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Qaddafi apologists have had to refute the stubborn fact that Qaddafi used war planes on his own peop

Today, 27 June 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued three warrants of arrest respectively for Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi and Abdullah Al-Senussi for crimes against humanity (murder and persecution) allegedly committed across Libya from 15 February 2011 until at least 28 February 2011, through the State apparatus and Security Forces.

Almost from the being of the Arab uprising in Libya, Qaddafi met the peaceful protesters with maximum violence. By 21 February, he was already using war planes against demonstrations in Tripoli and Benghazi. It was specifically his use of jets and helicopters against the people, a step not yet taken in Bahrain, Yemen or Syria, that earned him a "No Fly Zone."

Death from above is hideous stuff so naturally Qaddafi apologists have had to refute the stubborn fact that Qaddafi used war planes on his own people. To the rescue came the Russian military with the following story:

Bernie doubles down on HRC not qualified attack on the Late Night with Seth Myers show

This will get a lot of air time today

Bernie needs to win 57% of the remaining pledged delegates to win the majority of pledged delegates


4,765 total delegates
4,051 pledged delegates
714 superdelegates

2,383 needed for nomination
2026 pledged delegates needed for pledged delegates majority
1,698 pledged delegates still available (4-5-2016)

1290 hillary pledged delegates received
736 pledged delegates needed for majority of pledged delegates

1063 bernie pledged delegates received
963 pledged delegates needed for majority of pledged delegates
Posted by BlueStateLib | Wed Apr 6, 2016, 01:24 AM (9 replies)

SBS is wrong about LULAC's opposition to Kennedy's Immigration Act of 2005

LULAC's Director of Policy and Legislation Gabriela Lemus, Ph.D: The bill sponsored by Senators, McCain Kennedy and Brownback - the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005 - though not perfect, comes closest to the need of satisfactorily addressing these concerns. It provides a realistic approach to national security. It addresses the need for realistic reform with regards to the undocumented already in the United States. It protects workers and pay-rates, while reuniting families and restoring healthy migration patterns, and ensuring a timely, transparent and secure process for future flows.

LULAC's Wilkes told me they did ultimately back ending the filibuster. But Sharry said the groups' stances caused confusion, with some Democrats thinking the pro-immigration lobby was now opposed.

Bernie Sanders claim that he helped write Obamacare

Sandersí statement contains an element of truth but ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. That meets our definition of Mostly False.

Bernie Sanders Demagoguery against Hillary Clinton on the Iraq War Resolution

Steve Leser: "There is so much revisionist history pushed regarding that vote that I bet most folks donít even know they are engaging in revisionism."

The Iraq War Resolution vote, like UN Security Council Resolution 1441 that occurred within a few weeks of each other were efforts to pressure Iraq to allow UN Weapons Inspectors back into the country. Allowing UN Weapons Inspectors into the country for a continuous inspection regime was part of a deal that Iraq struck in order for a cease fire to be put into effect at the end of the first Gulf War in 1991. This deal was enshrined in several UN Security Council Resolutions and were imposed on Iraq because Iraq had engaged in an unprovoked war of aggression against Kuwait and attempted to annex that small country.

In case anyone is unaware, engaging in an unprovoked war of aggression is a war crime.

So the Iraq War Resolution and UN Security Council 1441 were part of enforcing international law against a dictator and country that had engaged in a serious war crime.

Hillary Clinton Floor Speech A.U.M.F. Use of Force Vote
October 10, 2002

While there is no perfect approach to this thorny dilemma, and while people of good faith and high intelligence can reach diametrically opposed conclusions, I believe the best course is to go to the UN for a strong resolution that scraps the 1998 restrictions on inspections and calls for complete, unlimited inspections with cooperation expected and demanded from Iraq.

Even though the resolution before the Senate is not as strong as I would like in requiring the diplomatic route first and placing highest priority on a simple, clear requirement for unlimited inspections, I will take the President at his word that he will try hard to pass a UN resolution and will seek to avoid war, if at all possible.

If we get the resolution and Saddam does not comply, then we can attack him with far more support and legitimacy than we would have otherwise
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