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Libya Says NATO Airstrike Near Gaddafi Compound Kills Multiple People

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2011 | World

April 23, 2011 2:05:31 AM TRIPOLI, April 23 (Reuters) - NATO jets hit a target near Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's compound in central Tripoli ear...

Gaddafi Wants Costume Institute Exhibit In His Honor

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 06.22.2011 | Style

We've long thought Muammar Gaddafi's ensembles were worthy of a one-off clothing collection or perhaps a September Vogue spread, but it turns out the ...

David Wood

'It's A Mess': Friction Between Pentagon And White House On Libya

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After 26 months in office, President Obama still has not forged a smoothly working national security team that can both nimbly pounce o...

Al-Obedi's Tripoli Surprise and the Packaging of Libya's Future

Monroe Price | Posted 06.20.2011 | World
Monroe Price

Mubarak and young Gaddafi were speaking as players in an episode set by key actors, international and domestic, who had the expectation that their wishes would be fulfilled.

Soccer Player Calls Gaddafi Family 'My Friends'

FanHouse UK | Posted 06.20.2011 | Sports

He is a deeply unpopular African with a long list of crimes and a decidedly uncertain future. And now it turns out El-Hadji Diouf is also a friend of ...

NATO Official: Gaddafi Forces Firing On Civilians

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

April 18, 2011 11:28:33 PM OTTAWA (Reuters) - The head of NATO's military operations in Libya Monday accused forces loyal to leader Muammar Gaddafi...

Libyan Regime Change: U.S./NATO Hypocrisy Knows No Bounds

Michael Hughes | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

A 10-year-old could point out the double-standard at play as the U.S. intervenes in Libya yet sits idly by while Western-backed dictators and monarchs violently repress popular uprisings in Bahrain, Syria and Yemen.

U.S., Allies Search For Gaddafi Refuge Site

nytimes.com | Posted 06.16.2011 | World

The Obama administration has begun seeking a country, most likely in Africa, that might be willing to provide shelter to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi if he...

Libya 'Stalemate' On The Ground But 'Gaddafi Will Go,' Says Obama

Reuters | Mussab Al-Khairalla | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

April 15, 2011 9:14:23 PM By Mussab Al-Khairalla TRIPOLI, April 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged on Friday there was a "stale...

Return to Benghazi

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The attitude of Turkey, which has been opposed to UN intervention in Libya from day one, is shameful. So is that of Algeria. Qatar, Great Britain, and France, on the other hand, deserve praise.

What Would Jesus Do About Islam?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 06.11.2011 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

It's obvious that his solution wouldn't be war. He might even apply the Golden Rule by treating Muslims with common humanity, tolerance, and understanding.

Lessons Learned From Libya: America Can't Afford Another Autocrat, Neither Can Democracy

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Rep. Mike Honda

Consistency provides America with protection by undermining the criticism used to rally recruits in counter-U.S. efforts. An inconsistent track record -- humanitarian intervention in some cases but not others -- gives fodder to our foes.

A Vortex of Death and Wealth

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Whatever the considerations behind NATO/U.S. intervention in Libya, a larger force utterly indifferent to both unites tyrant and rescuer and keeps the world tangled in an endless cycle of violence.

Saki Knafo

Black, Red, Green, and Gaddafi

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

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...

Arab Spring

Robert Zevin | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Robert Zevin

The witches' cauldron is boiling furiously with momentous effects all over the world. An Arab Spring of popular protests against autocratic governmen...

Charlie Wilson's War on Libya

Sam Koppelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Koppelman

How do we make the endgame work in Libya? I'm only 15. This is the first time I've had the chance to watch a war unfold as an aware and politically active person.

Libya: Monsieur de Norpois Is Back

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Those who suggest that the allies' bombing in Libya is motivated by oil miss the fact that the simplest means to ensure control over Libyan oil was to go on dealing with Gaddafi, as they had been for decades.

Friday Talking Points [161] -- April Fools

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To clarify that title: when you pull a prank on this particular day, you're supposed to reveal yourself as the prankster by yelling "April Fools!" (or...

Gaddafi Wants It To Stop

Posted 06.03.2011 | World

By Maria Golovnina TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Libyan minister told Greece's prime minister on Sunday that Tripoli wanted fighting to end, while a Turkis...

Western Air Strike In Libya Reportedly Kills Multiple Rebels

Reuters | Alexander Dziadosz | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

April 2, 2011 9:31:52 AM By Alexander Dziadosz BREGA, Libya, April 2 (Reuters) - A Western coalition air strike hit a group of rebels on the eas...

How Many Should Die to Send Gaddafi to the Hague?

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.01.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

As long as the value of getting Gaddafi to the Hague is not infinite, then there is some number of Libyan soldiers whose killing would not be worth sending Gaddafi to the Hague.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Opposed To U.S. Arming Libya Rebels

AP/The Huffington Post | By DONNA CASSATA and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. should avoid developing a closer relationship with Libyan opposition forces, defense leaders said Thursday, telling an oft...

Obama in Libya: The Horror! The Horror!

Cody Gault | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Cody Gault

When I listened earlier this week to Obama's speech on the Libyan intervention, my thoughts kept drifting to Joseph Conrad's unforgettable description of a late-nineteenth century colonialist warship shelling the African coastline.

Obama on Libya: George W. Bush 2.0

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.31.2011 | World
Medea Benjamin

Just like Bush, Obama doesn't let his hypocrisy get in the way of a good war.

CIA Operatives Reportedly On The Ground In Libya

AP/The Huffington Post | By ADAM GOLDMAN | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA has sent small teams of operatives into Libya after the agency's station in the capital was forced to close, and officers a...