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New Footage Purports To Show Gaddafi Shortly After Death

Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

A YouTube upload purporting to show new footage from after Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi's violent death last October has surfaced, allegedly provi...

Libya's Big Step Forward... Then What?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 09.07.2012 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

For all of the good cheer on election day, there were sad reminders that the Transitional National Council remains locked in a bitter contest with unruly, violent-prone militias and tribal gunmen who continue to roam vast swaths of Libya, refusing to lay down their arms.

Gaddafi's Gone -- All Hail the TNC!

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Libya's celebration will be fleeting unless the Transitional National Council can transform a popular anti-Gaddafi force into a "pro-Libya" force which marshals the goodwill of all Libyans, for all Libyans.

Libya: Evidence Suggests Khamis Brigade Killed 45 Detainees

Human Rights Watch | Posted 10.29.2011 | Home
Human Rights Watch

Bodies Found in Burned Warehouse (Tripoli) – Members of the Khamis Brigade, a powerful Gaddafi military force run by Muammar Gaddafi’s son Khamis...

Getting it Right After Gaddafi

Peter Blair | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home
Peter Blair

Given the hierarchical authoritarianism of the Gaddafi government I hope that the NTC will consider working with the civil servants who only worked for his repressive regime because there was no other option.

The Prosecutor v. Muammar Gaddafi -- and a Step Closer to Justice

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home
Mark V. Vlasic

Although Gaddafi's warrant does not guarantee that he will be brought to justice immediately, it is increasingly likely that he will be brought to justice eventually. This fact is no small change in perspective.

NATO in Libya: Confused Coalition of the Unwilling and Unable

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.23.2011 | Home
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

NATO officials claim that as the pressure increases on Muammar Gaddafi, it is just a matter of time before he is either killed or forced to depart Libya. One hopes so, but hope is not a military strategy.

After The Arab Spring -- What Fall?

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 08.15.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Samuel April

What is happening in Egypt and the rest of the Arab countries that have sown their spring planting? What will they harvest this fall?

Saki Knafo

Black, Red, Green, and Gaddafi | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home

The flag that flew over Libya during the monarchy that preceded Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule—a black, green, and red tricolor stamped with the star and...

Insanity Dawn

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The most serious crime implicit in the planning, waging and reporting of war -- especially the "just war" -- is the selective focus on consequences: We limit our curiosity to the success or failure of our strategic goals.

Cagey Obama -- He Waited and Waited, Then He Struck With Fury Against the Baddest Barbary Pirate of Them All

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Speak softly and carry a big stick. Twenty four hours after a start to bombing in Libya and it was all but over. A week later and we are handing the mop up operations to NATO and the Europeans.

Who Should We Attack Next?

Tom McNichol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom McNichol

The United States is now fighting three wars simultaneously. But why stop at three when we have the world's largest and most expensive military?

Report From Doha: Al Jazeera Debates the "Winds Of Change"

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

When I arrived in the capital of Qatar, as one of the guest participants in the 6th annual Al Jazeera Forum focused on the Arab world in transition, it was clear the mood had changed.

Arab Civilian Massacres -- Where's the Outrage?

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Alan Elsner

Reading the Washington Post's coverage of the upheaval in the Arab world one day this week, I did a little "thought experiment."

Gaddafi: The Fox Is Cornered

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Eric Margolis

Gaddafi is a sad example of the maxim about absolute power corrupting absolutely. People like me who relish political theater of the absurd will miss the "Leader;" but most of his people, I suspect, will not.

Muammar Gaddafi on Barack Obama, Israel and Chatting with Iran

TIME | Michael Elliott and Romesh Ratnesar Friday, Sep. 25, 2009 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Given your experience in dealing what the United States offered in return for giving up your [nuclear] program, what advice would you give to a countr...

Gaddafi UN Speech: 5 Arguments Inside His Rant

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi's 96-minute speech at the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday has been called "rambling," "long" and "incoheren...