Posts Tagged ‘ Libya ’

Condemning the killings in Libya

September 13, 2012
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Condemning the killings in Libya

The death of J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. ambassador to Libya, at the hands of extremists has shocked the civilized people everywhere. Libyan Prime Minister Abdur Rahim Keib declared
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The foolishness of mob justice

September 13, 2012
Jyoti Omi Chowdhury
The foolishness of mob justice

The rubble of the U.S. consulate is still burning in Benghazi. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other diplomats in the consulate have died in the attack on the consulate.
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In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

January 2, 2012
Chrystia Freeland
In 2011, the revolution was tweeted

2011 was a good year for protest and a bad year for government. 2012 will be a good year for both if our political leaders can figure out the connection.
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The Arab world after Gaddafi

October 21, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
The Arab world after Gaddafi

The flag of freedom flies high across Libya today. After only eight months, Libyan fighters liberated their country from Moammar Gaddafi, a tyrant who had waged war against his people for more than four decades.
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A new beginning for Libya

October 20, 2011
Stefan Wolff
A new beginning for Libya

The fall of Sirte and the death of Colonel Gaddafi most likely represent the finishing blow for the remnants of the old regime in Libya. They are a highly valuable prize that the National Transitional Council (NTC) fought hard to obtain and that should trigger the formal transition period that Libya’s now widely recognised...
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Libya uprising – an end or beginning of more misery?

September 25, 2011
Subhan Choudhury
Libya uprising – an end or beginning of more misery?

Muammar Gadhaffi era has ended. But what is the prize for dragging him down from power? Is this a humanitarian war? Is it to liberate the Libyans? Or is it for Libya’s 1.6 million barrels per day output of high quality crude oil?
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Libya’s glorious dawn

August 23, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Libya’s glorious dawn

Four decades of darkness is finally surrendering to a glorious dawn in Libya. A ragtag band of rebels transformed itself into a fighting force in a mere six months and overran Moammar Gadhafi’s last stronghold around Tripoli.
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The American “Promise”

June 14, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
The American “Promise”

I am a youth baseball coach. I have been for the last 15 years. In that time, I have tried to remind myself that the meaning of victory for an 11-year-old is different from the definition of victory for a parent. When I make promises to my young players, I keep them, despite the...
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Is Obama trying to bring democracy in Libya by shredding the US Constitution?

May 25, 2011
Meer Ahsan Habib
Is Obama trying to bring democracy in Libya by shredding the US Constitution?

To begin with, let us look back December 20, 2007 when the then Senator Barack Obama said “the president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
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On the right side of history

April 6, 2011
Ikhtiar Kazi
On the right side of history

Forty years ago, the then Eastern “Wing” of Pakistan was fighting for the same ideals people from countries in the Middle East are fighting for today. The fight was for freedom – the freedom to democratically choose their government, the right to hear their own voice, and the desire to shape their destiny. Like...
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In times of trouble, people power wins

March 6, 2011
Ramya Sarma
In times of trouble, people power wins

The Middle East and northern Africa have been in the news for a while now. First it was Egypt, with the uprising focussing on Tahrir Square, a long and patient demonstration with enough power shown by the people to unseat Hosni Mubarak and bring in a change. Now it is Libya, with...
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Everybody loves foreign currency; so brothers, hang in there!

March 2, 2011
Maha Mirza
Everybody loves foreign currency; so brothers, hang in there!

My dear brothers, who are stranded at the Libyan border, starving and freezing, hovering in uncertainty, we do understand your situation. It must be hard out there, particularly, not knowing what is coming next.
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Middle East burns

February 24, 2011
Afsan Chowdhury
Middle East burns

Middle East is in turmoil as repressive regimes finally face public accountability in the form of massive public protests. Some of these corrupt governments are also violently fighting back as in Libya and Bahrain. It is a shock to see that the entire Middle East, heart of the so-called “Muslim Ummah’’ is made up...
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