Aisha Reaches Out To Reporter; Paints A Picture Of A Libya Without Gaddafi

Aisha (also spelled Ayesha) Gaddafi (also spelled Gadhafi or Qaddafi) has been a highly monitored subject of discussion as of late. Aisha is Muammar Gaddafi’s only known biological daughter. Some of the reports about Aisha’s education and upbringing have conflicted but here is what seems to be agreed upon:

1. She trained with the Libyan military, rising to rank of Lieutenant General, a position she still holds.

2. Shortly before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, she met with Saddam Hussein. She was also served on Saddam’s legal defense team.

3. In 2011, she strongly protested the policies of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. President Barack Obama, calling for a mediation of the Libyan Civil War through an international organization which would exclude them.

4. Aisha has served as a mediator on behalf of the government and was appointed as the United Nations Development Program National Goodwill Ambassador for Libya on July 24, 2009.

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Back in April, David Kirkpatrick, a reporter for the New York Times described a meeting that he had with Aisha. Kirkpatrick claims that he did not request an interview with Gaddafi but that her office reached out to him instead. The tone of the conversation as described by Kirkpatrick was “fatalistic”.

Im not sure what “fatalistic” means. I haven’t even looked it up yet, but I will assume that it means “not positive” or “less than optimistic”. In pondering why Kirkpatrick would have chosen the word “fatalistic” I began to wonder something else. Was Aisha’s viewpoint realistic

“Instead of the angry defiance and vows of retribution issued by her father and her brother Seif, Ms. Qaddafi focused on how the West would rue the chaos she predicted would engulf a post-Qaddafi Libya.”

Aisha says that the fall of Gaddafi would create a stronghold for terrorist activities and that peace keeping NATO forces would be greeted with bullets. Could Aisha be onto something? Who exactly will be the next “family” or group to come to power in Libya? What say will the U.S. have in who is in control? How will the people of Libya feel about that? More importantly, where will these “peace keepers” come from?

These are questions that I supposed would be better directed toward President Obama who recently made headlines for announcing a new threat (see Lone Wolf Gunmen). If in fact organized religious militants have been neutralized to the extent that the new threat will be armed “lone wolf” gunmen then the idea of creating a “terrorist” safe haven would certainly be on Obama’s radar. So, how does he plan to make sure that Libya will not become a terrorist safe haven? Has the Obama administration even thought that far? Apparently Aisha has. What say you? 

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Does Gaddafi Use The Death Of Children for Political Gain?

I’ve recently come across an article that intrigued me to put it mildly. The article was written about the death of Muammar Muhammad al-Gaddafi’s infant daughter in 1986 or more accurately the inconsistent reports by U.S. media. The author points out that seemingly no two major media outlets reported the story the same. He goes on even further to say that the death of Gaddafi’s child was an outright lie created to garner sympathy for his cause. Could this be true?

Journalistic integrity and due diligence have taken second place at times to getting “the scoop”. Although this is an issue many readers may be already aware of, the author lays out a very interesting case. I think you should read it for yourself.

Mistah Fab Uses A Different Tone But Same Message

Mistah Fab Says N-Word Means “Bro or Cousin”

I’ve been pretty reserved so far when it comes to this Mistah Fab dude but he is walking a thin line. Mistah Fab says the N-word is for recreational use and he blame’s hiphop culture: 

“I, I think that that word [Ni**a] has become so popular in today’s times and culture…That people, If you asked them the original origin of this word, noone would be able to tell you. Ya know?…and if they were to be able to tell you, they don’t know the maliciousness that this used to carry.They just like, they think it’s just like “bro,bruh,friend, cousin. Ya know?”

Yep, he said it. I usually stay away from name calling in the name of intellectuality and open discussion. I have to rescind that level of dignity and officially call for the U.T.L.O.O. 

Now, you may ask “how can I be so confident that Fab is selling out black people”? Isn’t it possible that he is misguided? to that I say, do your research. Do atleast 30 to 45 minutes of browsing on youtube and then get back to me. Does anyone actually believe that Fab doesn’t understand the seriousness of his actions? Mistah Fab has a history of publicity stunts and false flags in the name of “self-promotion”. He has taken his publicity stunts to an all new level. In my “humble” opinion, Fab is simply doing to White Girl Mob what many record labels have done to unknowing black youth, exploiting them. Problem is, he is making a mockery of real pain and suffering in the process.

To be fair, I know white people that use the word “ni**a” too. None of them will use it without politely explaining themselves and asking for your opinion. Others I know who would never say it even if you paid them. Though in love with hiphop, they (white Americans) are not outside of reality. Reality meaning black youth have found a way to cope with something painful and they (the whites) know that. 

Ofcourse in saying that WGM is being exploited is to say that they have no idea how the rest of the world views them. Perhaps Kreayshawn understands to a degree. There is no sign that the rest of the “Mob” has a clue, especially V-Nasty.

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How hard would it be to acknowledge that “White Girl” Mob is a gimmick? Not hard at all but it would cost Mistah Fab his latest franchise, so why not capitolize on the outrage and  play stupid for a little longer?

Miami Police Officer Allegedly Pulls A Weapon On Solange Knowles

Reports are coming in that Solange Knowles (younger sister of Beyonce) has taken issue with the Miami police department. An officer pulled her over and allegedly pulled a weapon (gun?) out on her last night. Solange reported the encounter via her Twitter page:

“I have literally had my last leg with discriminating police! Miami police department will be notified. A police officer just pulled a weapon on me…. I have done NOTHING illegal, against the law, or anything of the sort. I am simply tired of police using arrogance, ego and authority as an offense.

I’m only tweeting this to raise awareness. I could have left quietly, but I am sick & tired of this scenario being played over & over again. I’m ok. I’m safe & sound at my apartment. I’m just beyond frustrated with the system. It is time to do something about it. I am a mother raising a young black child in America. I’m going to die trying!

Been on the phone for the last 20 minutes reporting this incident. Yes, I have the officers name. Yes, I have the location. Scare tactics don’t WORK.”

What If Michael Vick Was White?…Really??

A writer for ESPN has indirectly (and possibly unintentionally) taken on multiple tiers in the controversial issue of race relations in the U.S. in an article entitled “What if Michael Vick were white?” The article is scheduled to appear in the Sept. 5 issue of ESPN The Magazine. 

In this article the writer suggests that we (humans) are products of our environment. I am inclined to partially agree with this. The article is written in a less than coherent manner (who am I to criticize someone’s writing style?) but opens up a ton of opportunities for discussion.

1. The writer uses marriage statistics to describe the differences in black vs. white culture in America. The writer briefly delves into Vick’s upbringing and childhood (very controversial stuff). 

2. The writer praises Vick’s athletic abilities and competitive instinct in a way that suggests that whites are not likely to produce competitive athletes (more fodder for sure). 

3. Then there is the obvious. The writer acknowledges that equality within the U.S. legal system is a forefront issue to many sports fans. Something that other fans would rather not acknowledge or talk about according to a few of the comments. 

The writer ends the article in a manner that does give just due to Vick’s determination and drive. I could go on and on but I won’t. Read the article for yourself and join the conversation.

T.H.I.N.C. Music Talent Search

T.H.I.N.C. Music Talent Search


Dates: Tuesday, August 2nd – Friday, September 30th
Location: Online
Submissions Open: Submissions are open now!
Submissions Close: Fri Sep 30
Submission Fee: 10.00

Event Description:
 
T.H.I.N.C. Music is seeking great songwriters, producers and performers in the R&B, Hip Hop and Pop genres. T.H.I.N.C. is looking for fresh sounds. If you have great songs or are a great performer, submit your music.  

Aside from label consideration, at least one artist will be selected from these submissions to collaborate on an upcoming single with Artist, Songwriter and Actress…TRUTH HURTS. This will result in radio airplay and exposure on iTunes, Amazon, and other major music sites for her upcoming album.

T.H.I.N.C. Music is a publishing company, music label and talent development enterprise that seeks to be the top resource company for record companies and other music entities seeking outstanding compositions, productions, artists and related music services.

The producer/songwriter/artist is required to submit their RPK for consideration. Submitted music will be heard and critiqued.

Judging Panel: DJ Quik (Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Truth Hurts, Kurupt, Jadakiss & More), Jazze Pha (Producer has worked with Cee Lo Green, Mary J Blige, T.I., Usher & more), Focus (Producer for Aftermath), The Real Etc. (Artist/Songwriter) and Steve Raze (Executive VP of Digital Content at AllHipHop.com).

If interested in the T.H.I.N.C. Music Talent Search do not contact T.H.I.N.C. Music outside of Reverbnation. Submissions are taken here.