Lots of Libya tweets, and one moon tweet. Above is a detail of a jolly Soviet moon illustration from 1965, one of hundreds of images in this Man in Space! Flickr set, tweeted by Tom Gauld.
Tweets below the fold.
BrianCathcart Brian Cathcart
News Int's #phonehacking compensation fund is said to be £20m. BSkyB, soon to be all Murdoch's, makes that much in profit every week.
evanchill Evan Hill
BloggerSeif Ali Seif
Video: 19 protesters killed in Syria http://youtu.be/EqHJ3DYvKuw
Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
I invite you to read timeline of @angryarabiya whose father, A. Hadi Khawaja, a #Bahrain human rights activist , was beaten & taken away.
Gaddafi mines laid in #Misrata streets? MT @LibyaFeb17_com Comprehensive report of events in Misratah April 8th bit.ly/i6FeRl - #Libya
MT @abumuqawama Alastair Crooke on reformer Bashar Assad: http://bit.ly/hBlEvK COMPLETELY UNRELATED (reformist) Syrian forces kill 20+ today
chrisalbon Christopher R. Albon
Actually rather impressive RT @PrimorisEra: 4 Qassams rockets fired at south of #Israel from #Gaza Strip, Iron Dome intercepts 3
German military would join EU aid mission to #Libya http://nyti.ms/ijkLBc More on current EU battle groups http://bit.ly/hsBjSw
Hardcore888 Reynaldo Anderson
International Committee of the Red Cross chartered vessel sailing from Benghazi to #Misrata #Libya http://bit.ly/eMOxoZ
Details on Marianne Danica, United Nations World Food Programme ship now in #Misrata #Libya http://bit.ly/g7YGzT
Many Libya mercenaries likely from other Africa countries, but believe some from Belarus, José Luís Gómez del Prado, UN http://bit.ly/gK9zQ7
Mercenary snipers "contracted at least by Col. Gadhafi & possibly also by the opposition" José Luís Gómez del Prado, UN http://bit.ly/gK9zQ7
modernityblog modernity blog
Free Khaled al-Johani. http://wp.me/p4XPG-36g
@InkSptsGulliver @abuaardvark We started with premise that arms imports from other sources inevitable. Talking arms control not provision.
@InkSptsGulliver @abuaardvark Non-proliferating and friendly would be a start, & major improvement over (conventional) proliferator Gaddafi.
@InkSptsGulliver @abuaardvark Question isn't is it hard, but is it necessary if AQ in Libya fear real and if arms imports happening anyway.
@InkSptsGulliver @abuaardvark Pol-mil engagement to help build effective OPCON is what I'm suggesting. More effective than disparagement.
@InkSptsGulliver @abuaardvark Then pol-mil engagement w. TNC is important to help avoid proliferation of new arms beyond anti-Gaddafi fight.
InkSptsGulliver Gulliver Inkspots
RT @abuaardvark: Debate over arming Libya rebels sort of silly. Once they have $$ from selling oil or unfrozen assets, they'll buy weapons.
Galrahn Raymond Pritchett
Why were UK and US Marine deployments to Med moved up? RT @thinkdefence: Royal Marines train for beach assault missions mod.uk/DefenceInterne…
@LibyaFeb17_com BBC: HMS Albion sails early for Cougar 11 exercise, will be on standby for #Libya humanitarian need. http://bbc.in/gb2TDP
BBC: HMS Albion sails early to Med for Cougar 11 exercise, will be on standby for #Libya humanitarian need. http://bbc.in/gb2TDP #Misrata
@Galrahn BBC: HMS Albion sails early to Med for Cougar 11 exercise, but will be on standby for Libya humanitarian need. http://bbc.in/gb2TDP
Thanks for the #ff @normblog , and for the good company, @bobfrombrockley @bombaylychee @citizen_sane & Co.
Gates: #Libya does not set precedent, unique because "Arab League actually asking for an intervention" @LibyaFeb17_com bit.ly/fHVSFE
Via @LibyaFeb17_com UNICEF: "reliable & consistent reports, children among the people targeted by snipers in Misrata." http://bit.ly/gvKReL
@Galrahn @HMS_Cumberland Former Libya energy minister Omar Fathi Bin Shatwan says control of sea key to force Gaddafi out http://ow.ly/4vTZU
@WilliamJHague NATO's public attitude towards communications with rebel forces giving bad impression, issue needs resolving urgently
Libya: Rebels accuse Chadian government of backing Gaddafi: http://arb.st/gpKb5a
NATO: Humanitarian agencies are communicating the location and intentions of their ships to NATO.
Libyans Remember April 7th As A Day Of Rage And Grief http://www.neontommy.com/news/2011/04/april-7th via @LibyaFeb17_com #Libya
dandrezner Daniel Drezner
When you think Colin Powell is a "bold choice" for anything, you need to get out of DC http://bit.ly/hvbmUw
World Food Programme ship arrives in Misrata with food, medical supplies, doctors - #libya #feb17 - bit.ly/gCL0zd
Fear and loathing in the Rixos Hotel, by Hadeel Al-Shalchi http://tinyurl.com/3r3syqa Reporters in Gadhafi's gilded cage. #Libya via @lisang
NATOpress NATO Press
''Gaddafi attacks Libyan oil field'' - Statement by NATO Joint Force Command Naples - http://goo.gl/AwOtV
Good detailed NYTimes story RT @Ibishblog Bid for State of Palestine Gets Support From I.M.F. - http://b7ni.sl.pt
abuaardvark Marc Lynch
RT @KenRoth: NYT on intensifying crackdown in Bahrain....they are "leaving no oppressive stone unturned." http://nyti.ms/fbtbTJ
@LibyaFeb17_com British forces to do pretend disaster relief in exercise Cougar 11 while real #Misrata crisis goes on? http://dlvr.it/Mjvcc
@ChangeInLibya British forces to do pretend disaster relief in exercise Cougar 11 while real #Misrata crisis goes on. http://dlvr.it/Mjvcc
freedomgroupTV Freedom Group
We've a dedicated YouTube channel with latest video reports from #MIsrata, #Libya http://www.youtube.com/user/miusrata17miusrata
irenefanous Irene Fanous
Boat from Libya sinks; 250 missing s.boston.com/u/k414. Too much tragedy for the Libyan ppl
#Libya: #Belarus mercenary 'paid £1,900 a month to help #Gaddafi forces' — telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews…
British forces do pretend disaster relief & humanitarian aid in exercise Cougar 11, while real #Misrata crisis goes on. http://dlvr.it/Mjvcc
..but why test this in an exercise now - there's an opportunity for a real test in #Misrata #Libya http://dlvr.it/Mjvcc via @HMS_Cumberland
MoD: marines, ships sent to Med sea in exercise test UK ability in disaster relief, aid, & amphib. ops, not for #Libya, via @HMS_Cumberland
#Bahrain "Manama crackdown & Saudi Arabia intervention dangerous for peace - turn movement for reform into armed conflict" ICG via @arabist
@citizen_sane Twitter has the answer.
Dr. Patrick Porter cites intervention opponent Alan J. Kuperman in comments, but AJK less than honest on Libya, Kosovo http://bit.ly/iiw7RQ
Over 20,000 imprisoned by Gaddafi forces in Tripoli and the surrounding cities over the past 5 weeks, says @LibyanTNC http://bit.ly/dOGgZb
EnoughGaddafi Enough Gaddafi
Oil sales r excellent opportunity 4 Nat. Council 2 show dedication 2 fighting corruption & transparency tiny.cc/edkti #libya #feb17
Dr. Patrick Porter says Libya war "preemptive"! RT @smallwars Lost in Libya: The U.K. Does Not Understand Strategy http://bit.ly/iiw7RQ
Dr. Patrick Porter & I disagree in the comments RT @smallwars Lost in Libya: The U.K. Does Not Understand Strategy http://bit.ly/iiw7RQ
@michaelezra I want Frank Dobson to sit a little less comfortably in his seat. Dispiriting to just hand over my vote without a struggle.
@michaelezra Tried and tested.. so was feudalism, those were the days!
Margaret Wente: "War in Libya a creation of liberal intellectuals" She missed a bit at the start. RT @normblog R2P x 2. http://bit.ly/hBpoAo
LIBTRIP LIBYA TRIPOLI
Denmark has appointed a special envoy to Benghazi, Danish foreign ministry has said. The country does not have an ambassador in Tripoli.
artinconnu Art Inconnu
Art Inconnu: Ivan Generalic (1914 - 1992) http://bit.ly/eidbvb
Iranian arms shipment interceptions roundup http://www.informationdissemination.net/2011/04/pattern-of-containment.html
Air Force Amazon RT @ISAFmedia TF ODIN pilot recalls being among first female Army combat aviators http://ht.ly/4u4kE
Galrahn Raymond Pritchett
The view of NATO from the ground in Libya. This is the ugly truth of how much fail exists in Libyan policy. libyafeb17.com/2011/04/transl…
Translated: The COMPLETE press conference that Major General AbdulFatah Younis gave today - #libya #feb17 - bit.ly/gkNXW0
@Liberty4Libya Just irritating reading stuff that's ALREADY disproven. But let's see if TNC confirm/deny ship & if Algerian story is real.
@Liberty4Libya @acarvin JPost, Stratfor & MEMonitor all repeats of Algerian newspaper Al-Shuruq story, source "Omar El-Khadraoui" Who is he?
@Liberty4Libya Disproven. Go here and scroll down: http://storify.com/acarvin/how-to-debunk-a-geopolitical-rumor-with-your-twitt2
@Liberty4Libya Who's Omar El-Khadraoui? The only links Google comes up with are repeats of this Israeli weapons story. @acarvin
@abumuqawama Seen Terry Glavin in Dissent, on why Mazar-e-Sharif? http://dissentmagazine.org/online.php?id=467 Interested in your thoughts.
Terry Glavin, Massacre in Mazar-i-Sharif http://dissentmagazine.org/online.php?id=467 - propaganda, Iran, Karzai. More: http://bit.ly/ghyrTv
@joshuafoust v. interested in your view of it
@joshuafoust Have you read Terry Glavin in Dissent, & his explanation as to why Mazar-e-Sharif? http://dissentmagazine.org/online.php?id=467
@acarvin @Liberty4Libya @KeithE1970 @ArmchairArab #AJA has recent history of this kind of story with no backup proof - like to hear from TNC
"..another week, there will be no more Misrata” Gen Abdul Fattah Younis RT @BBCWorld Nato 'failing civilians in Libya' http://bbc.in/hQY6Vb
AzmatZahra Azmat Khan
.@NewYorker unlocked @eosnos' May '10 profile of Ai #Weiwei, who has been detained by Chinese authorities since Sunday: http://ow.ly/4tTMO
By @cjchivers & DD Kirkpatrick RT @blakehounshell Torture in Libya:"The faces of the dead bore expressions of horror." nytimes.com/2011/04/06/wor…
jebsharp Jeb Sharp
LibyanDictator The Dictator
#LONDON PROTESTS: Friday 8th for #Zawia 2-6pm, Libyan Embassy. Saturday 9th against Turkey 1-4pm, Turkish Embassy. #Libya #Feb17
In Libya, rebs at eastern front have a mishmash of equipment, weapons, ammo. Very poorly equipped. Will write on this in detail in NYT soon.
Medcare at E front in Libya surprisingly good and well organized. Ambulance crews and doctors very, very brave. Humbling.
NATO: "Misrata is a number one priority. Tanks being hidden, use of human shields"
@eamonnmcdonagh "This revolutionary moment.. has wrong-footed just about everybody" made me laugh thinking of last thread at old ZWord
@ThinkStrat Porter sez:"..may be we should act where we can even if we often cannot. But that not govt arg." BUT IT IS! http://bit.ly/fUt8En
@ThinkStrat Patrick Porter seems to think Libya is in the Persian Gulf? "We manage to live with atrocious states elsewhere in the Gulf..."
lindsaywise Lindsay Wise
RT @glcarlstrom Libyan rebels sell their first oil shipment, worth about $125 million: http://j.mp/hrVfIn
@CaribeDeMar Hey by the way, I hope you've got a license for that avatar image. http://bit.ly/id6mQa @weddady
@CaribeDeMar Read The Black Jacobins by CLR James. Freedom fighter Toussaint L'Ouverture aligned w. imperialists when necessary. @weddady
cencio4 David Cenciotti
"Arms embargo doesn't implies we can stop fuel supplies": BrigGen van Uhm on Libya ops. More on Day 18 on my blog tomorrow #unifiedprotector
Denmark & Norway support open-ended military campaign, "as long as it takes to protect civilians" - #libya #feb17 - bit.ly/dVhhAo
The next big protest the #Feb25 youth are planning is on April 25, they're calling for a national day of anger #Mauritania
Get my birds and sticks for repeating pattern on desktop, blog or twitter background: http://bit.ly/hRSqSA Free for non-commercial use only.
fpleitgenCNN Frederik Pleitgen
Another brave nurse from Bangladesh who stayed in #misrata #libya tends to severely wounded. http://twitpic.com/4h6e2n
fpleitgenCNN Frederik Pleitgen
Brave Ukrainian nurse who stayed in #misrata #libya tends to wounded man. He has since been evacuated by Turk ship http://twitpic.com/4h6dbe
Terry Glavin: An Afghan Kristallnacht http://transmontanus.blogspot.com/2011/04/afghan-kristallnacht.html
@Dima_Khatib @weddady @CaribeDeMar "..is not to be independent of them, but to be their slavish mirror image." - Sean Matgamna (4/4)
@Dima_Khatib @weddady @CaribeDeMar ".. rooted, class opposition to these powers with deep opposition to every specific thing they do.."(3/4)
@Dima_Khatib @weddady @CaribeDeMar "Much that they do, most of what they do, should indeed be opposed. But to equate our long term.."(2/4)
@Dima_Khatib @weddady @CaribeDeMar Kitsch-leftism:"..opposition to whatever the main imperialist bourgeoisies are doing.No matter what."(1/4
Been reading @Dima_Khatib and @weddady tweet through the looking glass with @CaribeDeMar yesterday - kitsch-left monotone anti-imperialism.
MT @Dima_Khatib Can Libyan friends help my dear friend @CaribeDeMar understand the reality of Gaddafi & Libya? He believes Libyan State TV
@iyad_elbaghdadi But the Express is not a real newspaper- specialist in Princess Di conspiracy. Where's the document it's saying was online?
lheron Liz Heron
Write-up of @NPR phone intvu w. #EmanAlObeidy http://n.pr/eAX2Ss Will air at 7 . @CNN also talked to her, airing at 10.
Reuters: Doctors Without Borders ship brings 71 injured from #Misrata to Tunisia http://reut.rs/gzLHlG via @LibyaFeb17_com #Libya
@fpinternational Seen it, not yet read it, so much stuff!
@fpinternational Yes, very funny to see HST get sensitive when Steadman's pen turns on him. Vanity, vanity!
abuaardvark Marc Lynch
I've heard this RT @Brian_Whit: US ready to abandon Salih. Yemeni president's position is 'untenable' http://bit.ly/gGE7Db #yemen
MT @michaelezra Eamonn McCann's 1987 interview with Gaddafi. #Libya http://bit.ly/eIvU34 "Reagan is turning me into a time bomb."
@michaelezra Many thanks!
Steadman: "I am the one you needed when you needed someone to say what cannot be said in words." http://bit.ly/ebTSMu via @fpinternational
fpinternational Forbidden Planet Int
nasty letters between Hunter S Thompson & Ralph Steadman over his cartoon http://bit.ly/ebTSMu via @BoingBoing
ksnavarra Karl Stagno-Navarra
#Italy announces it formally recognises #Bengazi Transitional Council as 'only' legitimate representative of #Libya people
ksnavarra Karl Stagno-Navarra
#Italy to operate special evacuation flights to extract injured civilians from #Misurata, some are destined for #Malta
@ksnavarra Good, but will they also fly aid in? re. #Italy to operate special evacuation flights to extract injured civilians from #Misurata
cencio4 David Cenciotti
RT @ksnavarra: #Italy to operate special evacuation flights to extract injured civilians from #Misurata, some are destined for #Malta
habibahamid habiba hamid
Influential stuff from former chief of British Army; he of intervention experience: General Sir Mike Jackson in FT http://ow.ly/4sqU5
MT @iyad_elbaghdadi If you stop weapons reaching the rebels legally, only illegal rebels will have weapons, if you know what I mean. #Libya
RT @iyad_elbaghdadi Putting aside "moral" reasons to arm rebels, there's a pragmatic reason. If the West doesn't, someone else will. #Libya
glcarlstrom Gregg Carlstrom
Same great taste, now w/extra partisan rancor! RT @blakehounshell: Int'l story I'm least excited about covering? Goldstone debate part deux.
@michaelezra Don't feel obliged, it's quite tedious ...
@michaelezra In paragraph 6 the post I link to scans of the entire article. http://airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/04/making-excuses.html
@habibahamid @secretgcd @michaelezra On Is/Pal @hitchbitch blames "hysterical clerics on both sides" & Christians too http://bit.ly/eEeMl4
@habibahamid @secretgcd @michaelezra @hitchbitch Hitchens in praise of Islamic clerics: http://www.slate.com/id/2222254/ Not April fool's.
@michaelezra Something from the archives.. http://airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/04/making-excuses.html
chrisalbon Christopher R. Albon
Sarkozy definitely knows how to win their hearts and minds: http://twitpic.com/48hmrh
PootBlog Damian Counsell
Managed to block followers until I was down to 99 yesterday. Now I'm back up to 101. Being unpopular on Twitter is hard work.
See earlier tweets re. this ship MT @AlmanaraMedia Arrival of ferry 'Ankara' to #Misrata, transporting wounded to Turkey youtube.com/watch?v=ihK6Pv…
MT @solhog how they arrive? tankers Tripoli.. MT @HMS_Cumberland appear in AIS data cause atmosph.cond. not ships moving marinetraffic.com/ais/stationdet…
@BorowitzReport No, much longer than ten.
MaryFitzgerldIT Mary Fitzgerald
#Misrata Update: Two ships arrived in the city's port today. One from Qatar and one from Turkey - #Libya - bit.ly/haZ0xs
Turkish Health Ministry: Turkish ship now in #Misrata had been some days waiting offshore on NATO advice http://bit.ly/ejD7gh
Story yesterday on Turkish ferry 'Ankara' http://bit.ly/i1AZbc Today ship arrived #Misrata with medical aid http://bit.ly/gE3ncj @feb17libya
@joshuafoust It's slightly trickier, got to pick aim, then pick side most likely to serve that aim, but maintain aim above allegiance.
Is it possible to do R2P missions without picking sides in a conflict? And if not, why not just fess up & openly pick sides & make it work?
News From Libya, Saturday Night. - With nightfall, Bryan Denton and I are back from the front lines near... http://tumblr.com/x1q1yxkxvt
ICRC: 800 victims MT @EthanZ Massacre in Duekoue, Ivory Coast. Will this move AU, UN to intervene, protect civilians? http://bit.ly/h0v60d
blakehounshell Blake Hounshell
Interesting: Goldstone on the Goldstone Report: washingtonpost.com/opinions/recon…
#Misrata under siege, by CNN's Frederik Pleitgen http://tinyurl.com/3v9sxky who reached it by boat http://bit.ly/h0082W via @libyana1702
Summary from my source in Misurata, about 5 mins ago: Shelling of Misurata began around 5pm local time. Muc… (cont) http://deck.ly/~WOQyb
Sinking Gaddafi boats, hitting armor round #Misrata good, but enforcing UN res. 1973 means safe passage for ships to Misarata port. Overdue.
Reuters RT @hammametsou #Libya's Misrata under intense bombardment: rebels #arabrevolution http://viigo.im/6hMS
@ThinkStrat Current strat aligns West with Libya pop. means long term stability for Western relations with Libya after G gone.
@ThinkStrat ..attempts to open Libya wld be crippled by G's toxicity following suppression, insurgency would be anti-West. Enemies all round
@ThinkStrat G victory/survival would mean greater support within pop. for armed insurgency, an insurg. that also saw West as betrayers/enemy
@ThinkStrat G victory/survival would mean even greater use of lethal force against pop. Even lower levels of consent to his rule...
@ThinkStrat This seems a narrow point. Wider Q would look at range of implications of G victory/survival in view of actions it would involve
PeterTarlan Peter Tarlan
@kelliestrom Johnstone's name always brings to mind Brockes's Q "How can journalism be wrong & still outstanding?". Chomsky never answered.
shadihamid Shadi Hamid
If arming #Libya's rebels is such a bad idea, then so too is not arming them
shadihamid Shadi Hamid
About an hour ago I spoke with a contact in Misurata who is with a group that runs the miusrata17miusrata chan… (cont) http://deck.ly/~lLtRO
BBC News on exporting oil from free Libya RT @lewisaidan My piece on oil in #Libya and how the conflict is being funded: http://ow.ly/4rckq
Projection: Noam Chomsky on #Libya, R2P, and the "fallacy of wrong agency" http://bit.ly/eKE8XI guest star Srebrenica denier Diana Johnstone
@Libyus No, quotes Srebrenica denier Diana Johnstone for 1 thing. http://bit.ly/g5AhYh Chomsky's blind to his own "fallacy of wrong agency".
Mohammad_Syria Mohammad Al abdallah
Eyewitnesses: Snipers are shooting on protesters and preventing people to access to hospital in #Duma #Syria #mar15
Phone call from Douma Security started shooting live ammunition on protesters #Syria #Damascus #March15 #Daraa
Muslim Association of Britain Supports British Action In Libya: From the Muslim Association of Britain, the Brit... http://bit.ly/dOQaz7
bobfrombrockley Bob Gordon
CounterPunch, Wikipedia And Bob.: wp.me/p4XPG-34r
Terry Glavin on Malalai Joya, and on some Afghans you may not have heard of. http://bit.ly/gkvMQi
.@ThinkStrat If you're going to recommend John R Schindler on Bosnia then you also need to read this: http://bit.ly/epQhHP
"mounting speculation that Gaddafi's sons, foremost among them Saif al-Islam, Saadi [aka the "dead" one] and Mutassim, are anxious to talk."
"..and even indulge in some minor rioting, without deaths, shooting, arbitrary arrests and torture." http://bit.ly/hUhpcp
"..A type of regime where 250,000 people can march against government policy and even indulge in some minor rioting.." http://bit.ly/hUhpcp
"..sort of polities that people have seen on satellite TV,on YouTube, or experienced as students in the west. A type.." http://bit.ly/hUhpcp
"..What is being demanded is something humdrum, the dignity of an ordinary life lived in the sort of polities that.." http://bit.ly/hUhpcp
"..especially when informed by impossibilist ideologies. Yet this is not what is happening in the Middle East.." http://bit.ly/hUhpcp
The Fat Man on Libya, Burkes and Paines: "Revolutions can go very wrong indeed, especially when informed by.." http://bit.ly/hUhpcp
#ff @annagueye for #IvoryCoast RTs, @acarvin north of Sahara RTs, @Dima_Khatib M. East via South Am. @bobfrombrockley south of London Bridge
Earlier by @cjchivers - arms #Libya uprising has http://bit.ly/ikbDe3 where from http://bit.ly/hvUPGG where they may go http://bit.ly/eEPOew