Saturday, November 19, 2011

Libyan Justice for Gadhafi's Kid

Reuters reported the capture of Muammar Gadhafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and the quandary of bringing him to justice:

Saif may know a lot of secrets that could damage the reputations of some in the NTC and the West.
For this reason Saif will end up like Manuel Noriega, shuttled from jail to jail, or like Saddam Hussein, broken, secluded and eventually executed.  Western businessmen and their purchased politicians plotted with the Gadhafi's on access to Libya's billions in cash and oil resources.  Those stories must remain untold.  America's Government-Corporate Monstrosity will not tolerate having the curtain pulled.

It also won't put up with any American Spring.  There will be no Tafir Square on public or private U.S. land.  America's free speech doesn't include what Egyptians staked out under U.S. backed strongman Hosni Mubarek (now under threat from the ruling army).

Saif Gadhafi's free speech days are over.  The question is how long he lives, after he is broken.

Update 3-23-14:  As for why the U.S. took down Gadhafi, the meme of an African Union with its own currency keeps rearing its head.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Peculiar Iran Update

From The Jerusalem Post's Iranian Threat section:

A senior US military official said on Friday Iran had become the biggest threat to the United States and Israel's president said the military option to stop the Islamic republic from obtaining nuclear weapons was nearer.

The National Post cited the odd anonymity for the American military official:

“The biggest threat to the United States and to our interests and to our friends … has come into focus and it’s Iran,” said the U.S. military official, addressing a forum in Washington. Reporters were allowed to cover the event on condition the official not be identified.
Israeli President Simon Peres called Iran the greatest danger to Israel and beyond:

"Iran is the greatest danger, both for Israel and for the entire world," he told Druze leaders while visiting a northern Israeli village.
The list of "greatest danger" seers includes Frances Townsend, Condi Rice, Rep. Michael McCaul and Ret. Army General John Keane.  Keane attended this summer's annual Bilderberg meeting, where war with Iran was a topic.

With an IAEA report due on Iran's nuclear weapons development, how far off are hostilities?  Will Israel lead the attack or will it be the entire world?  Stay tuned.

Update:  WaPo says Iran at threshold of nuclear capability.  WaPo Publisher Donald Graham is a regular Bilderberg attendee.