Just who are the Libyans placing their lives on the line to take Tripoli and establish a post-Gaddafi regime in Libya? If the U.S. and its allies are going to pour economic aid and military support into their hands, in the best of all worlds it would be wise to know just who is on the receiving end. Right now, there is no simple answer. And given the chaos inside Libya and the see-saw nature of the struggle taking place between pro- and anti-Gaddafi forces, the revolution has not had much time to ponder the question.
What would possess a Jew, whose family had suffered at Gaddafi's hands, to pursue an active agenda in service of Gaddafi's rehabilitation and the furthering of his twisted agenda?
Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi said today that he plans to fly to Dubai for a long weekend so he can catch up on films that he's banned in Tripoli. Speaking to himself, Gaddafi said:
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.
With Libya's inevitable collapse, Europe will likely see a tsunami of black refugees sweeping across the Mediterranean. And Malta and Italy will be t...
I've been a fan of Gaddafi's translator since September 2009 -- when he screamed, "I can't take it any more" and collapsed while translating Gaddafi's speech before the UN General Assembly.
Visiting Muammar Gaddafi's Libya was always like dropping into "Abdul in Wonderland." My first visit to Gaddafi was in October 1986, just a few months after US warplanes had bombed Tripoli.
Protesters built a stage in the middle of the roundabout. Tents soon followed. By nightfall, thousands were chanting "we will not leave before he leaves." He is Bahrain's Prime Minister.
The price of toppling Gadhafi will be steep. But Libyans will topple him and in doing so they will bring down with him the castles of fear our dictators thought they had fortified.
Under Gadhafi, Libya is a nation without a future. And you can be sure he will fight to the last bullet. This is not someone inclined to flee the bunker.
If there is one lesson we can learn from Tunisia and Egypt, it is that no one can tell what will happen tomorrow. Everything depends on the reactions of the people and the regime on the streets.
Since the Tunisian and Egyptian democracy uprisings, there's little doubt that Middle Eastern leaders have been scrambling. From Damascus to Tripoli, ...
Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt... Libya? Could it be? But why not? Why should Gaddafi be immune to the righteous Arab lust for freedom? He is after all one of the longest-serving, most brutal dictators in the world.
With so much happening legislatively this week and the holidays and all, even startling new Senate reports were somewhat overlooked. This one deserve...
Like FOIA, the ability of WikiLeaks to act as a watchdog over government will depend largely on whether an engaged public succeeds in protecting it from retaliatory actions by embarrassed governments.
Rather than being engaged in a divisive cultural war in the hopes of turning back time, Young Christians are engaged in pressing social concerns that benefit the common good -- not just the Christian good.