June 14, 2011 |
MISRATA, Libya - Libyan rebels Monday broke out toward Tripoli from the opposition-held port of Misrata 140 miles to the east, cracking a government siege as fighters across the country mounted a resurgence in their four-month-old revolt against Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels gained a diplomatic boost as well when the visiting the German foreign minister declared that the nascent opposition government was "the legitimate representative of the Libyan people. " Guido Westerwelle was visiting Benghazi, the capital of the rebel-held east, to open a liaison office and hand over medical supplies.
March 19, 2011
Remarks released at 5:07 p.m. Saturday from Brazil: "Good afternoon, everybody. Today I authorized the Armed Forces of the United States to begin a limited military action in Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians. That action has now begun. "In this effort, the United States is acting with a broad coalition that is committed to enforcing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which calls for the protection of the Libyan people. That coalition met in Paris today to send a unified message, and it brings together many of our European and Arab partners.
June 21, 2011 |
SURMAN, Libya - Libya's government said a NATO air strike west of Tripoli early Monday destroyed a large family compound belonging to a close associate of Moammar Gadhafi's, killing at least 15 people, including three children. The alliance said the strike hit a "command and control" center. It was the second such claim in two days. Gadhafi's regime has repeatedly accused NATO of targeting civilians in an attempt to rally support against international intervention into Libya's civil war. The alliance insists it tries to avoid killing civilians.
October 21, 1986 |
Needing a good solid news peg for its latest peeve with the Reagan Administration, the press got it with the resignation of State Department spokesman Bernard Kalb. Where the press had been floundering around - and I mean floundering - trying to make a case against the Government in the so-called Libyan "disinformation" affair, it now had the Kalb resignation to go with in proving that the White House gang had "deliberately . . . intentionally . . . cynically lied" to the American people.
May 25, 2011 |
TRIPOLI, Libya - The Obama administration reached out Tuesday to the Libyan rebels and said Moammar Gadhafi would "inevitably" be forced from power as the U.S.-backed NATO coalition launched a withering bombardment on the Libyan leader's stronghold of Tripoli. The NATO air strikes struck in rapid succession shortly after midnight, setting off more than 20 explosions in the most intensive bombardment yet of the Libyan capital. Plumes of acrid-smelling smoke rose from an area around Gadhafi's sprawling Bab al-Aziziya compound in central Tripoli.
March 25, 2011 |
Had President Obama forcefully ostracized Moammar Gadhafi in the very first hours of the crisis in Libya, there might be no need for the no-fly zone in place there now, former National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley said Thursday in an exclusive interview. "Remember, in the opening days, the rebels were taking town after town, and Gadhafi was largely confined to Tripoli," Hadley said, speaking on the sidelines of a World Affairs Council reception. The council was holding a daylong conference at the Union League on the rapid changes in the Middle East.
October 20, 2011 |
Kara Weipz cried Thursday at her Mount Laurel home when she saw the news report of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's death. Once again, she was reminded of her 20-year-old brother, Rick Monetti, who was killed in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland - a 1988 terrorist attack later tied to Gadhafi. "I truly believe [Gadhafi's] suffering and pain will endure forever," said Weipz, 38. "He will always have to answer to someone higher than me and receive punishment for the acts he's committed.
March 29, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - President Obama on Monday declared the U.S.-led military intervention in Libya a success, saying that it had averted "a massacre" by longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi and that NATO's takeover of the multilateral mission this week means the United States can shift to a support role with less risk and cost. "Tonight, I can report that we have stopped Gadhafi's deadly advance," Obama said, speaking from the National Defense University in Washington. The address was designed to respond to criticism that he had not sufficiently explained the goals of the first major military involvement he has initiated abroad.
October 21, 2011 |
Kara Weipz cried Thursday at her Mount Laurel home when she saw the news report of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's death. Once again, she was reminded of her 20-year-old brother, Rick Monetti, who was killed in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland - a 1988 attack later tied to Gadhafi. "I truly believe [Gadhafi's] suffering and pain will endure forever," said Weipz, 38. "He will always have to answer to someone higher than me and receive punishment for the acts he's committed.
April 24, 1986
What a sad day when the gleam across the waves flickers at its source, then dies as The Inquirer joins the dark abyss of Rambo America. The editor calls for American support of the killing of innocent Libyan people. Or does he label this accidental collateral damage? Does the editor forget his own condemnation of Israeli attacks on Palestine Liberation Organization targets, specifically the long-range raid on PLO headquarters in Tunisia? Does he forget his own opinions about the anatomy of terrorism and how it escalates or how the U.S. has failed to address the root causes?