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Muammar Gaddafi

Libya: Gadhafi's Son Disqualified From Contesting Presidential Polls

Nov 25, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi appeared on a list of ineligible candidates issued by the country's High National Elections Committee.

Libya Elections: Khalifa Hifter, Former Military Commander Wanted For War Crimes To Run For President

Nov 17, 2021 Deutsche Welle

Khalifa Hifter, former military commander promised "to begin the path of reconciliation, peace and construction" should he emerge victorious in Libya elections.

An Ominous Meeting In Tripoli

In April 2006, I was in Al-Aziziyah, the infamous Gaddafi compound in Tripoli, capital of Libya. There I met the dictator's son and daughter…

A View From The Villa

Oct 28, 2011 Uri Avnery

The Killing of Muammar Gaddafi and his son Muatasim was shown again and again on TV – literally ad nauseam. But in Israel there was another motive for showing these lynch scenes repeatedly...

An Old Evil Dies, A New Evil Is Born

No right-thinking person would shed tears over the death of Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator, but any well-informed analyst with his feet firmly on the ground would be nervous over the likely sequel to his elimination.

20 October, 2011

'Mercurial And Eccentric'

Gene A. Cretz

The Sep 2009 WikiLeaks cable by the then American ambassador to Libya, that cost the diplomat his job, but provided fascinating insights into the former dictator's personality

30 August, 2011

To The Shores Of Tripoli

Uri Avnery

Time for a democratically elected world executive that would have military forces at its disposal and that could intervene, if a world parliament so decides.

19 May, 2011

'A Viable Palestine, A Secure Israel'

Barack Obama

' We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states'

08 April, 2011

He May Be Mad, But He Ain't Crazy

Uri Avnery

Napolean said that it is better to fight against a coalition than to fight as part of one. It has become very apparent in the coalition war against Muammar Gaddafi

05 April, 2011

Climax Or Anti-Climax

B. Raman

There are signs of a re-think in the West on the advisability of carrying on the campaign in its present form

20 March, 2011

Non-Intervention Is A Dirty Word

Uri Avnery

For someone who was alive at the time of the Holocaust, especially for a Jew, there can be no doubt at all.

01 March, 2011

Defiant Till He Dies

B. Raman

In assessing Col Muammar Gadaffi’s continuing defiance of the international pressure to force him to quit, some facts need to be kept in mind.

01 March, 2011

A Crazy Prophet

Uri Avnery

Much has been said about Facebook and Twitter in the revolutions that are now turning the Arab world upside down. But for sheer influence, Al Jazeera trumps them all

22 February, 2011

'Will Not Leave Libya, Will Die Here As A Martyr'

Muammar Gaddafi

Even by Col Gaddafi's standards, it was an extraordinary speech, full of melodramatic defiance against almost everyone, divorced from reality, delusional, long-winded and rambling

06 February, 2009

The One-State Illusion

Uri Avnery

Muammar Qaddafi recently suggested that Jews and Arabs should live together in one joint state to be called Isratine. Israelis will be tempted to answer: Thanks, but no thanks. Palestinians might react quite similarly.

10 February, 2004

The Proliferation Principles

Michael Krepon

There are two morals for the proliferators of nuclear and missile technology - if that is the right word for this strange story. The first is don't get caught. The second is: be an indispensable ally to the United States in the global war on terror.

13 January, 2004

A Fox Called Lion

Uri Avnery

You really can't rely on these Arabs. Catch 23: If the Arabs are strong, you can't make peace with them. Catch 24: If the Arabs say they want war, you have to believe them. Take this fellow, Qaddafi. For decades he played the clown...

04 December, 2002

A Modest Proposal

Noam Chomsky

Encouraging Iran to invade Iraq, providing them with the necessary logistic and military support, from a safe distance, has many advantages over other proposals now being considered.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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