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Sunday
Mar202011

Michael Moore Blasts Obama on Libya

Salah Malkawi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Filmmaker Michael Moore, who was a harsh critic of the Iraq War, blasted the Obama administration Sunday on the action it is taking against Libya and its embattled leader, Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

Moore on Sunday tweeted from his account, @MMFlint, in succession:

So, what's wrong with this picture (Libya)? Here's what

#1. If the Arab League supports this military action, why haven't they sent in their Arab troops and planes in real amounts? Uh-huh

#2. Our job is 2 prop up Arab dictators (Saudi, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan, etc), not overthrow them & everyone in Arab world knows it

#3. So knock off "it's our moral obligation 2 defend ppl of Libya." After Iraq & Afghan & support of dictators, we have no moral standing.

#4. Too little, too late. So NOW we try 2 help the Libyans after Khaddafy has retaken most of country? Really just a big show, isn't it?

#5. We have neither the troops, stomach, or $$ to fight a ground war for months/years to defeat MK. So can we get back to the NCAA?

#6. Unrest forced France & others 2 close down their oil shipping from Libya. Khaddafy then offered China, 3rd World France's oil. Oops.


On Saturday, Moore proposed that Obama return the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded in 2009.

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Beyoncé Donated Gadhafi Money to Haiti Earthquake Relief

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Stop hating on Beyoncé for accepting money from Moammar Gadhafi's son -- turns out she donated it to charity long ago.

Beyoncé had been criticized after leaked U.S. State Department documents revealed that she'd accepted a big check from Mutassim Gadhafi to perform at a New Year's Eve party in St. Barts in 2009. 

But her spokeswoman says in a statement to ABC News, "All monies paid to Beyoncé for her performance at a private party at Nikki Beach St. Barts on New Year's Eve 2009, including the commissions paid to her booking agency, were donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, over a year ago." 

The spokeswoman added, "Once it became known that the third party promoter was linked to the [Gadhafi] family, the decision was made to put that payment to a good cause."

This information was made public a day after Nelly Furtado told fans via Twitter that she was donating the million bucks she earned for performing for the Gadhafi family in 2007 to charity. 

So far, other celebrities who the State Department documents also revealed as having accepted money for such performances, including Usher and Mariah Carey, haven't commented.

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