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Showing posts with label Libya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Libya. Show all posts

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Rep. Trey Gowdy at Libya Hearing: 'I Want to Know Why We Were Lied To'

Once again, we could not be prouder of our own Congressman, Trey Gowdy, for standing up to the lying thugs of the Obama regime  Here he challenges both U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney for providing "demonstrably false" statements  to the Congress and the American people abouut the murders in Libya.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Why We Fight: Sharia Imposed; Men Permitted 4 Wives

It was announced by Libya's transitional government that what Obama praised as "a new era of promise," will include sharia law, the persecution of "infidels," public stonings and the right of men to take up to four wives. 

Congratulations, Imam Obama.  We know how important this must be to you and your people.

Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, the leader of Libya’s transitional government, has announced that sharia will be the “basic source” of law in post-Qadaffi Libya.

““We are an Islamic country,” Abdul-Jalil said. “We take the Islamic religion as the core of our new government. The constitution will be based on our Islamic religion.”

Wire services reported that Abdul-Jalil announced that the new government would lift “restrictions on the number of wives Libyan men can take.” The Qur’an permits men to have four wives.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Libyan law currently permits a man to take up to four wives, but only with the consent of the first wife and only with proof that he can support more than one wife.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Pope Benedict Appeals for Peace in Syria and Libya

Castel Gandolfo (Agenzia Fides) - "I am following with great concern the dramatic and growing violence in Syria, which have caused numerous deaths and severe suffering" - said the Holy Father Benedict XVI, yesterday, August 7, immediately after the prayer of the 'Angelus, from the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo. "I invite the Catholic faithful to pray that the efforts for reconciliation prevail on division and resentment. In addition, I renew to the Authority and the Syrian population an urgent appeal, so that peaceful coexistence can be restored as soon as possible and to respond adequately to the legitimate aspirations of the citizens, respecting their dignity and for the benefit of regional stability".

"My thoughts also go to Libya continued-Benedict XVI, where the force of weapons has not resolved the situation. I urge international organizations and those who have political and military responsibilities to relaunch with conviction and determination the search for a peace plan for the Country, through negotiation and constructive dialogue ". (Agenzia Fides 08/08/2011)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

‘Nothing More Impeachable’ Than War Without Authorization, Says Constitutional Scholar

Louis Fisher, a scholar in residence at the Constitution Project who served for 40 years as a constitutional law expert at the Library of Congress, says Americans and members of Congress should understand that President Barack Obama committed a “very grave offense” against the Constitution in taking military action in Libya without congressional authorization.

“I am not going to recommend that the House Judiciary Committee hold impeachment hearings, but I would like members of Congress and the public to say that nothing would be more impeachable than a President who takes the country to war without coming to Congress, who does it unilaterally,” Fisher told’s Online With Terry Jeffrey.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Libyan Bishop Claims ‘Dozens’ of Civilians Killed in Air Strikes

 It must be a great solace to the families of the civilian dead that their loved ones died in Obama's 'humanitarian kinetic military action" and not some indiscriminate and pointless war.

From Catholic Herald (UK)
By John Thavis

Rebel fighters cover the body of a Libyan killed in a coalition air strike (CNS photo/Youssef Boudlal, Reuters)

At least 40 Libyan civilians have been killed as a consequence of airstrikes carried out by the United States and other western powers, the leading Church official in Libya said.

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli, the apostolic vicar of Tripoli, told the Vatican’s missionary news agency Fides: “The so-called humanitarian raids have caused dozens of victims among civilians in some areas of Tripoli.

“I gathered testimony from trustworthy people. In particular, in the neighbourhood of Buslim, the bombardments caused the collapse of a civilian residence building, resulting in the deaths of 40 people,” Bishop Martinelli said.

The bishop said that while the bombing raids aim at precise targets, they have an impact on nearby buildings. Two hospitals have been damaged, he said, including one in Mizda, a city about 90 miles from Tripoli. News reports said 13 people were injured when a hospital at Mizda was damaged in an air raid on a nearby arms depot.

Bishop Martinelli, who has called for mediation by the African Union in the conflict, has been critical of the military intervention by the United States, France and Britain in support of rebels seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

“For all one knows, the military action may be causing victims among the very civilians that they say are being protected by these military operations,” the bishop.

He said the situation in Tripoli was getting worse every day, with severe petrol shortages.

“On a military level, there seems to be an impasse, because the rebels do not seem to have enough strength to advance. For this reason I am saying that a diplomatic solution is the best way to end the bloodshed between Libyans, offering Gaddafi a dignified way out,” he said.

On Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI appealed for a suspension of fighting in Libya and the immediate start of a serious dialogue aimed at restoring peace to the North African country. He said he especially feared the consequences of the fighting on the civilian population.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Humpty in Toytown and the Arab Boomerang

By Melanie Phillips

One can only gape in stunned amazement at the extent of the idiocy being displayed by the leaders of America, Britain and Europe over the ‘Arab Spring’ – which should surely be renamed ‘the Arab Boomerang’.

First of all, their declared policy is utterly incoherent. They claim that their aim in Libya is not regime change. Yet bombing Gaddafy’s compound hardly signals their desire that he should stay alive, let alone in power. Yesterday Obama said Gaddafy should leave power. Today he said overthrowing Gaddafy by force would be a mistake. In similar vein, Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK wants Gaddafy to leave power -- but that’s not regime change, because apparently it’s up to him to decide to do so. Presumably, for both Hague and Obama, if Gaddafy did decide to give up power this would have nothing whatever to do with the fact that they are bombing Libyan forces fighting for him to retain power. And they would also have us believe that the fact that the western air strikes are enabling the Libyan rebels to advance does not mean that the west intends its air strikes to enable the rebels to advance.

One is reminded of Humpty Dumpty, who told Alice in Through the Looking Glass: ‘When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less’. Especially where the restrictive wording of a UN resolution is involved.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

How Killing Libyans Became a Moral Imperative

By Patrick J. Buchanan

“Who would be free themselves must strike the blow.”

So wrote the poet Byron, who would himself die just days after landing in Greece to join the war for independence from the Turks.

But in that time, Americans followed the dictum of Washington, Adams and Jefferson: Stay out of foreign wars.

America “goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own,” said John Quincy Adams in his oration of July 4, 1821.

When Greek patriots sought America’s assistance, Daniel Webster took up their cause but was admonished by John Randolph. Intervention would breach every “bulwark and barrier of the Constitution.”

“Let us say to those 7 million of Greeks: We defended ourselves when we were but 3 million, against a power in comparison to which the Turk is but as a lamb. Go and do thou likewise.”

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Obama’s Libyan Intervention Has Lowest Approval of Any Military Op Polled by Gallup in 4 Decades

President Barack Obama’s intervention in Libya’s civil war has not only failed to win the approval of a majority of the American people, according to a Gallup poll conducted Monday, it also earned the lowest public approval rating of any U.S. military operation polled by Gallup over the past four decades.

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Monday, March 1, 2010

Libyan Leader Calls for Jihad Against Switzerland

Libya's leader has called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland because of its ban on mosque minarets. Moammar Gadhafi also urged Muslims everywhere to boycott Swiss products and to bar Swiss planes and ships from the airports or seaports of Muslim nations.

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