56 Responses to “libya”


  1. 1 Anonymous
    August 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Why does the White House Correspondents have to travel with the President when he’s on a vacation? Why can’t they stay in Washington and get updates from Carney there?

    • 2 ChristiMtl
      August 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

      I still have this mental image of Ed Henry in his Hawaiian shirt when President Obama was on vacation in Hawaii…ewwwwww.

      Yes, no kidding, they should stay in Washington.

      I can’t wait to see if Ghadfafi will finally! step down.

      • 3 Sue in Minnesota
        August 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm

        Oh I’ll never forget his whiney sunburned pink ass….only Ed Henry would complain about “having to be in Hawaii”……..Ed the glass is always half full Henry.

        • 4 nospin
          August 20, 2011 at 8:42 pm

          “I’ll never forget his whiney sunburned pink ass”

          I am glad I swallowed my drink before I read that. πŸ˜€

  2. 5 TrumpDog
    August 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Whoa. If Ghadafi steps down, it will be another military accomplishment from Bush.
    /snark

    Side note: I really really really despise Ed Henry.

    • August 20, 2011 at 7:39 pm

      Well, I’m not too fond of Ed Henry Either, he reminds me of that Incident where he tried to pin our beloved President at a Press Conference, and PBO gave him a currt answer, which I just loved

    • 7 Fred
      August 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      TrumpDog you know the Bush apologists thanks to the MSM will come out in full force and claim “victory” for this one just like they did with OBL πŸ™„

      love anyone with a sarcastic sense of you and that /snark had me holding my side πŸ˜†

      Ed Henry can just piss off πŸ™„

    • 11 Puddin'
      August 20, 2011 at 9:43 pm

      Me too!

    • 12 Ladyhawke
      August 20, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Exactly right trumpdog. The Republican Party will never take responsibility for their bad acts but they will quickly try to take credit for things they did not do. Even though 9/11 happened during the George W. Bush administration, they blamed 9/11 on President Clinton. President Obama captures OBL and the Republican Party ties to take credit for that.

      So after all of the criticizing about Libya it will be interesting to see how they spin Ghadafi stepping down (if and when that happens). You know they must be scrambling to get their talking points finalized. They will be sure to send them to Ed Henry so he can ask Jay Carney the snarky questions with his cheshire cat smile. Disgusting……

  3. 13 GGail
    August 20, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Chipsticks, I see you’re working overtime while POTUS is working overtime πŸ™‚ Thanks for all of your hard work!

    • 14 HZ
      August 20, 2011 at 7:28 pm

      Yes, Chipssticks, thanks so much. You really are working very hard, and we thank you so much, but get rest also. We need you to do that as well. HZ

  4. 15 Bobfr
    August 20, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    NTC has issued their official notice – Liberation of Tripoli is ON – NOW …

    Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

  5. 16 Bobfr
    August 20, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    @IvanCNN Ivan Watson
    Tunisian MFA press attache to CNN:Tunisian government recognizes rebel Transitional National Council as the legitimate government of #Libya

    And, we have reports that French helis have been given permission to operate inside Tunisia and an operation has surrounded the Djerba airport to prevent Saif from departing …

    Twitter and Disqus are crushed with the activity …

  6. August 20, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Gaddafi is on audio on Libyan state television right now.

  7. 19 donna dem 4 obama
    August 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Spike just tweeted this pic of POTUS. http://yfrog.com/kfjdngswj

  8. 21 utaustinliberal
    August 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Looks like Gaddafi might be on his way pretty soon. This will be another foreign policy victory for President Obama. He took the sensible, logical, and pragmatic approach by not going in unilaterally, but getting the UN to pass a resolution, getting NATO to be the number one point man, getting other countries to join in the mission and allowing the rebels to fight for democracy. Syrian President Bashir Al Assad must be watching the events closely. What he’s done by killing thousands of his own people is barbaric and atrocious and I hope he is removed from power by the Syrian people.

    • 22 hopefruit2
      August 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm

      Where’s Dennis “Impeach Obama” Kucinich on this recent development?

      • 23 Fred
        August 20, 2011 at 8:09 pm

        Kucinich should really follow Gaddafi wherever the hell he goes and stay THERE! πŸ™„

      • 24 nintendowii10
        August 20, 2011 at 8:10 pm

        Oh hopefruit HUSH UP! The LAST thing I want to hear is the elf going on teevee and asking for money to primary the President because of his decision on Libya πŸ™„

        • 25 hopefruit2
          August 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm

          Have no fear my friend. That little twerp of a man will be slinking in silence as he’s proven WRONG once again.

    • August 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

      I said up top that the GOP will say this is not a win for Obama because he led from behind. I’ve also been wondering what the PL will say and since they’ve been fantasizing about Hillary lately they’ll say it was her idea in the first place. Remember some reports were saying that this was all Hillary and she convinced Obama to join in?

  9. August 20, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    @abdallahelshamy
    Abdullah Elshamy
    GADDAFI SAYS FRENCH PRESIDENT “SARKOZY WANTS THE LIBYAN OIL”, REBELS DON’T REPRESENT LIBYA – STATE TV #Libya #Feb17 #Tripoli

    Someone needs to tell Gaddafi that France gets 75% of its electricity from nuclear power.

  10. 30 proud of obama
    August 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Well, the coward Charles Blow just retweeted my tweet to his 20,000 followers. Guess I’ll get attacked next. Ask me if I care.

    • 31 utaustinliberal
      August 20, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      Hahahahahahaha πŸ˜† πŸ˜† These people can dish it out but they can’t take it. Charles; why so thin skinned? Keep up the GREAT work Proud. πŸ˜‰

      • August 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

        They’re cracking up. I think our little progressive blogs aren’t so little any longer, and they no longer have carte blanche to engage in falsehoods and character assassinations unchallenged.

    • 33 ChristiMtl
      August 20, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      lol you too? I had so many of his ”fans” after me earlier.

      What a coward !

    • 34 hopefruit2
      August 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      He did the same thing to Christi. Blow is the biggest coward. He first cries out when FOX News uses his column to tear down the President, and then when people call him out on the unsavory elements of the column that caused FOX News to use it in the first place, Mr. Blow gets upset and uses his army of followers to attack them.

    • 35 kefauver
      August 20, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Who is “Charles Blow?”

      Seriously. First time I’ve heard of him.

  11. 37 Bobfr
    August 20, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    TRIPOLI Weapons were send to FF in Tripoli by TUGBOAT Friday night says Col. Fadlallah Haroun #Libya #UpYoursGaddafi #OperationMermaid

    Operation Mermaid is the NTC name for the campaign to liberate Tripoli

    As to Daffi’s loony speech, it was probably pre-recorded … right now he’s not going to be emitting any RF, by phone or otherwise πŸ™‚

  12. August 20, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Great tweet, and makes you think

    @moiatable
    moi a table
    Why is the rally on state TV in broad daylight when it is 1:41 am in #Tripoli….

  13. 40 Bobfr
    August 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    “(Reuters) – Opponents of Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli have risen up in coordination with rebels encircling the capital, a senior official in the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) said on Sunday.
    “The zero hour has started. The rebels in Tripoli have risen up,” said Abdel Hafiz Ghoga, vice-chairman of the NTC, based in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
    “There is coordination with the rebels in Tripoli. This was a pre-set plan. They’ve been preparing for a while. There’s coordination with the rebels approaching from the east, west and south.”
    Ghoga said NATO warplanes were launching raids to distract Gaddafi’s forces. “The next hours are crucial. Many of their (pro-Gaddafi) brigades and their commanders have fled.”

    ——–
    #Tripoli: #Freedomfighters in the street of #Gorji, asking people to stay in and keep lights off. #Libya #Feb17

    “We planned this operation with NATO, our Arab associates and our rebel fighters in Tripoli with commanders in Benghazi,” Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, the head of the rebel leadership council, told the Arab satellite channel Al-Jazeera

    @m_madi Mohamed Madi
    Source in #Tripoli tells me right now: residents have captured several Gaddafi soldiers in Tajoura

    Libyan flag raised in Libyan embassy in CAIRO!!!! Tarek Libya allahuuu akbarrr!!!!!

    emmaomo2011 emmaomo We need to liberate Gaddafi from his hole. He’s been there for too long. he must have lost touch of reality. #libya1 minute ago

  14. 41 proud of obama
    August 20, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    And did you see this Goldie woman Don Lemon interviewed after he talked to Waters? Saying PBO needs to change his strategy. These folks are so full of garbage. I was following her on twitter. No longer.

    • 42 proud of obama
      August 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Checked some of this Goldie person’s tweets and she and Waters are singing each other’s praises. Phonies in this only for the money. May karma bite them all in the ass.

    • 43 hopefruit2
      August 20, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      I’ve never liked Lemon. His interviewing skills are sorely lacking. I recall the same night that Bin Laden was killed, earlier that evening Lemon had interviewed Donald Trump by phone. And he basically allowed Trump to engage in more lies after the President had roasted Trump the night before. Another poster (Theo67) and I were commenting on how disappointed we were in Lemon that night. That was roughly 1 hr before we heard that the President was to make a huge announcement. Lemon’s silly interview was no longer on my (or anyone else’s) radar afterwards.

      It’s uncanny but perhaps there is a theme of Don Lemon interviews going hand-in-hand with major progress on the foreign policy front for our President/country!

      • 44 Fred
        August 20, 2011 at 8:12 pm

        I took that Lemon fool off my account long before twitter banned for telling SP to go fack herself one too many time πŸ™„

  15. 45 nintendowii10
    August 20, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Qadaffy Duck is GOIN DOWN!!!!

  16. 46 Bobfr
    August 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Gerhard Heinz Just now
    daffi is lokated.and get a visit in this moment
    http://blogs.aljazeera.net/africa/2011/07/08/dont-call-us-rebels-0#comment-292075572

    Guess he should have stayed off the phone … πŸ˜‰

  17. 47 Pamela
    August 20, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Hmmpf…some vacation.

  18. 48 lamh34
    August 20, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    So wait, Jane Hamsher got arrested at the WH???

    • 49 StR
      August 20, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      Some anti-pipeline stunt. She was live broadcasting it on her site of course. Actually the opposition to the pipeline is noble, but shes vile and hurts the cause. 50+ arrested.

    • 50 kefauver
      August 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      She does know that Prez Obama is NOT there, right?

  19. 51 mb32
    August 20, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I wonder if Operation Mermaid Dawn was what PBO was discussing with John Brennan in that serious photo released by WH Friday? Where are those so-called experts now who were saying that the rebels were to disorganized to win this? It’s only been 4 to 5 months since then…shows how much these people know. Patience is our friend…

    • 52 Bobfr
      August 20, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      I assure you the freedom fighters are far from disorganized, mb32, and your observation about that photo is likely bang on correct.

      NATO warned the citizens of Tripoli to stay away from any Daffi sites or forces beginning 20 August … what is happening is not accidental, though the uprising and liberation of Tripoli is not necessarily going to be quick. If it is quick, of course, that is the best outcome in terms of human life being spared.

      Yes.We.Can. … DO.More.Together!

      • 53 desertflower
        August 20, 2011 at 9:32 pm

        Thank you,Bobfr…please keep us posted.So much history happening on real time.Scary, fascinating and hopeful all rolled together.

  20. August 20, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Bobfr have you heard from your poet lately in Libya? I always enjoy reading is posts. People are being told to stay in their houses and turn their lights off. NATO aircraft are distracting as they close in from all sides.. Tugboats brought in weapons to Tripoli. It is all being coordinated by NATO.

  21. 55 Walking_on_ Sunshine
    August 21, 2011 at 1:11 am

    Praying for the people of Tripoli right now. Let it be over quickly. I went to the site that Bobfr linked and found this comment posted there.

    “Thank you to all the people here who have stood with the Libyan people to what I hope will soon be the end. I hope that any of you who would like to visit Libya and see all the places you have been talking about and meet all the people you have been supporting will be able to. I know that I do mention God in my posts, I do not mean to offend anyone and I know that you are all good people no matter what your belief or you would not be here. I have to believe in God, I go to funerals for these young men, I have seen them badly hurt and I have tried to calm my children while they tried to sleep listening to battles in the neighborhood. Because I believe, I do pray for the best for each one of you who has given up time doing something else so that you could be here. That you know more about a place and people that you might not have thought of a year ago, means to me that there is hope not only for the future of Libya, but the future of the world. Apathy is the biggest threat to freedom and democracy. No matter what your opinions, you are not apathetic and you are all fighters for freedom and democracy. To those who consider themselves believers, God bless you, to those who do not, my sincere thanks and appreciation.”

    For all the problems we think we may have, this puts it in perspective.


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