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Libya

58 posts
A bunch of pro-Gaddafi wankers… NEW
Shiraz Socialst 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 39 Minutes ago
…have announced a so-called “Obama Protest” on 24 May 2011 What a shower! Come along and call them out for the bunch of reactionary anti-working class scabs they are… …the “Stop The War” scabs and appea...
La stratégie du salami NEW
EGEA 3 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
La coupe des viandes chez le charcutier est toujours fascinante : la lame tournante débite à grande vitesse. Prenez un salami: coupez lui une tranche : comparez l'avant et l'après : aucune différence ! Recoupez une tranche et...
Première visite officielle européenne à Benghazi… La Pologne marque son entrée NEW
Bruxelles2 3 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
(BRUXELLES2) Un beau coup ! La visite qu’a effectuée le ministre polonais des Affaires étrangères, Radoslaw Sikorski, à Benghazi (Libye), au siège du Conseil national de transition, est un symbole fort politiquement, pour la Pologne –...
Guardian: Libya Official Admits Migrant Ships Being Allowed to Sail as Protest Against Nato NEW
Migrants at Sea 3 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
From today’s Guardian:  “The Libyan regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is allowing thousands of sub-Saharan African migrants on to overcrowded, unseaworthy ships in an apparently calculated attempt to use migration as a weapon to pressure Nato an...
Liibüa paljastas Euroopa piiratud kaitsevõime NEW
Marko Mihkelsoni blogi 3 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 44 Minutes ago
ÜRO resolutsiooniga 1973 lubatud lennukeelutsooni kehtestamine Liibüa kohal on ilmekalt paljastanud Euroopa riikide kaitsevõime puudulikkuse. Kuna USA on selles NATO juhitud operatsioonis tavatult tagaplaanil, siis on ilmsiks tulnud Euroopa liitla...
Lybie : l'enjeu militaire ne se limite évidemment plus seulement à l'établissement d'une zone d'exclusion aérienne NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
On voudrait ne rien faire en donnant l'impression qu'on a cherché à faire qu'on ne s'y prendrait pas autrement ! Les forces terrestres, maritimes et aériennes lybiennes ont pratiquement achevé leur sale 'boulot' dans l'impunité la plus...
Les pro-Kadhafi progressent vers l'Est, la communauté internationale tergiverse (Le Monde.fr) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 9 Minutes ago
Les forces gouvernementales continuent à progresser, lundi 14 mars, vers Benghazi, siège de l'opposition libyenne, à coups d'artillerie lourde et de raids aériens. L'armée libyenne est en marche "pour purger" l'ensemble du pays, a déclaré...
Thinking strategically: Libya NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
European leaders have demanded Colonel Gaddafi step down from power amid growing uprisings in Libya. They must now follow through their words with actions. There must not be another ‘hour of Europe’. Nonetheless, Europeans must also temper their...
Libya: Yet another example of EU impotence. NEW
Jason O'Mahony 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 6 Minutes ago
The United States spends about €500 billion a year on defence. It surprises a lot of people, but the EU collectively spends around €200 billion, nearly four times what China spends. Yet look at our dicking around over a No-Fly Zone over Libya. Do...
Time to step up the action NEW
Anna Maria Darmanin's Blog 3 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 15 Minutes ago
I just realise that this is my second blog post about Libya, and for a person who does not follow much external relations this is a lot, however as a European and moreover as a Maltese I cannot not write about Libya. The outcome is unclear but what...
Gaddafi’s LSE friends: Davies is gone but what can Giddens resign from? NEW
Shiraz Socialst 3 Years, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 8 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
Not just David Held and Howard Davies cuddled up to the Gaddafi regime. Anthony Giddens, former LSE Director and advisor to Tony Blair, also publicly defended the Libyan dictator back in 2007. Here is the full text of the letter of resignation from ...
L'occasione della Libia NEW
Straneuropa 3 Years, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 23 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Il pensiero di Javier Solana: indispensabile costruire un forte legame euromediterraneo. Facciamo la no fly zone, ma non dimentichiamo la Turchia..
Human Rights First Backgrounder: States’ Obligations to Protect Refugees Fleeing Libya NEW
Migrants at Sea 3 Years, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 2 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
Excerpts from the Backgrounder: Currently, Tunisia and Egypt are experiencing an influx of people fleeing Libya. These persons include nationals of those two countries seeking to return home, as well as Libyans and smaller numbers of nationals of oth...
Chaos at Libyan-Tunisian border NEW
Migrants at Sea 3 Years, 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 6 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
A photo of what is apparently the Ras Jdir (Ra’s Ajdir) crossing on the Libya- Tunisia border on 1 March 2011.  (Photo Credit Reuters via Al Jazeera.)   Tagged: Border crossing, Libya, Migrants, Ra's Ajdir, Ras Jdir, Refugees, Tunisa, UNH...
Laitinen in Malta for Discussions NEW
Migrants at Sea 3 Years, 6 Months, 6 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
Frontex Director Ilkka Laitinen is in Malta today for discussions with Maltese officials about the situation in Libya and the possibility of a new migrant flow from Libya.  It seems that the discussions concern the expansion of Joint Operation Herme...
Illegale Drohnenlieferung nach Libyen? NEW
Euro-Police 3 Years, 6 Months, 6 Hours, 43 Minutes ago
Österreichisches Kriegsgerät soll derzeit bei der Niederschlagung der Proteste in Libyen zum Einsatz kommen. Das sagte der grüne Abgeordnete Peter Pilz heute im Nationalrat. Konkret bezieht er sich auf vier Drohnen, die laut seinen Unterlagen von...
A Libya et al. roundup. “Who depends the most on Libyan oil?; “Challenges for foreign journalists in Libya… NEW
Erkan's field diary 3 Years, 6 Months, 9 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
Was Turkish PM Erdogan the final recipient of the Qaddafi human rights prize? from FP Passport by Joshua Keating The Turkish opposition is criticizing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his relative silence on events in Libya saying he is “...
Europe's backflips over Libya NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 3 Years, 6 Months, 10 Hours ago
Assessing the performance of Europe's foreign ministers...
Scrisoare de protest împotriva pasivității internaționale față de situația din Libia NEW
Corina Cretu 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
       Cu mare intarziere, Consiliul de Securitate al ONU a adoptat o Rezolutie in legatura cu situatia din Libia, dar cred ca este momentul ca statele democratice ale lumii sa regandeasca modalitatile de interventie in momente dramatice, care...
Oman too NEW
A Fistful of Euros 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 8 Hours, 2 Minutes ago
I’m wondering if the civil war in Libya would mean the Arab 1848 wouldn’t spread to any countries where it hadn’t already built up a good deal of momentum, since people would be afraid protests would lead to chaos. Apart from maybe...
Libya’s fate will have major impact on Europe NEW
Michael Berendt’s blog 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
It’s amazing what can happen in two weeks! Since posting my blog on the Year of (Arab) Revolutions on February 13 the winds of change have hit Libya with a vengeance. Of all the countries in the region Libya is the one whose fate will have the bigg...
ECRE's recommendations on persons fleeing Libya...EASO may have a role NEW
EASO Monitor 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 11 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
On Friday ECRE launched an appeal to European governments to ensure safety for all persons fleeing Libya.ECRE highlights the need for border operations to have an international protection component, so as to ensure access to asylum procedures for tho...
Peter Pilz Blog vom: SONNTAG, 27. FEBRUAR 2011 NEW
Peter Pilz 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 13 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
ILLEGALE WAFFENLIEFERUNGEN AN GADAFFI?Der Spiegel hat das Foto: ein Sturmgewehr StG 77 auf dem Rücken eines libyschen Soldaten. Nur: Bis heute ist mir kein legaler Export von Steyr-Sturmgewehren nach Libyen bekannt. Wie sind die Waffen dort hing...
Viktigt FN-beslut om sanktioner NEW
Carl Bildt (SE) 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 15 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
AMMAN: Klarblå himmel möter mig när den nya dagen nu gjort sin entré här. I New York har nu FN:s säkerhetsråd enhälligt fattat beslut om olika sanktioner mot Libyien. Jag välkomnar det varmt. Vi får hoppas att detta påskyndar processen i T...
Gaddafi and friend NEW
Shiraz Socialst 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Lest we forget: Hat-tip: Nayme Hear...
Gaddafi, friend and sword NEW
Shiraz Socialst 3 Years, 6 Months, 2 Days, 22 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
(courtesy That Place) There’s just got to be a caption to this, eh?
From Libya to Brazil, interior goes international (EU Justice and Home Affairs Council) NEW
Grahnlaw 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Days, 16 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Only the first day conclusions were posted on the Consilium front page, but the Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) Council was a two day meeting. For those who may have missed the conclusions by the justice ministers and ministers of the interior of the...
Les leçons que nous devons apprendre des Tunisiens, Egyptiens, Libyens… NEW
Marie-Noëlle Lienemann MEP 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Disons- le tout net, les peuples qui se sont soulevés en Afrique du Nord nous donnent une formidable leçon de courage et d’audace. Ils nous font faire un grand pas contre la résignation ambiante. Oui, on peut toujours élargir les...
Libye : nous devons y aller ! NEW
Le Taurillon 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Alors qu'en Tunisie et en Egypte commencent les travaux de construction, en Libye les hommes sont chassés par des avions de chasse. La communauté internationale doit intervenir, si elle veut empêcher d'autres pertes humaines. Car, à l'inverse de...
Communiqué de presse du Mouvement Européen-France sur la situation au Maghreb NEW
Le Taurillon 3 Years, 6 Months, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Le Mouvement Européen-France s'inquiète de la situation en Libye. Il souhaite que l'Union européenne s'exprime plus clairement et fermement pour condamner la répression en cours contre le peuple libyen et prenne des mesures énergiques comme la r...
Europe and the US Needs to be More Responsive Towards Libyans NEW
Foreign Policy Association - EU at 50 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 2 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
How can one country that is often ignored by the world community have such an effect on all of us, even more than Egypt in some ways? Libya has often been under the radar over the last 70 years except for the battle between the Allies and Afrika Corp...
Italy's shame in Libya NEW
Charlemagne's notebook (The Economist) 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
"WE MUST not allow Libya to become another Afghanistan just next door to us,” declared Italy’s interior minister, Roberto Maroni, at the end of a European ministerial meeting in Brussels yesterday (February 25th). From indifference to the crisis...
Qaddafi's Yugoslav friends NEW
Eastern approaches (The Economist) 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 4 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
THE Balkan press and the region's intrepid Facebookers are having a field day digging out pictures of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, the beleaguered Libyan leader, with, variously, Stipe Mesic and Haris Silajdzic, former leaders of Croatia and Bosnia, Bori...
Europe twisting over Libya NEW
Gavin Hewitt's Europe (BBC) 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 5 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Faced with international crises Europe seems to tie itself in knots. Some seek what is not possible. Some chase what does not exist. I refer to those who hanker after a European foreign policy. Some yearn for the EU to...
ECRE Statement: Safe haven for people fleeing bloodshed in Libya NEW
Migrants at Sea 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 6 Hours, 5 Minutes ago
ECRE issued a statement earlier today.  Here is the full statement: As the situation in Libya is worsening and the world is watching the atrocities of Gaddafi’s regime, European governments are stepping up efforts to evacuate their citizens ou...
Libyen och Europa samt ett radikalt förslag till socialistgruppen NEW
Gunnar Hökmark 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 7 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Det dominerande skeendet i dag är hur den libyska regimen faller sönder som ett korthus, när till slut ingen vill stå till svars för brutalitet och missdåd. Det som nu sker vittnar också om något annat. Det är inte först … Läs mer &#...
Remarks by High Representative, Catherine Ashton on Libya in the margins of the Informal Defence Ministerial Meeting (Brussels - 25 february 2011) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 8 Hours, 59 Minutes ago
Catherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made the following remarks this morning before the informal meeting of EU defence Ministers in Gödöllo, Hungary:...
Putin in Brussels, and what it could mean for Libya NEW
Brussels Blog (Financial Times) 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Vladimir Putin and 12 of his ministers blew through Brussels Thursday, reiterating many of their long-stated complaints about the European Union’s energy policies, which Russian leaders believe discriminate against Russian energy giant Gazprom. But...
The EU's Gaddafi "memory hole" NEW
Open Europe blog 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
Everyone who has read George Orwell's novel 1984 is familiar with the concept of "memory holes", which the Ministry of Truth used to get rid of inconvenient documents and photographs. Well, it seems as if the EU has picked up on the idea.Apparently,...
Shanghai View: Jasmine Tea Revolutions? NEW
Whose world order? – ECFR’s blog 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
A lot has been made of the implications for China of the current wave of revolutionary zeal in North Africa and the Middle East. From Shanghai, however, much of this seems overplayed; I have foundRead more…...
EU prüft Militärschlag in Libyen NEW
move - Wissen, wie Europa tickt 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 11 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
In Brüssel wird derzeit offen ein militärisches Eingreifen der EU-Mitgliedsstaaten in den innerlibyschen Konflikt erwogen. Ein solcher benötigte aber die Unterstützung des UN-Sicherheitsrates. Momentan ist diese Unterstützung nicht abzusehen. Ch...
Morning Brief Headlines NEW
Global Europe 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 13 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
- Fighting in Libya continues - A post-Gaddafi order is emerging - Obama discusses Libya with Sarkozy, Cameron, Berlusconi - US preparing international action - EU: Humanitarian intervention an option - MEPs on Libya - ENP: Commission wants more cond...
AlertNet: Poor migrant workers feared unable to flee Libya violence NEW
Migrants at Sea 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
From AlertNet: “Tens of thousands of impoverished migrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia may be trapped by the escalating violence in Libyan cities, unable to leave the country because they cannot pay for transport to border...
Italy and Czech Republic back Gaddafi despite bloodbath NEW
EuroDialogueXXI 3 Years, 6 Months, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
The EU is struggling to speak with one voice following a massive loss of life in Libya over the weekend and the regime's vow to fight protesters to the "to the last bullet. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton has spoken of her "extr...
Le spectre de la guerre civile en Libye : des dominos au chaos par JS Mongrenier NEW
EGEA 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 38 Minutes ago
Je recopie ce texte que m'a envoyé Jean-Sylvestre Mongrenier, chercheur à l'institut Thomas More, et qui est d'ailleurs paru sur la page de l'institut : mas peut-être n'y allez vous pas tous les jours, et les bons articles méritent d'être c...
Joint statement by EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov on the situation in North Africa and the Middle East NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 20 Minutes ago
The EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation share concern over developments in a number of countries of North Africa and the Middle East. Reaffirming the p...
Massenansturm von Flüchtlingen? NEW
Karpfenteich 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 1 Hour, 59 Minutes ago
Europas Nerven sind zum Zerreißen gespannt. Während die Union mit vereinten Kräften versucht, ihre Landsleute aus Libyen zu evakuieren, prophezeit Italien einen Massenansturm von Flüchtlingen. Der Bundesinnenminister hat Recht, wenn er vor Panikm...
Rump ‘WRP’ still up Gaddafi’s rump NEW
Shiraz Socialst 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
Bloody hell! Something calling itself the ‘WRP’ still exists twenty five years after Gerry Healy was exposed as a rapist and the organisation shattered. More to the point, this would-be ‘WRP’ is still grovelling to Gaddafi &...
Un milliard d'euros de garanties supplémentaires pour l'Afrique du Nord NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 3 Hours, 48 Minutes ago
Avec en toile de fond les évènements en Tunisie et en Egypte et l'appel du chef de la diplomatie européenne Catherine Ashton à allouer des ressources supplémentaires à la région méditerranéenne, le Parlement européen s'est prononcé le...
"Livraison d’armes à la Libye : Qui a livré quoi ?", par Nicolas Gros-Verheyde (Bruxelles2.eu) NEW
Regards citoyens 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 5 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
La réponse est : 14 des 27 Etats membres de l’Union européenne ont exporté des armes vers la Libye en 2009, selon les chiffres du dernier rapport publié par l’Union européenne. Au total, 283 licences ont ainsi été délivrées...
war of position NEW
A Fistful of Euros 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
Useful map by Iyad el-Baghdadi of the current state of play in Libya. And here’s Steve Negus’ more detailed Google maps mash up. From the look of things, Gaddafi still controls Tripoli and a strip of territory in the middle of the country from Si...
Europa zu zögerlich in Libyenkrise NEW
Franziska Brantner (MEP) 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 7 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
Brüssel. Zu den bisherigen Reaktionen der EU auf die Libyenkrise erklärt Franziska Brantner, außenpolitische Sprecherin der Fraktion Die Grünen/EFA empört: “Europa beschließt erneut, nichts zu beschließen. Die EU-Innenminister waren heut...
Barroso Criticises Italy’s Use of Migration Issue to Not Support Democracy in North Africa NEW
Migrants at Sea 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 14 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
From the EU Observer:  “Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi is friends with Gaddafi…  Italy also has major oil, gas and arms interests in Libya and it fears a ‘biblical exodus’ of hundreds of thousands of irregular migrants and refugees if Gad...
not a fidgety person NEW
A Fistful of Euros 3 Years, 6 Months, 5 Days, 21 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
As we wait for the final denouement in Libya, let’s revisit, courtesy of Chris Brooke and Fistful’s Charlie, this fantastic essay on Gaddafi the modernizer by New Labour intellectual godfather Anthony Giddens, who back in 2006 was ready to be...
Libyen: Wir müssen rein! NEW
Treffpunkt Europa 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 2 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Während in Tunesien und Ägypten die Aufbauarbeiten beginnen, werden in Libyen Menschen von Kampfjets gejagt. Marian Schreier hat die Situation analysiert und kommt zu dem Schluss, dass die Staatengemeinschaft intervenieren muss, wenn es weiteres Mo...
Muammar Abu Minyar Al Gathafi – RIP? NEW
Ideas on Europe 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 8 Minutes ago
Did we really see Muammar Al Gathafi addressing the world last time today? Why doesn’t anyone suggest him to use tear gas instead of gunfire and bombs? Greece just used this method some hours ago! Because he is clearly provoked to commit cr...
NY Times Suggests EU's North African Policy Is Unclear NEW
EurAmerican 3 Years, 6 Months, 1 Week, 19 Hours, 13 Minutes ago
See this New York Times piece on the European Union's mixed-bag policy suggestions on the current turmoil in North Africa. EU leaders have in recent days spent much fretting over the prospective masses of immigrants from the Mediterranean's southern...