President Obama, leading from behind, “This much is clear, the Gaddafi regime is coming to an end and the future of Libya is in the hands of its people.” With the help of the “mighty” NATO, the Libyan rebels appear to have won.
Gaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, after being rumored dead, appeared before cheering armed loyalists outside the family’s residential compound in the early hours of Tuesday. “Tripoli is under our control. Everyone should rest assured. All is well in Tripoli,” he told journalists outside the compound at Bab al-Azizya, smiling broadly and flashing the V for victory sign despite the rebels’ encroachment.
“I am here to refute the lies,” the 39-year-old said about reports of his arrest, and accused the West of waging a “technological and media war to cause chaos and terror in Libya”.
There is this report of a draft for a Libyan constitution:
Although Libyan rebels only just took control over the capital city of Tripoli over the weekend, a draft version of a new constitution for the transitional state has allegedly been penned and appears online. What is perhaps most disturbing, however, is that the charter’s “principal source of legislation” will be Sharia law. Even with a new regime, “reform” still does not seem to be an operative word for a new Libya.
According to Part 1, Article 1 of the alleged draft: “Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).” Heritage points out that other phrases contained in the draft, such as “there shall be no crime or penalty except by virtue of the law” and “judges shall be independent, subject to no other authority but law and conscience” seem all the more foreboding given the basis for the country’s entire legislation will be Sharia law.
Pamela Geller, in Israel, continues responding to the attack on Israel from Egypt; albeit quietly (for her):
More of the putrid, fetid blossoms of the Obama supported Islamic spring. Of course, we knew this. Atlas called it as soon as the Muslim Brotherhood revolution began to unfold began in January. The Islamic supremacists and their leftwing useful idiots couldn’t wait to oust the first (and only) Muslim country to sign a peace accord with Israel. Mubarak, America’s most reliable Muslim ally for 30 years, was thrown under the bus by the Muslim Brotherhood stooge in the White House. Has the leftwing media who propagandized this horror as all sweetness and light corrected the record? Are they capable of picking up a bucket of water and making even so much as a feeble attempt to help put the fire that they helped start and spread? These moral cowards are incapable of humanity.
Senator John McCain says he has many friends on Libya’s National Transitional Council. Interesting.
I am a subscriber to Stratfor for the core of my global intelligence. In the briefing Monday afternoon, Analyst Bayless Parsley made this point:
The main problem of the National Transitional Council is that it’s an umbrella group that brings together several different groups of people, who really only have two things in common. They’re collectively referred to as the Libyan rebels, and they all share a desire to oust Moammar Gadhafi from power. The second you take that common mission away from them, you immediately open the door to in-fighting.