Gaddafi

Gaddafi Plot: Forty More Days In Jail, No Charges For Canadian In Mexico

CP | Romina Maurino, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A Canadian woman being held in Mexico over an alleged plot involving Moammar Gadhafi's son will have to stay in jail for another 40 days.Cyn...

Go Ahead and Argue With Me, but Seriously...

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 02.19.2012 | Canada
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

Look at the impact protests in the Middle East have had on the world. Now take a look at Occupy. What does the latter have to show but incessant claims of police "brutality" (remember, perspective here --Time's throwing them in with people who rebelled and ousted Gaddafi), and evictions from parks which now look like barren wastelands?

Democracy Unlikely in Syria After Assad

Peter Worthington | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Does Assad have a date with the war crimes tribunal at the Hague awaiting him if he quits? Probably not if he leaves willingly. Almost certainly if he's forced out -- and isn't assassinated. The choice is his, but don't hold your breath for our sort of democracy to come to Syria after Assad.

What Stops the World From Taking Out Assad?

Avi Benlolo | Posted 01.15.2012 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

Since Syrian crimes can be classified as "crimes against humanity" especially because they are state policy, why has Right to Protect not been invoked by the international community nor has reasonable action been undertaken by the Security Council and the ICC? The answer is simple: politics and personal interest. Without exception, it is believed that the atrocities committed by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his regime are far worse than those of Muammar Gaddafi. The UN estimates more than 3,500 people have been murdered; tens of thousands have vanished and are believed to be incarcerated.

Canada's Libyan Misadventure

David B. Harris | Posted 12.28.2011 | Canada Politics
David B. Harris

Canada charged into a military mission with no guarantee about which of our enemies might ultimately run Libya as a base targeting Canadians. Muslim Brotherhood? Al-Qaeda? Iran? Sudan? Some combination? And to reinforce the risks, we supported international funding of Libya's new jumble of leadership, a leadership that is proving sympathetic to Sharia impositions.

For the Saudis, Saleh Is the Devil They Know!

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

In my blog about Yemen, published by the Huffington Post dated Sept. 28, I said, "Saleh will offer some real concessions which will stop short of his ...

Why Syria Will Never Be Libya

Bessma Momani | Posted 12.26.2011 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Unless Western powers, and not a ragtag group of rebels, are prepared for an on-the-ground invasion, we will continue to merely deplore what the Syrian regime is doing against its people.

Libya's Sharia Law: A Different Kind of Tyranny

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

True democracy and Sharia law are irreconcilable. Women are officially inferior. Apostasy -- the changing of religions, or abandoning Islam for Christianity -- is a crime. And running a country with a banking system that allows no interest payments poses problems on the international stage.

Canadian Politicians Welcome New Libya

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.23.2011 | Canada Politics

From Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Today, Canadians join with the Libyan people in celebrating the liberation of their country. The Libyan people...

Gaddafi's Mob Murder: Arab Winter, Not Spring

Tarek Fatah | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

Had the captors of Gaddafi arrested the butcher of the Libyan people and subjected him to a public trial, I would have said the Arab Spring has blossomed and that rule of law, the essence of contemporary civilization, had finally arrived for the Arabs to savor.

NATO To Discuss Libyan Exit Strategy

CBC | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Politics

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the alliance has made a preliminary decision to end its Libyan mission at the end of th...

Secret Burial Delayed As Questions Mount About Gaddafi's Death

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- The burial of slain leader Moammar Gaddafi has been delayed until the circumstances of his death can be further examined and a ...

Gaddafi's Death Celebrated In BC

CBC | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada

Libyans living in British Columbia are joining in celebrations around the world following the death of Moammar Gadhafi. The f...

Gaddafi Dead: What Took So Long?

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Barack Obama refused to take the lead, but offered support if other countries bit the bullet, so to speak, and led the way. Our politial leaders insisted we were shooting up Libya to protect civilians, not in an effort to replace Gaddafi's oppressive regime. Nonsense, but that's international diplomacy.

Gaddafi's Son Captured For Real: Libyans

CBC | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada

Libya's interim government claims it has captured Mutassim Gadhafi, the fifth son of deposed leader Moammar Gadhafi, as he tried to flee ...

Sons of Dictators an Intractable Problem?

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

Arab nations that succeed in overthrowing their dictators have to ensure that any future presidents, whether civilian or military, are never allowed to appoint their sons to vital positions, especially any military or police or security ones.

LOOK: Libyan Rebels Celebrate Victories

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.01.2011 | Canada

As Stephen Harper praised the efforts of the Canadian military in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi called on his remaining forces to continue the fight against ...

Libyan Rebels Send Official Representative To Ottawa

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Libya's new government now has an official representative at the country's embassy in Ottawa.The Foreign Affairs Department has formally accr...

Good News From Libya -- at Last

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

The inner circle of Gaddafi is fraying and the news of Abdessalam Jalloud's defection must be heartening for the opposition. Although it is a significant psychological gain, one wonders why some of the big fish in the inner circles of defeated tyrants make their moves so late in the game.

Protests Erupt In Tripoli, Rebels Within Miles Of The Capital

CP | CBC | Posted 10.21.2011 | Canada

Libyan rebel fighters have taken control of large swaths of the capital, Tripoli, further weakening longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi's fal...