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thelibyanrevolution:

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT…YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT HOPE…NOT GREED! PLEASE INTERVENE!

[image: tweet from weddady that reads “A common view..RT @bassamj: the western governments are considering which side to be on, the barrel of oil or humanity,…”  post is tagged #Libya.]

thelibyanrevolution:

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT…YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT HOPE…NOT GREED! PLEASE INTERVENE!

[image: tweet from weddady that reads “A common view..RT @bassamj: the western governments are considering which side to be on, the barrel of oil or humanity,…”  post is tagged #Libya.]

(Source: thearabspringrevolutions, via thevisualpoet)

{ LINK: Libyan tribe threatens to cut oil exports soon }

wiredthoughts:

TRIPOLI Feb 20 (Reuters) - The leader of the Al-Zuwayya tribe in eastern Libya threatened on Sunday to cut oil exports to Western countries within 24 hours unless authorities stop what he called the “oppression of protesters”. 

 

Speaking to Al Jazeera, Shaikh Faraj al Zuway said: “We will stop oil exports to Western countries within 24 hours” if the violence did not stop.

 

The tribe lives south of Benghazi, which has seen the worst of the deadly violence in recent days.

 

Akram Al-Warfalli, a leading figure in the Al Warfalla tribe, one of Libya’s biggest, told the channel: “We tell the brother (Gaddafi), well he’s no longer a brother, we tell him to leave the country.”

  The tribe live south of the capital Tripoli.

These people know how to get things done. 

(via dancingonembers-deactivated2011)

{ LINK: Libya Update: #2 }

-dunham:

News:

(Source: -redux, via stfuislamobigotry)

{ LINK: Dolphin Deaths In Gulf Region Spike, Probably Because Of That Massive Oil Spill That Happened }

taniada:

Ten months ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico, leaving behind an “oil volcano” belching millions of gallons of poison into the waters of the Gulf region. The spill was stopped up in mid-September, weeks after most of the media started pretending that the massive quantities of oil had basically disappeared, perhaps eaten by magical microbes!

So, how is the marine life in the Gulf doing these days? Dying off, actually, thanks for asking!

(Source: bubonickitten)

{ Rescue call from British Oil workers in Libya to their government }

thevisualpoet:

A British oil worker stranded with others in a camp in eastern Libya has called on his government to rescue them from a “nightmare” scenario. James Coyle told the BBC that he and around 300 other Britons, Germans, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Austrians and Romanians were stranded at the desert camp with only enough food and water to “maybe” last one day.

Residents of nearby towns armed with AK-47s have come to the camp multiple times to take supplies, he said. 

“They’ve looted … the German camp next door, they’ve taken all their vehicles, all our vehicles … everything. So we are here desperate for the British government to come and get us,” Coyle said.

(This was reported about 20 minutes ago (1.46pm local time) on the AE Live Blog)

{ LINK: Alaska Wilderness League: Reject the "Mop and Bucket" Brigade in America's Arctic Ocean }

firstly:

now the blurb:

The Deepwater Horizon disaster is less than a year behind us. The oil industry is looking to stretch its tentacles into new territory – America’s Arctic Ocean – without the technology or know-how to clean up a spill in the Arctic’s extreme conditions. Yet Shell Oil continues to claim that drilling in America’s Arctic Ocean is safe, boldly suggesting that they could clean up more oil than in the temperate Gulf Coast waters. 

As the oil industry pushes to drill in America’s Arctic Ocean, we must remind the Obama administration that we can no longer rely on the oil industry’s “mop and bucket” brigades to protect our irreplaceable natural treasures. Tell the Obama administration to prevent dangerous new drilling.

thelibyanrevolution:

If you look at the map, it’s conceivable that the insurgents against Qadaffi could control about half of the nation’s oil production.
Draw a line south halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi: that would leave you with oilfields in…
Sahl
Samah
Wahah
…assuming that news reports mean all of Eastern Libya when they say insurgents control Eastern Libya.

thelibyanrevolution:

If you look at the map, it’s conceivable that the insurgents against Qadaffi could control about half of the nation’s oil production.

Draw a line south halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi: that would leave you with oilfields in…

  • Sahl
  • Samah
  • Wahah

…assuming that news reports mean all of Eastern Libya when they say insurgents control Eastern Libya.

(Source: thearabspringrevolutions)

wearelibya:

Eight Non-military options for Libya
Posted on March 4, 2011 by main

Carne Ross, a former British diplomat, outlines eight non-military options to address the situation in Libyan.

1. Establishment of an escrow account for Libyan oil revenues: this would require further UNSC chapter VII authorisation. At present, it appears that all oil revenues, including from oil produced from rebel-held areas, flows to the Libyan government.

2. Listing all Libyan personnel involved in repression for sanction under SCR 1970. Paras 22-23 of this resolution encourage states to nominate individuals to whom the asset freeze and travel ban would apply. At the moment, the list is very short and comprises only prominent regime members.

3. Seek public declarations from all commercial companies that they will not do business with the Gadhaffi regime. The admirable folks in the Genocide Intervention Network have already begun campaigning for this and have secured several such commitments.

4. Immediately position monitoring units on all borders and a naval blockade to ensure that the military embargo under UNSCR 1970 is enforced, and that regime members under ICC investigation or subject to paras 22-23 of UNSCR 1970 do not escape.

5. Electronic jamming of all regime communications; interference with internet communications, stuxnet-like attacks on regime IT infrastructure.

6. Provide immediate and substantial humanitarian assistance in rebel-held areas.

7. Set up publicly accessible websites using satellite and other reconnaissance data to inform anti-Gadhaffi forces of the disposition of regime military and irregular units.

8. Consider making the Libyan currency non-convertible.

{ Al Jazeera: An oil refinery has caught on fire; massive plumes of smoke and fire. }

EDIT: here

(via shergawia-deactivated20121108)