Libya Fighting Intensifies; Gadhafi Warns West On Interfering

March 2, 2011
For lack of a better term, Libya is now embroiled in what can only be described as a civil war.  What began as a loud protest on February 15 has now grown into a bloody revolt as a majority of Libyans are calling for Moammar Gadhafi to step down.  The Libyan leader is now holed up under heavy guard in Tripoli and has ordered counterattacks on the rebels in several cities.  A convoy of SUVs with anti-aircraft guns, backed by several hundred Gadhafi troops roared into the city of Brega on Wednesday morning and engaged opposition fighters flying the old flag of the Libyan monarchy.  Initially they gained control of the city, but rebel forces soon came up from other cities and beat back the government troops.  NATO and U.S. officials say they are considering imposing a no-fly zone over Libya, a move that Gadhafi said in a televised speech would turn Libya into another Vietnam as he proposes arming supporters from government weapons supplies, saying that thousands of Libyan citizens are prepared to die for their country.  Russia is refusing to sanction the NATO move, and one has to wonder if the Soviets are planning to back up Gadhafi's regime.  Meanwhile, Libyan oil production has slowed to a trickle, and world oil prices are soaring up.  In southern California, for example, gas prices have gone up as much as forty cents a gallon in just a couple of days as the greedy oil barons are hiking prices on gas they have previously paid for at the lower rate in order to maximize their profits. 
 

Gadhafi Losing His Grip In Libya

February 23, 2011
As protests and military retaliation against protesters are escalating in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi is losing control of his country and finding that even some of the armed forces are not siding with him.  Estimates that at least 1,000 people, mostly in the Tripoli region, are dead are offset by the growing wave of support for the protesters among the military.  On the western border with Tunisia, soldiers from that area refused to open fire on protesters and chased officers away.  They now guar...
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Fighting Flares Up In Libya

February 21, 2011
The growing unrest in the Middle East continues to escalate.  Protesters have toppled the governments in Egypt and Tunisia, and the violence is spreading in Bahrain, but the worst unrest is now in Libya, where young people are calling for an end to the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, who has been in power for 42 years.  Protesters have seized control of Libya's second largest city, Bengazi, where reports that are trickling out say that police are nowhere to be seen and armed youths are directing t...
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Arizona Escalates Immigration Fight By Suing Feds

February 11, 2011
Arizona continues to lead the fight against illegal immigration in spite of the fact that the federal government is of the mindset that they can't do it.  You'll recall that last year the state tried to pass sweeping anti-illegal immigration legislation that would have made it safer and save it tons of money by getting illegals out of its borders.  The Feds don't seem to want to stem the flow of illegals into this country and a federal court blocked key points of the Arizona laws.  On Thursda...
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Mubarak Resigns: Have People Won?

February 11, 2011
Shortly after nightfall on Friday, February 11, Egyptian Vice President Omar Suleiman went on national television to make a stunning announcement, saying "In these great circumstances that the country is passing through, President Hosni Mubarak has decided to leave his position as president of the republic.  He has mandated the Armed Forces Supreme Council to run the state."  As one, the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square erupted in cheering, waving Egyptian flags, a...
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Google Marketing Partner Fueled Egypt Unrest

February 8, 2011
Wael Ghonim, a marketing manager for Google, gave an interview today within hours of being released after being detained by police in Cairo for 12 days.  Ghonim says he was accosted on the way to a friend's house twelve days ago by four men who worked him to the ground, blindfolded his, then took him to a secret location where he was interrogated for the better part of two weeks.  He is the overseer for Google marketing in the Middle East and Africa and usually works  from an office in Dubai....
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Egyptian Protests Get Violent, Press Members Attacked

February 2, 2011
A popular American newsman was attacked and injured as the protests in Egypt turned ugly on February 2.  Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak took to the streets in large numbers and confronted anti-government protesters.  Mubarak supporters broke lines on horseback and on camels and encroached on areas where protesters gathered.  The protesters, who were more numerous, pulled their attackers off their mounts and beat them bloody.  Things degenerated from there as both sides tore sidewalks a...
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Killer Storm Makes Australian Landfall

February 2, 2011
Just a little after midnight Thursday, local time, cyclone Yasi made landfall in Mission Beach, Queensland State, Australia, adding even more grief to a country already devastated by recent flooding.  At least 90,000 homes lost power already as the monster storm moved inland, where it's expected to rage on for at least two days before breaking up.  The Bureau of Meteorology warns that at least 28 inches of rain could fall in a few hours, and when combined with the fact that Yasi is striking a...
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Is A Real Jurassic Park Next?

January 17, 2011
Japanese scientists announced this morning that they are finally launching that project we were first to tell you about last year.  If everything works out fine, they say that we'll see mammoths, those long-extinct prehistoric elephants, walking the Earth in about five years.  The plan involves getting tissue from the preserved carcass of a mammoth in a Russian laboratory.  The Japanese researchers have mastered the process, so they say, of recovering DNA from the tissue of long-dead and froz...
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Canada Tells Radio Stations To Censor 80s Hit

January 14, 2011
Canadian radio stations have been warned to censor the 1985 Dire Straits hit "Money For Nothing" after a listener of Newfoundland's OZ FM filed a complaint that the Grammy Award winning song from the album "Brothers In Arms" is derogatory to gay men.  In the song, Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler and fellow rock star Sting make reference to a young man as a "faggot", and the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, the local equivalent to the FCC, says that this violates Canada's human rights...
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About Chief Jack


Chief Jack Hawk Chief Jack has hosted The Mohawk Radio Show since August 1969. He is a champion for the cause of Indie artists, and many Indies have had great success since having their music played on the station. He is a Mohawk chief who played with a Canadian band for about 10 years. He publishes articles under the name Jacques Boulerice for Yahoo! Voices and is working on a new movie script.

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