Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Twit Archive - 21-31 March 2011



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.


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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

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InkSptsGulliver Gulliver Inkspots

MT @NewYorker: Arming rebels "wrong, unnecessary, impractical, & self-defeating." http://nyr.kr/hqV3rr // told you so! http://bit.ly/hpl7Jm

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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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

How long until WikiDrones? RT @dangerroom What Not to Sell on eBay: Drones http://wrd.tw/g49i21

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

The Robot Threat continued, Drones Want To Be Free RT @dangerroom What Not to Sell on eBay: Drones http://wrd.tw/g49i21

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

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

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Galrahn Raymond Pritchett

Haha RT @JoshHolly: How is this for timing? Code Pink protesting to an empty hearing room after the Libya hearing. ow.ly/i/9M8e

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ThinkStrat @BlackburnJA Giving priority to justice for the living over justice for dead not a bad value, long as you don't negate justice.

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habibahamid habiba hamid

RT @SETADC #Turkey to expand cooperation w Iraq's Kurds, plans to lift visas, Turkish Airlines to start flights to Arbil bit.ly/eSvpAJ

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Equating opposing imperialist powers with opposing all they do is not to be independent, but to be a slavish mirror.. http://bit.ly/dMuKDZ

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

On the Left, #Libya, intervention, Trotsky, and nose picking: http://bit.ly/dMuKDZ

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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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

On #Libya, intervention, Blair, and 'open v. closed' rather than 'left v. right': @robcrilly http://wp.me/p7qur-ms Which side are you on?

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maltatoday MaltaToday

Malta company dodging Gaddafi's patrol boats to carry aid to Misurata | MaltaToday http://bit.ly/i9aHWb #libya #feb17

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AdamGabbatt Adam Gabbatt

prominent Bahrain blogger @mahmood arrested at 3am on Wed, his brother @hani tells the Guardian http://bit.ly/hYuuSV #freemahmood

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@astroehlein That wouldn't even the score, it would make it two nil.
31 Mar  

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

London Olympics ahead of schedule: early start for terror scares and doping scandals, via @Londonist http://bit.ly/hJkRzm

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm
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@MajGenLorimer Aid by sea from Malta docked in Misurata only twice in past weeks, coast still controlled by Gadafi http://bit.ly/dEGm3V

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@Galrahn Aid by sea from Malta docked in Misurata only twice in past weeks, coast still controlled by Gadafi http://bit.ly/dEGm3V #Misrata

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Aid by sea from Malta docked in Misurata only twice in past weeks, coast still controlled by Gaddafi http://bit.ly/dEGm3V #Misrata #Libya

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Pair of goldfinches back on the tree outside our studio window.

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SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi

Al Jazeera: Gaddafi appoints a former Foreign Minister of Nicaragua as the Libyan ambassador at the UN

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LibyaFeb17_com LibyaFeb17.com

Spokesman: revolutionaries retreated after being confronted with 1000s of Chadian Republican Guards - #libya #feb17 - bit.ly/gc1vCS

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm


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lebeeya Lebeeya

The myth of tribal Libya. READ: http://tiny.cc/78p3u #freelibya

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

MT @DAaronovitch Jeremy Bowen just said Assad 'pretty popular' in #Syria for 'standing up to Israel'. Poll evidence? Anecdote? What? #wato

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

RT @JewishChron Latest on the JC.com: Jews, Muslims urge Sarkozy to drop Islam debate http://bit.ly/hqykc5 via @modernityblog

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ThinkStrat Breached, ended, or more accurately non-existent propaganda lie.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ThinkStrat Knickers. Gaddafi has announced a number of unilateral ceasefires & continued shelling. Shelling of civ. areas NOT self defence.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Cosy with Argentina Pres. Cristina Fernandez on #Libya also RT @BBCWorld Chavez wins press freedom prize [in Argentina] http://bbc.in/dHZ2z4

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

MT @glcarlstrom Gaddafi lets rebels race forward, hits once they're stretched. Rebels don't seem good at digging defensive positions. #Libya

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

On AQ paranoia MT @blakehounshell Insane quote from Bruce Riedel ["80%"!!] in this article on arming the Libyan rebels http://nyti.ms/fHkHeX

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LibyaFeb17_com LibyaFeb17.com

Chris McGreal: No sense the revolutionaries are in any way driven by Al-Qaeda - #libya #feb17 - bit.ly/hD3Evo

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maltatoday MaltaToday

No contact made by Mousa Kousa as reports suggest defection to Tunisia | MaltaToday http://bit.ly/fDQwBJ #feb17 #libya

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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

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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.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Samantha Power:not *Western* values that caused Libyan people to risk lives on street, via @joshrogin @benpolitico http://politi.co/hxUepp

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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

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acarvin Andy Carvin

Mahmood is a bahraini blogger. He tweeted this 10 mins ago. RT @mahmood: Police here for me

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Argentina President:“..so-called civilized countries.. dropping bombs.. makes me proud to be South American” feb17.info/live-libya-unr… No comment!

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blakehounshell Blake Hounshell

Actual Washington Post headline right now: "Obama speech on Libya doesn’t satisfy all critics"

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ThinkStrat Which part is dubious? Sections of French resistance openly communist. Danish resistance also, and Denmark still has a monarch!

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ChangeInLibya Lots of known Communists in French Resistance compared to suspected but unseen AQ fighters in #Libya, France still democracy.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Were lots of known Communists in French Resistance compared to suspected but unseen AlQaeda fighters in #Libya, & France still a democracy.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ThinkStrat Were lots of known Communists in French Resistance compared to suspected but unseen AQ fighters in #Libya France still democracy

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@iyad_elbaghdadi some of it was tweeted by @HMS_Cumberland

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ThinkStrat Didn't you mean "how representative of others are their views"? Or maybe you prefer "control"?

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blakehounshell Blake Hounshell

Amazed at the suspicion of the Libyan interim council. They're a bunch of respectable professionals. Real question is what do they control?

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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

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Galrahn Raymond Pritchett

The battle in the port of Misrata, Libya. USS Barry, P-3s, and A-10s informationdissemination.net/2011/03/p-3-an…

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shadihamid Shadi Hamid

To be fair, neocons, for all the destruction they caused in Iraq, grasped fundamental importance of Arab democracy before most

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

A realist with no grip on reality MT @ThinkStrat @VeryBritishDude Germany Russia India China ideally placed to make deal w. him if he wins.

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arabist arabist

Oil Prices Ease as Libyan Rebels Advance on Production Facilities - NYTimes.com: A good report on how oil compan... http://arb.st/e7LeOH

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LibyaFeb17_com LibyaFeb17.com

DIRECT from Misratah: city still witnessing attacks from eastern entrance. Tanks in Tripoli street & sniper fire #Libya libyafeb17.com

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LibyaFeb17_com LibyaFeb17.com

DIRECT from Misratah: Gaddafi’s vessels that were attacking Misratah have completely sunk after air strikes #libya - libyafeb17.com

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blakehounshell Blake Hounshell

Source? RT @ksnavarra: #Libya foreign Minister Mousa Kousa spotted with family, luggages in #Tunisia

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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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@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.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Tom Malinowski, Washington director, HRW: Why Isn’t Obama Getting Credit For Stopping An Atrocity? tnr.com/article/politi… #Libya

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Bynickdavies Nick Davies

Huge cache of new evidence in phone-hacking scandal http://tinyurl.com/5vytgnj

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

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

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julianborger Julian Borger

Diplomats discuss Libya's future as Italy plots Gaddafi's escape route http://gu.com/p/2z3qx/tf

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habibahamid habiba hamid

Am an idiot. Just realised Libyan State tv not jammed as it provides ongoing evidence of threat of warcrimes and regime falsehoods @cencio4

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MaxDunbar1 Max Dunbar

@OpheliaBenson on LSE appointment of pseudo-left misogynist, with Cohen/LSE dialogue http://tinyurl.com/5tnny29

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acarvin Andy Carvin

Libyan TV claiming the coalition hit civilian targets in Garyan. If minders take the press there, someone better bring a morgue thermometer.

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NicRobertsonCNN Nic Robertson

Leaving #Mistra to sound of heavy machine gunfire, govt minders anxious to turn us around back to #Tripoli

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NicRobertsonCNN Nic Robertson

#Misrata: damaged tanks on outskirts of city, evidence of coalition air strikes. Govt-organized pro-Gadhafi shouting crowd

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NicRobertsonCNN Nic Robertson

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

Tiny Qatar flexes muscles in no-fly #Libya campaign: http://bit.ly/eYCnRC

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Hello goodbye, @nirrosen leaves LSE mere days after announcing appointment: http://bit.ly/h4rFNh Via @hurryupharry

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Henry_Kissinger Henry Kissinger

I miss the old days when everyone who mattered in the Arab world was on my speed dial. #FuckingPeoplePower

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust You're right, he misrepresents there.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust @jarzuli Where's he say "supported" or "approved"? I see "acquiesced" which means something quite different. Misrepresenting?

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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.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

LSE goes from worse to bad via @hurryupharry Nir Rosen hired by LSE http://bit.ly/eRedaW

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HMS_Nonsuch HMS Nonsuch

Sky News in Ras Lanuf show rockets used by #Gaddafi forces in a crate marked "Bulldozer Parts" from North Korea.

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fieldproducer Neal Mann

Reports from rebels that Sirte had fallen being contradicted by journalists on ground,shows misinformation used by both sides in #Libya


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust Kosovo ceasefire was different: Milosevic thought could hold on in Belgrade, hadn't openly slaughtered people on streets there.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust Unless you think he'll settle for safe passage for himself and his gold, in which case fine, save lives, let him go.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust For it to be realistic you need a scenario where Gadaffi holds what he's got without contravening UNSC resolution. How?

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@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.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust ...only possible ceasefire for him one allows killing in areas he controls, leaves US NATO looking very bad if they stand by.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust Um, repeated mass murder &c. of protesters in Tripoli? If ceasefire really means no more killing Gadaffi's finished. So...


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust Only ceasefire Gadafi would want is one allowing repression to continue in areas he controls, so contrary to UNSC resoluton.

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50WattsDotCom 50 Watts

My recent entry on @butdoesitfloat: Japanese avant-garde theater posters from the 60s and early 70s http://bit.ly/hwa2ve

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ahauslohner Abigail Hauslohner

Libya's Dead and Missing: The Cost of Reconquest time.com/time/world/art… via @TIME

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alphaleah Leah McElrath

@acarvin @TomasRosaBueno Viagra/condoms (&Tramadol: used off label to delay ejac) were ALL found in dungeons of State Sec in Egypt.

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chrisalbon Christopher R. Albon

@acarvin Systematic rape in war is well documented: http://bit.ly/gwrG3A http://bit.ly/dIqJPZ http://bit.ly/gdOI3e

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acarvin Andy Carvin

Al Jazeera says they've uncovered evidence of rape by Gaddafi forces; Libyan soldiers found with condoms an… (cont) http://deck.ly/~inDpu

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zunguzungu Aaron Bady

UC-Berkeley sociologist doing fieldwork in Benghazi, has a blog: http://revolutionology.wordpress.com/ #rollonyoubears

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modernityblog modernity blog

The Real Consequences Of Anti-Muslim Bigotry. http://wp.me/p4XPG-336

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fleshisgrass fleshisgrass

Defend the Muslims of Redbridge: We won’t stand for this in Redbridge: “RACIST abuse was shouted at worshippers ... http://bit.ly/fRmp0v

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weddady weddady
Those British protesters breaking and burning..they need to come to #Tunisia, #Egypt, #Yemen to take nonviolence training. #UK

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@Galrahn RT @Benghazidoc AJA: correspondent reporting from hospital in #Misrata. He got in by sea on aid ship.

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Benghazidoc Benghazidoc

AJA: correspondent reporting from hospital in #Misrata. He got in by sea on aid ship.

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acarvin Andy Carvin

AP also now reporting that Ras Lanuf and its oil terminal are in opposition control and they're pushing westward.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@lisang a bit out of date!

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@maramkaff Defining what money is for first seems necessary whether raising from individual or masses. Otherwise risk money leads your aims.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

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

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robcrilly Rob Crilly

chasing Gaddafi's men across the desert, but absolutely no sign. Reached Ras Lanuf and no signs of any battle #libya

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@maramkaff @Sandmonkey Sugardaddy? Or a little money from a lot of people - no dependency on one person's whims. Isn't that possible online?

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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

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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

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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

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Tharwacolamus Ammar Abdulhamid

Live updates on Syria’s uprising http://me.lt/2p7qw Map showing where protests are currently taking place #March15 #Syria #Assad

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm


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OnlineBahrain Bahrain Online

Simeon Kerr from the FT reports on the latest in Bahrain today goo.gl/xucfR #bahrain #feb14 #14FEB

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Sarahcarr أبو كار

Saleh giving it the Ben Ali & Mubarak pre-bye bye speech in Yemen on Al Jazeera now


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Confirmed: Qaddafi son worse than Hitler RT @blakehounshell The terrible, terrible paintings of Seif al-Islam al-Qaddafi blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/…

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Fantasist on Libya:"revolution not just anti-dictatorship, also against IMF & alliances with Israel"via @paulmyerscough http://bit.ly/fDbsdJ

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

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

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Video evidence that #Misrata food storage facility has been bombed by #Gaddafi: http://youtu.be/JWZI81KNf0s

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#Misrata has been cut off from the outside for the past week, now their remaining food supply has been bombed by #Gaddafi

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To any aid organization interested - it is possible to send aid to #Misrata via the port - safe and in opposition hands. | #Libya #Feb17

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FreeBenghazi Libya.elHurra

@acarvin AJ Arabic spoke with someone in Misrata who confirmed this, about an hour ago? Caller name Saadoon Sewahli.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Misurata port, #Libya RT @Tripolitanian @acarvin A few gunshots were heard at the port today, nothing serious. Still in pro-democracy hands.

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gregorydjohnsen GregorydJohnsen

@acarvin all rumors so far on Saleh - #Yemen - nothing confirmed nothing known

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ChangeInLibya Mhalwes

Great stuff. I just confirmed that people in Tripoli can hear BOTH radio free Misurata and radio free Benghazi #libya #feb17

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ChangeInLibya Mhalwes

1449 AM - Radio Free Misurata and 675 AM Radio Free Benghazi #libya #feb17

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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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

MT @CarlRaincoat Somebody needs to raise question of Chavez's Gaddafi support to Ken Livingstone in a way that obliges a response.. #bbcqt

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@HMS_Cumberland MT @Kathphlox video Misrata port, speaker giving today’s date, says port NOT in hand of G troops. http://tinyurl.com/6kysaed

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

MT @Kathphlox video Misrata port, speaker giving today’s date, saying port NOT in hand of G troops. http://tinyurl.com/6kysaed

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

In boats RT @libi4ever About 75 revolutionary armed with heavy weapon arrived Misrata from Benghazi just hours ago, God bless Misrata #Libya

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@Galrahn MT @Kathphlox video Misrata port, speaker giving today’s date, saying port NOT in hand of G troops. http://tinyurl.com/6kysaed

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@acarvin @Benghazidoc That mirrors @ReutersBreakingNews report "rebels kill 30 govt snipers"- is one report garbled version of the other?

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ArmchairArab @ChangeInLibya But he has close ties with Colombian FARC anti-government guerrillas.

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AlArabiya_Eng AlArabiya English

Libyan opposition says Gaddafi warships and boats have gone from Misrata port #alarabiya #Gaddafi #Tripoli #Benghazi #Feb17

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robcrilly Rob Crilly

rebels will not be parading prisoners in front of media again - had massive bollocking (my phrase) from Human Rights Watch #libya

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blakehounshell Blake Hounshell

The idea that Syria is going to increase media freedoms when it just arrested the head of its Freedom of Expression Center is laughable

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@pettybooshwah @ChangeInLibya Chavez my thought also, but evidence, detail, would be good.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

".. not peace but justice.. the infinitely more rewarding outcome.." RT @ObligedtoOffend Libya and the peace movement http://nblo.gs/fOn6R

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@Galrahn MT @Article139 #Misrata calls for floating hospital. #Gaddafi forces still bombing, snipers target hospital. #Libya @ChangeInLibya

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust and I'd like UK, France &c. to do much bigger share, though transatlantic co-operation v. good thing. Love!

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust further, UK & EU migration politics corrosive, dictatorships south of Med bad for that, need democracies & economic integration

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust I'm Irish in London, so maybe different. Regime previously responsible for arming anti-democratic forces within UK/IRL to start

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust ..intervention can be realist where change is likely or inevitable.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust Not your point but some self-described 'Realists' would like old status quo back, not realistic. Intervention can be realist..

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@joshuafoust Dear Realists: last year's reality is no longer realistic.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Beautiful work by Ree Treweek and friends MT @CharleyParkerLC Bizarre wonderful animated ads by Shy the Sun http://is.gd/pjkMql

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evanchill Evan Hill

AFP: More than 100 people killed in Daraa on Wednesday, human rights activists and witnesses said. #Syria

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

#OFCOM Adam Baxter must go & take any others responsible with him #Iran http://airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/03/ofcoms-adam-baxter.html

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Grotesque. MT @potkazar #OFCOM decision: "Sakineh & her son willing participants in #PressTV program" http://tinyurl.com/4wbu2jq #sakineh

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Opposition Minister of Finance #Libya "Only 1000 Trained Fighters" NY Times enduringamerica.com/home/2011/3/24… via @enduringamerica

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Deadly agitprop to distract a captive audience: RT @modernityblog Hamas, Netanyahu And The Middle East. http://wp.me/p4XPG-318

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

From Colombia to #Libya via?? MT @Libya_United #Misurata Narrator tells of arresting 2 Colombian women snipers (Arabic) youtube.com/watch?v=d2mw-J…

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Galrahn Raymond Pritchett

Questioning the Efficacy of a Libyan Maritime Embargo http://tinyurl.com/456ssh4

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SherineT Sherine Tadros

Latest casualty toll from #Egypt Revolution: 685 people were killed and 5000 wounded #Jan25


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Galrahn Raymond Pritchett

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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Germany, Merkel gov. approve plan to send AWACS planes & 300 personnel to Afghanistan to free up NATO for #Libya ops. http://bit.ly/ejgG4k

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randomvariable Naadir Jeewa

Chavez might have sold Libya advanced Surface to Air Missiles? http://bit.ly/ejpsVc

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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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

No revolution then.. SNAFU MT @GazaYBO Al Quds Brigade (Islamic Jehad military wing) fighting Israeli special forces near Al-waha now! #Gaza

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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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@BerendDubbe Seen this? Visual comparison, what musicians make on digital vs. analog distribution http://bit.ly/bjSA0V via @shwood @deppey

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shwood Brian Brushwood

This visual comparison of what artists make from digital vs. analog distribution shocked me: http://bit.ly/bjSA0V


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@shashj ..& no matter how well paid, every reason for them to cut and run when faced with deadlier foe than unarmed/lightly armed civilians.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@shashj Doesn't use of mercenaries imply inadequacy of his own forces, underline lack of internal support...

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@shashj On "Gaddafi's sec. forces- bound by ties of clan..rather than prof.obligation- show no sign of peeling away." How about Mercenaries?

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daraanow Daraa Now by F

UPDATE: Protesters chanting against Hezbollah & Iran during funeral service held afternoon today in #Daraa #Syria

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

yes but- MT @InkSptsGulliver RT @drfarls: WPR on Libya, the Afghan Model, and Strategic Incoherence http://bit.ly/eiVBKE // this = The Money

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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.

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blakehounshell Blake Hounshell

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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@blakehounshell Guess that's exactly why rockets are flying.

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blakehounshell Blake Hounshell

What a catastrophe it would be if Israel went back into Gaza, just when Palestinians there are straining under Hamas's rule.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Germany pulls ships from NATO command: acus.org/natosource/ger… via @blakehounshell @drjjoyner May I suggest sending them on pirate duty?

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cencio4 David Cenciotti

The 6 Norwegian F-16s standing by in Souda Bay after stopover in Decimomannu cleared to join #odysseydawn under @USAfricaCommand command

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

.@ThinkStrat For @shashj writing for BBC on Kosovo, less than 3 months=protracted, independence=vivisection. Oh boy. http://fb.me/S8OwJC2j

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Tidying up! MT @MarquardtA Back at the F-15 crash site. Big crater, pentagon confirms.. bombing run to destroy unexploded missiles #Libya


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normblog Norman Geras

Hague's advice to Mugabe. http://bit.ly/iiTjFh

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@don_macdonald You're very welcome, more power to you.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

... NYT compares Milosevic support during Kosovo to Qaddafi support now http://nyti.ms/gI5h7q M. had much more, lasted only 16 months after.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Spot the historical error in the FT article in my previous retweet: http://arb.st/gY0GOA

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arabist arabist

FT - Anti-Gaddafi voices re-emerge in Tripoli: http://arb.st/gY0GOA

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Blog post: Machiavelli on mercenaries http://airforceamazons.blogspot.com/2011/03/machiavelli-on-mercenaries.html #Libya ..with Orson Welles


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@abumuqawama @joshuafoust Rory Stewart is very wise, though he supports the govt. line, does so with mournful look & lots of words, words...

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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

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Very lovely RT @50WattsDotCom from the archives: puppet animation great Jiri Trnka was also an illustrator http://bit.ly/heXBOh

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Galrahn Raymond Pritchett

The amount of intelligence lately on Iranian arms shipments is remarkable. ynetnews.com/articles/0,734…

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ThinkStrat Eh? You kvetch about Libya results from less than a week, then go on about "the great sweep of things"!

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

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

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modernityblog modernity blog

March And A Rough Around Up. http://wp.me/p4XPG-308

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ForeignSecNRao @randomsubu Intervention outcome uncertain but non-intervention would have had a sure outcome of mass murder.

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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Surprise, surprise.. RT @blakehounshell Irresponsible headline by the Independent independent.co.uk/news/world/afr…


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm



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arabist arabist

Infantile Leftism « P U L S E: It's not just about oil, stupid. http://arb.st/i0duND


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

RT @robcrilly just found a crashed US warplane in a field. believe a mechanical failure brought it down #libya ..RT 2: crew believed safe


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

13 journalists still missing #Libya MT @chrisalbon NYTimes reporters' capture: "they’re American, we can’t shoot them" http://nyti.ms/fiDXm6


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Re. Arab governments' trust in US: The people who matter today are not necessarily the people who matter tomorrow. @ThinkStrat @RBStalin


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SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi

CNN: Yemen leader, three top generals including Ali Mohsen Al-Ahmar, discuss transition of power http://bit.ly/eek8Iy by @jamjoomcnn


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Differing UK polls on #Libya: Most oppose unilateral action, but most support multilateral.. http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/blog/archives/3320


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Nostalgic? MT @jeremycorbyn Voted against Government on Libya; what we getting into? Only month ago were training Libyan mil. & selling arms


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acarvin Andy Carvin

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


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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


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PrivateEyeNews Private Eye Magazine

Spooky or what? The link between #MI6 and #Libya's intelligence and security apparatus: http://bit.ly/hyfC4v


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Machiavelli: "Republics that arm the masses are capable of vast conquests, but mercenary troops are always a liability." #Libya


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Machiavelli: "At times a ruler seems to benefit from using mercenaries.. but as soon as they face foreign troops their true worth is seen.."


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Machiavelli: "A mercenary army puts off defeat for only so long as it postpones going into battle.."


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Machiavelli:".. mercenaries.. are fractious, ambitious, ill-disciplined, treacherous. They show off to your allies & run from your enemies..


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Machiavelli: "Mercenaries & auxiliaries are both useless and dangerous. Anyone relying on mercenaries to keep in power will never be safe.."


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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!


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@BlackburnJA RT @cencio4 Italy will add two more aircraft to the 8 already contributing to #odysseydawn Italian MoD affirmed today


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@abumuqawama att. RT @cencio4 Italy will add two more aircraft to the 8 already contributing to #odysseydawn Italian MoD affirmed today


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

att. @ThinkStrat RT @cencio4 Italy will add two more aircraft to the 8 already contributing to #odysseydawn Italian MoD affirmed today


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm



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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

RT @PeterTarlan Lots of people asking about Libya 'endgame'. Vague feeling it involves free elections and Gaddafi's head on a stick.


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

Warmongering women: RT@abumuqawama How Our War in #Libya Explodes a Tired Sexist Canard: http://bit.ly/gyPW9U


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

@ThinkStrat this schtick by @RoryStewartUK of supporting gov. line in voice that sounds like he opposes, familiar from earlier Afghan debate


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habibahamid habiba hamid

Mauritania's president, who's gov as @themoornextdoor says is bankrolled by Gaddafi, chaired the AU meeting that criticised intervention


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AlanFisher Alan Fisher

#AJE's great web team have now set up a live blog on #Yemen. Follow it here http://aje.me/fHJ4Gs


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robcrilly Rob Crilly

just got to within a couple of miles of ajdabiya with rebel column before forced back by ambush. Four dead #libya


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arabist arabist

#Yemen coup leader Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar is Prez Saleh's half-brother, handled Islamists inc. Bin Laden in 1990s. http://arb.st/i1fIoc


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SultanAlQassemi Sultan Al Qassemi

Yemen's ambassadors in Kuwait & Syria resigned today.


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Arsalanism Arsalanism

@chrisalbon oh c'mon, the 1st one across the line wins! #Yemenis & #Syrians are growing tired of waiting on #Gaddafi's mood swings


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Robin_FT Robin Wigglesworth

Bahrain crackdown spreads to villages: http://tinyurl.com/5wyaokg


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iyad_elbaghdadi Iyad El-Baghdadi

#Yemen's ambassadors to Syria and Jordan have joined the revolution.


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Dima_Khatib Dima Khatib أنا ديمة

3 army commanders join revolution today, Aden governor resigns over repression against protesters. Army deploys in Sanaa #yemen


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blakehounshell Blake Hounshell

Amr Moussa clarifies his remarks about the no-fly zone reuters.com/article/2011/0…


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

On Acting Deputy Commissioner John Yates Metropolitan Police, News International, phone hacking @BrianCathcart http://bit.ly/hQ8Is2 #metgate


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kelliestrom Kellie Strøm

#Bahrain, the short version, via @AdamWeinstein @EditorsCI Christopher Davidson, "The Annexation of Bahrain?" http://bit.ly/dKAVCm


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habibahamid habiba hamid
by kelliestrom

RT @gfry A Syrian woman calls for freedom. She's kidnapped in broad dailight by the #Syria secret police http://youtu.be/218IEpLCPrE #Mar15


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gregorydjohnsen GregorydJohnsen

Head of Eastern Military Zone in #Yemen (there are four) announces he is joining protesters - 2 of 4 now abandoned Saleh via @YERevolutions


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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…


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weddady weddady

COURAGE!!! RT @Gharabally: Disappeared right after Interview. #Saudi RT @hmalsabah: #WhereIsKhaled http://bit.ly/fFwbX7

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