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The Crusades continue

By Michael J. Smith on Saturday April 30, 2011 07:42 PM

Breaking news:

Son of Qaddafi Killed in NATO Airstrike

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi survived a NATO airstrike on Saturday night that killed his youngest son Saif al-Arab and three of his grandchildren, a Libyan government spokesman said.

Mussa Ibrahim said Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany. He was 29 years old.

Libyan officials took journalists to the house, which had been hit by at least three missiles. The roof had completely caved in in some areas, leaving strings of reinforcing steel hanging down among chunks of concrete.

A table football machine stood outside in the garden of the house, which was in a wealthy residential area of Tripoli.

So nice to see the progress that Democracy is making.

The bit about the table football machine in a "wealthy area of Tripoli" is consummate. You mean -- a place like Scarsdale? Oh well, nuke 'em then, the pukes.

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No connecting with a certain class of twits.


It isn't terrorism when the explosives are dropped from a plane.


That Galloway clip is great. The BBC reporter truly is clueless. Reminds me of the exchange between Chomsky and Andrew Marr:

Marr: Are you saying I don't believe a single thing I say?
Chomsky: I'm sure you believe everything you're saying; but what I'm saying is, if you believed something different, you wouldn't be sitting where you're sitting.

Speaking of useful idiots, here's what Juan Cole said about Q's dead grandkids:

“If you hang around in a charnel house, you could end up being cremated.”

It's just getting too depressing, sharing the Earth with these people.


Yes, Beeb reporters should watch it or they could end up giving hypocrisy a bad name. There's also a good side to the saga in that it brought many a humanitarian warrior out of the closet, the likes of Kim Petersen, Juan Cole, Stephen Zunes, Gilbert Achcar and many others, who if they aren't actually baying for the head of the Colonel, affect a Parsifal like innocence about the motives of imperial policymakers in DC, London, and Paris.

Big "shot in the arm" for the military, says czar McAffrey - the killing of Bin Laden.

Don't expect the Crusades to end, of course. But, now they've got a win for the consuming masses.

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