Category Archives: Libya

Honesty in Illusion

Q Are you reconsidering the position on whether or not this was a coup? MR. EARNEST: As I think we’ve talked about a couple of weeks ago, we have determined that it is not in the best interest of the … Continue reading

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Hitlerian Lessons: Democracy to Dictatorship in Eighteen Days

Wondered, in terms of current concerns in Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia and Libya about Islamist-based parties usurping democracy, whether there might be lessons from the past. Hitler provides a number, it would appear. At issue is when a party is democratically … Continue reading

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Awaiting the 24th

I get on my knees and pray We won’t get fooled again On August 24, there is scheduled to be a major demonstration in Egypt by citizens opposed to the democratically elected President of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi El-Ayyat. Some people … Continue reading

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Ways of Seeing

Take me far away My wiles and mind can’t beat a dream of death today Hard to get by When what greets my eye takes my breath away In relation to the comments of David Warren in “The Islamist revolution”, … Continue reading

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Sirtefied IV: What Institution-Building?

Libya was declared liberated yesterday, at the same time that it was declared by interim leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil that Shariah would be Libya’s principal law: Any law that violates Shariah is null and void legally. Within the limits of … Continue reading

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Sirtefied III

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch are now all calling for an investigation into the circumstances of the death of Moammar Gadhafi. Seems a bit off the mark; wasn’t what was happening in … Continue reading

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Sirtefied II

The images of him being dragged, alive, into the crowd: The animal-like sounds of the crowd, accompanied by the screaming of “Allahu Akbar” (“God is great”), being an obscene religious perversion, within my limited understanding of the religion. Reminds me … Continue reading

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