Category Archives: Libya

Gaddafi’s death – now the implications.

Gaddafi is dead and the celebrations have already started. Without wanting to rain on the parade I do want to suggest some reasons why we should be a little hesitant about being too delighted. NATO’s main goal appears to be … Continue reading

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An Interview with Fulvio Grimaldi on Libya – “Bloody Spring” revelations?

For those interested in reading another side to what has been happening in Libya I would suggest going to the link below. If Fulvio Grimaldi, an Italian Journalist with years of experience as a war correspondent is even approximately correct … Continue reading

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Dick Cheney’s Bad Memory on Torture

Although we are used to cynical politicians distorting the truth and deliberately misleading the public, ex Vice President Dick Cheney’s pre-9-11 anniversary speech about the US use of torture was notable for what appears jaw-dropping effrontery. According to Cheney as … Continue reading

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The Case of Abdel Hakim Belhdji – Where the Truth May Lie

UK Prime Minister David Cameron is moving quickly to put the latest embarrassment over Libya behind him.  He seems to acknowledge that Abdel Hakim Belhdji was indeed handed over to Gaddafi to be “interrogated” ie tortured, presumably because of his potential … Continue reading

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“Frizz Head” Gaddafi and Sons Finished: What Now?

The first signs of roadside executions by the victorious rebels in Tripoli should serve a warning that all will not necessarily be well with the new regime, if indeed it finally ever gets established. While there is no doubt that the … Continue reading

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The Arab Spring – Part 2

The signs for fresh green growth as a consequence of the much vaunted Arab Spring are slow in arriving. In Egypt, the economy already battered by the revolution may have lost 1.7 billion $US according to Egypt’s Central Agency for … Continue reading

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The Dissent Multipliers

CURRENT DISSENT MULTIPLIERS The optimistically named “Arab Spring” whereby a number of the Arab countries are allegedly reclaiming their democratic and religious freedoms, removing corrupt dictatorship and setting up much more equitable distribution of resources and opportunities and shrugging off … Continue reading

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