Tag: Gaddafi

Russia and the Changing World

ORIENTAL REVIEW republishes the latest article by Vladimir Putin, Russian PM and front-runner of the presidential campaign due to culminate next Sunday, March 4, 2012. The article focuses on different aspects of the Russian foreign policy. In my previous articles I have discussed some of the key foreign challenges that […]

Independent Libyan Fact-Finding Mission

The mission of the Arab Organization for Human Rights (AOHR), Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), and International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), investigated alleged widespread international law violations since mid-February 2011. Its mandate included investigating those committed by the former government; NATO and insurgents. It also sought to identify human […]

Libya & Gaddafi: Setting the Record Straight

The following video, by an anonymous author, has circulated virally on the internet. It presents irrefutable facts which paint an image of Muammar Gaddafi’s regime diametrically opposed to what has systematically been conveyed by the NATO-subservient media. Eloquently entitled “Libya & Gaddafi: The Truth you are not supposed to know,” […]

What Does Gadhafi’s Death Mean?

News about the death of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has flown around the world. According to eyewitnesses, he fought for his ideals to the end and died like a soldier. Those who knew him firsthand expected nothing less of the revolutionary author, outstanding statesman, irreplaceable leader of post-monarchy Libya, leader […]

The Murder of Gadhafi

Western leaders did their best to exercise restraint while reacting to news about the murder of M. Gadhafi. Jubilant, they withheld smiles and promptly switched to comments on the future of Libya, which revolved around the key idea that having the embattled country revert to normalcy would be a major […]

The Apogee of Drama in Libya

The situation in Libya, in whose sands the much-vaunted NATO machine has been stalled for seven months and not only has failed to defeat the Bedouins but has decided to pull out by mid-October, has undermined the faith of the West in its ability to overthrow Muammar Gadhafi jointly with […]

Libyan ‘Inspiration’

Last week the US Senator John McCain while on visit in Libya astonished us with the following statement: “We believe very strongly that the people of Libya today are inspiring the people in Tehran, in Damascus, and even in Beijing and Moscow…” We can speak neither for Tehran and Damascus […]

Gadhafi and the “Lion of the Desert”

Libya’s government has been forcibly overthrown. But as in previous years, events are being held there this week to commemorate Libya’s national hero, the man to whom, paradoxically, both the new leaders and their deposed opponent, Muammar Gadhafi, compare themselves. Eighty years ago—on September 16, 1931—in Soluk (a town south […]

Revolt In Libya a Message to Chavez

The Libyan rebels’ August 23 attack on the Venezuelan embassy and compound in Tripoli went largely unreported, though fatalities were narrowly averted as Venezuelan ambassador Afif Tajeldine and the embassy staff moved to a safer location at the last moment and left Libya shortly thereafter. It transpired in the wake […]