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Gaddafi: The vulnerable “mad dog” without nuclear weapons
Preeti Nalwa - 10/27/2011
It would not be a cliché to repeat the oft quoted Reagan’s famous one liner about Gaddafi – “the mad dog of the Middle East”. It will not be a cliché because what he said in 1986 turned out to be eerily prophetic.
Libya and the Brutality of Nations
Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh, Ph.D - 9/6/2011
1. The Choir Sings Again!
The choir of imperialism sings currently in Libya. The overtures in Iraq and Afghanistan are not ended, yet the choir must sings because that is its raison d’ etre! The Libyans, like their North African neighbors, wanted to stage their own opera to the deities of self-determination. This was after decades under the fossilized jackboots of a political dinosaur. They were midway in the very first sonatas to freedom, when a foreign orchestra of aristocratic greed hijacked the arena; and has continued to conduct the performance ever since. Here the voice is def...
Post Qaddafi: Insurgency and Jihad versus Democracy
Walid Phares, Ph.D. - 8/26/2011
By seizing most of Tripoli and fighting what's left of the pockets of resistance of Qaddafi forces, Libyan rebels have now almost dislodged the old regime and are expected to begin building their own government.
Libya’s misery – an end or a beginning?
Subhan Choudhury - 8/26/2011
Is this a humanitarian war?
Muammar Gadhaffi will go down - may be this week, may be next week. But why does he have to face this? What is the prize for dragging him down from power? Is this a humanitarian war? Is it to liberate the Libyans? Or is it for Libya's 1.6 million barrels per day output of high quality crude oil?
The war in Libya can be termed as a war of disinformation. The western biased media have manipulated the situation from the beginning till now. For instance, the bombings by NATO fighters were not only carried out on military targets, but also hit civilian hou...
Qaddafi’s Propagandists: Abdulaziz Belkhadem and Yusuf Shakir
Nizar Awad - 8/19/2011
Abdulaziz Belkhadem: Algeria’s Minister for Hire
Abdulaziz Belkhadem who is Algeria’s Minister of State now officially occupies a prominent place on the Libyan people’s list of warmongers since he openly voiced support for the now war criminal Muammar al-Gathafi and his regime. This man and his boss Algeria’s President Abd al-Aziz Boutaflika are responsible for running clandestine operations across the Libyan-Algerian border to prolong the life of Gathafi with mercenaries and weapons.
Even before his recent involvement in Libya Belkhadem has had a reputation for shady business d...
West's intervention in Libya turns sour
Abid Mustafa - 8/16/2011
After months of bombing by the allied crusader forces, it becoming increasingly apparent that Libya may have to be partitioned, as the West slowly loses momentum.
Gathafi’s Conspiracy Against Libya
Nizar Awad - 7/25/2011
I. Gathafi’s Conspiracy Against Libya
Whenever we thought that we have gotten Gathafi all figured out a whole new dimension of his deep and dark mindset stretches even further into the abyss of human depravity and blatant misanthropy.
This man proves time and time again through his language and actions that his heart and mind are full of malice despite his assertions to the contrary. Along with his reputation for reveling in the misery and suffering of others he clearly delights in assaulting the hearing of others with offensive words and slews of epithets. Gathafi’s insolen...
Metamorphosis of a Libyan Tragedy
Nizar Awad - 7/11/2011
The Libyan tragedy that is unfolding before our eyes has been in the making since Gathafi’s coup d’état which overthrew the Libyan Monarchy (1951-1969) on September 1st, 1969.
Gathafi’s Orwellian Jamahiriya (People’s State)
Nizar Awad - 7/7/2011
What do George Orwell’s allegorical novella “Animal Farm” and Muammar Gathafi’s fabled “Jamahiriya” have in common?
The Lion versus the Lion-Tamer: Or People Power versus State Power
Nizar Awad - 6/8/2011
This article is a modest attempt at tracing the course of the Libyan February 17th Revolution and identifying the root causes of revolutions in general. It also aims at promoting the novelty and uniqueness of Arab revolutions rather than taking for granted those one size fits all labels and designations that are being thrown around on the internet and other mass media outlets worldwide including “Arab spring” and “Jasmine revolution”.
Gathafi’s War on Young and Old
Nizar Awad - 4/15/2011
After watching in utter dismay how our innocent children are being used to white wash the ugly and murderous face of Gathafi’s regime, I knew right there and then that there is nothing sacred to Gathafi, his family or his followers and there is no telling how low they would sink to achieve their goals.
Hail Gathafi, King in the Hereafter
Nizar Awad - 4/7/2011
With his tragic end fast approaching Africa’s King of Kings Muammar Gathafi must now be basing up and down his royal tent while slowly resigning himself to a fate similar to that of Macbeth, the tragic figure in Shakespeare’s play. The remorseless Gathafi could at the this very moment be engaged in soliloquies reminiscent of that of Macbeth who having come to terms with the fallacies of his designs to manipulate his way to power and greatness ruminates:
Libya: As you sow, so shall you reap
Tanveer Jafri - 3/29/2011
The west has already scripted the ouster of the Libyan strongman Colonel Muammar Qadhafi. Coalition forces have given a severe blow to the Libyan Air Force and Army. Now, NATO has taken over the military command. Qadhafi’s one son has reportedly been killed. Qadhafi can be dethroned anytime. Qadhafi’s life and future is speculated in different ways. Going by Qadhafi’s own statement, he would like to die in Libya. How he meets his end, is to be seen. Would he decide to flee Libya and seek asylum abroad? If yes, will the NATO and the rebels allow him to escape the country in current circumstan...
Gloves off against Ghaddafi’s Apologists
Nizar Awad - 3/27/2011
To those countries which are now issuing statements critical of the efforts by the International coalition forces to shield Libyan citizens from Ghaddafi’s onslaughts I would like to say “Back off now or you will be considered by the Libyans as partners in the crimes being committed against them”. You are not fooling anybody by your statement regarding foreign intervention and other inflated concerns for the sovereignty of the Libyan people.
One’s Home Is What One Is: Libya and Her People Reunite
Nizar Awad - 3/21/2011
Yes, what else but home?
It all depends on what you mean by home.
Of course he’s nothing to us, any more
That was the hound that came a stranger to us
Out of the woods, worn out upon the trail
“Home is the place where, when you have to go there,
They have to take you in.”
As Libyans we have to unite around our flag, our revolution and our country in her time of dire need. The Libyan people are noble and forgiving but they would draw the line on those who deliberately abandon them in their time of need. Mark my word the time of reckoning is upon us and Libyans who are ...
Muammar Ghaddafi Don Quixote: Two Peas in a Pod
Nizar Awad - 3/15/2011
Were the Spanish author of “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” Miguel de Cervantes alive today he would be surprised to encounter a living and breathing clone of his delusional antihero Don Quixote of La Mancha. The similarities don’t stop with character and mental state but also to pursuits for this outlandishly clad fellow wrestles with his own windmills thinking that they are monstrous giants worthy of conquest. While Don Quixote in his bouts with insanity imagined himself a chivalrous knight-errant riding his noble steed and fighting towering adversaries and rescuing damsels...
Qaddafi’s departure is not easy
Tanveer Jafri - 3/14/2011
After the fall of Tunisia and Egypt, it seemed that the Libyan strongman Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, faced with huge public anger, will soon be forced to step down. Iran and many European countries were named as potential refuge for Qaddafi. Reports were abound that Qaddafi has put a proposal before the rebels that he was ready to leave the country, provided no harm is done to him or his family and all his property and gold will remain with him. But the reliability of all such reports becomes questionable when either Qaddafi or his son is seen on TV saying that- I am Libya, I will fight, and I wi...