''Arab Spring'' Libya

14 LIBYAN DEMONSTRATORS KILLED IN GOVERNMENT CRACKDOWN…….

Muslims killing Muslims, Leftist media responds with a yawn. KGS

J’lemPost: Libyan “day of rage” protesters defy Gadhafi crackdown; internal security forces arrest at least 14 demonstrators; rallies in Tripoli block traffic, disrupt nation’s capital.

CAIRO — Libyan protesters seeking to oust longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in four cities Thursday on what activists have dubbed a “day of rage,” amid reports that at least 14 demonstrators have been killed in clashes with pro-government forces.

New York-based Human Rights Watch said Libyan internal security forces also have arrested at least 14 people. Hundreds of pro-government demonstrators also rallied in the capital, Tripoli, blocking traffic in some areas, witnesses said.

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  1. Ghadafi is 69 years old; not exactly a “spring chicken” anymore. He’s been in power for over 40 years. That’s a LONG time.

    Something is very wrong when OPEC member states start having these problems.

    I wonder if OPEC has squeezed their production quotas so tight that they are not realizing enough revenue to keep the population content. With production quotas so tight, it is hard, even at high oil prices, to grow an economy.

    OPEC has put a choke hold on world economic growth by tightening their production quotas. Industrialized countries like Ireland, Greece and Spain are experiencing severe economic strain as are several other industrialized countries.

    Having caused a massive recession in 2008 in large part because of their economic plunder, it’s only a matter of time before the problems boomerang. Instead of keeping production quotas at 2008 levels and fueling economic recovery, OPEC cut production squeezing the industrialized nations even more. This has prolonged the recession here in the U.S. and elsewhere.

    If the industrialized countries are straining, can OPEC member nations continue with business as usual?

    1. I’ll post this front and center. Good observation that I have yet to hear elsewhere.

  2. “New York-based Human Rights Watch said Libyan internal security forces also have arrested at least 14 people”.
    Thanks NY “based Human Rights Watch”
    14? Rigggght ,more like 1400, and their moon god won’t save their sorry asssessss from from a good ol’e fashioned kneecapping and de-skinning.

    (editor: I have removed a statement by George, he has to be more careful with his words, he won’t have to answer for them, the TT will)

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