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  1. Libya (About.com - Rosenberg)
      Provides sources of maps, statistics, the flag, government and military information, and information on the economy, as well as history. 2-01

  2. Libya (Dinar)
      Provides sources of information.

Materials
  1. -Arabic Translation of the Web - English Instructions (AlMisbar.com) star
      Provides online translations of the Web. To view the Web through the Awesome Library, put the URL of the Awesome Library (http://www.awesomelibrary.org/) in the URL box, select Translate, and you will be started. You will need to have Arabic fonts loaded in your browser in order to see the Arabic. You may, of course, start with a Web page other than the Awesome Library. 7-02

  2. Awesome Library in Arabic (AlMisbar.com) star
      Provides the Awesome Library in Arabic. 7-02

News
  1. 03-18-11 Gaddafi's "Ceasefire" Complicates U.N. Resolution (Time.com)
      "So who will be the sharp end of the spear enforcing the U.N. Security Council resolution that demands an end to the Libyan regime's assault on civilian population centers -- a squadron of French Mirage fighters? British Tornadoes? A couple of F-16's from the United Arab Emirates Air Force, to emphasize Arab participation? None of the above. It's more likely to be a phalanx of U.N.-appointed diplomats heading to Tripoli and Benghazi to figure out truce terms."

      "That's because the Libyan regime has responded smartly to the Security Council resolution, declaring on Friday that it would halt all military action and implement the cease-fire demanded by the international community." 03-11

Papers
  1. -03-30-11 Key Libyan Leader Defects (Time.com)
      "In a thundering blow to Muammar Gaddafi's standing and the morale of his regime, Libya's Foreign Minister Moussa Kusa defected to London on Wednesday night, in the regime's most high-profile break since the Western bombing campaign began nearly two weeks ago—if not, indeed, the most momentous split in the Libyan government in years" 03-11

  2. Air Strikes Against Gaddafi's Forces Considered Effective (CBS News)
      "The U.S. and European nations pounded Muammar Qaddafi's forces and air defenses with cruise missiles and airstrikes, launching the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war in support of an uprising that had seemed on the verge of defeat. Libyan state TV claimed 48 people had been killed in the attacks, but the report could not be independently verified." 03-11

  3. Editorial: How Will the U.S. Get Out of Libya? (Time.com)
      "In the final analysis, however, the most significant challenge for Barack Obama is to keep America's military involvement limited."

      "There were Presidents who managed to keep military missions limited — Dwight Eisenhower — or even withdraw them when they were not working and live to fight another day: Kennedy with the Bay of Pigs; Reagan in Lebanon. They lived with partial success, stayed focused and husbanded America's power and global position. Those who didn't want to be seen as 'losing a country' often ended up losing a lot more." 03-11

  4. Gaddafi's Rule in Libya Considered Near the End (Time.com)
      "With Gaddafi's regime mortally wounded, the question now is how his rule will end. In an effort to end the conflict quickly by offering the Libyan leader alternatives to a war-crimes trial or death on the battlefield, Zuma is believed to have urged Gaddafi to accept immediate exile." 05-11

  5. Libya (Library of Congress)
      Provides a history of the country, including culture, government, economy, and more. Also includes geographic information. 1-02

  6. Libya (U.S. State Department)
      Provides a history of each country, including culture, government, economy, and more. Visitors sometimes misspell as Libia or Libea. 1-02

  7. Libyan Protesters Seize Military Bases (MSNBC News)
      "Protesters have seized control of some military bases and tanks, the son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said in a televised address early Monday morning." 02-11

  8. Libyans Rebel (New York Times)
      "The son of the Libyan leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, warned in a nationally televised address early on Monday that continued anti-government protests could lead to a civil war." 02-11

  9. Support Crumbles for Libya's Dictator (Huffington Post)
      "Deep cracks opened in Moammar Gadhafi's regime Monday, with Libyan government officials at home and abroad resigning, air force pilots defecting and a major government building ablaze after clashes in the capital of Tripoli. Protesters called for another night of defiance against the Arab world's longest-serving leader despite a crackdown." 02-11

  10. The Carnage in Libya (New York Times)
      "Asked if he was afraid, Mr. Madhoun’s answer was quick."

      " 'Absolutely not,' he said. He added: 'We have a strong connection to God. All of us here know that some day death will come. We know we will die. And we do not care how we die.' "

      "He stood quietly as patients were moved by. A refrigerated truck in the lot held rotting remains collected in the morning on the street. He amended his answer. 'It is an honor,' he said, 'to die in defense of freedom.' "

      "So many, though, have been wounded or killed defending nothing, resisting nothing, just trying to stay out of the conflict’s way."

      "As Sunday’s tallies rose, an aged woman joined the procession of the wounded, as did a wafer-thin 92-year-old man, who was carried into the tent with bloodied face and feet."

      "He had been in his home, his son said, when a mortar or artillery round hit it, collapsing the roof." 04-11

  11. Tripoli and the Future of Libya (Time.com)
      "As Libya's three-week popular revolt morphs into an all-out civil war, this city of about 1.6 million people is poised between frenzied panic and humdrum normality. With no sense of how drastically their lives might be upended tomorrow, the next day or next weekend, there is fear and loathing about the mounting disaster — and yet a sense that the spectacular violence to the west and east of Tripoli is somehow unfolding in another country" 03-11

   
       


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