Tag Archives: Libya

Dead Blogging The Rumpus In Boca Raton

The hardworking staff half-listened-to/half-watched last night’s third and final presidential debate (video excerpts and transcript here, via the Washington Post), and this is what we thought (no quotes verbatim): • If you picked tumult, comprehensive strategy, or wrongandreckless for your … Continue reading

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The Courage Of Female War Correspondents

It’s never been easy for female war correspondents, but in the 20th century they mostly went unassailed in the course of their reporting (except for Martha Gellhorn, who actually had more to fear from Ernest Hemingway than the Spanish fascists or … Continue reading

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C.J. Chivers, As In Shivers (Misurata Edition)

Absolutely stunning depiction by New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers of rocket attacks on the Libyan town of Miseryata: The Lives at the End of the Rockets’ Arc MISURATA, Libya — The four fresh corpses, the remains of people recently … Continue reading

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C.J. Chivers, As In Shivers (Libya Edition II)

Yet another riveting dispatch from New York Times correspondent C.J. Chivers, this time about life (and death) in a medical tent in Libya: In the battle for Misurata, a rebel holdout city under attack by Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s forces for months, … Continue reading

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C.J. Chivers, As In Shivers (Libya Edition)

The hardworking staff is a longtime admirer of New York Times reporter C.J. Chivers, and his report in Sunday’s Times just reinforces that. Lede: MISURATA, Libya — Muftah Militan, a rebel with his wounded right arm in a sling and … Continue reading

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Dear Baraka, Love Muammar

So daffy Muammar el-Qaddafi has written another letter to Barack Obama according to this Thursday New York Times report: TRIPOLI, Libya — Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya sent another strikingly personal letter to President Obama on Wednesday, urging him to stop NATO’s airstrikes but drawing … Continue reading

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WSJ Gets Suckered By Ahmad Chalabi

Headline of Monday Wall Street Journal op-ed authored by Ahmad (The Grifter) Chalabi: The Libyan Uprising: Lessons From Iraq The main lesson from Iraq, of course, was: Don’t believe a goddamn word of what Ahmad Chalibi has to say. Funny … Continue reading

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