Topic: Libya

Libyan rebels aided by no-fly zone

Libyan rebels celebrating at a checkpoint in eastern Libya on March 27. (AP) Ever since coalition bombs starting falling on forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi, the loyalists have been retreating. The U.S.-supported rebels, who had been pushed right up to their capital of Benghazi, seized the opportunity and swiftly advanced westward. Such was the initial…

World Wide Web: Taking the high road to hell

Picketers protest the American involvement in Libya on March 23 in San Francisco. (AP) I don’t blame Americans for supporting U.S. military intervention in Libya. After all, when cloaked in the guise of multilateralism and the moral superiority of a humanitarian cause, intervention in Libya sounds like a responsible use of military power. However, the…

World Wide Web: Hey Obama, stay the heck out of Libya

President Barack Obama, right, and Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy, on July 9, 2009. (AP). (AP) “We don’t want and we won’t accept any foreign intervention on our soil. We started this revolution, and we will finish it.” Those are the words of Abdul Hafidh Gogha, the spokesman…

Gadhafi cracks down hard on protesters

Protesters carrying a pre-1969 Libyan flag and holding up a banner during a demonstration against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi outside Downing Street in London on Feb. 22. (AP) As Egypt continued to take significant steps earlier this week toward a new government, its neighbor, Libya, continued to erupt with protests and the violent response of…