Mar. 19th, 2011

  • 11:02 PM
la_vie_noire: (Claymore10 about to cut)
International forces bombard targets in Libya.

For God's sake. This is a mess.

Yes, Gaddafi is a killer. But this has no excuse. Weren't Iraq and Afghanistan enough?

Feb. 22nd, 2011

  • 7:32 PM
la_vie_noire: (Default)
[personal profile] colorblue has an amazing post about Libya: libya note.

A couple of notes. When judging the international response, what it comes down to is what it always comes down to, oil.

The UN lifted sanctions on Libya in 2003, the US lifted sanctions in 2004, and Western oil companies poured into the country to reclaim their holdings, led by ConocoPhillips & Marathon Oil & Amerada Hess, which used to operate in Libya decades ago as the Oasis group. And what must be kept in mind, what is the unstated assumption that drives much of Western policy in the Middle East, is that it is almost always easier to negotiate oil rights with dictators and monarchs than it is with democracies.


  • Feb. 21st, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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The International Community needs to react NOW. There is a genocide happening.

Feb. 21st, 2011

  • 3:24 PM
la_vie_noire: (Default)
Libya warplanes bombing Tripoli-resident.

Libyan warplanes were bombing indiscriminately across Tripoli on Monday, a resident of the Libyan capital told al Jazeera television in a live broadcast.

"What we are witnessing today is unimaginable. Warplanes and helicopters are indiscriminately bombing one area after another. There are many, many dead," Adel Mohamed Saleh said.

Women of Egypt says there were 250 killed today.

This is horrible.
la_vie_noire: (Claymore9 standing)
Firing on Libyan mourners, about 300 dead.

Libyan security forces opened fired on mourners at a funeral for anti-government protesters in the eastern city of Benghazi again today, a day after commandos and foreign mercenaries loyal to longtime leader Moammar

Gadhafi pummeled demonstrators with assault rifles and other heavy weaponry as well as knives

Al Jazeera Live Blog on Libya's protests here.


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