Saturday, April 30, 2011

Killing the Gaddafi kids

Underwrite the dictators for decades and then murder their kids; perhaps the "Freedom to Bomb" is one of the specific freedoms for which "they" hate "us." From the Washington Post today:
A NATO missile strike killed Moammar Gadhafi’s youngest son and three grandchildren on Saturday but the Libyan leader survived, a government spokesman said.
Gadhafi and his wife were in the Tripoli house of his 29-year-old son, Seif al-Arab Gadhafi, when it was hit by at least one bomb dropped from a NATO warplane, according to Libyan spokesman Moussa Ibrahim.
As for the one gang of malignant bastards bankrolling the other, here's a March 24th Fox News article:
While President Obama calls Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi a threat to his own people, just one month before attacking Libya the president asked Congress to increase U.S. aid for Qaddafi's military to $1.7 million. 
Of course, that's small potatoes (or peanuts, take your choice) compared to what the Federal Reserve gave the Libyan leader — money they, no doubt, digitally "printed." The author of an April 4th Time blog post reveals:
In the 18 months following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a foreign subsidiary of the bank of the government of Muammar Gaddafi received a cumulative $35 billion in short-term loans from the Fed. Libya's Central bank received the loans through a foreign subsidiary called the Arab Banking Corp., which has a branch in New York. At the time of the financial crisis, the bank was 29% owned by the Libyan government. But since then the Libyan government has upped its stake in ABC, as it is known, to 59%. So the main beneficiary of the Fed's help is the Libyan government.