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5 top reasons why Gaddafi Wants to Remain in Power. March 5,2011

March 5, 2011 Leave a comment
7/52 : Faux prétexte - False pretext

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It stops being funny when it starts being you. Saddam was stopped for having imaginary weapons of mass destruction. Gaddafi remains in power and is doing everything to remain in power, even though he has billions of dollars stored away in foreign bank accounts. Why doesn’t he just leave?

Qaddafi’s Militia Storms Key Town Controlled by Rebels –

  1. Gaddafi believes he is the last true leader in the Middle East. He does see that the latest protests have been orchetrated by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Thousands of Jordanians left noon prayers to join in peaceful protests in Amman, as the opposition continued to up its demands for political reform. The Muslim Brotherhood, which organized the protest, said that 15,000 people had participated, but the police put the number at 5,000.~ NY Times

2. Gaddafi is trying not to be out done by Charlie Sheen as the “most insane man on the planet.”

3. Colonel Gaddafi, or simply, the “Colonel” as he is called by friends,is trying to bring the Libyan people into the 15th century. As a result, some fundamentalists, IE, the Muslim Brotherhood, think that this is blasphemy. They are urging a call to arms against the tyrannanic rule of gaddafi and his boys.

‘Call to arms’

Tony Birtley, Al Jazeera’s correspondent reporting from Benghazi, said that resistance to Gadaffi’s rule was strengthening.

“I think they’re coming to the realisation that the outcome is in their own hands. They did think that Gaddafi would leave peacefully, they then thought that the international community would take steps and force him out,” he said.

“I think the pendulum has swung now and they believe it is in their own hands.

“They are answering the call to arms, they are coming from all over eastern Libya, bringing their weapons, getting whatever training they can and moving on.” ~ Al Jazeera

4.  Now that he is entering his “senior” years, the Colonel  wants to get a chance to use his 15% off Seniors Day Card at the local drugstore.

5.  My top reason for Gaddafi wanting to stay in power: Where else can he wear what he wears without getting laughed at? Seriously, He looks like a cheap  Maitre d in a third rate hotel in a third world country.

Your table is ready!


5 Tips for the Middle East and Sesame Street

March 2, 2011 Leave a comment
I have been writing a lot about the Middle East lately, and haven’t offered any constructive solutions. Today, I do. Enjoy my 5 Tips for the Middle East and Sesame Street!

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  1. Get rid of Elmo.After all, his cuteness is too sugary and gets the heart beating faster, like a saccharine overload, that kid’s gotta go.
  2. Have Gaddafi , Ahmadinejad and all comers get into a ring and duke it out for Allah. Whoever wins, they can set up their own little world with no help, no interference and no benefiting from the West.
  3. Give the Middle East Richard Simmons. Lord knows they could all use a little more, er… flamboyancy.
  4. Give them Might Putty. Is there anything that stuff can’t fix?
  5. Close your eyes and don’t give them any attention at all. It is the same lesson for little kids. Make a lot of noise, want attention, but when they don’t get it, they go play quietly in their rooms.

What do you think readers? Can I table this at the UN? Have more to add? Post your thoughts below!

Ahmadinejad: Upheaval will reach Europe, America

February 23, 2011 Leave a comment
President of Iran @ Columbia University.

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Ahmadinejad: Upheaval will reach Europe, America – CTV News. ““The world is on the verge of big developments. Changes will be forthcoming and will engulf the whole world from Asia to Africa and from Europe to North America,” Ahmadinejad told a news conference Wednesday.”

Well, there you go. Not very surprising is it?The other noteworthy quote from the article is:

“Iran’s hard-line leaders have sought to claim some credit for the uprisings in Arab nations, saying it is evidence that its 1979 Islamic Revolution, which ousted the U.S.-backed shah, is being replayed.”

There is a fire sweeping the Middle East states. Does it come to burn our shores?

Libya protests: Gaddafi flees Tripoli

February 21, 2011 Leave a comment
Muammar al-Gaddafi at the 12th AU summit, Febr...

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Libya protests: Gaddafi flees Tripoli as parliament building set alight | Mail Online.

Who is next on the Islamic Brotherhood‘s HitParade?

Of course, it is good that this mad cap should be gone. He is a nut job of the first order, but sadly, I fear that he will be replaced by another nut job, even wackier than he. Gaddafi has had his hands pooled in blood of innocent people for such a long time, I am amazed that he has remained in power for as long as he has.

Never a friend of the West, until he tried recently to usurped some of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s popularity. But for Gaddafi, it failed as we knew the devil we were dealing with. With Mahmoud Ahmadinejad however, he is relatively new to the international scene and is being treated with kid gloves.

An early report by Reuters says, ”

A coalition of Libyan Muslim leaders has issued a declaration telling all Muslims it is their duty to rebel against the Libyan leadership.

“They have demonstrated total arrogant impunity and continued, and even intensified, their bloody crimes against humanity. They have thereby demonstrated total infidelity to the guidance of God and His beloved Prophet (peace be upon him),” said the group, called the Network of Free Ulema of Libya.”

Just another day at the office. Welcome to crazy town and do not change channels.

Libya revolt spreads to Tripoli – Africa – Al Jazeera English

February 21, 2011 2 comments
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Libya revolt spreads to Tripoli – Africa – Al Jazeera English.

And so it continues to spread.

The tribes are getting restless for the caliphate. I am wondering if this is not a preparatory movement to support the coming 12th Imam that Iran has been trying to bring about?

This unrest is growing like wildfire and the West, remains mute about this radical series of events. We should be watching very carefully and closely.

Banned Qaradawi returns to lead Friday prayers in Egypt

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment
Yusuf al-Qaradawi

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Banned Qaradawi returns to lead Friday prayers in Egypt.

Okay. Are you people getting this? There is a reason why Qaradwi was banned. 30 years ago, after the man who brokered the Israel peace treaty was assassinated, this guy, gave a sermon calling for the destruction of Israel, that Sadat was a traitor to the Muslim people. Qaradawi was and is a threat to any pro-democratic government.

In the Muslim world, this guy is a “respected scholar”. A “respected” member of the Islamic Brotherhood. Dear readers, time to put on your thinking caps for yourselves and see that this guy is an evil guy and that this vitriolic piece of humanity is spreading his poison around the globe.

Ahmadinejad: Obama can’t spell his own name – Israel News, Ynetnews

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Columbia

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Ahmadinejad: Obama can’t spell his own name – Israel News, Ynetnews.

Ahmadinejad, aka Snuffleupiguss, is at it again. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (if that is how you spell that), leader of the Iranian Empire rattles his saber against the West continually and the media hangs onto his every word.

It inst the world that Obama wants to rule Mr. Ahmadinejad, it is just the American people. However, Mahmoud, you have clearly shown any sane thinker that it is exactly what you and your cronies want. To dominate the world and usher in the 12th Imam. Like Hitler, the West does not take you at your word, but panders to you. Like Hitler, I believe your threats are very real. Your hands fund Hezbollah, the Muslim Brotherhood and other organizations bent on bringing the caliphate to a reality in the middle east.