Tag Archives: Libya

Gov. Johnson releases statement on Libya

Libertarian presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson released this statement regarding the attack on the American consulate in Libya and the death of the U.S. ambassador:

It is tragic when Americans serving their country are murdered, and we both mourn their loss and honor their service.

Part of honoring that service is to ask the obvious question: What U.S.… Read more ...

Are Cynthia McKinney and Jello Biafra, so-called ‘leading lights of the US Green Party,’ lending support to Middle Eastern tyranny?

The following is an excerpt from an interesting post on New Jewish Resistance, via a complementary post on California Greening, which calls for the Greens not to nominate anyone in 2012 who “align with the likes of Ahmadinejad, Qadaffi or Asad.”

Two leading lights of the US Green Party, Jello Biafra and Cynthia McKinney, have betrayed the party’s platform and values by loaning support to Israel and Qaddafi, respectively.

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Lee Wrights: Another president blindly taking us “knee deep in the big muddy”

by Lee Wrights

And so it begins. After dropping thousand of tons of bombs and missiles on Libya in an ineffective and inefficient effort to bring about regime change, President Obama has decided to send $25 million in “non-lethal” assistance to the Libyan rebels, including vehicles, fuel trucks, protective vests and non-secure radios.… Read more ...

Research on Obama’s election, Democrats, third parties, and the anti-war movement

Pull quote: “For members of third parties, holding radical political attitudes had a significant, positive effect on the likelihood that they would attend antiwar rallies. They also had a more negative view of Obama’s handling of Iraq, compared to Democrats, nonparty members and even Republicans.”

Excerpt from an article published at Spero News, which is being circulated by 2008 independent Congressional candidate and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan:

Did Obama’s Election mean the End of the Anti-War Movement?
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Darryl W. Perry: Unanswered Questions in Libya

Bloomberg reports, the Libyan Transitional National Council “created a new national oil company to replace the corporation controlled by leader Muammar Qaddafi whose assets were frozen by the United Nations Security Council… and designated the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and the appointment of a governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi.”

The Economic Collapse Blog opined, “apparently someone felt that it was very important to get pesky matters such as control of the banks and control of the money supply out of the way even before a new government is formed… Since the old Central Bank of Libya was state owned, it was essentially under the control of Moammar Gadhafi.… Read more ...

Coalition Against the Bombing of Africa (Libya) to hold press conference in DC

Cynthia McKinney was the 2008 Green Party candidate for President of the United States. The following e-mail was forwarded via a Cynthia McKinney supporter:

Coalition Against the Bombing of Africa (Libya)!

1247 E Street NW

Washington, DC 20003

Contact: Banbose Shango at 202 340-5623,  Ronnie Branch  314-600-7089

Media Advisory

March 29, 2011   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Who:  A coalition of leaders, representing a broad cross section of the peace, Indigenous-Hispanic, African American, Arab, faith, student and youth communities. Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Obama takes Nobel Peace Prize to war

“Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964 Nobel Peace Prize winner

by R. Lee Wrights

There’s an anonymous message circulating on Twitter that’s says, “Barack Obama has now fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel Peace prize winners combined.” That would be funny, if it weren’t so depressing an observation.… Read more ...

N.C. Libertarians condemn U.S. attack on Libya

The North Carolina Libertarian party has condemned the U.S. attack on Libya, saying that President Obama not only circumvented the U.S. Constitution but contradicted his own statements about presidential power to order such attacks.

“The Libertarian Party of North Carolina joins the national Libertarian Party in condemning President Obama for this military assault on Libya, circumventing the constitutionally required Congressional vote,” said Barbara Howe, Libertarian Party state chair in a statement posted on the party’s website.Read more ...

Libertarian Party poll: Should Congress impeach Obama for Libya War?

Staff at LP.org:

President Obama and Vice President Biden have both said in the past that it’s unconstitutional for a president to initiate a war without congressional authorization.

Do you think President Obama should be impeached for taking America to war in Libya? Take our poll.

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Many frequent Root critics leave positive comments on his latest article about the war in Libya

Select comments from IPR readers on Wayne Root’s Libya Makes Obama’s Final Four – Too Bad America Loses:

Thomas L. Knapp:

Lots of good stuff there!

In particular, it’s good to see Wayne raising the issue of Bradley Manning’s treatment (and no, I haven’t been part of the chorus ragging on him for not having addressed Wikileaks/Assange/Manning).… Read more ...

Thomas Sipos: Born-Again Antiwar Conservatives Denounce Obama’s Libya War

Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik:

Truly, we are living in Orwellian times. Not long ago, right-wing radio hosts were united in supporting America’s Mideast wars. Then last week, President Obama attacked Libya.

That’s a conundrum for right-wingers. Do they support American At War! against yet another Muslim nation — or do they oppose their much-hated bogeyman, Barack Obama.… Read more ...

Michael Tennant: ‘Obama, Clinton, and Biden Agree: War on Libya Is Unconstitutional’

Michael Tennant in The New American, republished on the Constitution Party national website:


What a difference an election makes. The man who just singlehandedly committed the United States to war against Libya, President Barack Obama, told the Boston Globe in 2007:

The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.

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