Monday, August 22, 2011

Syria, Assad promised elections but does not stop the repression

The system will punish the rebels. And Assad remains in place. Western pressure then they "are worthless", "their threats," just words, however, and any military action against Syria "will have implications far wider than they could bear." So the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has responded to requests for resignations tonight came in recent days by the U.S. and some European countries. Immediately after the televised interview, in which Assad has also promised reforms in the short and legislative elections by March 2012, thousands of Syrians poured into the streets to demand the fall of the regime in almost all of the epicenters of the revolt , causing the reaction of agents that - according to activists - they would open fire on protesters.

Criminal Court confirms the capture of Gadhafi's son

Moammar Gadhafi's son, Seif al-Islam, who is accused along with his father for crimes against humanity, was arrested by the insurgents, said Monday the governor of the International Criminal Court. Seif Gadhafi and his father were accused of orchestrating this year, planning and participating in unlawful attacks against civilians during the popular uprising in Libya.

The original prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said Seif Gadhafi was arrested for "Special Forces rebels." He gave no details of the arrest or the source of his information. "We hope to soon be in The Hague" to stand trial, said the prosecutor indicated that he plans "to contact the government of transition" Libyan Monday.

Rebels in Tripoli: Qaddafi's regime collapses

Tripoli - lasted 42 years the brutal reign of Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi, now the North African country is facing a historical turning point: the rebels brought in on Monday night in many parts of the capital Tripoli under their control. Gaddafi's bodyguard has emerged clearly. In Tripoli, thousands cheered the victory of the insurgents.

In the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and other cities were ignited fireworks and salutes fired. "We the Libyan People's congratulations to overthrow Muammar al-Qadhafi and called on the Libyan people to take to the streets and protect public property. Long live the free Libya," said in a morning widespread explanation of the transition council, reported that "New York Times" on its website.

Scenes of jubilation in the streets of Tripoli and Benghazi

Al-Qaeda announced the launch of 100 attacks in Iraq

Al-Qaeda in Iraq threatened to launch "a hundred attacks" in the country from the middle of the holy month of Ramadan to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden. Terrorist group's statement was broadcast Friday night on pages via the Internet. The text said that the attacks are revenge for bin Laden died in Pakistan in May at the hands of U.S. forces, and other leaders of al-Qaida. "God willing, the campaign begins in the middle of the fasting month and end by God just after a hundred attacks, "he threatened. The statement said the offensive will include "a variety of attacks, including raids, martyrdom operations, roadside bombs, weapons with silencers and shooters in all cities, rural areas and provinces" in Iraq.