Created by guera on Mar 28, 2011
Last updated: 03/31/11 at 10:53 AM
US intelligence has picked up "flickers" of al-Qaeda activity among the rebel groups in Libya, Nato operations commander Adm James Stavridis has said.Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington on Tuesday, he admitted that there was still no detailed picture of the emerging opposition
Faremo, who arrived during the night at the military base on Crete where Norwegian forces are now stationed, followed up on remarks made by Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday. He told the Norwegian Parliament that the UN-backed operation in which Norway is participating may take time, but he stressed that it won’t involve a “hunt for Gadhafi” by the international coalition.
But Republicans have been joined by some Democrats, especially on the left of the party. They are worried about the effect of another military intervention on an already stretched army and a stuttering economy. They also say Obama's actions in ordering the strikes without consulting Congress remind them too much of President George W Bush. Dennis Kucinich, a liberal Ohio congressman, is organising moves with some Republicans to try to cut federal funding for the conflict. "There is no question the president exceeded his constitutionally authorised authority," he told Fox News.
AJDABIYA, LIBYA—A rebel shot in an ambush is rushed into surgery, the friend who brought him pacing outside.A teenage boy struck by shrapnel when he was delivering water to his older brother in the front line has developed an infection in the wound.An 11-year-old girl coughs painfully, her narrow chest heaving. She was injured in the blast from a grenade that detonated when her curious brother tried to pry it open. He was killed.
I was against our taking the lead in Libya because it was someone else's turn to bear the awful cost of war -- someone like the French, with their enormous business interests there, or the Italians, who ruled Libya for a half century, and who still get most of their oil from their North African neighbor barely 200 miles away.
Cibril, ABD’den silahın yanı sıra, dondurduğu Libya’nın 38 milyar dolarlık mal varlığının muhaliflerin kullanımına açılmasını istedi. Cibril, muhaliflerin kurduğu konseyin, Kaddafi’nin gitmesinin ardından parlamento ve başkanlık seçimlerinin yapılması, insan haklarına dayalı yeni bir anayasa ile siyasi partilerin kurulması için çalışma sözü verdi. 8 maddelik ‘vaatlerini’ Clinton’a ileten Cibril, hedefledikleri yeni Libya’nın ‘laik’ olacağını da savundu. Clinton ise muhalifleri resmen tanımaktan kaçındı, ancak Ortadoğu uzmanı Chris Stevens’ı, Bingazi’ye ‘özel temsilci’ sıfatıyla atama kararı aldı.
THE captain of HMS Liverpool spoke of his pride as the Portsmouth-based warship sailed for Libya.The Type 42 destroyer is heading to the Mediterranean to enforce a naval blockade as part of Nato’s Operation Unified Protector.
The chief of staff of the Libyan revolution receives guests in a villa not far from Benghazi's airport. When the uprising began, Abdul Fattah Younis was celebrated in the streets for having his soldiers raid the city's military base, thereby stripping Moammar Gadhafi of control over the eastern part of the country.
He added, giving advice to Libyan rebels: “Victory is not just to oust Gaddafi in order to replace him with an agent of France and Britain. Victory is to be masters in your own country, to be free people in it, and this will never happen unless we live under the shade of the application of the Shariah of Allah the Almighty.”
A sweeping array of world powers called forcefully Tuesday for Moammar Gadhafi to step down as Libya's ruler. Some even hinted at secret talks on Gadhafi's exit. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and British Foreign Secretary William Hague led the crisis talks in London between 40 countries and institutions, all seeking an endgame aimed at halting the Libyan leader's bloody...