After the final collapse of Libya’s Gaddafi clique, with the dictator rudely roughed up before being murdered out of hand, only his son Seif al-Islam was left roaming about. The International Criminal Court was conducting background negotiations to have him arrested and transported to Europe where he would face charges of crimes against humanity.
We awake this morning to the news that Muammar Gaddafi has retired from his position atop a throne of skulls in the customary way. I would be churlish to note that “days not weeks” resulted in 216 of the former, the latter being an exercise left to the reader. If true, this is a [...]
Back in March, facing concerns over the indiscriminate attacks by Ghaddafy government forces against rebellious cities, the UN authorized concerned nations the opportunity to police a no-fly zone over over Libya.
The shoe is now on the other foot:
For much of the seven-month Libyan uprising, the besieged city of Misrata endured daily shelling [...]
It seems that we were previously acquainted:
(Abdel Hakim Belhaj ) was detained by Malaysian officials in 2004 on arrival at the Kuala Lumpur airport, where he was subjected to extraordinary rendition on behalf of the United States, and sent to Thailand. His pregnant wife, traveling with him, was taken away, and his child [...]
Writing in the New York Times, opinionist Roger Cohen pats himself and our president on the back for our successful intervention in Libya:
The intervention has been done right — with the legality of strong United Nations backing, full support from America’s European allies, and quiet arming of the rebels. The Libyan people have [...]
A simple Information Operations procedure may have been used to tip the balance in favor of Libya’s rebel forces in Tripoli:
Offering a clue as to why the capital, Tripoli, may have fallen as quickly as it did, rebel fighters here said that as soon as word came that Colonel Qaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam [...]
At least it wasn’t months, not years:
Rebels surged into the Libyan capital Sunday night, meeting only sporadic resistance from troops loyal to Col.Muammar el-Qaddafi and setting off raucous street celebrations by residents hailing the end of his 42 years in power.
The rebel leadership announced that insurgents had captured two of Colonel Qaddafi’s sons, [...]
A couple of weeks back, the US recognized the Libyan rebel force as the legitimate government of that nation. Yesterday, our legitimate allies murdered their own commanding general, in a move that is bound to further roil the progress of whatever it is we are NATO is trying to accomplish there:
The leadership of [...]
The War Powers Act is inoperable over Libya, according to our president. No US personnel are in danger, or actively engaged in hostilities.
Which, better get that message down to the PAO types at AFRICOM:
Air Force and Navy aircraft are still flying hundreds of strike missions over Libya despite the Obama administration’s claim [...]