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Muammar Gaddafi

Muammar Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam in 2011.

An Ominous Meeting In Tripoli

Oct 12, 2015 Shajahan Madampat

In April 2006, I was in Al-Aziziyah, the infamous Gaddafi compound in Tripoli, capital of Libya. There I met the dictator's son and daughter…

A View From The Villa

Oct 28, 2011 Uri Avnery

The Killing of Muammar Gaddafi and his son Muatasim was shown again and again on TV – literally ad nauseam. But in Israel there was another motive for showing these lynch scenes repeatedly...


An Old Evil Dies, A New Evil Is Born

No right-thinking person would shed tears over the death of Gaddafi, the Libyan dictator, but any well-informed analyst with his feet firmly on the ground would be nervous over the likely sequel to his elimination.

'Mercurial And Eccentric'

Oct 20, 2011 Gene A. Cretz

The Sep 2009 WikiLeaks cable by the then American ambassador to Libya, that cost the diplomat his job, but provided fascinating insights into the former dictator's personality


To The Shores Of Tripoli

Time for a democratically elected world executive that would have military forces at its disposal and that could intervene, if a world parliament so decides.

19 May, 2011

'A Viable Palestine, A Secure Israel'

Barack Obama

' We believe the borders of Israel and Palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps, so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states'


08 April, 2011

He May Be Mad, But He Ain't Crazy

Uri Avnery

Napolean said that it is better to fight against a coalition than to fight as part of one. It has become very apparent in the coalition war against Muammar Gaddafi


05 April, 2011

Climax Or Anti-Climax

B. Raman

There are signs of a re-think in the West on the advisability of carrying on the campaign in its present form


20 March, 2011

Non-Intervention Is A Dirty Word

Uri Avnery

For someone who was alive at the time of the Holocaust, especially for a Jew, there can be no doubt at all.


01 March, 2011

Defiant Till He Dies

B. Raman

In assessing Col Muammar Gadaffi’s continuing defiance of the international pressure to force him to quit, some facts need to be kept in mind.


01 March, 2011

A Crazy Prophet

Uri Avnery

Much has been said about Facebook and Twitter in the revolutions that are now turning the Arab world upside down. But for sheer influence, Al Jazeera trumps them all


22 February, 2011

'Will Not Leave Libya, Will Die Here As A Martyr'

Muammar Gaddafi

Even by Col Gaddafi's standards, it was an extraordinary speech, full of melodramatic defiance against almost everyone, divorced from reality, delusional, long-winded and rambling


06 February, 2009

The One-State Illusion

Uri Avnery

Muammar Qaddafi recently suggested that Jews and Arabs should live together in one joint state to be called Isratine. Israelis will be tempted to answer: Thanks, but no thanks. Palestinians might react quite similarly.


10 February, 2004

The Proliferation Principles

Michael Krepon

There are two morals for the proliferators of nuclear and missile technology - if that is the right word for this strange story. The first is don't get caught. The second is: be an indispensable ally to the United States in the global war on terror.


13 January, 2004

A Fox Called Lion

Uri Avnery

You really can't rely on these Arabs. Catch 23: If the Arabs are strong, you can't make peace with them. Catch 24: If the Arabs say they want war, you have to believe them. Take this fellow, Qaddafi. For decades he played the clown...


04 December, 2002

A Modest Proposal

Noam Chomsky

Encouraging Iran to invade Iraq, providing them with the necessary logistic and military support, from a safe distance, has many advantages over other proposals now being considered.


Photo Gallery

Expelled AIADMK leader VK Sasikala pays tribute at former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's memorial at Marina Beach, in Chennai. Sasikala visited the memorial for the first time after being released from...

PTI Photo/R Senthil Kumar

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and others during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to discuss the current political situation, upcoming Assembly polls, and organisational elections, at AICC...

PTI Photo

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi with party leader Rahul Gandhi and others during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to discuss the current political situation, upcoming Assembly polls, and...

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

NCC cadets during a training to operate guns at the Combined Army Training Camp (CATC) at Nagrota, on the outskirts of Jammu.

PTI Photo

Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi with party leader Rahul Gandhi and others during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting to discuss the current political situation, upcoming Assembly polls, and...

PTI Photo/Kamal Singh
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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

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Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

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Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

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Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

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Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu