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The Arab Uprisings and women war reporters

Women news reporters have played a prominent part during the recent dramatic events in Libya. The first news team to get into the Bab al-Aziziya compound yesterday were fronted by Alex Crawford for Sky News. Crawford has received high praise … Continue reading

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The fall of Tripoli – quite extraordinary

Perhaps not so extraordinary was how easily the freedom fighters streamed into Tripoli over the weekend, or how easily they took Bab al-Aziziya today – it was a case of one good kick and the whole rotten structure collapses: Gaddafi … Continue reading

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The germs of Syria congratulate the rats of Libya

And so do I: God bless Libya and the Libyans! It ain’t quite over yet, and it’s easy to be cynical. In fact, I’m too tired to counter the usual stuff in any detail, so here’s a quickie… The West’s … Continue reading

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If this is really Colonel Gaddafi then Fukushima is safe and under control

As well as murder and mayhem, mad dictators also produce moments of sheer farce. Today Libyan state television aired pictures of what was supposedly Gaddafi, punching his fists in the air and waving from an open-topped vehicle as it drove … Continue reading

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A turning point in the Libyan revolution

While the world watches a disaster movie unfold in Japan there have been some astonishing events in Libya today. Al Jazeera has reported on its Libya Live Blog that: “Anti-government activists said that rebels commanding fighter jets have destroyed two … Continue reading

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The Libyan psychopath and his pills, and a powerful force for change that he just can’t destroy

Earlier today the BBC spoke to Matog, a guy in his 20s who’s part of the rebel forces in Ras Lanuf, where there has been very heavy fighting. This is some of what Matog said… “I never thought I’d see … Continue reading

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The Keystone Kops go in search of al Qaeda in Libya

Only one person had the authority to order today’s bungled SAS mission in Libya, and that person is the UK Prime Minister David Cameron. What the hell was Cameron playing at?! Well, it’s quite obvious, really: the West is still … Continue reading

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Would you have the balls to do this?

The Libyan revolutionaries are circulating a number of propaganda videos at the moment. The following one contains clips from the battle for Benghazi. I find it interesting because it was the early days of the Libyan revolution and the protesters … Continue reading

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Will they lynch Gaddafi or put him on trial?

In an interview this afternoon with Al Jazeera Arabic, Abdel Rahman Shalgham, the Libyan ambassador to the UN, says he is representing the rebel National Libyan Council, not Gaddafi. Here’s a translation of what Shalgham said: Gaddafi, you are over. … Continue reading

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37 billion sedative pills and the march on Tripoli

Libyan state TV has announced today that 37 billion sedative pills have been seized at a Libyan port; so now al Qaeda can no longer put pills in the the Nescafe of 17-year-olds, and Libya is saved! Also today, the … Continue reading

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