Special Edition Libya: Timeline, Part III

By Jay Holmes In 1984, the UK broke off relations with Libya when a Libyan Embassy staff member gunned down London policewoman, Yvonne Fletcher, in front of the Libyan embassy. The British SAS was called in to storm the Libyan Embassy. US Navy 6th Fleet received an...

Special Edition Libya: Timeline, Part II

By Jay Holmes In 1970, the last US base in Libya closed. The American troops were happy to let oil tycoon Armand Hammer work his deals without them having to hang out in a place filled with sand, heat, more sand, more heat, and little water. Moammar had just come to...

Who Impacts Egypt?

By Jay Holmes This is in response to “mr blue,” who asked last Monday, “So what countries currently have the biggest impact in Egypt besides the Egyptians?” First Mr. Blue, take a deep breath. Except in Las Vegas, blue is not a good color for...