Guest Post: Libya: Government Bombs Civilians, Top Sunni Cleric Puts Out a Death Warrant on Gadhafi, Son Warns of Foreign Occupation, Native Tribes Revolt

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The news out of Libya is dramatic.

Dictator Moammar Gadhafi is bombing his own people with military jets.

Two senior officers in the Libyan air force have defected to Malta:

A top Sunni cleric says the army should kill Gadhafi.

Gadhafi’s son is warning: “Stop the protest or face civil war & colonialism”. He states that the U.S. and Europe will occupy Libya if the protests are not reined in.

Libya’s own diplomat accuses Gadhafi of ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘crimes of war’. Military officials are reportedly calling for Gadhafi’s removal. And diplomats and the justice minister have resigned. See this.

And Al Jazaeera reports:

Unconfirmed reports suggest the Migraha tribe has now abandoned Gaddafi. This follows the Tuareg and Warfela tribes who came out in support of the protests yesterday.

These are true native peoples. For example, the Tuareg people are nomads of the Sahara:

Tuareg Nomads

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    1. Stelios Theoharidis

      I have emailed my former professors, looks like we will have to give up our Kim Jong-Il sponsored nuclear non-proliferation research grant next. What a damn shame.

  1. skippy

    The ideological/political wind socks have gone crazy, truly a wet your finger and present affair.

    Skippy…thanks George for always watching.

  2. attempter

    There’s also reports of air and naval strikes against military targets, which could indicate civil war conditions within the military.

    Also reports that military units went over to the protestors in Benghazi, where the people apparently routed the regime and took control of the city.

  3. zunguzungu

    “These are true native peoples”

    Really? Did this blog suddenly turn into national geographic circa 1970? “true native peoples” is a meaningless phrase, and anyone who uses it seriously is signalling that they know a lot less than they think they do.

  4. yoganmahew

    Oh come on. At least spell the names right and not the Fox News way.

    Like zunguzungu does, I object to the “true native peoples” comment. Well whoop-de-do. Let’s dig up Sitting Bull then and have him march on the Capitol. He won’t be accompanied by your namesake, though…

  5. gepay1

    It looks like the ‘people’ (hired spammers) have found Naked Capitalism. I have seen this happen time and again. Comments that actually enlarged the blog and were informative were shanghaied by obvious trollers and stupid sounding people. Then the quality deteriorated for everyone as the flow was lost.

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