partial tribe of the Zintan and are NOT with the other part of the Tribes of Zintan who have Saif al...
ABC News Libya Appeals for International Help to Fight Terror Groups Wall Street Journal NEW YORK—Libya's foreign minister warned Saturday the situation in his country could spiral further out of control without international sanctions against...
Supporters of Libya's rival Tobruk and Tripoli assemblies to hold first talks aimed healing rift. (Libyan political factions due to open talks - Supporters of Libya's rival Tobruk and Tripoli assemblies to hold fi...
Aljazeera.com Libya Dawn militia rejects UN talks Aljazeera.com Militias in control of the Libyan capital have rejected the United Nations' call for a ceasefire, insisting instead that their rivals be disarmed.
Some organized "student groups" in Hong Kong tried to occupy government buildings and blocked some streets. The police did what it does everywhere when such things happen. It used anti-riot squads, pepper spray and tear gas to prevent occupations and to clear the streets.
The "western" media are making some issue about this as if "western" governments would behave any differently.
The alleged issue in question is the election of new Hong Kong chief executive in 2017. According to Hong Kong's basic law, which was implemented when Britain gave up its dictatorship over the colony, there will be universal suffrage - everyone will be allowed to vote - but the candidates for the position will have to go through some pre-screening by a commission. This is what China had promised and this is what the students, falsely claiming that China is backtracking from its promises, want to change.
Peter Lee aka Chinahand has an excellent piece on the issue at Asia Times Online. But Lee is making one mistake in that he does not consider outside influence:
Occupy Hong Kong decided to light it, starting with a class boycott and demonstrations organized by the Hong Kong Federation of Students. And, since I’m never afraid to mix a metaphor, the Hong Kong government poured fuel on the fire by pepper-spraying and teargassing it.
Who really "decided to light this"? To me the protests, and the "western" reporting about it, have the distinct smell not of tear gas but of some expensive Color Revolution perfume of "western" origin.
Tunisia arrests Syrian terrorists trying to enter Libya: report Libya Herald Subsequent interrogations had shown that the six were supporters of the self-proclaimed Islamic State group and that they and their colleagues were on their way to meet...
Dismal Lessons From Libya and Yemen New York Times As the United States barrels into a new war against Sunni extremists in Iraq and Syria, it has been easy to overlook the unraveling of Libya and Yemen.
Less than two weeks after the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, three New York firefighters who worked at Ground Zero died of cancer, all on the same day, the Fire Department of New York said.
In the bizarro world which is the Middle East these days, nothing is more bizarre than the repeated bombing of Libya by parties unknown. There were off-and-on aerial attacks in the eastern part of the country – Benghazi, Derna, Ajdabiyah – last spring which were believed to have been carried out by one of the contending parties in the civil war raging in Libya, but lately there have been a number of attacks in the west, around Tripoli, which no one has taken the credit – or blame – for.
The attacks in the east are attributed to remnants of the Libyan air force under the command of a dissident general from the Qaddafi era, Khalifa Haftar. Haftar spent the last couple of decades prior to NATO’s aggression against Libya ensconced in McLean, Virginia, where he would take his kids trick-or-treating down the street at his neighbor’s place: CIA Headquarters (got some treats for himself there as well no doubt). He now leads one of the umpteen militias competing for power in Libya. He calls his campaign “Operation Dignity” and has won the support of the more secular, Western-oriented players in Libyan politics.