Sunday, August 21, 2011

Libya: Rebels take Tripoli, Gaddafi on ice

It’s been six months since Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi gave his “I am still in charge” speech, ranted about rats and drugged-up children, and appealed to his “son” Barack Obama for help. - Michelle Malkin
Libyan Rebels Enter Tripoli, Reportedly Arrest Qaddafi's Son - FOX
Gadhafi regime appears to 'crumble' - CNN
Jubilant Rebels Control Much of Tripoli - NYT
Rebels move into central Tripoli - BBC
Al Jazeera Liveblog
A Few Caveats About Qaddafi and Libya - commentarymagazine
Hold Your Water and Fire on Libya - Larry Johnson at No Quarter
Man, the cable news folks never learn. They are almost aspirating their tongues as they struggle to lend an air of crisis and impending doom to the events unfolding in Libya. Here is what is really going on–first and foremost you are hearing and seeing a well coordinated information operation that is being carried out by the intelligence services of the United States, the UK and France. I do not know who has the lead or how the responsibility is carved up among the three. But all of the intel services are on the ground in Libya and are providing paramilitary training and trying to organize some semblance of a “rebel” leadership.

The reports that Qaddafi has fled to Algeria and one of his sons has been captured may not be true. We will just have to wait and see. There are five possible outcomes....