Category Archives: Libya

What happened to the Arab Spring?

Here is the simplified explanation: Well, at least it did work in Tunisia.

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I discovered the 12,000 US troops on Malta.

Yesterday I reported about the claim by former US Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney that 12,000 US troops are stationed on Malta, ready to invade Libya. I dismissed it as a ridiculous speculation by someone who probably did not know where Malta … Continue reading

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Where are the 12,000 US Soldiers on Malta?

A few days ago, on 13 January 2012, Cynthia McKinney, a former six-term member of US Congress, wrote on her blog: It is with great disappointment that I receive the news from foreign media publications and Libyan sources that our … Continue reading

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“Be nice to people on your way up, because you might meet them on your way down.”

If you always thought that “Be nice to people on your way up, because you might meet them on your way down” is a silly saying, you might want to consider the following case in point, brought to us by Muammar … Continue reading

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Death to the dictator, and one more wife for me please!

I am happy for Libyans that they have toppled, with just a bit of help from NATO, the dictatorship of Muammar Gaddafi. Many Libyans have shown great courage and resilience which may serve as an example to other oppressed peoples in … Continue reading

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Deutsche Aussenpolitik schafft sich ab.

Nach Wochen des Mordens, Bombardierens und apokalyptischen Schwadronierens durch den libyschen Führer Gaddafi hatte die Weltgemeinschaft in Form des UN-Sicherheitsrates ausnahmsweise mal selbst genug von den ewigen “Ermahnungen”, “Aufforderungen” und “dringenden Bitten”, mit denen sonst auf Menschenrechtsverletzungen reagiert wird. Vor … Continue reading

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Messing with Mythology

Having no inclination for product placement, I still have to tell you what came to my mind when I was shopping for shaving equipment recently. I saw Gillette‘s “HydraGel” (pictured left) innocently sitting on the shelf, and I was just … Continue reading

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