Friday, 23 September, 2011, 7:1 ( 5:1 GMT )
If only! - by Sami Zaptia
In view of Libya’s revolution I wonder if members of the old regime, wherever they are, are now looking back regretfully and thinking: ‘if only’…
Winning the War AND Winning the Peace – by Sami Zaptia
On August 23, 2011 with the successful storming of Libya’s ‘Bastille’ or Bab al-Azziziyah the Libyan people had very successfully won yet another very important battle in their effort to liberate themselves. However, having won nearly all the battles, often at great personal cost, the Libyan population must not lose the overall war. Having won (most of) the war, the challenge now is to win the peace.
I was 17 years old, when I felt I had no choice but to leave Libya. Life in Tripoli was stifling. To survive you had to fall into line and sing the praises of “the brother leader” and his Green Book. I remember when soldiers would march into our classroom, file us into single lines, and take us, under threats of giving failing grades and beatings, to rallies for the regime.
Another ‘Symbolic Victory’: Abbas’ New Political Gambit - By Ramzy Baroud
When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas decided to go to the United Nations to request the admission of Palestine as a full member, he appeared to have had an epiphany.
Witnessing the great days of the modern history of Libya, Civil Society Activists of Tripoli are presenting their intention and visions for the path to a new Libya.
A Call for An Objective Analysis - By Mohammad Azeemullah
The last seven months of uprisings in Libya have been the period of perilous turbulence and disorder. They have cost the state political, economic or social isolation from the world.
This week, marks the anniversary of the Sabra-Shatila massacre at the hands of Israeli, which took place in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon between September 16-18 in 1982. Muslims who had fled their homes due to Israeli's atrocities, had taken shelter in a refugee camp.
Mustafa Abdul-Jalil and the Great Shari'ah Divide - by Dr. Abdul Wahid
In his first speech to the people of Tripoli, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the interim leader of Libya's National Transitional Council announced his vision for a post-Al Qathafi Libya: "We are seeking to establish a state government by law and welfare - and Shari'ah - Islamic law - should be the main source of law"
A Lesson for Democracy in Libya - by Mohammad Azeemullah
During the time of Colonel Al Qathafi regime, life in Libya was static. Change was very slow or non-existent. Innovation was tightly controlled. And on rare occasions if at all it occurred, change was announced from above. Now that era of sluggishness and disenchantment is gone.
Brand America and Brand Capitalism : Victims of 9/11 - by Hadeed Ali
The Berlin Wall fell Twenty years ago. But the optimism and triumphalism within the United States after the collapse of Communism, the end of the Cold war, and the establishment of the 'New World Order' are now in scarce supply.
Taking on Turkey: Israel’s ‘Dangerous’ Game - By Ramzy Baroud
The UN Palmer Report, which largely exonerated Israel for murdering nine unarmed Turkish civilians in international waters on May 31, 2010, seemed in some ways like the last straw. Prior to its publication, the camel’s back had already mostly broken, and a collapse in Turkish-Israeli ties was looming.
For the Love of Israel: Congresswoman’s Misguided War on the UN - By Ramzy Baroud
From an Israeli point of view, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is the ideal American politician. Although many in the US government aspire to her level of commitment to Israel, few can measure up to a dedication that extends beyond the very interests of her own country.
The Future of the Libyan revolution - by Dr. Mohamed Elmasry
The final chapter of the life of Al Qathafi has not been written but what we know is shocking even for a dictator. He ruled his country for 42 years as a family business. He held onto power when he was losing his touch with his people.
Libya’s Next Fight: Overcoming Western Designs - By Ramzy Baroud
At a press conference in Tripoli on August 26, a statement read aloud by top Libyan rebel commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj was reassuring. Just a few months ago, disorganised and leaderless rebel fighters seemed to have little chance at ousting Libyan dictator Muammar Al Qathafi and his unruly sons.
© 2011 - The Tripoli Post