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Re: Libya
« Reply #135 on: September 28, 2011, 08:25:51 PM »
This calls for a dunking.
It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. It is when we all play safe that fatality will lead us to our doom. It is in the "dark shade of courage" alone that the spell can be broken.
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Re: Libya
« Reply #136 on: October 25, 2011, 02:37:33 PM »

Abdel Hakim Belhadj lead the rebel forces. But did he also kill former Ministry of Interior Abdul Fatah Younis who had rejoined the rebels? Belhadj was a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and Younis apparently conducted a merciless battle against the LIFG between 1990 and 1995 in eastern Libya, so it's certainly possible. Will we ever know? I doubt it.
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It is thus no accident that former members of the LIFG now hold the most important military jobs: Belhadj in Tripoli, Ismail al-Salabi in Benghazi, Abdel Hakim al-Assadi in Derna. Among the members of the Libyan National Transitional Council, one can find Ali Salabi. In 2009, on behalf of Saif al-Islam, he was the one who handled negotiations on the release of LIFG prisoners in exchange for them renoucing armed operations. Events in Libya have come full circle indeed!
Good short article: http://www.worldcrunch.com/top-libyan-rebel-leader-has-deep-al-qaeda-ties/3661


Meantime now that we know al-queda is running things in Libya will the U.S. State Dept.  keep the LIFG on their terrist list? They are still #26 on the list and it was updated on Sept. 15/11. http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm


The UN? - http://www.state.gov/s/ct/rls/other/des/123085.htm


CFR? - http://www.cfr.org/terrorist-organizations/al-qaeda-k-al-qaida-al-qaida/p9126#p5

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

I don't think I understand the difference between the State and the Government.






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Re: Libya
« Reply #137 on: October 29, 2011, 01:24:56 AM »
This Sunday’s vote will be historic, not just for the people of Tunisia, but for the region as a whole. Not since gaining independence more than half a century ago have the people of this country had a truly free and fair election. Since being allowed to do so, more than one hundred political parties have registered, and nearly a fifth are contesting this weekend’s poll. They are vying for the Assembly’s 217 seats, 18 of which (interestingly) are being reserved for votes from Tunisians living abroad. Equally That is because leaders of Libya’s National Transition Council, the NTC, apparently made a deal with El Hana’s manager that fighters who fled from neighboring Libya could recover in their premises. Now, eighty percent of the hotel’s capacity is said to be injured Libyans recuperating from their wounds.


'worth a mention is a law requiring that all party lists be comprised fifty percent by women. That may not ensure half of the Assembly is female, since the women might actually be stacked at the bottom of the list. But it does mean that women will have some representation and a say in this country’s future. Rasa’a Minera, a female candidate who spent this final day of official campaigning out on Habib Bourguiba Avenue meeting voters, said she is confident women will comprise a significant part of the Assembly’s make-up.
The Libyans currently recovering in Tunisia might be overly-eager to get home, and understandably. But if they stick around for Sunday’s vote and pay close attention, they might see something inspiring and perhaps something worth taking back with them."
So we will see how many women make-up in the country's future?
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Re: Libya
« Reply #138 on: November 12, 2011, 01:16:57 AM »
According to all conventional media Saif Gadaffi is 'on the run'. No way, he's comfortable somewhere, with minions co-ordinating his 'surrender' with the ICC. Meantime ICC chief Luis Moreno-Ocampo sounds just a little bit nuts to me.
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http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/ICC-Gaddafi-son-will-be-arrested-20111109
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Re: Libya
« Reply #139 on: December 18, 2011, 01:22:54 AM »
The war continues big time.  http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-17/libya-s-top-general-says-son-abducted-by-militia-in-c
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The son of Libya’s top general, Khalifa Hiftar, has been kidnapped and is being held by a militia at Tripoli International Airport, the general said today.
Belgassim Hiftar, 30, was kidnapped as he drove to visit his brother Saddam, who was in a Tripoli hospital after being wounded by gunfire yesterday, said his father. -snip- Hiftar said he would be asking French, British and U.S. leaders to sell his army weapons in the near future. “We need the weapons, especially American weapons, they are the most effective,” he said
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-17/libya-s-top-general-says-son-abducted-by-militia-in-capital.html
Aww. so easy eh.
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Re: Libya
« Reply #140 on: February 11, 2012, 08:10:51 PM »
According to  http://twitter.com/#!/AlArabiya_Eng  Saadi's been arrested in Niger.
Prolly connected to his explosive comments the other day. That pro-Gadaffi fighters will take back Libya. Eek the context -  http://www.africasia.com/services/news_mideast/article.php?ID=CNG.bfde8ce317beaf7d920ce18fdf5d323f.6a1
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Re: Libya
« Reply #141 on: September 12, 2012, 09:32:04 AM »

ETA - I had read this article at HP and was amazed all U.S. did was apologize for the film and declare religious freedom. Went to bed knowing this was going to escalate and that Bacile would be in big doo-doo.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/11/egypt-protesters-us-embassy_n_1874247.html
U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in attack on consulate
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/us-ambassador-to-libya-three-staff-killed-in-attack-on-consulate-report/article4538382/


NYT's gives the background to the Israeli-American who raised funds in California from Jewish donors to make the film, and suggests it was uploaded by Sam Bacile in Arabic. Of course nutbar Florida pastor is somehow involved.
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/obscure-film-mocking-muslim-prophet-sparks-anti-u-s-protests-in-egypt-and-libya/


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« Reply #142 on: September 12, 2012, 02:12:20 PM »
U.S. suspects Libya attack planned and it does look that way, whereas in Cairo it looked spontaneous.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/13/world/middleeast/us-envoy-to-libya-is-reported-killed.html?pagewanted=all


Israel totally distances itself from crazy racist film maker, who bears some responsibility for these murders.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/israeli-filmmaker-in-hiding-after-anti-islam-movie-sparks-deadly-libya-egypt-protests-1.464459
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Re: Libya
« Reply #143 on: September 19, 2012, 01:16:01 AM »
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