Monday, February 28, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/28/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 2/28/2011In reaction to revolution and chaos in Libya, the United States has redeployed its naval assets in the Mediterranean so that it will be prepared for any contingencies. Col. Qadafi is still hanging on, although his personal pilot has fled the country. Italy is making up for its lost natural gas supplies from Libya by increasing its imports from Russia via the Gazprom pipeline.

Meanwhile, demonstrations and riots in Oman yesterday caused the deaths of at least six people.

In other news, the revelation that a mosque in Malmö is owned by one of Col. Ghedaffi’s foundations appears unlikely to cause any particular controversy in Sweden. The imam of the mosque says that Libya has no direct control and does not interfere with the mosque’s operations.

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Thanks to C. Cantoni, Caroline Glick, DF, Gaia, Insubria, JD, Kitman, Paul Weston, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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