Libya

Filipino revolutionaries fighting for independence

 By Manuel F. Almario In his policy speech before the U.S. National Defense University, U.S. President Obama said: “Having fought for our independence, we know that a price must be paid for freedom,” US President Barack Obama said in a policy speech on terrorism last May 23. “For over the last decade, our nation has spent well over $1 trillion on war, exploding our deficits Read More …

AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star There are very positive aspects of Libya’s Muammar Gadhafi’s four-decade rule that many Filipinos don’t know. Per the October 20 Christian Science Monitor article of Jason Pack and Sami Zaptia: “Economically, Libya boasts a stable currency, net foreign assets of over $150 billion, and is well-positioned to return to a perpetual budget surplus Read More …

AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star The success of the revolutionary forces in Libya that ended the four decades old brutal regime of Colonel Muammar Khadafy can be traced to lessons learned from US President George W. Bush during the Iraq War. The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) forces were discriminate in the use of military power and wisely Read More …

GLIMPSES By Jose Ma. Montelibano Even as people power takes its own form in the Middle East, toppling one dictator after another in a remake of the same wave of people power that removed dictators and authoritarian governments in the Philippines, Eastern Europe and South Africa, the Philippines today has resumed its march towards democracy and good governance. As I write this, Libya is at Read More …

BY REY O. ARCILLA MALAYA ‘With Tripoli now under siege by Libyan rebels, we hope and pray our nationals and DFA personnel there come to no harm.’ PRESIDENT Noynoy Aquino’s state visit to China at the end of this month will be a first of sorts. It will be the first time a president of the Philippines will be making his first state visit to Read More …

By Jesse Jose A Cup O’ Kapeng Barako Libyans against Libyans. Muslims against Muslims. Libya is in flames.  It’s at war. And Americans are in it.  Barack Hussein Obama, a suspected Muslim, put us in it. America is now fighting in multiple wars against three Muslim Nations: Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.  And that’s truly tragic. But amidst all these, I can hear gleeful laughter from another Muslim: Osama bin Laden. Don’t Read More …

POSTSCRIPT By Federico D. Pascual Jr. The Philippine Star MAD DOG: Every morning, a lot of people around the world wake up and ask if the Tripoli redoubt of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi has fallen and if the “mad dog of the Middle East” is still around. Not excluded from this global watch are the Big Boys in the United Nations Security Council who have all Read More …

Aladdin Elaasar* Huffington Post It is a different story this time. Libya is not Iraq. The U.S. and West are getting it right this time. The Obama administration is taking a different course towards the Arab World. We are learning from the lessons of the past. This military operation is necessary to limit Gaddafi’s military capabilities to slaughter his people. Gaddafi is deeply hated by Read More …

SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH By Ernesto M. Maceda The Philippine Star OFWs who have successfully escaped from Libya declared that the only workers left in Libya are Filipinos. As of Wednesday, only about 3,500 Filipino OFWs out of 30,000 have been evacuated out of Libya.  About 15,000 are still trapped inside Libya. Compare that to China which immediately evacuated 29,000 of its nationals in 5 Read More …