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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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Tribute FM – The voice of free Libya?

Tribute FM has been on air for about 3 weeks now. It broadcasts from Benghazi, in English. Here’s what Tribute FM have to say about themselves… Tribute FM is run by young Libyans who decided that the once banned english … Continue reading

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Libya and al-Qaeda

Here’s a video report from the New York Times, made last week following the death of Osama bin Laden. It’s about the town of Darnah, in Libya, which used to be a hotbed of Islamic extremists…

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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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The Libyan Revolution: truth and lies

Adolf Hitler and the Nazis used to have an ethos: the bigger the lie the more likelihood that people will believe what you are saying. And so it is with regime in Libya. Gaddafi says that his people love him, … 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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More Islamophobia from the States and why I disagree with Frank Gardner

Islamophobia is rampant all across the western world; but well, this is the Washington Post… Obama administration prepares for possibility of new post-revolt Islamist regimes The above is not some op-ed; it was a featured piece in yesterday’s Washington Post. … 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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