Surprise! New Libyan leader advocates Sharia as ‘basic source’ for law (updated: includes polygamy)

From American Thinker.Com October 24, 2011 Rick Moran By all means, Mr. President, take full credit for the Libyan "victory." Wallow in it. Savor it. Brag about to the voters. Despite the fact that you downplayed our participation to the point that you said it wasn't even a "war," you own it, Barry. Now stew in it: Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the chairman of the National Transitional Council and de fact president, had already declared Continue Reading

Will NATO-backed Libyan rebels launch a bloodbath in Tripoli?

From American Thinker.Com August 20, 2011 Thomas Lifson President Obama committed America to the cause of the Libyan rebels based on the theory of R2P -- a responsibility to protect innocents, the innocents of Benghazi and other rebel strongholds, who presumably faced slaughter at the hands of loyalist forces of Col. Gaddafi.  This is the dreamy theory of diplomacy pushed by Obama advisor Samantha Power. But now that the Continue Reading

Qaddafi Claims Alliance With Islamists/Looks To Turn Libya Into Sharia State and Crush Secular Rebels

From Front Page Mag.Com Muammar Qaddafi’s son, Seif al-Islam, has announced that the regime has struck a deal with its Islamist opposition to turn Libya into a Sharia state and crush the secular rebels. This comes as the top rebel commander, Abdel Fateh Younes, was murdered, possibly by Islamists. The Islamist opposition, however, says Qaddafi is just trying to divide the rebels. Libya is now facing a civil war between a dictator who seeks Continue Reading

NATO deploys Apaches in Libya for first time

From American Thinker.Com June 4, 2011 Rick Moran It's an escalation, of course. The Apaches will be able to attack targets where Gaddafi has hidden his military assets among civilians. But helicopters are particularly vulnerable to ground fire, which means that the alliance will probably begin to pay in blood for protecting Libya's civilians. Reuters: "This was the first operational mission flown by British Army Apaches at Continue Reading

British boots on the ground for Libya

From American Thinker.Com April 20, 2011 British boots on the ground for Libya As the NATO intervention in Libya fails, escalation looms, triggering memories of Vietnam, and even more ancient interventions: British Troops Go To Libya Amid ‘Vietnam' Warnings - London Telegraph, 4/20/11 LONDON. At least ten senior officers will be sent to Benghazi to try to forge the  rebels trying to oust Colonel Muammar Kaddafi into a credible Continue Reading

Al-Qaida Confirms Involvement in Libya

From American Thinker.Com April 20, 2011 Al-Qaida Confirms Involvement in Libya Jack Cashill The American media are reluctant to report what the French media have made clear: Al-Qaida has established a beachhead in Libya and fully intends to install Sharia law once government forces are overcome. An April 19th article in the prominent French daily, Le Figaro, does not shy from chronicling the obvious.  It highlights an interview Continue Reading

Rebels flee key city – ask ‘Did NATO take Saturday and Sunday off?’

From American Thinker.Com April 18, 2011 Rebels flee key city - ask 'Did NATO take Saturday and Sunday off?' Rick Moran Libyan rebels are fleeing the strategic town of Adjdabiya Gaddafi's forces are shelling the town indiscriminately. The New York Times: Scores of rebel pickups and other vehicles could be seen leaving the eastern approaches of Ajdabiya, and explosions could be heard in the city. They were headed toward the rebel Continue Reading

NATO says it needs more planes for Libya operation

From American Thinker.Com April 15, 2011 NATO says it needs more planes for Libya operation Rick Moran To that request I say "duh." Of course they need more planes. But not just any planes; they need sophisticated, all weather strike aircraft with smart bombs and missiles to take out Gaddafi's armor currently being used in close quarters with civilians. Mmmmmm...know anyone who might have a few of those kind of aircraft lying Continue Reading

NATO attacks ineffectual as Misrata continues to bleed

From American Thinker.Com April 12, 2011 NATO attacks ineffectual as Misrata continues to bleed Rick Moran Pro-government forces continued to pound the western city of Misrata yesterday despite NATO sorties seeking out and trying to destroy Gaddafi's heavy weapons. Hundreds have been reported killed in the shelling by the Libyan army. Reuters: Echoing rebel complaints, Juppe told France Info radio, "It's not enough."He said NATO Continue Reading

Gaddafi writes ‘Dear Son’ letter to Obama

From American Thinker.Com April 07, 2011 Gaddafi writes 'Dear Son' letter to Obama Ethel C. Fenig Libya's Mu'aumer Qaddaffi sent  President Barack Obama (D) a letter asking Our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama, your intervention is the name of the U.S.A. is a must, so that Nato would withdraw finally from the Libyan affair. Libya should be left to Libyans within the African union frame. For more of the Leader of Continue Reading