As Obama and Romney faced off for the last time before the general election, we once again broke the sound barrier by inserting Jill Stein of the Green Party and Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party into the discussion. Before a live audience in San Rafael, California, we aired the Obama-Romney debate and paused the tape to give Stein and Anderson a chance to respond in real time to the same questions put to the major-party candidates.Read more »
50 Marines headed to Libya in order to reinforce security. Ground work for an upcoming invasion?Read more »
In his first major foreign policy speech on Friday Oct 7, Romney criticized President Obama’s so-called “aggressive” withdrawal from Afghanistan and promised to respond to calls for cutting the defense budget by ramping up military spending and expanding US military presence around the world.Read more »
In the months leading up to the US intervention in Libya, Gaddafi had been organizing African and Arab nations to adopt a new international currency to unseat the US Dollar as the standard for the sale of oil. Gaddafi planed to introduce the Islamic Gold Dinar… that’s right… terrorist money!Read more »
A grown man sobbed as friends led him out of the mosque. Mustafa Naji al-Mrabet's left hand and feet were bandaged, there were bloodstains on his robes, and the valve for an intravenous needle still stuck out of his arm. He was both a husband and a father, deep in mourning.
Nearby, his brother-in-law, 26-year-old Abubakr Ali cried like a child. Ali pulled back the blankets covering two small coffins. Inside lay the bloody bodies of his nephews, Mohamed and Motez al-Mrabet, ages 5 and 3. Their mother Ibtisam lay in a coffin beside them.
Our nation’s founding fathers understood well how governments can become coercive and self serving, so they were very careful to include a Bill of Rights into our constitution to prevent this. The most fundamental of these rights is the belief that holds that a person is innocent until proven guilty. The Sixth Amendment was written to give the accused the right to a “speedy trial” and the Eighth Amendment was written to prohibit excessive bail, excessive fines, and cruel and unusual punishment.Read more »
Desperate to avoid US military involvement in Libya in the event of a prolonged struggle between the Gaddafi regime and its opponents, the Americans have asked Saudi Arabia if it can supply weapons to the rebels in Benghazi. The Saudi Kingdom, already facing a "day of rage" from its 10 per cent Shia Muslim community on Friday, with a ban on all demonstrations, has so far failed to respond to Washington's highly classified request, although King Abdullah personally loathes the Libyan leader, who tried to assassinate him just over a year ago.Read more »
The Middle East is on fire, and now it seems the spotlight is on Libya, the land of Omar Mukhtar.
Protests began in Libya on February 15th with just 500 demonstrators in front of a police headquarters. The protest was quashed by police, injuring an estimated 40 participants.
Demonstrations escalated. February 17th was declared a “Day of Rage” in which protesters gathered in town centers across Libya calling for Muammar al-Gaddafi to step down. After he came to power in 1969 the flag of Libya was changed, but protesters have used the old flag as the symbol of the opposition.Read more »
It shouldn't be long now: Libya's dictator looks like he's on the way out. When the state media trots out "protestors on drugs trying to split the nation," you know they've got nothing left.Read more »
The release of al Megrahi nothing to do with compassionate grounds but everything to do with what’s under Libyan groundRead more »
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