Saturday, April 30, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/30/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 4/30/2011The youngest son of Col. Moamar Qadafi, Saif al-Arab, was killed today in Tripoli by NATO bombs. There are also reports that a school for disabled children in Tripoli was badly damaged in a NATO air strike.

In other news, despite the regime’s bloody repression, another “Friday of Rage” unfolded yesterday in Syria. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets, and security forces fired into a crowd in the city of Deraa, killing fifteen people. Another nine were reported killed in Homs.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Id like to add that i watched a news report on channel nine this morning, and the disabled schoolchildren home was also a communication facility, when asked about the large radio tower and and equipment found in the basement, the caretaker claimed it was just for internet useage...

Zenster said...

The youngest son of Col. Moamar Qadafi, Saif al-Arab, was killed today in Tripoli by NATO bombs.

I hope the incoming ordnance had "THIS IS FOR LOCKERBIE" written on it.

John Sobieski said...

I read Italy and GB are mad that their embassies were burned! How dare Gadaffy allow criminals to set them afire! It violates all protection of embassies! After all, NATO is only trying to assassinate from 5000 ft. the leader of a sovereign nation. What's he got to bitch about?

Zenster said...

John Sobieski: After all, NATO is only trying to assassinate from 5000 ft. the leader of a sovereign nation.

Permit me to remind you that tyrannies have no sovereign rights. Ghadaffi continues to steal oxygen at the leave of more powerful nations and for that reason alone.

njartist said...

Permit me to remind you that tyrannies have no sovereign rights.

That just leaves 'it depends on what the meaning of "tyranny" is.'

Kindly give us a moral principle to be guided by here; I don't mean some "Responsibility to Protect" fakery. You're going to have to set a moral principle greater than the one declared by God that he raises up rulers and takes them down. Is Obama, having ignored the laws and constitution of this country, now a tyrant having no claim to sovereignty?

Zenster said...

njartist: Kindly give us a moral principle to be guided by here…

Do Libyan citizens enjoy the most basic and fundamental human rights? If not, they endure tyranny and those who impose it are subject to intervention by any nation that provides those rights.

Please refrain from suggesting Hamas as an example of self-imposed tyranny. Being a sponsor of terrorism, they forfeit any qualification as a legitimate government.

The entire notion of Islam as self-imposed tyranny is a slightly more complicated subject because of how it imposes capital punishment for apostasy.

Due to that fact, Islam is intrinsically tyrannical and those who vote for it, no matter how democratically, do so under a form of de jure coercion which nullifies the validity and legtimacy of shari'a law.

Is Obama, having ignored the laws and constitution of this country, now a tyrant having no claim to sovereignty?

You are dangerously close to the truth. Only Obama knows how close.