Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/24/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/24/2011Libya is on the verge of collapse as violence and chaos continue. In his latest statements, Col. Qadaffi’s blamed the insurrection on Al Qaeda, and compared himself with Queen Elizabeth. One of his sons is said to have joined the rebellion.

The withdrawal of Libyan oil from the market, coupled with the political instability of the entire region, has sent the price of oil skyrocketing. Gasoline prices in parts of Western Europe are expected to rise to the equivalent of more than $8 a gallon in the near future.

In other news, a judge in Britain has ordered the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to Sweden to face trial for sexual assault.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, DF, Fjordman, Insubria, JD, JP, KGS, Mary Abdelmassih, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Maturecheese said...

$8 a Gallon, I wish! Try $9.50, and that at the moment in the UK and it's only going to go up.

Anonymous said...

"25 Years for ‘Cartoon’ Terrorist"

Chesser said he had renounced violence and was sorry for his actions.

I wonder what kind of sentence he would have received in Europe where expressing remorse and apologising generally get you a pass to get out of jail.

Good for America. Lock 'em up and toss away the key!

Feli said...

SPAIN: Axe-wielding Muslim attacks people in hospital waiting room, apparently trying to scalp them

Just a few days after a Moroccan Muslim stabbed 12 people in Ibiza, another one attacks 3 people with an axe in a hospital waiting room in Madrid.