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So it's not really a reshuffle?
And yesterday the Supreme Court said that Hebron had to be left alone... was that payback from angry IDF soldiers? After all, the extreme right wing wants to annex Hebron as it is very important to them. Me thinks this was done independently of the Israeli government.
Weighing request? Are you kidding? People are being slaughtered and you're ``thinking`` about it?
The UN, as always, shows how sick it is.
Ain't that ironic... but at least Iran wasn't THAT violent compared to that nutjob Gadafi.
Hamas calls for a solidarity march in support of Libyan people (Israel Radio)
2.57pm: Libya's former justice minister, who resigned from Gaddafi's government following the crackdown on protesters, has told a Swedish tabloid newspaper that Gaddafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing, which killed 270 people in 1988.
A reporter from Expressen interviewed Mustafa Abdel-Jalil in Libya. The newspaper's website quotes the former minister as saying: "I have proof that Gaddafi gave the order about Lockerbie."
No proof or evidence to support the claim is given in the article.
You can read a Google translation of Expressen's story here.
Originally posted by stephinrazin
reply to post by Shenon
That should increase the likelihood of UN action in some form.
Oh come on, the request was just filed this morning... There's no way they'd say no, but these things aren't magically approved...
Afghanistan on Wednesday appealed for the United States to provide security assistance beyond 2014, the date by which President Barack Obama wants to withdraw US combat troops.
One in three Afghan soldiers still leave the army each year, but NATO remains on track to raise the number of security forces to 305,000 by October, an alliance general said Wednesday.
Saudi king announces benefits, but no political reforms, before return (Reuters)
The United States called Wednesday for two Iranian ships in the Mediterranean Sea to adhere to international law and said it was keeping a careful eye on their activities.
Two Iranian naval ships arrived Wednesday afternoon at the Port of Lattakia in Syria, after crossing the Suez Canal Tuesday, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.
The source noted that the ships' arrival will be marked by a special ceremony at the port, which will be attended by officials from both countries.
The delegation is scheduled to stay in Syria for "a short time", and will then continue sailing in the Mediterranean Sea, the source noted.
A new flotilla of ships will try to reach Gaza at the end of May to mark the first anniversary of deadly Israeli raid against a similar convoy that killed nine Turkish activists, organisers said Monday.
Senegal severs ties with Iran over rebel weapons (Reuters)
Barak to CNN: Iranian war ships are a provocation, but we aren't worried (Haaretz)
Angry Egyptian policemen set fire to Interior Ministry building (DPA)
Egypt protesters set cars alight in Cairo (Reuters)
Report: Israel retaliates with airstrike in Gaza city, wounds two Islamic Jihad militants (Reuters)
BAHRAIN: Freed political prisoners join protests
Bahrain's king visits Saudi allies amid protests (AP)
Turkish worker shot dead near Tripoli. Turkish TV.
the airport in Tripoli is choked to capacity
The UK charter flights are due to arrive soon. The USA has sent ferry boats from Malta for evacuation
Oh well, off to Libya it is then: ''Business man is Offering mercenaries 1or2 Mill Dollar 4 the heads of Gadaffi & his sons''
under the panic and confusion they were people telling us and others on twitter of jet fighters firing. Although it is confirmed the boats and ships were ordered to bomb benghazi. it is something he wanted to do for years. But as we stated the 2 battleships 2 helicopters and 2 jet fighters all refused and defected to Malta. But one thing we are sure of but still looking into, is the jet fighters tried to disrupt the route to zzawia etc so not to help tripoli.
People so relieved to have int eyes on them in benghazi. Army officers leading revolt with lawyers & professionals
1:46pm A British oil worker stranded with others in a camp in eastern Libya has called on his government to rescue them from a "nightmare" scenario. James Coyle told the BBC that he and around 300 other Britons, Germans, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Austrians and Romanians were stranded at the desert camp with only enough food and water to "maybe" last one day.
Residents of nearby towns armed with AK-47s have come to the camp multiple times to take supplies, he said.
"They've looted ... the German camp next door, they've taken all their vehicles, all our vehicles ... everything. So we are here desperate for the British government to come and get us," Coyle said.
URGENT n confirmed Egyption Army blocked all roads around Libyan Embassy in Cairo to Demo. PLEASE SPREAD. #Libya #Feb17 #Cairo #Gaddafi
Derna: Women and girls take to the streets in a huge mass demo, #Libya #Feb17
The people of Tripoli are putting on a heroic effort this city is littered with mercenaries roaming streets with snipers #Libya #Feb17
The mercenaries of #Gaddafi have been defeated in the oil-rich city of #Ajdabiya and it is now in the hands of protesters. #Libya #Feb17
A private jet with Gadaffi family members (lebanese daughter in law...) was denied permission to land in Beirut.
Oppositionwebsite Libya al-Youm reports that Gadaffi tried to buy support from the Awlad Ali tribe in Egypt with lybian roots through a relative of his Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam.
He was denied support.
Swedish paper: Libyan justice minister says has proof Gadhafi ordered Lockerbie bombing
Hague- HMS Cumberland group will arrive off Libya coast tonight with rapid deployment teams.
Hague - We dont rule out sending the military to evacuate British nationals without Libyan permission
Hague - requests all nationals and UK companies with Libyan representation to contact UK Govt urgently.
Situation in Libya very different to Egypt and Tunisia - civil strife with breakdown of law and order
In tripoli, the morgues will only release the bodies to family members, if they sign that they were killed by the revolution youth and NOT by mercenaries !
Both Al-Arabiya & BBC now reporting that up to 10,000 killed in #Libya so far.
CONFIRMED: Eye-witness reports gun shots in East and West parts of Tripoli
France24 say 450 bodies were found in a school near an hospital in tripoli
Caller on BBC says: its a lot more serious then people are saying, they are bombing peoples houses
AJE: civilian Lybian plane tries to land. Circling around, Malta on high alert.
Italian Navy forming a net around Malta.
AJE : Troops being deployed to runway at Malta Airport. Afraid the people on the plane may not be "friendlies".
DanielFurrUK US President Barack Obama is resisting calls to freeze Gaddafi assets #libya
BBCWorld A Libyan government ministry says journalists who have entered Libya illegally are 'outlaws' reports AFP
Half Of Libyan Oil Production, Or 800,000 Barrels, Now Offline
several days late, the African Union finally condemns the violence in Libya. It vows to "dispatch a mission" to Libya. Take that, Moammar!
hundreds of mercenaries killed in Libya after being overrun by protesters at various military bases - AP
Sabha is actually a possible last refuge, especially that it seems mercenaries are being shipped out from there.
6.10pm: Government sources say Muammar Gaddafi's daughter was on board the National Libyan Airlines plane that tried to land in Malta on Thursday, Al Jazeera's Cal Perrry reports from Valletta.
CarolJordanCNN A military aircraft has crashed southwest of #Benghazi after the crew refused to follow orders to bomb the city, #Quryna newspaper reported.
reports are that there are many trying to get out of #Tripoli airport - my friends have been trying to help their expat friends leave
pro gadaffi blocking off airport and taking bribes of 150LYD ($121) to get in to airport
after airforce defections, word is that Gadaffi has now ordered his navy to shell the cities from off the coast
New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof tweets: “#Libya military officer tells me 3 naval ships ordered to sail to Benghazi to attack it. Crew torn about what to do.”
Eye-witness report on Libya Live Radio reports: more than 6 army tanks driving into Tajoura just outside of Tripoli
Amazing: I hear by phone that Tajura, #Libya , less than 10 miles from Tripoli, has fallen. Rebel flag flying over it.
Libya appears unable to use its small stockpile of mustard blister agent against the protesters who threaten to bring down the Qadhafi regime, the Associated Press reported today
mitracnn: The official Libyan news agency website Jana is down. #libya
BBCKimGhattas: #Statedept says charter to evacuate US citizens was not granted permission to land in Tripoli #Libya
Adel Zantani on Aljazeera, live from Azzintan: Estimate that 95% of all tribes in #Libya have abandoned #Gaddafi and joined the revolution.
White House now saying sanctions may be on the table to compel Libya to stop violence.
Islamic scholar on Aljazeera issues a call for general amnesty and protection for anyone who abandons #Gaddafi. #Feb17 #Libya
#Tripoli airport reporting (via LiveATC/Malta) that it has NO parking spaces for aircraft and has closed to incoming aircraft
rawyarageh: #Libya state TV patchy.. Keeps going up and down. What does that mean? #Feb17
land forces are moving east toward #benghazi now approaching #Sirt borders not sure if they're heading to destroy cities or #oilfields
all ports have now been officially closed during the "period of unrest"
Al Manara reports: eye witness in Tajoora, 15 tanks work for Khamees Batelon followed by mercenaries are headed to Tripoli #libya #feb17
CNN reporter says that at the road blocks and check points, the pro-gov't people are taking people's cell phone SIM cards and destroying them to erase any evidence of wrong doing!
YousefMunayyer: #Libya TV now interviewing people who are praying "for the great leader's victory over Aljazeera" #gadafi
Soldiers in Derna shot for refusing to fire at Libyan protesters #libya #feb17 #gaddaficrimes
evanchill: Hillary Clinton reportedly attempted to call #Libya counterpart Moussa Koussa today but technical difficulties in Tripoli made it impossible
AFP: French doctor in #Libya: Over 2000 killed in Benghazi alone
ALERT 4 Lybians: Reporters reports rows and rows of jeeps in Tripoli full of mercenaries with machine guns. #libya #feb17 #Tripoli
ASAR25 Jazeera correspondent in Tripoli, according to eyewitnesses | Tajoura surrounded by tanks and hear the sounds of heavy gunfire
dimagnayCNN reporting U.S ship used to evacuate U.S. citizens frm Libya will stay in Tripoli 2night coz of bad weather (diplomatic sources)
Tanks and Gun-fire in Tajura now. #Libya #Tripoli #Feb17
NicRobertsonCNN #Ppl fleeing #Libya also said many ppl in #Tripoli afraid to leave their homes but streets quieter as Gadhafi forces tighten grip on city
CONFIRMED: Eye witness mercenaries all over Tajoora, eye witness in the house says no one can even go near windows #Libya #Feb17
"According to the newspapers military source these are former members of Serbian Special Forces military group called "Red Berets" who was disbanded in 2003 because too many of them were found to have connections with criminals and with the major massacres in Bosnia and Kosovo. The same people who brought us the Srebrenica and Račak massacres are now back in action again.God have mercy on Libyan civilians!"
CONFIRMED: #gaddafi now ordering mercenaries to clean streets of Tripoli, as 2000 start cleaning - preperation for media entry #Libya #Feb17
Algerian pilot claims that #Algeria send 10 airplanes carrying mercenaries to #Tripoli
FreeLibyan87: ppl the previous call for a demo. tomorrow is cancelled #Tajoura area is full of tanks. instead opt for civil disobedience #Libya #Feb17
Aisha, Gaddafi's daughter, has appeared on state television, denying a report she tried to flee to Malta. "I am steadfastly here," she said.
#Benghazi responds to #Gaddafi's "King of Kings of Africa claim": "Monkey of Monkeys of Africa!"
Remember that #Gaddafi issued an ultimatum to tribes: end your rebellion or we'll blow up your oil. #Feb17 #Libya
Note that Tajura, currently under siege by #Gaddafi tanks, is so close to Tripoli that it's practically a suburb. #Feb17 #Libya
Reports of gunfire heard near Bab al Azizia, #Gaddafi's residence/camp in #Tripoli #Feb17 #Libya
#Libya watch out don't joke about this, 2 camps belong 2 his kids full of katusha missiles, in Tajura and Bab Alaziza that can wipe tripoli
bencnn: Workers in Benghazi power plant refused Tripoli's orders to cut electricity to city. Power supply now more reliable than before. #Libya
ShababLibya: CONFIRMED: #gaddafi now ordering mercenaries to clean streets of Tripoli, as 2000 start cleaning - preperation for media entry #Libya #Feb17
Hospitals throughout the capital of #Tripoli have run out of medicines and supplies as wounded #Libyans continue pouring in.
#Gaddafi mercenaries carrying swords sweep through the city and attempt to break into houses. NOW #Tripoli #Libya
Hillary Clinton going to UNHRC on Mon to discuss situation in #Libya. That might be too late for the Libyan ppl
He said that media are going to be shown around by government tomorrow.. and gaddafi is hiding injured and dead people.. #libya #feb17
Gaddafi's regime are taking the bodies lying on the streets of tripoli taken away as well as wounded people kidnapped from the hospitals and taken somewhere we dont know where, and people are made to clean and paint the city of Tripoli.
The pilot of Moammar Ghaddafi's private jet, a Norwegian citizen, has been able to flee Libya with his family. They are now safe in Vienna after fearing for their lives in Libya.....
Israel to let 300 Palestinians return to West Bank from Libya
Jazeera, I want to deliver this information, I confirmed it personally, on my responsibility. I am a Libyan citizen. Today in Benghazi they discovered a room underground, a room that is completely locked-in. Completely locked. Holding 1500 young men from Benghazi. From the 15th of February the first day of demonstrations to today when they got them out, the 22nd, they had been without food or water. They heard the voices from the barracks, noise, people. After they went to check, they got them out, God be praised, alive. 1500 young men, buried alive, buried alive. Muammar must be obliterated. We will not surrender. Our dead are in heaven, he is in hell. God bear witness that I have delivered this message, if there are any Muslims. God willing.
Unlike in Egypt or Tunisia, it is not the conventional military that holds the balance of power in Libya.
Libya's ruling family tried to coerce billions of dollars from Libyan and foreign oil companies, and its leader Muammar Gaddafi exhorted the United States to sow division in Saudi Arabia, leaked American diplomatic cables reveal.
Libyan ambassador to Indonesia resigns (DPA)
Turkey evacuates 3,000 citizens from Libya (Reuters)
Report: Journalist critical of Gadhafi regime missing in Libya (DPA)
Aide to Gadhafi's son quits over Libyan violence (Reuters)
India planning to evacuate 18,000 citizens from Libya (DPA)
Report: UK does not rule out use of force to rescue 170 Britons stranded in Libya (Reuters)
Obama on Libya: Bloodshed outrageous and unacceptable and must stop (Haaretz)
Al Jazeera: Protesters 'in control' of Libyan city of Tobruk (DPA)
Report: Qatar's ambassador to Libya leaves the country (Reuters)
U.S. considering freezing assets of Libyan government (Reuters)
UN may impose no-fly zone in Libya to deter air strikes against civilians (AP)
UN chief: Libya authorities committed wide-scale human rights violations (DPA)
300,000 could flee Libya turmoil, says Italian Foreign Minister (Reuters)
Estimates of 1,000 dead in Libya are credible, says Italian Foreign Minister (Reuters)
Pirates kill four U.S. hostages near Somalia (AP)
Yemen security forces place port city of Aden under siege, reports Al-Quds Al-Araby (Ch. 10)
50,000 protesters in New Delhi angry at increase in food prices (AP)
A second suspected nuclear installation has been identified in Syria, according to commercial satellite photos, providing new evidence that Damascus may have been pursuing atomic weapons before a 2007 Israeli military strike.
The publishing Wednesday of the photos by Washington's Institute for Science and International Security could increase pressure on the United Nations to demand expansive new inspections of suspect Syrian facilities during a March board meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Before I go, id like to pick up one point i heard on the radio before i spoke, east libyan locals queuing for guns 2 head to tripoli
Phone services are mostly down in Tripoli. Internet only by satellite. Airport in a mess. Nearly no airport staff working, no ”real” passport control. Fighting around freeway into Tripoli.
Embassy quarter of Tripoli very calm.
Hospitals are overcrowded. Reports of rape cases (more then 100).
ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) is leaving Tripoli, no one is sure for the moment and there is fear that they will target foreigners…
Latest news from Libya: They was a bomb shell 100meter a way from us..they will target foreigners..specially wit the camera.
I have get the information that, Gadafi order to kill who is caring the camera we all know why dont we
British special forces put on standby for possible rescue missions in Libya, sources tell Sky News
Egyptian workers fleeing Libya say anti-Gadhafi militias have seized control of Zuara, 75 miles west of Tripoli - Reuters
Uranium facility discovered near Marj as Sultan, close to Damascus, reports 'Sueddeutsche Zeitung'; reactor may be related to al Kibar project bombed by Israel in September 2007.
Syria is suspected of harboring a uranium conversion reactor near the town of Marj as Sultan, near Damascus, according to a publication released Wednesday by the Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security based on reports by the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
Satellite images of the site near Marj as Sultan, obtained by the ISIS, reveal that on July 25, 2008, there was considerable activity involving the pouring of material on the ground as well as trucks and other vehicles that could have been related to the operation.
The ISIS document said this could have been part of a plan to lay down concrete or asphalt, which could be "an attempt to defeat the environmental sampling that IAEA inspectors would likely carry out to see if uranium was present in the event of a visit to these suspect sites."
The ISIS document cites information from Sueddeutsche Zeitung revealing that among the equipment kept inside two buildings near the Marj as Sultan site, there was a scrubber, two cyclone separators, large diameter pipes, a manifold, reaction vessels made from stainless steel, and storage tanks.
This equipment is in line with "what would be expected in a small uranium conversion facility," the ISIS report said.
Warfalla tribe prepares attack against Tripoli to free the city www.ansa.it... #Libya #Gaddafi #Feb17
AJELive: 7 reported killed, 40 injured as #Gaddafi forces storm Az-Zawiyah in #Libya. More on #AlJazeera's liveblog: aje.me... 31 seconds ago · reply
German news reporting al-Sawija (southwest of Tripoli) has been attacked by Gaddafi supporting thugs. Many dead.
Russia will not support future sanctions against Iran, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in London on Tuesday.
"With the approval of Resolution 1929 in [June] last year, practical possibilities to impose sanctions on those related - even indirectly - to the Iranian nuclear program have been exhausted," Lavrov said at a news conference with his British counterpart William Hague.
"Further sanctions would mean the suppression of the Iranian economy and creation of social problems for the population," Lavrov said. "We cannot support this."
There's a specter haunting the Persian Gulf: democracy.
This Tuesday, no less than 20% of the population of Bahrain poured into the Lulu (Pearl) roundabout in Manama in its biggest anti-feudal monarchy demonstration intimately connected to the great 2011 Arab revolt. A whole cross-section of Bahraini society - teachers, lawyers, engineers, their wives and children - rolled along in a wide, unbroken column of red and white, the colors of the national flag.
This Wednesday, there were reasons to believe the revolt was finally hitting the holy grail, ie, the House of Saud, as 100 youngsters hit the streets of Hafar al-Batin, in northeast Saudi Arabia, calling for the end of its drenched-in-oil feudal monarchy. What's extraordinary is that this happened as "Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques" Saudi King Abdullah, 85, was returning home after three months following surgery in the US and convalescence in Morocco - amid massive regime propaganda, complete with Orientalist touches such as men in white robes doing traditional Bedouin sword dances on special carpets.
Loyalist elements still in town. Benghazi's fear Ghaddafi's last act of vengeance is not far away.
Saif Al Islam now on TV: "The world is conspiring against #Libya" "Nilesat has cut the signal of Libyan TV"
Chinese oil company CNPC says its Libyan facilities have been attacked, and it is evacuating workers.
Gaddafi forces blast a mosque minaret with anti-aircraft weaponry in Az-Zawiyah during ongoing attack on protesters, says the AP news agency.
reports of 3 German naval warships in waters between #Malta & #Libya, carrying 600+ soldiers. Task unclear !
Gadaffi releasing prisoners from jails with offers of cash to support his mercenaries
Gadaffi threatens human shield policy against NATO intervention
I hear by phone that Tajura, #Libya , less than 10 miles from Tripoli, has fallen. Rebel flag flying over it.
Gadaffi forces mounting a counter offensive with tanks and bombing at Misrata but #Libya - centre of Misrata remains under control of anti- #Gaddafi forces -witness #Reuters
Gadaffi's aide and cousin flees to Egypt - AP
Al Arabiya: The International Criminal Court says that the President of Chad tried to send troops into #Libya to support Gaddafi
Gadaffi believed to have left Tripoli and moved west 40kms to Zawhia
Saudi Arabia says it is "ready and willing" to make up for any shortfall in oil production caused by the uprising in Libya, says Reuters.
Several reported dead in the latest attack on Misurata, Reuters reports.
8 members of the Yemeni parliament quit, calling for democracy
HMS Cumberland about to arrive at Benghazi for evacuations, despite official port closure
2.17pm: Gaddafi is talking at long last. He starts off in bizarre fashion, accusing protesters of drinking pills that make them commit "animal acts". He says the protesters have been brainwashed by Osama bin Laden, whose people have been giving protesters these pills.
2.21pm: There are no images of Gaddafi, just his disembodied voice on Al-Jazeera, adding to the surreal nature of the occasion. While his regime crumbles, he's talking about kids taking pills. It really is like Nero fiddling while Rome burns.
2.24pm: He is again blaming al-Qaida for turning Libya's "youngsters and children" against the regime. He says there are only a few "inciters" who also happen to be against the west. Is this a cack-handed appeal to gain western sympathy? If so it's an odd way of going about things, which will merely confirm Gaddafi's tenuous grasp on reality.
2.27pm: Now that the oil has stopped, says Gaddafi, how will the people survive. Will bin Laden support the people, he asks. How are people going to buy cars, get married or buy goods that were cheaply available, he goes on. Maybe there will be a "revision of salaries and other incomes".
2.32pm: He's blaming bin Laden for Iraq and Afghanistan as well. "All they want is to kill your kids, that's what bin Laden wants, he should be happy now, that's what he wants," says Gaddafi. Again he says Libyans should take responsibility for the country as he has handed power to them through people's committees.
2.29pm: I am trying to show you parental advice, says Gaddafi adopting a father of the nation tone. He now compares himself to the Queen saying he is in a similar position to her. He cannot make rules, only offer advice. He is returning to the "hallucination pills" that young Libyans are supposed to be ingesting. More Queen comparisons. He does not have the authority to impose rules on the people. "I have become more of a symbolic leader".
2.37pm: Gaddafi says he doesn't know when the violence will come to an end but urges parents to take away the "guns from the kids" and arrest those behind the violence. He wonders whether bin Laden will compensate the victims' families. Gaddafi also mentions bin Laden's theoretician, al-Zawahiri. His monologue has come to an end. He spoke for about half an hour. It was an extraordinary rant, trying to blame bin Laden and jihadists, who he said had given hallucination pills to young Libyans. It will confirm that Gaddafi is totally out of touch if he really believed in what he was saying.
Originally posted by Eliad
reply to post by Shenon
By the way- What's with the mispronunciation of the name? Ghadaffi, Gadafi, etc...
Muamar Qadafi, moo'ah'mah'r Qah'dah'fee, the A is like an ah or ha sound (without the h), not an eh sound.
3.54pm: Reuters has a detail from Muammar Gaddafi's speech that we did not pick up on earlier:
Muammar Gaddafi ... said the protesters were fuelled by milk and Nescafe spiked with hallucinogenic drugs ...
"Their ages are 17. They give them pills at night, they put hallucinatory pills in their drinks, their milk, their coffee, their Nescafe," said Gaddafi.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Qaddafi is about to fall... but it seems that even if Qaddafi would be gone right now, this ain't over. This ain't like Egypt. Towns who have fallen to ``rebels`` are turning into anarchy. In Egypt, people had solidarity and were policing themselves... it's not happening in Libya.
Tribes are fighting with each other, militias are being created and there's conflict between militias from different tribes and even tribes fighting their own tribes.