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September 24, 2011
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A massive column of smoke fills the sky near Tripoli, reported to be originating from a military warehouse belonging to Gaddafi on Saturday, Sept. 24. A series of explosions rocked the military warehouse and a huge plume of smoke rose over the harbor on Saturday afternoon, although the cause of the blasts is not confirmed. (AP)

Wow, crazy photo right there.

newsflick:

A massive column of smoke fills the sky near Tripoli, reported to be originating from a military warehouse belonging to Gaddafi on Saturday, Sept. 24. A series of explosions rocked the military warehouse and a huge plume of smoke rose over the harbor on Saturday afternoon, although the cause of the blasts is not confirmed. (AP)

Wow, crazy photo right there.

19:11 // 2 years ago
September 6, 2011
MI6 and the CIA knew absolutely how much torture was taking place. They knew that these people would be abused in custody when they were sent back to Libya. Why else would you hand them over to the Libyans? You captured him, you have all of your black sites anyway, but you offered him to the Libyans. Of course the [CIA] letters say, ‘Please commit to us that you will respect their human rights.’ But that’s just talk.
Peter Bouckaert, emergencies director for Human Rights Watch • Speaking on the trove of documents he himself copied in Tripoli and released to various media. They show that following Gaddafi’s 2003 vow to give up his weapons of mass destruction, the CIA and MI6 both engaged in renditions to send political opponents of Gaddafi’s regime into Libya, presumably knowing the sort of inhumane treatment and torture would await them. One example: A current commander of rebel forces in Tripoli, Abdulhakim Belhadj, was rendered into Libya by the CIA, where he claims he was isolated and tortured.  (h/t ZeitVox) source (viafollow)
17:47 // 2 years ago
September 1, 2011

Languishing in cages: A video from CNN highlighting the plight of the animals still locked in the Tripoli Zoo, where their care and basic necessities have been both neglected by many, and made generally unavailable. The images of visibly undernourished tigers and lions are unpleasant to see, as it is to reflect on the fate these animals could face unless they get help — presumably a slow death by hunger and dehydration. source

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17:21 // 2 years ago
August 31, 2011

Libyan transition deputy chairman says Gaddafi is in Bani Walid

Libyan rebels believe Gaddafi is cornered: The New York Times is reporting that the Libyan rebels believe Muammar Gaddafi has been pinned down in Bani Walid, a desert town that sits about 150 miles from Tripoli. Said Abdul Hafith Ghoga, the deputy chairman of Libya’s transition council: “Since today we have learned that he is staying in Bani Walid, we are waiting to give him a chance to surrender.” It’s worth remembering that yesterday, Libyan council leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil gave Gaddafi loyalists a four-day surrender deadline. source

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15:26 // 2 years ago
No dignified, honorable nation would accept an ultimatum from armed gangs.
Still-around Gaddafi spokesman Moussa Ibrahim • Denying that his boss would give in to demands that the longstanding Libyan dictator should give in to the rebels. Time’s running out if Gaddafi actually plans to surrender — the rebels plan a major military strike if he doesn’t. source (viafollow)
11:06 // 2 years ago
August 29, 2011
Time to take bets: Did Gaddafi leave to Algeria with his family? Throw your money down, guys.

Time to take bets: Did Gaddafi leave to Algeria with his family? Throw your money down, guys.

13:29 // 2 years ago
August 28, 2011
11:44 // 2 years ago