These tweets are from the start of NATO action in Libya, plus a few on Syria, Yemen, Egypt, and even a little art for relief. Above, an illustration by Czech animator and artist Jiri Trnka, from this 50 Watts post.
Tweets below the fold.
SlaughterAM Anne-Marie Slaughter
Must read. RT@TheAtlantic Is Obama simply trying to scare Qadaffi out of #Libya? http://theatln.tc/fFqh8r by @Max_Fisher
InkSptsGulliver Gulliver Inkspots
MT @NewYorker: Arming rebels "wrong, unnecessary, impractical, & self-defeating." http://nyr.kr/hqV3rr // told you so! http://bit.ly/hpl7Jm
cjchivers CJ Chivers
Can You I.D. This Libyan Rebel Weapon? - With all the talk of arming Libyan rebels for their campaign... http://tumblr.com/x1q1y6ixsc
The Robot Threat continued, Drones Want To Be Free RT @dangerroom What Not to Sell on eBay: Drones http://wrd.tw/g49i21
.@dandrezner Castro on The Robot Threat http://airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-agree-with-fidel-castro.html
The Robot Threat! RT@dandrezner This is, by far, the most powerful refutation of my zombie book I've seen to date: http://bit.ly/fmb13S
Haha RT @JoshHolly: How is this for timing? Code Pink protesting to an empty hearing room after the Libya hearing. ow.ly/i/9M8e
Pravda: Repressed man-hating lesbians attack #Libya http://mickhartley.typepad.com/blog/2011/03/repressed-man-hating-lesbians.html
@ThinkStrat @BlackburnJA Giving priority to justice for the living over justice for dead not a bad value, long as you don't negate justice.
RT @SETADC #Turkey to expand cooperation w Iraq's Kurds, plans to lift visas, Turkish Airlines to start flights to Arbil bit.ly/eSvpAJ
Equating opposing imperialist powers with opposing all they do is not to be independent, but to be a slavish mirror.. http://bit.ly/dMuKDZ
bowbrick Steve Bowbrick
Blimey, an online magazine about speech radio with loads of stuff to listen to http://j.mp/ao1y7L I think I might need a lie-down
On #Libya, intervention, Blair, and 'open v. closed' rather than 'left v. right': @robcrilly http://wp.me/p7qur-ms Which side are you on?
Malta company dodging Gaddafi's patrol boats to carry aid to Misurata | MaltaToday http://bit.ly/i9aHWb #libya #feb17
AdamGabbatt Adam Gabbatt
prominent Bahrain blogger @mahmood arrested at 3am on Wed, his brother @hani tells the Guardian http://bit.ly/hYuuSV #freemahmood
@astroehlein That wouldn't even the score, it would make it two nil.
London Olympics ahead of schedule: early start for terror scares and doping scandals, via @Londonist http://bit.ly/hJkRzm
@MajGenLorimer Aid by sea from Malta docked in Misurata only twice in past weeks, coast still controlled by Gadafi http://bit.ly/dEGm3V
@Galrahn Aid by sea from Malta docked in Misurata only twice in past weeks, coast still controlled by Gadafi http://bit.ly/dEGm3V #Misrata
Aid by sea from Malta docked in Misurata only twice in past weeks, coast still controlled by Gaddafi http://bit.ly/dEGm3V #Misrata #Libya
Pair of goldfinches back on the tree outside our studio window.
Al Jazeera: Gaddafi appoints a former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua as the Libyan ambassador at the UN
Spokesman: revolutionaries retreated after being confronted with 1000s of Chadian Republican Guards - #libya #feb17 - bit.ly/gc1vCS
mp3: http://podcast.dr.dk/P1/Harddisken/2011/harddisken_110330.mp3 @acarvin @evgenymorozov &c. on Danish radio http://bit.ly/g6FIOo #sxsw
MT @DAaronovitch Jeremy Bowen just said Assad 'pretty popular' in #Syria for 'standing up to Israel'. Poll evidence? Anecdote? What? #wato
RT @JewishChron Latest on the JC.com: Jews, Muslims urge Sarkozy to drop Islam debate http://bit.ly/hqykc5 via @modernityblog
@ThinkStrat Breached, ended, or more accurately non-existent propaganda lie.
@ThinkStrat Knickers. Gaddafi has announced a number of unilateral ceasefires & continued shelling. Shelling of civ. areas NOT self defence.
Cosy with Argentina Pres. Cristina Fernandez on #Libya also RT @BBCWorld Chavez wins press freedom prize [in Argentina] http://bbc.in/dHZ2z4
MT @glcarlstrom Gaddafi lets rebels race forward, hits once they're stretched. Rebels don't seem good at digging defensive positions. #Libya
On AQ paranoia MT @blakehounshell Insane quote from Bruce Riedel ["80%"!!] in this article on arming the Libyan rebels http://nyti.ms/fHkHeX
Chris McGreal: No sense the revolutionaries are in any way driven by Al-Qaeda - #libya #feb17 - bit.ly/hD3Evo
No contact made by Mousa Kousa as reports suggest defection to Tunisia | MaltaToday http://bit.ly/fDQwBJ #feb17 #libya
Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
Chavez speaking in Argentine uni: what's happening in #Libya is threat to the world, a capricious act by a small group seeking Libya's oil
abuaardvark Marc Lynch
Yes RT @NickKristof: Samantha Power's fingerprints on Obama Libya speech, policy - http://is.gd/Bq5bFj I'd say she's a great influence.
Samantha Power:not *Western* values that caused Libyan people to risk lives on street, via @joshrogin @benpolitico http://politi.co/hxUepp
Sorin129 Sorin Enache
Key figures in Libya's rebel council - http://bbc.in/gsTswT This is for people that STILL don't know who the "rebels" are
Mahmood is a bahraini blogger. He tweeted this 10 mins ago. RT @mahmood: Police here for me
Argentina President:“..so-called civilized countries.. dropping bombs.. makes me proud to be South American” feb17.info/live-libya-unr… No comment!
Actual Washington Post headline right now: "Obama speech on Libya doesn’t satisfy all critics"
@ThinkStrat Which part is dubious? Sections of French resistance openly communist. Danish resistance also, and Denmark still has a monarch!
@ChangeInLibya Lots of known Communists in French Resistance compared to suspected but unseen AQ fighters in #Libya, France still democracy.
Were lots of known Communists in French Resistance compared to suspected but unseen AlQaeda fighters in #Libya, & France still a democracy.
@ThinkStrat Were lots of known Communists in French Resistance compared to suspected but unseen AQ fighters in #Libya France still democracy
@ThinkStrat Didn't you mean "how representative of others are their views"? Or maybe you prefer "control"?
Amazed at the suspicion of the Libyan interim council. They're a bunch of respectable professionals. Real question is what do they control?
Brian_Whit Brian Whitaker
"A vision of a democratic Libya." Full text of the interim national council's document gu.com/p/2z48c/tw #libya
The battle in the port of Misrata, Libya. USS Barry, P-3s, and A-10s informationdissemination.net/2011/03/p-3-an…
shadihamid Shadi Hamid
To be fair, neocons, for all the destruction they caused in Iraq, grasped fundamental importance of Arab democracy before most
A realist with no grip on reality MT @ThinkStrat @VeryBritishDude Germany Russia India China ideally placed to make deal w. him if he wins.
Oil Prices Ease as Libyan Rebels Advance on Production Facilities - NYTimes.com: A good report on how oil compan... http://arb.st/e7LeOH
DIRECT from Misratah: city still witnessing attacks from eastern entrance. Tanks in Tripoli street & sniper fire #Libya libyafeb17.com
DIRECT from Misratah: Gaddafi’s vessels that were attacking Misratah have completely sunk after air strikes #libya - libyafeb17.com
Source? RT @ksnavarra: #Libya foreign Minister Mousa Kousa spotted with family, luggages in #Tunisia
AlanFisher Alan Fisher
U.S. forces attack 3 Libyan ships, including a coast guard vessel, to stop them firing at merchant ships in the port of Misrata, #Libya
@attackerman Yes, was also hoping to hear if we're going to have a dry summer this year, and who wins the next Grand National. Disappointing
@dpletka Saying "Gaddafi must go" is not saying "I must make Gaddafi go". I also say "Gaddafi must go", but doesn't mean I can make him go.
Tom Malinowski, Washington director, HRW: Why Isn’t Obama Getting Credit For Stopping An Atrocity? tnr.com/article/politi… #Libya
Bynickdavies Nick Davies
Huge cache of new evidence in phone-hacking scandal http://tinyurl.com/5vytgnj
Fighters join fight shock RT @joshuafoust Remember that time I asked if we really knew who we were supporting in Libya? http://ow.ly/4o91N
julianborger Julian Borger
Diplomats discuss Libya's future as Italy plots Gaddafi's escape route http://gu.com/p/2z3qx/tf
Am an idiot. Just realised Libyan State tv not jammed as it provides ongoing evidence of threat of warcrimes and regime falsehoods @cencio4
MaxDunbar1 Max Dunbar
@OpheliaBenson on LSE appointment of pseudo-left misogynist, with Cohen/LSE dialogue http://tinyurl.com/5tnny29
Libyan TV claiming the coalition hit civilian targets in Garyan. If minders take the press there, someone better bring a morgue thermometer.
Leaving #Mistra to sound of heavy machine gunfire, govt minders anxious to turn us around back to #Tripoli
#Misrata: damaged tanks on outskirts of city, evidence of coalition air strikes. Govt-organized pro-Gadhafi shouting crowd
In #Misrata now about 2-1/2 km from centre, hear gunfire, see smoke rising from centre but can't get there so can't tell what it is
shadihamid Shadi Hamid
Hello goodbye, @nirrosen leaves LSE mere days after announcing appointment: http://bit.ly/h4rFNh Via @hurryupharry
Henry_Kissinger Henry Kissinger
I miss the old days when everyone who mattered in the Arab world was on my speed dial. #FuckingPeoplePower
@joshuafoust You're right, he misrepresents there.
@joshuafoust @jarzuli Where's he say "supported" or "approved"? I see "acquiesced" which means something quite different. Misrepresenting?
KenRoth Kenneth Roth
As #Syria shoots demonstrators, it's running for seat on #UN Human Rights Council. Asian govts must stop this travesty w/ another candidate.
HMS_Nonsuch HMS Nonsuch
Sky News in Ras Lanuf show rockets used by #Gaddafi forces in a crate marked "Bulldozer Parts" from North Korea.
fieldproducer Neal Mann
Reports from rebels that Sirte had fallen being contradicted by journalists on ground,shows misinformation used by both sides in #Libya
@joshuafoust Kosovo ceasefire was different: Milosevic thought could hold on in Belgrade, hadn't openly slaughtered people on streets there.
@joshuafoust Unless you think he'll settle for safe passage for himself and his gold, in which case fine, save lives, let him go.
@joshuafoust For it to be realistic you need a scenario where Gadaffi holds what he's got without contravening UNSC resolution. How?
@joshuafoust The thought? I can think about it, but when I do, I just don't see how it's realistic if you mean it literally: cease fire.
@joshuafoust ...only possible ceasefire for him one allows killing in areas he controls, leaves US NATO looking very bad if they stand by.
@joshuafoust Um, repeated mass murder &c. of protesters in Tripoli? If ceasefire really means no more killing Gadaffi's finished. So...
@joshuafoust Only ceasefire Gadafi would want is one allowing repression to continue in areas he controls, so contrary to UNSC resoluton.
50WattsDotCom 50 Watts
My recent entry on @butdoesitfloat: Japanese avant-garde theater posters from the 60s and early 70s http://bit.ly/hwa2ve
ahauslohner Abigail Hauslohner
alphaleah Leah McElrath
@acarvin @TomasRosaBueno Viagra/condoms (&Tramadol: used off label to delay ejac) were ALL found in dungeons of State Sec in Egypt.
chrisalbon Christopher R. Albon
@acarvin Systematic rape in war is well documented: http://bit.ly/gwrG3A http://bit.ly/dIqJPZ http://bit.ly/gdOI3e
Al Jazeera says they've uncovered evidence of rape by Gaddafi forces; Libyan soldiers found with condoms an… (cont) http://deck.ly/~inDpu
zunguzungu Aaron Bady
UC-Berkeley sociologist doing fieldwork in Benghazi, has a blog: http://revolutionology.wordpress.com/ #rollonyoubears
modernityblog modernity blog
The Real Consequences Of Anti-Muslim Bigotry. http://wp.me/p4XPG-336
Defend the Muslims of Redbridge: We won’t stand for this in Redbridge: “RACIST abuse was shouted at worshippers ... http://bit.ly/fRmp0v
Those British protesters breaking and burning..they need to come to #Tunisia, #Egypt, #Yemen to take nonviolence training. #UK
@Galrahn RT @Benghazidoc AJA: correspondent reporting from hospital in #Misrata. He got in by sea on aid ship.
AJA: correspondent reporting from hospital in #Misrata. He got in by sea on aid ship.
AP also now reporting that Ras Lanuf and its oil terminal are in opposition control and they're pushing westward.
@lisang a bit out of date!
@maramkaff Defining what money is for first seems necessary whether raising from individual or masses. Otherwise risk money leads your aims.
La la-la, MT(17 Mar) @ThinkStrat Things that will not happen: 1) a no-fly zone; 2) a rebel victory; 3) Cameron & Sarkozy winning Nobel Prize
chasing Gaddafi's men across the desert, but absolutely no sign. Reached Ras Lanuf and no signs of any battle #libya
@maramkaff @Sandmonkey Sugardaddy? Or a little money from a lot of people - no dependency on one person's whims. Isn't that possible online?
WilliamsJon Jon Williams
Senior official pointed to lesson of Afghanistan - they fear some rebels in #Libya hv own agenda. Arming them could return to haunt west 2/2
WilliamsJon Jon Williams
STimes reporting "UK prepares to arm #Libya rebels". Talking to @foreignoffice officials on Fri, v clear they have no plans to do so. 1/2
dandrezner Daniel Drezner
Hmmm... Samantha Power's A Problem From Hell is back on Amazon's Top 10 bestsellers in international relations http://amzn.to/f2QCpY
Tharwacolamus Ammar Abdulhamid
Live updates on Syria’s uprising http://me.lt/2p7qw Map showing where protests are currently taking place #March15 #Syria #Assad
New art, swallows for spring. http://airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/03/swallows-for-spring.html
OnlineBahrain Bahrain Online
Sarahcarr أبو كار
Saleh giving it the Ben Ali & Mubarak pre-bye bye speech in Yemen on Al Jazeera now
Confirmed: Qaddafi son worse than Hitler RT @blakehounshell The terrible, terrible paintings of Seif al-Islam al-Qaddafi blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/…
Fantasist on Libya:"revolution not just anti-dictatorship, also against IMF & alliances with Israel"via @paulmyerscough http://bit.ly/fDbsdJ
Misrata, Doctors Without Borders to evacuate 50 wounded by boat Sunday.Only 2 wounded Thur. 109 dead in prev. 6 days http://nyti.ms/eD8dvw
Video evidence that #Misrata food storage facility has been bombed by #Gaddafi: http://youtu.be/JWZI81KNf0s
#Misrata has been cut off from the outside for the past week, now their remaining food supply has been bombed by #Gaddafi
To any aid organization interested - it is possible to send aid to #Misrata via the port - safe and in opposition hands. | #Libya #Feb17
@acarvin AJ Arabic spoke with someone in Misrata who confirmed this, about an hour ago? Caller name Saadoon Sewahli.
Misurata port, #Libya RT @Tripolitanian @acarvin A few gunshots were heard at the port today, nothing serious. Still in pro-democracy hands.
Great stuff. I just confirmed that people in Tripoli can hear BOTH radio free Misurata and radio free Benghazi #libya #feb17
WSJ Wall Street Journal
Breaking: Yemen's president and top general are hashing out a deal to resign within days http://on.wsj.com/f4zeyQ
For ye have the pirates always with you; but Gaddafi ye have not always. MT @Galrahn several dozen ships blockade Libya, ½ doz. for Somalia
MT @CarlRaincoat Somebody needs to raise question of Chavez's Gaddafi support to Ken Livingstone in a way that obliges a response.. #bbcqt
@HMS_Cumberland MT @Kathphlox video Misrata port, speaker giving today’s date, says port NOT in hand of G troops. http://tinyurl.com/6kysaed
MT @Kathphlox video Misrata port, speaker giving today’s date, saying port NOT in hand of G troops. http://tinyurl.com/6kysaed
In boats RT @libi4ever About 75 revolutionary armed with heavy weapon arrived Misrata from Benghazi just hours ago, God bless Misrata #Libya
@Galrahn MT @Kathphlox video Misrata port, speaker giving today’s date, saying port NOT in hand of G troops. http://tinyurl.com/6kysaed
@acarvin @Benghazidoc That mirrors @ReutersBreakingNews report "rebels kill 30 govt snipers"- is one report garbled version of the other?
AlArabiya_Eng AlArabiya English
Libyan opposition says Gaddafi warships and boats have gone from Misrata port #alarabiya #Gaddafi #Tripoli #Benghazi #Feb17
rebels will not be parading prisoners in front of media again - had massive bollocking (my phrase) from Human Rights Watch #libya
The idea that Syria is going to increase media freedoms when it just arrested the head of its Freedom of Expression Center is laughable
@ChangeInLibya Do you know more about the Colombian women? How did they get to Libya, who recruited & trained them? VERY curious to know.
Reuters Reuters Top News
Turkish assembly backs joining NATO naval operation reut.rs/eE7xvi
".. not peace but justice.. the infinitely more rewarding outcome.." RT @ObligedtoOffend Libya and the peace movement http://nblo.gs/fOn6R
@Galrahn MT @Article139 #Misrata calls for floating hospital. #Gaddafi forces still bombing, snipers target hospital. #Libya @ChangeInLibya
@joshuafoust and I'd like UK, France &c. to do much bigger share, though transatlantic co-operation v. good thing. Love!
@joshuafoust further, UK & EU migration politics corrosive, dictatorships south of Med bad for that, need democracies & economic integration
@joshuafoust I'm Irish in London, so maybe different. Regime previously responsible for arming anti-democratic forces within UK/IRL to start
@joshuafoust ..intervention can be realist where change is likely or inevitable.
@joshuafoust Not your point but some self-described 'Realists' would like old status quo back, not realistic. Intervention can be realist..
@joshuafoust Dear Realists: last year's reality is no longer realistic.
Beautiful work by Ree Treweek and friends MT @CharleyParkerLC Bizarre wonderful animated ads by Shy the Sun http://is.gd/pjkMql
evanchill Evan Hill
AFP: More than 100 people killed in Daraa on Wednesday, human rights activists and witnesses said. #Syria
Now that's realism RT @PeterTarlan M A Hoare: assist Arab struggle"to ensure good relations w. Arab leaders who emerge" http://bit.ly/iikUuA
#OFCOM Adam Baxter must go & take any others responsible with him #Iran http://airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/03/ofcoms-adam-baxter.html
Grotesque. MT @potkazar #OFCOM decision: "Sakineh & her son willing participants in #PressTV program" http://tinyurl.com/4wbu2jq #sakineh
Opposition Minister of Finance #Libya "Only 1000 Trained Fighters" NY Times enduringamerica.com/home/2011/3/24… via @enduringamerica
Deadly agitprop to distract a captive audience: RT @modernityblog Hamas, Netanyahu And The Middle East. http://wp.me/p4XPG-318
From Colombia to #Libya via?? MT @Libya_United #Misurata Narrator tells of arresting 2 Colombian women snipers (Arabic) youtube.com/watch?v=d2mw-J…
Questioning the Efficacy of a Libyan Maritime Embargo http://tinyurl.com/456ssh4
SherineT Sherine Tadros
Imagine a ME country that goes batshit for freedom, gets shot at for it by a dictator, and US Foreign Policy wonks encourage inaction #Libya
Germany, Merkel gov. approve plan to send AWACS planes & 300 personnel to Afghanistan to free up NATO for #Libya ops. http://bit.ly/ejgG4k
randomvariable Naadir Jeewa
Chavez might have sold Libya advanced Surface to Air Missiles? http://bit.ly/ejpsVc
LibyanDictator The Dictator
Protest to support NFZ tomorrow in #London: 12 - 1.30 British Foreign Ministry, 2 - 3 Qatar Embassy, 3.30 - 5 French Embassy #Libya #feb17
No revolution then.. SNAFU MT @GazaYBO Al Quds Brigade (Islamic Jehad military wing) fighting Israeli special forces near Al-waha now! #Gaza
cencio4 David Cenciotti
It's weird to hear a pilot requesting the ATC to climb to FL500 and think that he's actually sitting in front a LCD just like me #UAV
@BerendDubbe Seen this? Visual comparison, what musicians make on digital vs. analog distribution http://bit.ly/bjSA0V via @shwood @deppey
shwood Brian Brushwood
This visual comparison of what artists make from digital vs. analog distribution shocked me: http://bit.ly/bjSA0V
@shashj ..& no matter how well paid, every reason for them to cut and run when faced with deadlier foe than unarmed/lightly armed civilians.
@shashj Doesn't use of mercenaries imply inadequacy of his own forces, underline lack of internal support...
@shashj On "Gaddafi's sec. forces- bound by ties of clan..rather than prof.obligation- show no sign of peeling away." How about Mercenaries?
daraanow Daraa Now by F
UPDATE: Protesters chanting against Hezbollah & Iran during funeral service held afternoon today in #Daraa #Syria
yes but- MT @InkSptsGulliver RT @drfarls: WPR on Libya, the Afghan Model, and Strategic Incoherence http://bit.ly/eiVBKE // this = The Money
pdxuser Free #AiWeiwei
@acarvin Hamas seems to be trying to foment conflict with Israel in order to short-circuit the Gaza unity movement that's threatening them.
Good speculation re: Jerusalem bombing. RT @Abdulla_AlAthba: Change the subject for Syria
mayabeydoun Maya Beydoun
France 24 quotes NATO saying that Turkey offers a submarine and 5 ships to observe the arms ban on #Libya.#feb17
@blakehounshell Guess that's exactly why rockets are flying.
What a catastrophe it would be if Israel went back into Gaza, just when Palestinians there are straining under Hamas's rule.
Germany pulls ships from NATO command: acus.org/natosource/ger… via @blakehounshell @drjjoyner May I suggest sending them on pirate duty?
cencio4 David Cenciotti
The 6 Norwegian F-16s standing by in Souda Bay after stopover in Decimomannu cleared to join #odysseydawn under @USAfricaCommand command
.@ThinkStrat For @shashj writing for BBC on Kosovo, less than 3 months=protracted, independence=vivisection. Oh boy. http://fb.me/S8OwJC2j
Tidying up! MT @MarquardtA Back at the F-15 crash site. Big crater, pentagon confirms.. bombing run to destroy unexploded missiles #Libya
normblog Norman Geras
Hague's advice to Mugabe. http://bit.ly/iiTjFh
@don_macdonald You're very welcome, more power to you.
... NYT compares Milosevic support during Kosovo to Qaddafi support now http://nyti.ms/gI5h7q M. had much more, lasted only 16 months after.
Kosovo air war ended June 11 '99, Milosevic stayed less than 16 months to start of Oct 2000, not 2 years as FT has it. http://arb.st/gY0GOA
Spot the historical error in the FT article in my previous retweet: http://arb.st/gY0GOA
FT - Anti-Gaddafi voices re-emerge in Tripoli: http://arb.st/gY0GOA
Blog post: Machiavelli on mercenaries http://airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/03/machiavelli-on-mercenaries.html #Libya ..with Orson Welles
@abumuqawama @joshuafoust Rory Stewart is very wise, though he supports the govt. line, does so with mournful look & lots of words, words...
EnoughGaddafi Enough Gaddafi
Media covers #gaddafi press conf. & coalition forces conf, should also follow Libyan Nat. Council conf. 2. why haven't they? #feb17 #libya
Very lovely RT @50WattsDotCom from the archives: puppet animation great Jiri Trnka was also an illustrator http://bit.ly/heXBOh
The amount of intelligence lately on Iranian arms shipments is remarkable. ynetnews.com/articles/0,734…
@ThinkStrat Eh? You kvetch about Libya results from less than a week, then go on about "the great sweep of things"!
Wargaming #Libya by @Galrahn http://www.informationdissemination.net/2011/03/few-thoughts-on-libya.html
MT @robcrilly Locals queued up to thank airman #libya "I hugged him and said don't be scared we are your friends" http://tinyurl.com/5sfax99
modernityblog modernity blog
March And A Rough Around Up. http://wp.me/p4XPG-308
@ForeignSecNRao @randomsubu Intervention outcome uncertain but non-intervention would have had a sure outcome of mass murder.
Surprise, surprise.. RT @blakehounshell Irresponsible headline by the Independent independent.co.uk/news/world/afr…
Unqualified support from Terry Glavin and @bobfrombrockley http://brockley.blogspot.com/2011/03/unqualified-support.html #Libya
Infantile Leftism « P U L S E: It's not just about oil, stupid. http://arb.st/i0duND
RT @robcrilly just found a crashed US warplane in a field. believe a mechanical failure brought it down #libya ..RT 2: crew believed safe
13 journalists still missing #Libya MT @chrisalbon NYTimes reporters' capture: "they’re American, we can’t shoot them" http://nyti.ms/fiDXm6
Re. Arab governments' trust in US: The people who matter today are not necessarily the people who matter tomorrow. @ThinkStrat @RBStalin
CNN: Yemen leader, three top generals including Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, discuss transition of power http://bit.ly/eek8Iy by @jamjoomcnn
Differing UK polls on #Libya: Most oppose unilateral action, but most support multilateral.. http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/blog/archives/3320
Nostalgic? MT @jeremycorbyn Voted against Government on Libya; what we getting into? Only month ago were training Libyan mil. & selling arms
WaPo obit for Mo Nabbous. Includes tweets from me, @bencnn and others who got to know him over the last month. http://wapo.st/hBKFlQ #libya
annagueye Anna Gueye
RT @africamedia_CPJ personnel of #UN radio station's homes in #CIV2010 have been raided by #gbagbo forces http://j.mp/gSwCiT #IvoryCoast
PrivateEyeNews Private Eye Magazine
Spooky or what? The link between #MI6 and #Libya's intelligence and security apparatus: http://bit.ly/hyfC4v
Machiavelli: "Republics that arm the masses are capable of vast conquests, but mercenary troops are always a liability." #Libya
Machiavelli: "At times a ruler seems to benefit from using mercenaries.. but as soon as they face foreign troops their true worth is seen.."
Machiavelli: "A mercenary army puts off defeat for only so long as it postpones going into battle.."
Machiavelli:".. mercenaries.. are fractious, ambitious, ill-disciplined, treacherous. They show off to your allies & run from your enemies..
Machiavelli: "Mercenaries & auxiliaries are both useless and dangerous. Anyone relying on mercenaries to keep in power will never be safe.."
bowbrick Steve Bowbrick
Speechification, a slight reprise. You might like this montage of the first 100 programmes published http://bit.ly/dKfppw - only 300 to go!
@BlackburnJA RT @cencio4 Italy will add two more aircraft to the 8 already contributing to #odysseydawn Italian MoD affirmed today
@abumuqawama att. RT @cencio4 Italy will add two more aircraft to the 8 already contributing to #odysseydawn Italian MoD affirmed today
att. @ThinkStrat RT @cencio4 Italy will add two more aircraft to the 8 already contributing to #odysseydawn Italian MoD affirmed today
nobrowpress No Brow
nobrowpress No Brow
RT @PeterTarlan Lots of people asking about Libya 'endgame'. Vague feeling it involves free elections and Gaddafi's head on a stick.
Warmongering women: RT@abumuqawama How Our War in #Libya Explodes a Tired Sexist Canard: http://bit.ly/gyPW9U
@ThinkStrat this schtick by @RoryStewartUK of supporting gov. line in voice that sounds like he opposes, familiar from earlier Afghan debate
Mauritania's president, who's gov as @themoornextdoor says is bankrolled by Gaddafi, chaired the AU meeting that criticised intervention
AlanFisher Alan Fisher
just got to within a couple of miles of ajdabiya with rebel column before forced back by ambush. Four dead #libya
#Yemen coup leader Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar is Prez Saleh's half-brother, handled Islamists inc. Bin Laden in 1990s. http://arb.st/i1fIoc
Yemen's ambassadors in Kuwait & Syria resigned today.
@chrisalbon oh c'mon, the 1st one across the line wins! #Yemenis & #Syrians are growing tired of waiting on #Gaddafi's mood swings
Robin_FT Robin Wigglesworth
Bahrain crackdown spreads to villages: http://tinyurl.com/5wyaokg
iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi
#Yemen's ambassadors to Syria and Jordan have joined the revolution.
Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة
3 army commanders join revolution today, Aden governor resigns over repression against protesters. Army deploys in Sanaa #yemen
Amr Moussa clarifies his remarks about the no-fly zone reuters.com/article/2011/0…
On Acting Deputy Commissioner John Yates Metropolitan Police, News International, phone hacking @BrianCathcart http://bit.ly/hQ8Is2 #metgate
#Bahrain, the short version, via @AdamWeinstein @EditorsCI Christopher Davidson, "The Annexation of Bahrain?" http://bit.ly/dKAVCm
RT @gfry A Syrian woman calls for freedom. She's kidnapped in broad dailight by the #Syria secret police http://youtu.be/218IEpLCPrE #Mar15
Head of Eastern Military Zone in #Yemen (there are four) announces he is joining protesters - 2 of 4 now abandoned Saleh via @YERevolutions
pgranfield Patrick Granfield
Reading Robin's #FT blog, blogs.ft.com/beyond-brics/?…, I fear that what the #TheNational has advised for #Bahrain is too late: thenational.ae/thenationalcon…
COURAGE!!! RT @Gharabally: Disappeared right after Interview. #Saudi RT @hmalsabah: #WhereIsKhaled http://bit.ly/fFwbX7