Muammar Gaddafi

When Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Josh D. Scheinert

The Government of Canada has just given new meaning to the word "chutzpah". Adel Benhmuda tried to claim refugee status in Canada; he failed. When he said he'd be tortured if deported back to Libya this country didn't believe him. After all this country put them through, it should be Canada reimbursing the Benhmudas.

Surrendering Chemical Weapons Didn't Save Gaddafi - And it Won't Save Assad

Bessma Momani | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Assad has bought himself years of effective non-interference in Syria's domestic affairs, including his ongoing quest to crush his opponents. But this does not presuppose his long-term victory -- the international community's brief romance with Moammar Gaddafi ended swiftly when the Benghazi rebels looked like a sure bet to overthrow his regime.

Canadian Firm Accused Of Funnelling $160 Million To Gaddafis

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada Business

Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin paid $160 million in bribes to the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in order to secure contracts in the N...

The Not-So-Foreign Policy Debate

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Hina P. Ansari

The stage was set at Boca Raton's Lynn University. The desk dusted, chairs put in place and zingers primed and ready for volleying. Oh, and it was supposed to be about Foreign Policy. Right? Well it kind of was. Kind of. According to Romney, American grade school teachers are part of American foreign policy. Confused? Wait, there's more...

Canada 'Stands With The Libyan People'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ottawa noted the "emotion and significance" of Libya's first free national election in decades on Saturday, voicing Canada's support for the ...

Gaddafi's Secret Burial

AP | KARIN LAUB and RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada

AP — Longtime Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, his son Muatassim and a top aide were buried in an Islamic ceremony at dawn Tuesday in a secret locat...

NATO Not Aware Gaddafi Was In Targeted Convoy

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

BRUSSELS - The Canadian commander in charge of NATO operations in Libya says the alliance had no idea it had Moammar Gadhafi in its sights when pilots...

NATO 'Not Entirely Done' In Libya

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada

The body of ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi will be buried Tuesday in a secret location, according to a media report quoting an of...

Murdering Gaddafi Was the Right Thing to Do

Peter Worthington | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Civil liberties types worry about how Gaddafi died. What does it matter? He's gone, and that's the bottom line. Arguably, the last thing anyone should have wanted was Gaddafi put on trial, which would almost certainly have become a disruptive circus and fiasco.

Libya's New Leaders To Declare Libation Sunday

Associated Press | Posted 12.22.2011 | Canada

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's new leaders will declare liberation on Sunday, officials said, a move that will start the clock for elections after months o...

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 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.

Libyans In Canada React To Gaddafi's Death

CP | Stephanie Levitz and Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Canada's military mission in Libya is expected to end by early November following Thursday's death of Moammar Gadhafi.The dictator's demise m...

Canada: Intelligence Service Accused of Libya Interrogations

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Human Rights Watch

Libya's Abuse of Detainees Well-Documented at Time (New York) – A Libyan-Canadian citizen who was imprisoned for eight years by the Muammar Gad...

Harper: Canada Punched Above Its Weight In Libya

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2011 | Canada

TRAPANI, Italy - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the work of Canadian forces in Libya has given the country new hope.He says Canada punched above i...

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.

Gaddafi's Youngest Son Killed: Unconfirmed Reports

CP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

Update: A spokesman for the Gaddafi government has denied rebel reports that Khamis Gaddafi has been killed, calling the rumors 'dirty tricks,' Reuter...

Canadian Planes Join In Libya Propaganda War

CP | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada

CATANIA, Italy - Canada has joined an air war of a different kind in the skies over Libya, one where persuasion and sometimes insults are the weapons....

Baird's Libya Trip Signals Turning Point

The Canadian Press | Heather Scoffield | Posted 09.03.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- John Baird stepped off a stomach-churning, ear-splitting military flight from Libya, straightened his suit and walked briskly ac...

No Libya Ceasefire, Canadian General says

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.22.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Many Western leaders — Prime Minister Stephen Harper, included — have all but said that the only way the Libyan crisis will truly end is ...

Harper Wants to Extend Libya Mission

Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2011 | Canada Politics

DEAUVILLE, France (CP) -- The G8 leaders agree that more must be done to oust Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and Prime Minister Stephen Harper will a...