LIBYA * ISIS invades in 2015
The leader of the 'rebels' in Libya was a GITMO resident who was freed.
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Libya faces protests
February 16, 2011 Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Libya Wednesday in the first sign that the unrest which toppled governments in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt has spread to the North African nation.
Witnesses said protesters in the eastern port city of Benghazi chanted slogans demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi.
The crowds did not appear to direct their anger at Moammar Gadhafi, who is Africa's longest-serving leader. He has ruled for 41 years.
However, Dubai-based television news service Al-Jazeera reported that sources said the demonstrators chanted slogans against the "corrupt rulers of the country."
Protesters had called on citizens to observe Thursday as a "Day of Rage," hoping to emulate the popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia and end Gadhafi's regime.
Libyan activists were using social networking websites including Facebook.
Rioting is unusual in oil exporter Libya, where Gadhafi keeps a tight grip on political life.
Libya's state-run Juna news agency did not carry any word of Wednesday's anti-government protests.
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February 21, 2011 Protesters, security clash in Tripoli
A central government building in the Libyan capital of Tripoli was set on fire Monday.
Protesters and security forces battled in the center of Tripoli as anti-government unrest spread to the Libyan capital and Moammar Qaddafi's son went on state television to proclaim that his father remained in charge with the army's backing and would "fight until the last man, the last woman, the last bullet."
Gadhafi to fight to 'the last bullet' (I suspect he has already left Libya)
Protesters have seized military bases
Libya cuts off Internet
Around two million Cyrenaican protesters, half of Libya's population who control half of the country and part of its oil resources, embarked Sunday,
Feb. 20, on a full-scale revolt against Muammar Qaddafi and his affluent ruling Tripolitanian-dominated regime.
Unlike the rights protests sweeping the Middle East and North Africa, in Libya, one half of the country is rising up against the other half, as well as fighting to overthrow a dictatorial ruler of 42 years.
Since last week, heavy battles have been fought in Benghazi, Al Bayda, Al Marj, Tobruk and at least two other two cities.
In some places, debkafile's military sources report protesters stormed army bases and seized large quantities of missiles, mortars, heavy machine guns and armored vehicles – and used them.
The important Fadil Ben Omar Brigade command base in Benghazi was burnt to the ground.
Our sources cite witnesses who spied Berber tribesmen among the insurgents, which bodes ill for Algerian and Morocco and their large Berber populations.
The reports of massacres and imported mercenaries, especially in Benghazi come mainly from opposition sources in West Europe and cannot be independently confirmed at this time. Neither could reports from the same sources Sunday night that Qaddafi's rule had collapsed and the revolt had spread.
At the same time, there is no doubt that Qaddafi will not scruple to use brutal measures in desperation to save his regime, if he has not already. Hospital sources describe hundreds of dead and injured.
He has meanwhile put Ahmed Gaddaf Al-Dam, his cousin and security chief, in charge of the army's effort to suppress the uprising in Benghazi. Most of the city appears to have fallen to the protesters, with the exception of its airport through which the ruler is pumping heavy reinforcements and sending them straight into battle.
So far, the Libyan Air Force and Navy have not been deployed. Helicopters sent in action to shoot into crowds are confirmed in only one place, Al Bayda.
Since Saturday afternoon, Qaddafi has not been seen or heard in public. According to some rumors, he has left Tripoli and made for the Saharan oasis town of Sebha, his tribal birthplace. So far, he has kept up the flow of military reinforcements to the six rebel cities because the towns of Tripolitania have been relatively quiet. But if Tripoli and its environs rise up too, he will be short of military strength to deal with trouble spots in both parts of the country.
Some Libyan would-be go-betweens proposed a ceasefire between Qaddafi and the protesters whereby the government would resign and the popular former prime minister Abdul Salam Jaloud be appointed caretaker prime minister until the crisis is resolved. But Jaloud declined the offer.
It is too early to determine in advance how the showdown between Qaddafi's army and the protesters-insurgents of Cyrenaica turns out. Before it is over, Libya's eastern provinces may be called on to sacrifice thousands more dead and wounded. If the Cyrenaicans do manage to hold on, they will be in a position to carve Libya in two and break away from Tripolitania and the Qaddafi regime.
ConnectionLibyan terrorist released in exchange for BP oil drilling rights in Libyan Gulf
July 14, 2010 Talk radio Neal Boortz has been all over the BP-Libya-PanAm Lockerbie connections this week. He discussed it at length on his July 12 and 13 radio show.
Gaza ship prompts US senators demand to probe BP Libyan links.
Muammar Qaddafi son Seif al Islammay have made too much of a splash by consigning the MV Almathea (Al Amal) to challenge the Israeli Gaza blockade.
As Israeli warships encircled the ship Wednesday, July 14, a group of US senators were drawn to this group which commissioned the ship, and called for its links with the oil giant BP to be investigated.
July 14 Amal is anchored about 50 miles from the Gaza coast after its captain claimed his main engine had broken down and would take several hours to repair.
Debka speculates he may have stalled the engine to ease his quandary if to head for Egypt or Gaza.
Amal is inching towards the coast stalked by 8 Israeli warships.
Israel doesnt want another world outcry, which always favors Muslims.
Egypt is prepared to grant the Libyan ship docking rights.
In Washington, following the tie-in of the ship with Seif's dealings with British and Russian business interests which helped him secure the release of Pan-Am bomber,
US Senator Frank Lautenberg said 'It is shocking to even contemplate that BP is profiting from the release of a terrorist with the blood of 189 Americans on his hands.'
Lautenberg is leading a group of senators demanding an investigation into the US-British BP inclusion in the group which leveraged the early release of
Pan-Am disaster terrorist mastermind, by bribing a doctor to claim he only had 3 months to live. He was received back in Libya as a hero.
Libyan terrorist released in exchange for BP oil drilling rights in Libyan Gulf of Sidra.
A probe would likely close in on Seif's 'charity,' identify them and expose their links both to the Megrahi affair and the current ship.
Watch for the Muslim Obama to halt the investigation.
Libya Ship Headed to Egypt, fox news
Gaza aid ship diverts to Egypt
This post connection from page 11
Muslim Brotherhood Cleric orders Gaddafi killed
February 22, 2011 Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has issued a fatwa that any Libyan soldier who can shoot dead embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi should do so 'to rid Libya of him.'
'Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot a bullet at Mr Gaddafi should do so,' Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric who is usually based in Qatar, told Al-Jazeera television.
He also told Libyan soldiers 'not to obey orders to strike at your own people,' and urged Libyan ambassadors around the world to dissociate themselves from Gaddafi's regime.
Famous in the Middle East for his at times controversial fatwas, or religious edicts, the octogenarian Qaradawi has celebrity status in the Arab world thanks to his religious broadcasts on Al-Jazeera.
He has in the past defended 'violence carried out by certain Muslims.'
The West accuses the cleric of supporting 'terrorism' because he sanctioned Palestinian suicide attacks in Israel. Britain and the United States have refused to grant him entry visas.
The cleric, spiritual leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and longtime resident of Qatar, heads the International Union for Muslim Scholars.
Muammar Gaddafi appears on state TV, dismissed reports that he had fled.
He said, 'I am in Tripoli and not in Venezuela.' We will see.
UN Security Council to Hold Formal Meeting on Libya
February 22, 2011
The UN Security Council decided to hold a formal meeting on Tuesday afternoon on the current situation in Libya, the German UN Mission said.
The formal meeting will begin at 3 p.m. EST (2000GMT) at the UN Headquarters in New York, the German Mission said.
The upcoming Council meeting is expected to hear a briefing from the UN Secretariat and from the Libyan representative on what is going on in Libya before the 15-nation Security Council decides what will be the next decision on the North African country.
The Libyan permanent representative to the United Nations, Mohamed Shalgham, told reporters here Tuesday that he represents Libya and he will speak at the Council meeting. He said that he wants to tell the Security Council that he has been calling on the Tripoli to end the bloodshed.
Shalgham said that his deputy, Ibrahim Dabbashi, does not represent his country.
The 15-member Council met earlier on Tuesday in informal consultations behind closed doors at 9:20 a.m. EST at the request of the Libyan Permanent Mission to the UN.
Germany, a non-permanent member of the Council, actively pushed for the formal meeting and called on the powerful world body to take "swift and clear" action on the Libyan crisis.
On Monday, Dabbashi broke ranks with the country's leader Muammar Gaddafi, calling on the UN Human Rights Council and the International Criminal Court to conduct an investigation reported attacks against anti-government protesters.
Unrest shook Libya in recent days as government crackdowns on protesters have resulted in mass casualties, according to human rights groups.
The UN human rights chief, Navi Pillay, on Tuesday issued a statement calling for an immediate end to "grave human rights violations committed by Libyan authorities and urged an independent international investigation into the violent suppression of protests in the country."
Oil prices surge to as Libya protests mount
February 22, 2011
Oil prices soared to the highest level in more than two years as violence spread in Libya and Moammar Gadhafi's grip weakened over the country. Only a small amount of Libya's oil production appeared to have been affected, though analysts fear that revolts will spread to OPEC heavyweights like Iran.
Benchmark West Texas Intermediate for April delivery jumped $4.50, or 5 percent to $94.21 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The last time oil traded at that level was Oct. 2, 2008. The April contract traded as high as $98.48 per barrel.
Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. held steady overnight at a national average of $3.171 per gallon.
Libya holds the most oil reserves in Africa and is the world's 15th-largest crude exporter at 1.2 million barrels per day, according to the Energy Information Administration. As the Libyan government cracked down on protesters, Western oil companies including Eni and Repsol-YPF temporarily suspended oil production in the country. BP has started evacuating workers.
Any production losses out of Libya could be quickly absorbed by other countries like Saudi Arabia. The official Saudi Press Agency quoted Saudi Arabia's oil minister Ali Naimi as saying that Saudi's production capacity of 12.5 million barrels per day can help "compensate for any shortage in international supplies." Saudi Arabia currently produces around 8 million barrels per day.
The International Energy Agency said in a statement on its website that it stands ready "to make oil available to the market in the event of a major supply disruption." The Wall Street Journal reports that the IEA plans to meet this week to discuss the possible release of strategic stockpiles, if necessary.
The main concern stalking markets is that revolts in the Middle East and North Africa will spread to other members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, particularly Iran, the group's second-largest producer.
Energy consultant Jim Ritterbusch said a "fear premium" has propped up oil prices by about $10 per barrel. That means prices could tumble once the region settles down. "But that doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon, he said."
Eni is the biggest oil producer in Libya. It produces about 244,000 barrels of oil and gas per day, or about one-quarter of Libya's total output. Spain's Repsol-YPF, which also suspended production Tuesday, produces about 34,777 barrels a day.
BP evacuated 70 people from Libya, including 40 workers and their families. BP isn't producing oil in Libya, but it has been working on an exploration project. BP has 140 employees at its Libyan operation.
Other oil companies, including Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Germany's Wintershall, also started pulling out employees. Meanwhile, key Libyan officials resigned and air force pilots defected amid a bloody crackdown on the protests.
In Iran, government opposition groups this week held their largest protests in more than a year, resulting in two deaths, though the demonstrations have failed to gain the momentum seen in North Africa.
Two Iranian naval vessels entered the Suez Canal on Tuesday en route to a training mission in Syria, officials said, the first time that Tehran has sent military ships through the strategic waterway since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Brent crude, which is delivered around the world and is considered a better reflection of global demand than WTI, added 44 cents at $106.18 per barrel on the ICE Futures Exchange. Brent is considered to be more sensitive to possible disruptions of Middle East oil supplies, while large U.S. stockpiles of crude are one of the reasons for the lower WTI prices.
Looking ahead, there are also knock-on effects from high oil prices. A jump in energy costs could hurt consumer spending and stymie a fragile recovery in developed countries.
The crisis in the Middle East and North Africa — which has brought down governments in Tunisia and Egypt and sparked protests in Yemen, Bahrain, Iran, Morocco and Jordan — will put added pressure on weaker economies, especially those in Europe, according to Capital Economics.
In the U.S., a run-up in fuel costs could force businesses and consumers to spend less on other things, slowing both the economy and the pace of hiring.
The U.S. economy picked up momentum at the end of 2010 and is probably growing at about a 3.2 percent annual rate or more in the first three months of the year. A $10 increase in the price of oil shaves off roughly 0.4 percentage point from economic growth, according to economist Brian Bethune at IHS Global Insight. The economy could be pushed into a recession if oil prices were to skyrocket to $150 or $160 a barrel, Bethune and other economists say.
In other Nymex trading in March contracts, heating oil rose 8 cents to $2.8026 a gallon and gasoline gained 6 cents to $2.7547 a gallon. Natural gas futures lost 2 cents at $3.856 per 1,000 cubic feet.
Qaddafi Ordered Lockerbie Bombing
February 23, 2011
Libya’s ex-justice minister claims the country’s leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, ordered the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people, according to the Swedish tabloid Expressen.
Mustafa Abdel-Jalil was quoted Wednesday telling an Expressen correspondent in Libya that he has “proof that Qaddafi gave the order about Lockerbie."
Abdel-Jalil, who stepped down as justice minister to protest violence against anti-government demonstrations, did not describe the proof.
He told Expressen that Qaddafi gave the order to Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only man convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 on December 21, 1988. The airliner exploded over Scotland and all 259 people aboard and 11 on the ground died when it crashed into the town of Lockerbie. Most of the victims were Americans.
"To hide it, he [Qaddafi] did everything in his power to get al-Megrahi back from Scotland," Abdel-Jalil was quoted as saying.
Megrahi was convicted in 2001 and sentenced to life in prison, but was granted a compassionate release from a Scottish prison in August 2009 on the grounds that he was suffering from prostate cancer and would die soon. He is still alive.
Al-Megrahi spent roughly 11 days behind bars for each victim in the bombing. Upon al-Megrahi's release in 2009, President Barack Obama said the decision to free the terminally ill bomber on compassionate grounds was a mistake.
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., said the new report, if correct, confirms that Qaddafi "is a terrorist - plain and simple."
"His personal involvement in the Pan Am bombing would not be a surprise, but rather confirms his defective character. It explains his personal advocacy for the release of convicted bomber Abdul Baset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi - to ensure that he would not confess Qaddafi's role in the bombing."
Expressen spokeswoman Alexandra Forslund said its reporter, Kassem Hamade, interviewed the ex-justice minister at "a local parliament in a large city in Libya." She didn't want to name the city, citing security concerns.
A U.S. chartered ship that is tasked to evacuate U.S. citizens out of Libya will stay in port in Tripoli all night because of bad weather, diplomatic sources say.
The ship is expected to leave at some point Thursday morning and everyone is on board
Mass evacuations underway in Libya
Thousands of foreign nationals are being evacuated from Libya as the situation becomes increasingly chaotic and the government loses the east of the country.
After the defection of two jet fighter pilots to Malta, more military units in northeastern Libya signaled their support for the protesters
NATIONS MUST SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE
February 24, 2011 That sounds like the biblical antichrist - world dictator - Christianity looks to come.
Islam is looking for their Mahdi, 12th Imam. These 2 match prophecy. Interesting.
Will the antichrist be a Muslim?
Obama breaks silence, condemns Libya crackdown
Barack Hussein Obama condemned the outrageous crackdown on protesters by Libyan forces.
'It is imperative that the nations and peoples of the world speak with one voice.
The suffering and bloodshed is outrageous and it is unacceptable.'
He did not directly criticize Gaddafi or back sanctions against the oil-producing nation.
The U.S. chartered ferry to evacuate several thousand Americans to Malta.
Most hold dual citizenship.
High seas were delaying the ferry's departure.
The Gaddafi disgrace
Op-ed: World stood silent for years as Libya’s brutal dictator played key role in global forums
Muammar Gaddafi has become the symbol of the hypocrisy of the world. Today the world is shocked by the activities of this brutal man, as he lashes out with force against his own people. In the midst of a bloody and violent week in Libya, in which hundreds of citizens have been killed, thousands injured and missing, in which the air force has bombed protesting civilians, and hospitals have been instructed not to treat the injured – the world has finally woken up to the true face of Muammar Gaddafi.
NATO may attack Libya if violence continues
European official said NATO, USA warplanes stationed in Italy may be ordered to take down Libyan planes. Washington fears Gaddafi may use mustard gas against protestors
Qaddafi Loses Grip on Libya as Revolt Spreads
Ferry carrying Americans can't leave Libya, heavy seas - http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011...ships-carry-3000-turks-home-libya
US military advisers in Cyrenaica, Qaddafi loses his air force
February 25, 2011 DEBKA
Hundreds of US, British and French military advisers have arrived in Cyrenaica, Libya eastern breakaway province.
Jasmine Revolution in early January. The advisers, including intelligence officers, were dropped from warships and missile boats at the
coastal towns of Benghazi and Tobruk Thursday Feb. 24, for a threefold mission:
1. To help the revolutionary committees controlling eastern Libyan establish government frameworks for supplying two million inhabitants with basic services and commodities;
2. To organize them into paramilitary units, teach them how to use the weapons they captured from Libyan army facilities, help them restore law and order on the streets and
train them to fight Muammar Qaddafi's combat units coming to retake Cyrenaica.
3. The prepare infrastructure for the intake of additional foreign troops. Egyptian units are among those under consideration.
Qaddafi was shaken up badly Friday when many of his air force commanders decided to no longer obey his orders or those of his commanders.
This loss deprived him of a key pillar sustaining his fight for survival.
NATO Council and the UN Security Council meet in separate emergency sessions to consider ways to halt the bloodletting in Libya and punish its ruler Qaddafi for his violent crackdown of protesters.
Thursday night, Brent crude went for $117 the barrel in London and $103 in New York.
Barack Obama has called the leaders of the UK, France and Italy as international efforts to respond to the crisis in Libya gather pace.
Obama outlined a range of possible measures, including plans for humanitarian assistance.
Earlier, the White House said all options were on the table, including sanctions. It said the military would present its own proposals to Obama.
Ships and military aircraft have been sent to evacuate thousands of foreign nationals trying to flee the turmoil.
On Thursday, Obama telephoned French President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to co-ordinate a response to the Libya crisis.
Obama expressed concern with the Libyan government's use of violence which violates international norms and every standard of human decency.
"The leaders discussed the range of options... to hold the Libyan government accountable for its actions, as well as planning for humanitarian assistance."
Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi meanwhile blamed the uprising on al-Qaeda.
Speaking on state television, he repeated claims that hallucinogenic drugs had been given to young people to incite them to revolt.
Opposition supporters in Tripoli have said they are planning to protest in Green Square after Friday noon prayers. Muslims pray to satan - obviously.
Evacuations from Libya to Malta
February 25, 2011 German warships arrive. 2 German military vessels, a frigate and a supply ship, have arrived in Malta to evacuate workers from Libya.
However, rough seas in the centre of the Mediterranean are continuing to hamper the evacuation of workers with a number of ships expected in Malta Saturday.
A Brazilian company has chartered a cruise ship to bring 3,000 workers to Malta from Tripoli. The ship was due to arrive in Tripoli this morning.
2,000 Chinese workers in Libya are expected to be brought to Malta and stay on board the ship until aircraft come to pick them up.
Chinese workers were to be landed in Crete - which is nearer to Benghazi.
2 Virtu Ferries catamarans, chartered by the USA have still been unable to leave Tripoli harbour.
Hundreds of Americans, Canadians and Maltese are on board. The crew had reported 16 foot waves in the central Mediterranean.
Libyan aircraft denied landing permission headed back to Libya.
French and Italian warships shelter in Malta
Bank of America and Libya oilBofA Expects Libya Oil Production To Shut Down Completely
CJ NOTE March 4 - WOW! This will affect the US banks!!!!
24 February 2011
Oil production in Libya is expected to shut down completely and could be lost for a prolonged period of time, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said.
"We expect Libyan production to be shut down completely and we might lose sweet crudes from Libya for a prolonged period of time," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Sabine Schels told Reuters.
Schels said that the world faced the prospect of real supply shock in which the loss of 1.6 million barrels per day of sweet oil could potentially trigger a steep rise in prices and force a sharp reduction in demand to balance the system.
"Some of the supply can be replaced with Saudi light crude and some from SPR, but if the disruption is prolonged, we will need demand to drop to balance the system," Schels said.
The bank is currently discussing scenarios and outlooks, and will publish a report on its findings in the coming days.
"We already faced a demand shock last year with global demand increasing by 2.8 million bpd and on top of that, what we have now is a real supply shock," Schels said.
In a price shock scenario whereby we lose 1.6 million bpd, the rise in prices can be a lot greater than in the case of a demand shock. "
February 26, 2011
Airplane carrying ten tons of medical aid to Libya takes off from Kuwait
Gaddafi's son in hiding on Venezuelan island claims a politician. Rumors Gaddafi shot.
Airport runways in Benghazi, Libya, have been destroyed.
Who is propping up Gaddafi?
Revolutionary committees of trusted followers, tribal leaders and imported foreign mercenaries hold the power in Libya, not the military.
Americans please take note - THIS is what Obama stated that he wants, loyal only to him.
The actual Libyan Army is almost symbolic, a weakened and emaciated force of little more than 40,000, poorly armed and poorly trained. It is part of Col Muammar Gaddafi's long-term strategy to eliminate the risk of a military coup, which is how he himself came to power in 1969.
So the defection this month of some elements of the army to the protesters in Benghazi is unlikely to trouble Col Gaddafi.
Not only can he do without them, his security apparatus has not hesitated to call in air strikes on their barracks in the rebellious east of the country.
Ferry with Americans Aboard From Libya Finally Reaches Malta
The USA hired a boat FAR TOO SMALL to evacuate those needing to flee.
This is inexcusable! Ferries are built to withstand the common rough seas. Delay inexcusable.
February 26, 2011
After 3 days of delays, a U.S.-chartered ferry carrying Americans and other foreigners out of the chaos of Libya has finally arrived at the Mediterranean island of Malta.
The Maria Dolores ferry evacuated over 300 passengers Friday.
U.N. refugee agency fears "that much larger numbers of residents and migrant workers are in fact trapped and unable to leave for safety."
There are widespread reports of refugees being harassed and threatened with guns and knives.
Ferry evacuated 2,800 Chinese from Libya to Crete
Authorities in Greece said 2,800 Chinese workers evacuated from Libya have arrived on the island of Crete after sailing by ferry from the eastern port of Benghazi.
The Greek-flagged Eleftherios Venizelos was the first of three ferries expected to reach Crete on Saturday, due to bring a total of 6,000 Chinese workers from Libya out of the North African country.
The Chinese government has chartered four ferries and 11 hotels on the island, and is expected to begin special flights from Crete to China on Monday.
On Thursday, more than 4,000 Chinese workers were evacuated from Crete from Libya. China had at least 30,000 workers in Libya, mostly in the construction and oil industries.
US tightens military grip on Gaddafi
Monday 28 February 2011
The US is repositioning its naval and air forces around Libya, Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan stated Monday, Feb. 28, indicating possible military steps to break the standoff between Muammar Qaddafi's army and rebel forces in the fighting for control of the towns commanding the roads to the capital Tripoli where Qaddafi is barricaded. The reported rebel capture of the key towns of Misrata and Zawiya is technically correct. In fact, they are both surrounded by Libyan troops who control their road links with Tripoli. In Misrata, the army has a valuable edge over opposition forces in its control of the local airfield.
The Pentagon spokesman's indeed remarked that there are "various contingency plans" for the North African country where Muammar Qaddafi's forces and rebels in the east "remain locked in a tense standoff."
Most military observers interpreted his remark as referring to potential US military intervention in Libya to break the stalemate. It was strengthened by the imminent redeployment off the Libyan coast of USS Enterprise from the Red Sea and the amphibious USS Kearsarge, which has a fleet of helicopters and about 1,800 Marines aboard.
This US naval movement appeared to be running ahead of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who, speaking in Geneva, Switzerland, earlier Monday said "nothing is off the table" but added "there is no pending naval action planned against Libya."
The presence of the two US warships opposite Libya gives Washington and its allies a flexible option for military intervention should Qaddafi be seen to prevail over the opposition or if the standoff lingers too long. Among the 1,800 marines aboard the Kearsarge are units especially trained for guerrilla or covert raids behind enemy lines. They would have air cover from the Enterprise to protect them from Libyan air and helicopter strikes. They primary mission would be to disable the Libyan air force and put its air fields out of commission. The rebels would not then be stalled by the Libyan ruler's ability to bring in fresh troops and drop them at any point and give them a better chance of carrying the day.
The other "contingency plan" in discussion between Washington and European allies is creating a no-fly zone to protect the people from air assault. The American UN Ambassador Susan Rice said later that Washington is discussing militlary options with its allies but a determination is premature.
On the sanctions front, the US government Monday blocked a record $30 billion in Libyan assets, the largest amount ever frozen, in line with the Obama administration's decision to impose unilateral and multilateral sanctions on Qaddafi.
Naval and air forces close in on Libya as David Cameron plans no-fly zone to protect civilians.
US deployed naval and air force units around Libya, and David Cameron ordered contingency plans for Britain to help enforce a no-fly zone.
The steps were part of a concerted western effort to hasten Gaddafi's downfall and avoid a prolonged civil war and a humanitarian crisis on Europe's southern flank.
The US froze $30bn in assets held by Gaddafi and his officials, a record for the United States. France meanwhile dispatched two aircraft full of medical and humanitarian supplies to the rebel-held town of Benghazi, the start of what it said would be "a massive operation of humanitarian support for the populations of liberated territories."
Cameron said he had told the Ministry of Defence and the chief of the defence staff to draw up plans for a no-fly zone in coordination with Britain's Nato allies and report back to him within days.
A no-fly zone would be designed principally to prevent attacks on Libyan people by the Gaddafi regime – mainly by his helicopter gun ships.
Cameron suggested the UK might even consider arming the Libyan opposition forces if Tripoli used more violence to crush demonstrations.
Exile an option
Muammar Gaddafi delusional
OF COURSE HE IS DELISUIONAL - HE IS A MUSLIM!
1 March 2011 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is "delusional" and "unfit to lead", the US ambassador to the UN has said.
Susan Rice was speaking after the embattled Colonel Gaddafi was interviewed by the BBC and others.
In the interview, Col Gaddafi said he was loved by all his people and denied there had been any protests in Tripoli.
It came as a humanitarian crisis involving thousands of Egyptian migrant workers stranded on the Tunisian border worsened.
About 2,000 are crossing into Tunisia every hour but once in Tunisia many of them have nowhere to go. Another 20,000 are said to be backed up on the Libyan side.
They are complaining that they have been forgotten by their government, says the BBC's Jim Muir on the border.
US warships enter Suez Canal, head to Mediterranean
March 02, 2011
2 U.S. warships USS Kearsarge and USS Ponce amphibious assault ships have entered the Suez Canal on their way to the Mediterranean, moving closer to Libya. Kearsarge is carrying 42 helicopters and 400 U.S. MARINES.
The Navy relieved both the commanding officer and the command master chief of the Norfolk-based USS Stout destroyers due to what the Navy termed a loss of confidence in their ability lead. (Likely they were wise enough to know Hussein Obama is a horrid leader.)
Qaddafi power prospects have improved
March 3, 2011 I think I will puke
The US, UK, Libyan opposition lack military strength to take on Qaddafi
Muammar Qaddafi prospects have improved since Obama told him to leave.
Libyan forces recaptured parts of Brega, Libya's refinery city and sections of Ajdabiya.
Rebels appealed to the West for military intervention.
Unless they can get hold of fuel from outside Libya, the rebels have no chance of standing up to Qaddafi's army.
The British army lacks commando strength, warplanes and warships for a war operation against Qaddafi.
USA is far from imposing no-fly zones over Libya. UN had not authorized outside military intervention in Libya.
There is no heart within NATO for the use of armed force.
The 800 U.S. MARINES aboard the Kearsarge and Ponc will render humanitarian aid and help rescue refugees stranded in Libya.
Gog-Magog Ezekiel 38 is RAPIDLY taking shape
The GOD of Christianity is NOT the same devil god as Islam!
Libya has 50,000 active ready troops, 2,000 Soviet tanks and tons of mustard gas available.
K-daffy WILL use WMD on his people, just as Saddam did in Iraq.
The powerful Warfallah tribe no longer supports Moammar Gadhafi, and the Zintan tribe opposes K-daffy.
The Zawiya tribe, based in a petroleum-rich region in the east, threatened to cut off oil flow.
The Bani Walid tribe took its men from Libyan security brigades.
Egyptian special forces secretly storm Libya
March 4, 2011
CRACK special forces troops have been secretly pouring into Libya to back the rebellion against Colonel Gaddafi.
The elite troops moved in as the defiant tyrant vowed to “fight to the last man and woman” – and warned that “thousands will die” if the West intervenes.
But his Tripoli stronghold is now under threat from a growing army of special forces preparing to quell civil war.
Intelligence sources have told us that post-Mubarak Egyptian troops have been allowed into Libya by Tunisian soldiers showing increasing Arab-backing for the anti-Gaddafi revolt.
The move came as a ferocious battle raged yesterday for control of the key oil port town of Brega after loyalists launched their first counter-offensive in the eastern desert in an attempt to reclaim “Free Libya”.
Rebels gathered to defend the nearby airport and city of Ajdabiya, sending out the rallying cry: “Any man with a gun – come and fight for freedom!” They claimed to be pushing back Gaddafi’s troops – and said they had taken a number of prisoners. One rebel, Mashala Agoub, 40, said: “The battle for Brega is crucial. It has the oil, it has the airport – it is vital to the control of the region.”
U.K. University Agreed to Educate Libya Elite, Times Reports
3 March 2011, by Alan Purkiss (Bloomberg)
The London School of Economics negotiated a 1 million-pound ($1.6 million) agreement with Saif al-Islam al-Qaddafi, the son of Libyan President Muammar Qaddafi, to train hundreds of members of the north African country’s future elite, the London-based Times reported, citing unidentified people in the U.K. diplomatic service.
The extent of the LSE’s connections with the Qaddafi regime emerges in diplomatic cables released by the Wikileaks website, the newspaper said.
The university agreed to train 400 people in leadership and management in Britain and another 250 in Libya, for which it set a charge of more than 1 million pounds, according to the Times.
On March 1, the LSE’s ruling council agreed on a plan to distance itself from Libyan money, the newspaper added.
LSE struck deal to train Libya's future leaders
3 March 2011, by Laura Roberts (The Telegraph)
The London School of Economics struck a deal to train hundreds of “future leaders” of Libya, according to leaked diplomatic cables.
The disclosure will raise further questions over the university’s relationship with the Gaddafi regime.
The cables, which record a briefing for US diplomats by the Libyan National Economic Development Board (NEDB), state: “The NEDB is co-operating with the UK Government and the London School of Economics (Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi’s alma mater), among other UK institutions, on an exchange programme to send 400 ‘future leaders’ of Libya for leadership and management training. Eventually, [an official of NEDB] explained, 250 additional Libyan ‘future leaders’ would also be trained in Libya.”
The LSE’s links with the regime have faced scrutiny following a pledge of £1.5million from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, a former student at the LSE and one of its most generous benefactors.
The university has received £300,000 from the dictator’s son which it has since promised to put towards a scholarship fund for North African students.
The LSE also confirmed it was investigating claims that Col Gaddafi’s son plagiarised his PhD thesis.
Major Libyan oil plant ablaze as rebellions erupt in Tripoli after Friday prayers
March 5, 2011
Major Libyan oil plant ablaze as rebellions erupt in Tripoli after Friday prayers.
Islamic prayers are NOT to the GOD of Christians, and often result in violence, unlike Christian prayers.
Almost HALF the country's 1.6million barrel a day oil output knocked out.
Fierce fighting raged in five towns and cities after Friday prayers.
Success on both sides sows fear of Libya civil war
Moammar Gadhafi loyalists swept into the opposition-held city closest to Tripoli on Saturday, tightening security around the regime-held capital.
To the east, rebel forces captured a key oil port as the country veered toward civil war.
The contrasting fortunes of the two warring sides suggest that the conflict in Libya could last for weeks and maybe months, with neither side mustering enough military power to decisively defeat the other.
The government is fighting fiercely to maintain its hold in Tripoli and surrounding areas and the rebels are pushing their front westward from their eastern stronghold.
Gadhafi, who has led the country virtually unchecked for four decades, has unleashed a violent crackdown against those seeking his ouster, drawing international condemnation and sanctions.
Hundreds have been killed, perhaps more, putting pressure on the international community to do more to stop the crackdown on protests that began on Feb. 15, inspired by successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, its neighbors to the east and west respectively.
Barack Obama has insisted that Gadhafi must leave and said his administration was considering a full range of options, including the imposition of a "no-fly" zone over Libya.
So far, Gadhafi has had little success in taking back territory, with the entire eastern half of the country and some cities near the capital under rebel control.
But the opposition forces have had limited success in marching on pro-Gadhafi areas, leading to a standoff that could last for months, with neither side mustering enough military power to decisively defeat the other.
Saturday's assault on Zawiya, a city of some 200,000 people just 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Tripoli, began with a surprise dawn attack by pro-Gadhafi forces firing mortar shells and machine guns.
Witnesses who spoke to The Associated Press by telephone with the rattle of gunfire and explosions in the background said the shelling damaged government buildings and homes. The fighting sparked several fires, sending a cloud of heavy black smoke over the city, and witnesses said snipers were shooting at anybody on the streets, including residents who ventured onto balconies.
Initially, the rebels retreated to positions deeper in the city before they launched a counteroffensive in which they regained some of the lost territory, according to three residents and activists, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.
By midafternoon, the rebels had reoccupied central Martyrs' Square while the pro-regime forces regrouped on the city's fringes, sealing off the city's entry and exit routes, the witnesses said.
"We will fight them on the streets and will never give up so long as Gadhafi is still in power," said one of the rebels, who also declined to be identified for the same reason.
Pro-Gadhafi forces on foot and firing artillery, mortars and other heavy weapons launched a new attack on Zawiya in late afternoon from the south and west, two other witnesses said by telephone.
The anti-Gadhafi rebels fared better elsewhere, capturing the key oil port of Ras Lanouf on Friday night, their first military victory in a potentially long and arduous westward march from the east of the country to Tripoli.
Witnesses said Ras Lanouf, about 90 miles (140 kilometers) east of pro-Gadhafi Sirte, fell to rebel hands on Friday night after a fierce battle with pro-regime forces who later fled.
An Associated Press reporter who arrived in Ras Lanouf Saturday morning saw Libya's red, black and green pre-Gadhafi monarchy flag, which has been adopted by the rebels, hoisted over the town's oil facilities.
One of the rebels, Ahmed al-Zawi, said the battle was won after Ras Lanouf residents joined the rebels.
Al-Zawi, who participated in the fighting, said 12 rebels were killed in the fighting, in which rocket-propelled grenades and anti-aircraft guns were used.
Officials at a hospital in the nearby city of Ajdabiya, however, said only five rebels were killed and 31 wounded in the attack. The discrepancy in the figures could not immediately be explained.
"They just follow orders. After a little bit of fighting, they run away," said another rebel at Ras Lanouf, Borawi Saleh, an 11-year veteran of the army who is now an oil company employee.
The march on Sirte, said al-Zawi, would start after the rebels regroup and reorganize.
In the rebel-held east of the country, meanwhile, a large arms and ammunition depot outside Benghazi, Libya's second-largest city, blew up Friday in a massive explosion that completely destroyed an area three times the size of a soccer field.
Ambulance drivers told AP Television News that at least 26 people had been killed in the blast, which flattened entire buildings, cars and trees. It also deprived the rebels of arms and ammunition needed to fight their way westward toward Sirte on the Mediterranean coast.
It was not immediately clear how the depot blew up, but suspicion immediately fell on Gadhafi agents.
8 British Soldiers Reportedly Captured by Libyan Rebels During Secret Mission
March 05, 2011 There is NO WAY to know what is true or not during any war, let alone this kind. Later I read they left Libya.
8 British soldiers are being held by rebel forces in Libya after a secret mission to put British diplomats in touch with opponents of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, according to the London Times.
The soldiers were captured Saturday as they escorted a junior diplomat through rebel-held territory in eastern Libya.
Britain's Defense Secretary says a small British diplomatic team is in eastern Libya to try to talk to rebels there.
This comes after Qaddafi loyalists swept into the opposition-held city closest to Tripoli, tightening security around the regime-held capital. To the east, rebel forces captured a key oil port as the country veered toward civil war.
Rebels said government forces had moved in to Zawiya, west of the capital, with tanks and dozens of people had been injured, but they vowed to keep up the fight. One rebel said the hospital was under control of pro-Qaddafi forces so the injured were being taken to a makeshift clinic set up in a mosque or to private homes for treatment.
"The number of people killed is so big. The number of the wounded is so big. The number of tanks that entered the city is big," he said, although he couldn't provide a specific casualty toll.
Syria aiding Gaddafi, Gaddafi will resign, misc. reports
Libyan rebels shoot down 2 Syrian planes. Gaddafi hires paid fighters from
Eastern Europe, Arab countries to attack rebels. K-daffy wants rebels to drop demands to try him in international court
and guarantee his security and that of his family and funds in exchange for his departure from Libya.
Muammar Gadhafi is the mad dog of the Middle East, personally guilty of the Lockerbie bombing and the Berlin
bombings that killed both American soldiers and civilians. He deserves NO MERCY!
Preparations for Gaddafi departure already begun, among rumor that he had had a stroke.
Will UN troops be sent to Lybia? The US has 2 warships there evacuating people.
The UN has told Libya they must stop attacks on civilians.
America's secret plan to arm Libya's rebels - Obama asks Saudis to airlift weapons into Benghazi.
A yahoo posted the UN may put 5000 UN troops on the ground in Libya to protect the rebels.
Oil jumps to near $107 amid fierce Libya fighting
3/7/11 Oil prices climbed to near $106 a barrel Monday as intense fighting between Libyan government forces and rebels appeared to be turning into a civil war and
raised the prospect of a prolonged cut in crude exports from the OPEC nation.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for April delivery was up $2.25 to $106.67 a barrel, the highest since September 2008, in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
The contract had gained $2.51 to settle at $104.42 a barrel on Friday.
In London, Brent crude for April delivery was up $1.80 to $117.77 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.
Over the weekend, supporters and opponents of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi fought in several cities, heightening fears that the country is headed for a protracted conflict.
Libya's oil output has fallen by at least 1 million barrels per day from 1.6 million since the uprising began last month.
Investors also are concerned violent protests and political upheaval could intensify in the Middle East, where Iran, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia have more than 60 percent of the world's proven oil reserves.
"It is essentially the fear of the unrest spreading across the entire region which is pushing oil prices up," said Commerzbank in Frankfurt. "Northern Africa and the Middle East produce more than one-third of the global supply of crude oil."
Citigroup said it raised its 2011 average forecast for Brent crude to $105 from $90, but doesn't expect the violent protests in North Africa and the Middle East to spread to Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter.
"We assume that output disruption is maintained through the second quarter," Citigroup said in a report. "Output disruption, or at least the threat of, will support a fear premium for the rest of 2011."
Some analysts expect the recent jump in oil prices — up 26 percent since Feb. 15 — will only have a negligible impact on inflation and economic growth in the U.S., the world's largest oil consumer.
"Oil above $100 will not send the economy back into a recession," Capital Economics said in a report. "The oil price would have to rise much further to seriously threaten the U.S. economy."
Nonetheless, President Barack Obama's chief of staff said Sunday that the administration was evaluating the possibility of tapping into the country's strategic oil reserves — totaling 727 million barrels — as a way of contending with rising gasoline prices.
While the fear of supply disruptions was usually mentioned as the key factor for higher oil prices, analysts said speculators also were playing a role.
The large trading volumes tied to speculative investments had helped boost market transparency and liquidity, Commerzbank said.
"Things become critical, though, when speculators become the main driving force behind prices and, as we see it, this is the case at the moment on the energy markets," the German bank said.
In other Nymex trading in April contracts, heating oil rose 3.6 cents to $3.1253 a gallon, and gasoline gained 3.74 cents to $3.0838 a gallon. Natural gas futures were down 7 cents at $3.74 per 1,000 cubic feet.
USS Enterprise enters Mediterranean
March 7, 2011 5 U.S. warships enter Mediterranean in move to be closer to Libya
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise which the United States is moving into the Mediterranean Sea near Libya.
Repositioning of U.S. ships and aircraft closer is widely seen as a symbolic show of force since neither the United States nor its NATO allies have shown any appetite for direct military intervention.
2 U.S. amphibious assault ships, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Ponce are in the Mediterranean.
The United States is moving ships and planes closer to Libya, where a revolt against Muammar Gadhafi's rule is under way.
The Kearsarge can carry 2,000 Marines.
USS Barry, a destroyer, moved through the Suez Canal and is now in the southwestern Mediterranean.
The White House said ships were being redeployed in preparation for possible humanitarian efforts.
But it stressed it "was not taking any options off the table" - diplomatic language that signals military action is still a possibility.
But beyond flexing military muscle and freezing a record 30 billion dollars in Libyan assets, Washington has limited influence on events inside Libya.
Republican lawmakers and others have pressed Barack Obama to do more militarily, but they have focused mainly on imposing a "no-fly" zone.
Rebel leaders in Libya are considering seeking foreign airstrikes under the auspices of the United Nations.
"We want logistical foreign intervention, air embargoes, bombardments of air bases, communication centers and supervision of the coasts," Muftah Queidir, identified as a lawyer close to the rebel governing coalition said.
The debate reflects growing frustration among rebel leaders over the continuing grip on power and military might held by Libyan leader Muamer Gaddafi, who insisted as recently as Monday that there was no rebellion and that his people loved him.
"He destroyed the army. We have two or three planes," Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga, spokesman for the revolutionary council in Benghazi, told The New York Times.
The sanctions approved by the UN Security Council over the weekend do not include authorization of the use of military force.
NATO military option for Libya
Barack Obama launched a number of diplomatic and military steps Monday. March 7 pointing toward preparation for US and NATO intervention in the Libyan civil war - notwithstanding objections from the Pentagon and US military chiefs. debkafile's intelligence and Washington sources report that the administration was behind the appeal Monday by UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahayan for UN Security Council protection for the Libyan people. The appeal's purpose was to extend the sanctions resolution against Muammar Qaddafi to include military intervention. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded instantly that Moscow is against any "foreign intervention" in Libya, indicating a Russian veto would block a new resolution.
In Brussels, NATO sources reported that Awacs surveillance flights over Libya would be extended from 10 to 24 hours a day. Our military sources report that the US Air Force alone is capable of this mission, which would be tantamount to preparations for an aerial operation against pro-Qaddafi forces.
White House spokesman Jay Carney denied that the enforcement of a no-fly zone was planned - only operations against Libyan helicopter gunships and air control towers.
He appeared to be signaling that the Obama administration was weighing different options for disabling the Libyan air force without directly intervening in those zones. That limitation was apparently applied in consideration of the objections of US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Command, Adm. Mike Mullen and US Air Force chiefs to putting a large number of US warplanes in jeopardy. They have warned that Qaddafi has enough up-to-date air force and advanced anti-air missiles to blow US warplanes out of the sky.
Carney added: "The option of providing military assistance to the rebels is on the table."
He was responding to earlier reports from British sources that Washington had asked Saudi Arabia to send weapons to the Libyan rebels. debkafile reports that there was no such request of Riyadh. However, Monday night, the Libyan rebels were reported to have taken delivery of a batch of anti-air missiles.
For the first time, Washington and Brussels have received certain information partially supporting Muammar Qaddafi's claim that al Qaeda is calling the shots for the Libyan rebellion. If this intelligence is confirmed, Obama may have to back down from his intended military intervention on the side of the anti-Qaddafi insurrection.
It was also rumored in Washington, that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who had strongly objected to US military action in Libya had reconsidered her position and informed the president she was now in favor.
NATO considering military action in Libya
NATO starts 24/7 surveillance of Libya
March 8, 2011
NATO has launched around-the-clock surveillance flights of Libya as it considers various options for dealing with escalating violence in the war-torn country.
Representatives of key Western powers also highlighted the possibility of establishing a no-fly zone in Libya, part of growing campaign to break Moammar Gadhafi's grip on power.
British, French and U.S. officials were working on a draft text that includes language on a no-fly zone.
The language in the text will deal with triggers rather than timelines for taking such a step, one diplomat noted.
If gross violations of human rights are committed, the diplomat added, the elements of the text could be quickly turned into a resolution.
Any resolution on military intervention in Libya, however, would be subject to a vote by the 15 members of the U.N. Security Council.
Such intervention could face sharp criticism from Russia and China, who rarely approve of such measures.
Gadhafi forces hit oil facilities in central Libya
3/9/11 RAS LANOUF, Libya – Forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi struck an oil pipeline and oil storage facility Wednesday,
sending a giant yellow fireball into the sky as they pounded rebels with artillery and gunfire in at least two major cities.
At least four people were killed in Wednesday's fighting, officials said.
Gadhafi appeared to be keeping up the momentum he has seized in recent days in his fight against rebels trying to move on the capital, Tripoli, from territory they hold in eastern Libya.
An Associated Press reporter near the front saw an explosion from the area of the Sidr oil facility, 360 miles (580 kilometers) east of Tripoli. Three columns of thick smoke rose from the area, apparently from burning oil.
Mustafa Gheriani, an opposition spokesman, said the government artillery hit a pipeline supplying Sidr from oil fields in the desert. An oil storage depot also was hit, apparently by an airstrike, he said.
Gadhafi's successes have left Western powers struggling to come up with a plan to support the rebels without becoming ensnared in the complex and fast-moving conflict. On Wednesday, a high-ranking member of the Libyan military flew to Cairo with a message for Egyptian army officials from Gadhafi, but no further details were known.
Barack Obama's most senior advisers were meeting Wednesday to outline what steps are realistic and possible to pressure Gadhafi to halt the violence and give up power.
They planned to examine the ramifications of a no-fly zone over Libya and other potential military options, U.S. officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss internal administration deliberations.
3 Libyan executive jets were seen flying towards Cairo, Athens and Vienna.
March 10, 2011
The identities of the passengers aboard the other two flights are unknown.
Egypt will go radical Islamic, as I believed all along. K-daffy going there is NOT good. ElBaradi as president of Egypt is NOT good.
Qaddafi is being offered Egyptian and Greek guarantees that the rebels will order their followers to desist from attacks and protests against Qaddafi and let all of Libya's oil facilities return to normal operation.
If K-daffy accepts this deal, the relevant parties in Vienna will consider lifting some of the restrictions on Libyan commerce with Austrian banks and the release of some of his frozen assets in those institutions. debka
Gadhafi forces shell oil town as troops advance
03/13/11 BENGHAZI, Libya – Troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi shelled an oil town in eastern Libya on Sunday,
pounding pockets of resistance during their swift advance on the country's poorly equipped and loosely organized rebels.
Rebel officials in their stronghold of Benghazi told The Associated Press that Brega, the site of a major oil terminal, came under heavy shelling Sunday.
Libyan state television reported that government troops had retaken the town, but the report could not immediately be verified.
Libyan TV has issued faulty reports claiming territory in the past.
The loss of Brega would be the latest in a series of setbacks for opposition forces who just a week ago held the entire eastern half of the country and were charging toward the capital, Tripoli.
But Gadhafi's troops have reversed many of those early gains, bearing down on the rebels with superior firepower from the air.
The rebels are fighting to oust Gadhafi from power after more than 41 years, inspired by protesters who managed to topple authoritarian rulers in neighboring Tunisia and Egypt. However, the Libyan uprising has already proved much more violent, and could be the start of a drawn out and bloody civil war.
Gadhafi's forces pushed the front line miles deeper into rebel territory Saturday to just 25 miles (40 kilometers) outside Brega. Sunday's state TV report declared the city has been "cleansed from armed gangs."
With Gadhafi becoming more internationally isolated, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was set to leave Sunday for a trip to Europe and the Middle East to establish the Obama administration's highest-level contacts with the Libyan opposition.
She plans to see foes of Gadhafi in Paris on Monday to assess their capabilities and intentions.
The Arab League has also shunned the Libyan leader and asked the U.N. Security Council Saturday to impose a no-fly zone. In surprisingly aggressive language, the 22-member bloc said the Libyan government had "lost its sovereignty" and asked the United Nations to "shoulder its responsibility" and impose the restriction.
The rebels have called for a no-fly zone as well, saying they are no match for the Gadhafi regime's fighter jets.
The U.S. and many allies have expressed deep reservations about the effectiveness of a no-fly zone, and the possibility it could drag them into another messy conflict in the Muslim world. Western diplomats have said Arab and African approval was necessary before the Security Council voted on imposing a no-fly zone, which would be imposed by NATO nations to protect civilians from air attack by Gadhafi's forces.
A rebel fighter who said he was in Brega a day earlier reported that government forces conducted strikes on the town with aircraft, tanks and naval ships off the coast, forcing the rebels to flee. He asserted that the rebels would regroup quickly and take it back, claiming the government had powerful weapons but lacked the manpower to hold onto towns. He did not want to be identified by name.
Also Sunday, Gadhafi's forces appeared to edge closer to rebel-held Misrata, battling fighters on the outskirts of Libya's third-largest city, 125 miles (200 kilometers) southeast of Tripoli, residents reported.
One resident, who did not want his name used because he fears for his safety, said streets inside the city were empty as people took cover in their homes and the noise of tanks, anti-aircraft fire and machine guns grew ever-nearer.
A day earlier, the Libyan government took reporters from Tripoli, 375 miles (600 kilometers) east by plane and bus to show off its control of the former front-line town of Bin Jawwad, the scene of brutal battles six days earlier between insurgents and Gadhafi loyalists using artillery, rockets and helicopter gunships.
A police station was destroyed, its windows shattered and its walls blackened and burned. The inside was strewn with broken furniture. A nearby school had holes in the roof and a wall. Homes nearby were empty and cars were overturned or left as charred hulks in the road.
Rubble filled the streets and a sulfurous smell hung in the air.
The tour continued 40 miles (65 kilometers) to the east in Ras Lanouf, an oil port of boxy, sand-colored buildings with satellite dishes on top.
The area was silent and devoid of any sign of life, with laundry still fluttering on lines strung across balconies. About 50 soldiers or militia members in 10 white Toyota pickups, holding up portraits of Gadhafi, guarded the area. A playground was strewn with bullet casings and medical supplies looted from a nearby pharmacy whose doors had been shot open.
On Saturday, Al-Jazeera cameraman Ali Hassan al-Jaber was killed in what the pan-Arab satellite station described as an ambush outside Benghazi.
Correspondent Baybah Wald Amhadi said the crew's car came under fire from the rear as it returned from an assignment south of Benghazi. Al-Jaber was shot three times in the back and a fourth bullet hit another correspondent near the ear and wounded him, Amhadi said.
"Even areas under rebel control are not totally safe," he said. "There are followers, eyes or fifth columns, for Col. Gadhafi."
Syria sends weapons to Qaddafi, Libya
March 14, 2011 debka
Bashar Assad helps Muammar Qaddafi defy West
As Washington commended the Arab League for approving a proposed no-fly zone over Libya and European powers drew up plans for saving the anti-Qaddafi movement from defeat, Syria began sending Muammar Qaddafi supplies of arms, ammunition and weapons spare parts to sustain his effort to crush the uprising. debkafile's military and intelligence sources report exclusively that over the weekend a Libyan army general arrived at the Syrian Naval command at Tartous to establish a liaison office for organizing military hardware supplies from Damascus to the Libyan army and arrange shipping schedules.
Our sources report that another Libyan official was in Damascus early last week to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar Assad the types of weaponry required, prices and transport arrangements. After he left, Assad ordered Syrian emergency military stores to be opened and civilian freighters chartered to carry the consignments they had decided on across the Mediterranean to Libya.
The Syrian and Libyan arsenals are fairly compatible: both are dominated by Russian military products, Mig and Sukhoi fighters and bombers, T-72 tanks, BM-21 rocket launchers, the same armored personnel carriers and anti-air and anti-tank missiles.
The Libyan-Syrian arms transaction is a landmark in the sense that it is the first time since the Arab revolts erupted in January that one Arab regime has stepped in to help another suppress an uprising.
Damascus is also in violation of last month's Security Council Resolution 1970 whichincluded an arms embargo against the Qaddafi regime and by supplying Libya weapons by sea Assad undermines the Western-Arab effort to introduce a no fly zone to curtail Qaddafi's aerial might.
By this action, Bashar Assad shows contempt for the US President Barack Obama's policy in support of the popular unrest against authoritarian Arab regimes and scorns the indulgence shown him by the US president.
In the last six months, Washington has gone to extreme lengths to establish friendly relations with Damascus – not only restoring the US ambassador after five years, but quietly accepting fresh Syrian meddling in Lebanon.
The Obama administration had hoped that Assad would respond by being helpful on the Palestinian issue and start distancing himself from Tehran. Instead, he has strengthened his military ties with Tehran, granting Iran its first permanent base on the Mediterranean at Tartous.
Now, by replenishing the regime's stocks of arms and ordnance, the Syrian ruler has gone directly against US policy of support for the Libyan opposition and spurred Qaddafi on for his final major offensive to crush the uprising without having to stop and wait for fresh supplies of war materiel.
In the last 24 hours, rebel militias were pushed out of the two key oil towns of Ras Lanuf and Brega in eastern Libya after losing their footholds in Tripolitania to the west. Pro-Qaddafi forces were landed for the first time by sea Saturday, March 12, at Agilah, 60 kilometers east of Ras Lanuf, indicating that Qaddafi intends to drop more troops on the coast of Cyrenaica to pursue his thrust into the rebel-held region.
Our military sources report that no obstacles now stand in the path of Qaddafi loyalist troops heading for the rebel center of Benghazi, 200 kilometers from Brega. The rebels have nowhere near the manpower they need to hold Libya's second largest city against a government offensive. There are first signs of an exodus beginning from the city.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has scheduled visits to Tunis and Cairo this week and a possible rendezvous with Libyan opposition National Transitional Council leaders in Cairo Tuesday, March 15. That timetable is prone to last-minute changes.
Mar 16, 2011
Qaddafi brought the war for the first time to the rebel capital, with three of his warplanes bombing Benghazi airport before being chased off by anti-aircraft fire.
Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, scoffed at today’s UN Security Council discussions about authorizing a no-fly zone. “It’s too late,” he said in an interview with EuroNews television, according to a transcript on its website. “In 48 hours, we will have finished our military operation. We are at the gates of Benghazi.”
US gets set for air-sea strikes on Qaddafi
March 17, 2011 DEBKA
USA asked Egypt for permission to use Egyptian air bases for American military jets to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya.
US considering aerial strikes on Benghazi and Tripoli, Libya.
UN Security Council Authorizes Military Action Against Qaddafi
By Bill Varner - Mar 17, 2011 6:01 PM CT
The United Nations Security Council voted today to ground Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s air force and to grant military authority to the U.S. and its allies to protect civilians and population centers threatened by Qaddafi’s forces.
The UN’s principal policy-making panel voted 10 to 0, with five abstentions, to adopt a resolution that establishes a no- fly zone over Libya, demands a cease-fire and allows “all necessary measures” to protect civilians “excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory.” Russia and China, which hold veto powers, were among the countries that abstained.
“We have very little time left,” French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe told the Security Council before the vote. “Every day, every hour we see the closing the clamp on the civilian population. We should not arrive too late.”
Earlier in the day, Libyan jets dropped bombs on the outskirts of Benghazi and Qaddafi went on state television to say his forces would move within hours against the coastal city that is the rebel stronghold and Libya’s second-largest city, with a population of about one million.
LIBYA * U.N. Authorizes military strikes
March 17, 2011
France signalled that action could start soon.
The United Nations Security Council approved a no-fly zone over Libya and military action against Libya.
The vote was 10-0 with 5 abstentions, including Russia and China.
Libya said the security council decision was not worth the paper it was written on. Probably true.
French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said if the resolution was approved, France would support military action against Qaddafi within hours. The U.S. is preparing for action.
Rebels Stand Ground in Benghazi
Libyan rebels in their remaining stronghold of Benghazi dug in Thursday night for what expected to be an intense battle.
Qaddafi vowed to crush the rebellion.
5 air forces set to attack Libya
March 18, 2011 DEBKA
The military steps are little short of invasion.
Qaddafi threatens reprisals in Europe and ME
Cairo rejected Washington request to use Egyptian air bases
The Pentagon proposes to use the big Egyptian air base at El Mansoura in the Nile Delta for enforcing the no-fly zone and launching air attacks on Libya.
HOW can they if Egypt says NO?
March 14 the nuclear attack submarine USS Providence lurked off the Libyan coast to support US missile attacks, usually with Tomahawks.
The US fleet off the Libyan coast includes the marine assault ship USS Kearsarge, which is a helicopter carrier, the missile destroyers USS Barry, USS Ponce and USS Mason.
The American aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, now near the Red Sea, could also be called in for an American missile attack on Libya. (I had heard Enterprise is in the Mediterranean.)
Good analysis - very typical of the Muslims.
CEASE FIRE ALWAYS MEANS - STOP WHILE WE RE-LOAD!
Email to me from a Veteran I know March 18, 2011
Gaddafi calls a cease fire. He can wait.
He holds the major oil terminals. For the moment I think its a standoff, and a good place for him to negotiate.
He can re-supplies and arms his army now.
What Gadaffi is doing really amounts to genocide now.
Sharia Law Gains Foothold in US, Federal Judge Upholds Government Funding of Islam
The good cop, bad cop routine of POTUS Barack Hussein Obama & Qadaffi is fooling no one!!!
Obama waited long enough for his buddy, Qadaffi to retain his hold on power and defeat the rebels.
Now, Qadaffi calls a ceasefire, stays in control and continues to actively fund Louie Farrakhan & Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who then funnel the money to Obama for his re-election campaign.
And the Obama destruction plan to destroy the USA continues on unabated!
The cease fire is only a tactic as he may have the rebels in a box and will destroy them OR He will provoke, the rebels shoot back and then K-Daffy can say it was self-defense.
Kadaffy is a coward and a bully, and true to form even the threat of an imminent kick in the ass is enough for him to run for the cover of a “cease fire”.
Just yesterday he was ready to cleanse Bengazi, and today he’s done playing.
What does a Muslim CEASE FIRE mean?
YOU STOP bombing, we wont stop
LIBYA * Plane shot down over Libya
March 19, 2011
French warplanes are already targeting Qaddafi's forces.
Warplane shot down in flame. CNN could not confirm who the plane belonged to.
Gadhafi tanks and forces enter rebel-held city of Benghazi
Tripoli is west near Tunesia and Benghazi is to the east near Egypt.
A Kdaffy (?) jet shot down in spite of a declared ceasefire and a UN no-fly resolution.
Kdaffy fighter jet shot down over Benghazi, Libya. (I hope its not an allied plane, Libya is not worth ONE U.S. life.)
Hundreds of people were fleeing the city eastwards as the fighting continued.
Obama said Ghaddafi forces must stop attacking rebel areas or face military action.
NOBODY cares what this idiot says. Only the USA is in danger from him.
French aircraft have also flown over "all Libyan territory" on reconnaissance missions, encountered no problems during the first few hours of their mission.
G7 World leaders meeting in Paris
U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missiles Hit Targets in Libya
U.S., Allies Begin Action to Enforce U.N. Resolution Against Moammar Gadhafi
March 19, 2011
U.S. military officials have confirmed the first American tomahawk cruise missiles have been fired at targets inside Libya from ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
Libya operation Odyssey Dawn
110 Tomahawk missiles have been launched
2031: A US military chief says a total of 110 Tomahawk missiles have been launched against Libyan sites. He said the Coalition operation has been named Odyssey Dawn
2055: Back to Libyan state TV, which reports that a French warplane has been shot down in the Njela district of Tripoli.
Libya operation Odyssey Dawn
March 19-20, 2011 The leader of the 'rebels' in Libya was a GITMO resident who was freed.
I told you the rebels 0bama was protecting are terrorists worse than Kdaffy.
Congress has the exclusive power to declare war according to Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution
Did Congress declare war on Libya?
WHY Libya, a terrorist state, when we refused to help our ally, Mubarak in Egypt?
Kadhafi said the Mediterranean is now a battlefield.
THERE WAS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR THE WORLD TO GET INVOLVED IN LIBYA! NONE! NO EXCUSE!
Sunday 19 U.S. warplanes, including stealth bombers and fighter jets, in strike operations in Libya.
British and French jets over Libya, US, UK ships fire 112 Tomahawks
Nuclear assault submarine USS Providence firing cruise missiles
20 French fighter jets destroyed a number of tanks in Benghazi Saturday, March 19,
in the first shots of the Western-Arab operation authorized by the UN Security Council 1973 against Muammar Qaddafi, soon joined by British jet fighters.
After the US stated it would not take part in the first action or send troops, a US submarine and UK warships fired 112 Tomahawk missiles at 20 Libyan targets east of Tripoli,
among them the Libyan army's supreme command center near the town of Sirte and air defenses.
Casualties have not been reported.
This is the first time in 25 years, that the US had attacked the Qaddafi regime.
The mission is under the operational control of the US Africa command. Libya State TV says coalition attacks have killed civilians.
Saturday, March 19 French warplanes went into attack formation over Libya
Kdaffy may strike back inside France.
French, British and American military attacked Tripoli, Libya with 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from American and British ships and submarines.
* The downed plane supposedly belonged to the rebels against Kdaffy. For some reason I still wonder for sure who shot who down.
Libya's minority Christians[/size][/color] were among those facing danger Saturday, March 19, as the international community began enforcing a no fly zone over the predominantly Sunni Muslim nation to halt attacks by forces loyal to embattled Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
March 19, 2011 TRIPOLI, LIBYA (Worthy News)
The United States said American forces launched missiles against Gadhafi's forces late Saturday, March 19. Hours earlier a French official said a French fighter jet fired on a Libyan military vehicle, in a first reported strike in the international campaign to enforce a no-fly zone.
French defense ministry spokesman Thierry Burkhard told reporters the strike was reported around 1645 UTC on Saturday, March 19. Burkhard said the target was confirmed as a military vehicle, but it was not immediately clear what kind.
As violence spread mission group Arab World Ministries said Libya's often tiny churches, including evangelical home churches, need "a spirit of boldness in this chaotic time" amid concerns over the future of the troubled North African country.
It was not immediately clear what impact the fighting would have on Christians, who under Gadhafi face harassment at times or are banned from sharing their faith with Muslims, missionaries and rights activists have said.
Additionally, Christian television channel Sat-7 has reported that its broadcast signal has been blocked by the Libyan government since protests began last month against Gadhafi's four-decade rule.
Another Christian broadcaster, 'Heralding Christ Jesus’ Blessings' (HCJB) experienced similar problems but said it still reaching Christians and others in Libya through a satellite system from Europe. "The satellite provider we have from Europe beaming into North Africa has been able to stay on the air," said HCJB Global President Wayne Pederson. "Other satellite signals have been blocked, but the Lord has enabled us, for our radio signal, to continue 24/7 into the households of North Africa and the Middle East at this time."
Before the latest developments, Arab World Ministries already announced it has asked believers around the world to pray for Libya's small Christian community, comprising about 2.5 percent of the North African country's mainly Sunni Muslim population of roughly 6.6 million people.
Christians were also believed to be among those hiding in shelters in Benghazi, amid reports of relentless fighting in the area.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy said allied warplanes were flying over Libya to enforce the no-fly zone and protect civilians in the city of Benghazi, where forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi have attacked rebels trying to bring down his government.
Sarkozy spoke after representatives of the United Nations, European Union, Arab and Western powers gathered for an emergency summit on the Libyan crisis.
In Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, witnesses said French war planes roared overhead after sustained shelling and strikes by Gadhafi's forces.
Earlier, a warplane was seen coming down in a residential area of Benghazi with flames emerging from the rear fuselage, triggering celebratory gunfire from the rebels.
The pilot ejected from the aircraft, which was identified as a Russian-built MiG-23 fighter as used by the Libyan air force. However, a number of military units defected to the rebellion soon after the revolt broke out, observers said. The government denied it lost an airplane.
U.S. President Barack Obama said the United States has also joined a coalition with its European and Arab partners to take action in Libya.
Obama spoke to reporters during his visit to Brazil. He said the allied coalition's "resolve is clear," and that all members are "prepared to act with urgency."
As fighting continued, Christian groups expressed concern about Libya's future. "We don't know how this is going to end up, but we have a window of opportunity now for a few weeks, months--maybe years--that we can go in with the Gospel with this new-found freedom," Pederson said, speaking about devoted Christians. "However, we've gone from dictatorship to anarchy, and we don't know where it's going to end."
"It seems that a lot of people in that area want change. The issue is: what kind of change do they want, and what kind of change will come?", added Paul Estabrooks, a minister-at-large for the respected advocacy and aid group Open Doors, which has close contacts with Christians facing persecution, including in Libya.
Heavily Islamic Libya currently ranks number 25 on the annual Open Doors' World Watch List of 50 nations known for their reported persecution of Christians. North Korea tops the list at number 1. While there are no laws that explicitly provide for religious freedom, the country adheres to Islamic law and all citizens are Sunni Muslims 'by definition', according to rights activists.
It is prohibited to evangelize to Muslims or distribute Arabic scriptures, according to Open Doors investigators. Small Christian communities are reportedly mainly containing expatriates. Several countries have been trying to evacuate them, but Libyan Christians staying behind faced tense moments Saturday, March 19.
Yet, Christian groups say the church is "silently growing" across the Middle East and North Africa, including in Libya.
Qaddafi Compound Hit by U.K. Missiles
March 21, 2011 Monday
Coalition shows first cracks as Qaddafi digs in for guerrilla war.
Sunday coalition powers pounded Libyan targets by air and sea, Muammer Qaddafi announced he was arming Libyans.
US B-2 stealth bombers dropped 40 bombs on Libyan airfields.
Qaddafi had removed his more sophisticated weaponry and tucked them away at secret facilities on the Sahara Desert fringes of southern Libya,
out of range of the British and French warplanes.
Qaddafi SA-5 and SA-18 missiles can hit aircraft.
USA plan is not to remove Qaddafi from power.
The Arabs are far from united in the wish to knock Qaddafi over.
Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt object to outside military intervention in Libya.
SO DO MOST AMERICANS - in both parties!
Sunday British submarines fired missiles at Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi compound in Tripoli.
Pentagon said Sunday that the coalition will not be going after Qaddafi.
The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle heads for Libya, Denmark and Norway are each sending 6 planes, Spain sent 3 planes, Italy has jets ready to deploy.
Canada has deployed six jets to Sicily and is preparing them for action.
Arab League condemns broad Western bombing campaign in Libya
HEY! They asked us to intervene!
Gaddafi may become target
U.S. airstrikes help al-Qaida, Aaron Klein
US warplane crashes in Libya
Downed jet took off from Italy. Pilots safe on the USS KEARSARGE.
22 March 2011 A USAF F-15 Eagle warplane has crash landed in a Libyan field after an apparent mechanical failure and its pilot has been rescued by rebels.
Two US airmen have been rescued after ejecting from their F-15E Eagle warplane just before it crashed during allied operations in eastern Libya.
The plane appeared to suffer mechanical failure near the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, the US military said.
March 22, 2011 What else would YOU call this but Libya lies?
Libyan rebels MUST have American, British and French ground troops to replace Qaddafi.
0bama insists no American ground forces will be used in Libya, but he lies - so, we just guess.
The Libya no-fly zone mission runs down. Just 6 warplanes aloft.
Four days after the Western-Arab coalition decided Saturday, March 19 to enforce a no fly zone over Libya, only six Western warplanes,
American, British, Canadian and French, are in the sky at any one time.
This is just enough to enforce the no-fly zone over Benghazi, not the rest of Libya.
It is inadequate tor collecting basic intelligence over Tripoli and other parts of Libya for launching an offensive against Qaddafi forces.
The assault therefore ran out of steam after the first barrage of 112 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from the sea.
Monday a dozen Tomahawks were fired, only at Qaddafi coastal compounds.
The military objectives and directives are unclear, leaders in Washington, London and Paris contradicted each other.
The disagreements over WHY this operation brought to light the uncomfortable fact that neither the UK nor France, alone or together, possesses the air power or crews for maintaining the no fly zone.
Unless the US expands its aerial participation, most of Libyan air space will remain wide open for Qaddafi forces.
Obama said U.S. participation would be confined to support functions, no more warplanes. (However, the way Obama lies, I believe nothing he says.)
The Brits and France say Qaddafi is a legitimate target.
Obama is in a jam. March 21 he still says not regime change, but the goal of US policy is that Muammar Qaddafi has to go.
See link, I have edited this.
PRAY for the Christians in Libya!
China and Russia call for immediate ceasefire
March 24, 2011 Coalition Crumbling
US presses NATO to take lead in Libya
Evidently the warplanes are all using the NATO air base in Sigonella, Italy.
United States wants NATO to take command of the Libya war.
I read some reports saying Libya is a NATO operation, other reports say no, it is not.
March 22 Xinhua reported that Germany pulled out of NATO operations in the Mediterranean.
Germany regained the command their ships with a total of 550 crew in that area.
Germany may also withdraw troops who have joined in NATO airborne surveillance operations in the Mediterranean.
Air war hasnt stopped Gadhafi.
Gadhafi tanks rolled back into Misrata southeast of Tripoli after night fell and began shelling the area near the main hospital.
Germany is skeptical about the action and determined not to become a military partner in this operation. Merkel is smarter than 0bma.
Coalition Crumbling, John Bolton video is excellent.
A deal has been reached for NATO forces to assume control of no-fly zone over Libya and for U.S. to hand over control of part of the international operation
Al-Qaeda snatched missiles in Libya
Barak Obama helping the enemy!
Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links
Al qaeda offshoot in North Africa has snatched surface-to-air missiles from an arsenal in Libya.
This is very serious.
Libyan Rebels Reclaim Oil Town Ajdabiya
March 26, 2011
Libyan rebels have overcome Muammar al-Qaddafi forces in strategic oil town of Ajdabiya, seizing control of the city Saturday.
Saif Sadawi, a 20-year-old rebel fighter with an RPG in his hands, says the city's eastern gate fell late Friday and
the western gate fell at dawn Saturday after airstrikes on both those locations.
News reports the rebels 0bama is helping are Al Qaeda.
IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS! IDIOTS!
Rumor Italy pulled out of this operation in Libya and wont allow their airbases used.
US presses NATO to take lead in Libya
Coalition Crumbling, John Bolton video
Libyan operation could last months
NATO is likely to expand its air mission over Libya.
NATO should enforce a no-fly zone and allow air strikes which has been going on for a week.
NATO expects to start enforcing the no-fly zone March 27 and coordinate naval patrols in the Mediterranean.
A Canadian general, Charles Bouchard, is expected to take charge and report to American admiral Samuel Locklear, commander of NATO Allied Joint Force Command Naples.
USA is sliding deeper into long-term military involvement in Libya, a third war in a Muslim country, instead of the promised transition to NATO (Europe) 'in days.'
Libyan opposition gains are only on paper, not the battlefield. Qaddafi executed tactical retreat, he is NOT defeated.
In the last 3 days, US air strikes have hit Qaddafi forces, rescuing the rebels (MB and al qaeda), our enemies.
0bama will lie again today on a TV speech.
You need to be an utterly ignorant fool to believe him.
Obama Libya strategy, deeper, lengthier US military role
March 29, 2011
Obama promises to help the opposition (Muslim rebels, MB, al qaeda)
Obama speech March 28 failed to resolve contradictions and was nothing but empty B.S.
Qdaffy is NOT defeated, he can still strike back very quickly.
Only a FEW of Qaddafi troops have defected.
US Sixth Fleet attacked 3 Libyan ships, including a coast guard vessel, to stop them firing
at merchant ships. One of the smaller craft was destroyed and the other abandoned.
Libya bombing to create New World Order
I AM NOT a Glenn Beck fan! Keep this information separate from your opinion of him and his Beckies.
Great fear Libya will result in US attack on Israel.
March 28, 2011 By Aaron Klein
Ramesh Thakur, the author of the 0bama military doctrine used to justify targeting Gadhafi in Libya recently advocated for a global rebalancing and international redistribution to create a New World Order.
Thakur is a fellow at the Centre for Intl Governance, which is in partnership with George Soros. Thakur is closely tied with Soros.
Soros favors global organization that promotes the military doctrine Responsibility to Protect which is the 0bama doctrine.
The term war crimes has been indiscriminately used against Israel.
The Islamic Antichrist
Joel Richardson says the Bible's bad guy and Quran good guy are the same guy.
The Holy Bible predicts that in the Last Days a leader will establish a global following in the name of peace.
The Evil Quran also predicts a man will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era of peace. The man in the Quran is called the Mahdi, 12th Imam, Islam's savior.
However, the man in the Bible is the Antichrist.
Joel Richardson's analysis suggest that it is the SAME person. His book, The Islamic Antichrist, The Shocking Truth about the Real Nature of the Beast, exposes Western readers to the traditions of Islam and predicts that the end times may not be that far away.
His book will stun readers who are unaware of the similarities between the Antichrist and the Islamic Jesus.
Prophecies for the Era of Muslim Terror
Rabbi Menachem Kohen offers stunning Torah perspective on coming world events.
Wow That Was Fast! Libyan Rebels Have Already Established A New Central Bank Of Libya29 March 2011, (Before Its News)
The rebels in Libya are in the middle of a life or death civil war and Moammar Gadhafi is still in power and yet somehow the Libyan rebels have had enough time to establish a new Central Bank of Libya and form a new national oil company.
Perhaps when this conflict is over those rebels can become time management consultants.
They sure do get a lot done. What a skilled bunch of rebels - they can fight a war during the day and draw up a new central bank and a new national oil company at night without any outside help whatsoever.
If only the rest of us were so versatile! But isn't forming a central bank something that could be done after the civil war is over?
According to Bloomberg, the Transitional National Council has "designated the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and the appointment of a governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi."
Apparently someone felt that it was very important to get pesky matters such as control of the banks and control of the money supply out of the way even before a new government is formed.
Obama to arm Libya terrorists
March 31, 2011
The USA has armed terrorists for years in many nations.
Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Gaddafi.
Obama to arm Gaddafi opponents, who are terrorists!
The United States is the LARGEST part of NATO which is conducting air strikes on Libya.
NATO assumes command of all operations in Libya, removing responsibility from the U.S. to enforce the no-fly zone and protect rebels, likely hardline jihadists.
HOW DUMB DOES OBAMA THINK WE ARE - U.S. TROOPS and ASSETS make up MOST of NATO - and they are NOW UNDER FOREIGN COMMAND!
The NATO operation codenamed Unified Protector includes enforcement of a U.N. Security Council resolution mandating an arms embargo on Libya
The operation will be commanded by Canadian Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard from NATO's operational center in Naples, Italy. T
They will be based at a string of NATO bases along the Mediterranean, including Italy, France, Greece and Turkey.
Obama signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations in Libya
CIA operatives are already on the ground in Libya and are currently gathering intelligence and aiding rebel forces.
The Pentagon has begun drafting plans for arming the rebels if needed, sources told Fox News, but officials caution that no decision has been made because not enough is known yet about the rebels.
On Wednesday, Qaddafi’s ground forces recaptured a strategic oil town and moved within striking distance of another major eastern city, nearly reversing the gains rebels made since international airstrikes began. Rebels pleaded for more help, while a U.S. official said government forces are making themselves harder to target by using civilian "battle wagons" with makeshift armaments instead of tanks.
Libyan rebels sold Hizballah and Hamas chemical shells
LIBYA is a JEOPARDY for ISRAEL Now
March 29 US Adm. James Stavridis warned these rebels are Al-Qaeda and Hizballah in Libya, - and was replaced.
Libyan rebels sold HELLzballah and Hamas chemical shells
March 31, 2011
Senior Libyan rebel officers sold Hezballah and Hamas thousands of chemical shells from the stocks of mustard and nerve gas that fell into rebel hands when they overran Muammar Qaddafi’s military facilities in and around Benghazi.
London parley divided on Libya
March 30, 2011
The London conference with the US and Britain ranged in favor of arming the Libyan terrorists and France and Italy against.
It also passed control of the coalition offensive to a contact group. With Turkey in this contact group, it will favor terror against Israel.
More shocks in Bahrain, Egypt, Yemen, Syria
Farrakhan defends Libya's Gadhafi as 'brother'
Speaking from the pulpit of Chicago's Mosque Maryam, the Nation of Islam's international headquarters, purchased 40 years ago with a $3 million loan from Gadhafi, Farrakhan blamed demons for altering President Barack Obama's moral conscience and driving the assault on Gadhafi, who he calls a brother.
Libya, another 0bama failure
April 3, 2011
Qaddafi had kept his most valuable assets hidden outside of Tripoli. Now the tiger is angry.
The United States has quietly withdrawn its air and sea assets from Libya.
NATO and its leading powers Britain and France is now badly short of air and sea capabilities to enforce a no fly zone or maintain a sea blockade on Libya.
Western air attacks dropped abruptly by 80 percent.
NATO now has 143 warplanes in action over Libya, but less than half are capable of combat operations. The rest are used for surveillance.
Qaddafi has taken full advantage to start rebuilding the air defenses, that 0bama campaign was a flop.
Qaddafi and the Cameron government may leave Kdaffy in power and Benghazi for the rebels.
Kdaffy will now resort to global terror
Experts watching developments in Libya fear that Gadhafi could resort to acts of terror like the Lockerbie bombing to retaliate against the West.
DUH! Of course he will.
Whether he remains in Libya or gains asylum in another country, Gadhafi will instigate terror attacks against Western targets.
Following the March 1986 destruction of Kdaffy SAM sites, Gadhafi had Abu Nidal bomb TWA Flight 840. The bomb tore a hole in the fuselage killing 4 Americans.
April 5, 1986 he orchestrated the bombing of the LaBelle disco in Berlin, Germany.
December 1988 was the 270 deaths in the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Pan Am bombing
The leader of the 'rebels' in Libya was a GITMO resident who was freed.
I told you the rebels 0bama was protecting are terrorists worse than Kdaffy.
US to Libya to waste assets, plane, missiles, etc.
Libyan Rebels Reclaim Much of Key Oil Town April 04, 2011
Libya needs Muammar Gaddafi as leader April 5
Libya hard sell coming
Obama told us the US was OUT of the Libya conflict. HE LIED.
We never left. Our planes kept flying.
April 15, 2011 Bangkok, Thailand
Obama, Sarkozy, and Cameron regarding Libya, the hard-sell is most likely a protracted air campaign above Libya with an ever increasing ground presence below possibly leading to an all out invasion. Clearly 0bama lied.
The CIA and MI6 are on the ground assisting the rebels who are terrorists.
Further violations come in the form of US calls to arm the rebels and allowing arms to flow into eastern Libya from Egypt.
Hitlary Clinton said she believed arming rebel groups was legal under UNSC r.1973.
Of course, as Adolf Hitler has reminded us, everything is legal when you are the one writing the laws.
Now we are told Qadaffi cant remain in power and that the operation cannot end until he is removed.
Libya * USA AGAINST CHINA
April 21, 2011 DEBKA
Qaddafi backed by China, East Europe
NATO bombs Chinese arms sent to Qaddafi
Weapons are pouring into Libya for both camps
The British, French and Italian military in Benghazi
China, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Serbia (Yugoslavia) in Qaddafi camp
China has unfinished business with the United States for their role in the Bosnia and Kosovo conflicts.
Remember, Clinton had the Chinese embassy bombed in Belgrade Serbia in May 1999.
The rebels 0bama supports are hardcore Muslim Brotherhood jihadists. WORSE than Kdaffy.
China is shipping arms to Kdaffy through Africa
Pushing Qaddafi too hard could split NATO, already short of fighter-bombers
Saif al-Arab Qaddafi killed in NATO air strike on Libya
May 1, 2011
During his speech, several explosions were heard near the television building in Tripoli.
NATO airplanes aimed 3 missiles at a house where Qaddafi had joined his family after the broadcast.
The Arab League and African Union will condemn the bombardment.
Russia and China, India, Turkey and Brazil, may also condemn it.
Meaningless NATO airstrikes in Libya
May 10-12, 2011
Tripoli hospital struck by errant NATO missile. The USA is most of NATO
Tripoli was shaken by 5 huge blasts which flattened empty government buildings, but aroused little interest.
One of the foreign embassies in Tripoli tipped Kdaffy off to the attack and gave him time to get away.
NATO is only targeting empty government buildings and abandoned military installations.
North Korean embassy in Tripoli damaged by NATO air strikes.
(I had to laugh)
NATO Airstrikes Take Out 8 Libyan WarshipsNATO sank 8 Libyan warships
8.4 earthquake in Libya was on the siesmic sites
May 20, 2011
I put it is quakes section also
NATO Airstrikes Take Out 8 Libyan Warships
One bombing run hit the main port of Tripoli, where reporters could see flames and smoke rising from the warship.
8.4 earthquake in Libya was on the siesmic sites
At 9:08 an 8.4 earthquake registered in Libya, was on all the sites, now it's all gone.
NATO sank 8 Libyan warships, 8.4 earthquake in Libya was on the siesmic sites
All I can do is report. Thats what I am doing. You draw conclusions.
My conclusion is the NATO hit caused the quake. Any guess is valid.
Italy has called for an immediate halt to Libya war
June 22, 2011
Gaddafi 'prepared to leave Libya'
July 12, 2011 Embattled Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi is 'prepared to leave', emissaries have told France.
French foreign minister Alain Juppe told France Info radio that while the contacts do not constitute negotiation, "everyone (involved in Libya's civil war) has contacts with everyone else".
"The Libyan regime sends its messengers all over, to Turkey, to New York, to Paris," Mr Juppe said.
"We receive emissaries who are saying 'Gaddafi is prepared to leave. Let's discuss it'."
On Monday, French foreign ministry officials denied reports that France was negotiating with Gaddafi.
France is part of the Nato-led operation of airstrikes against Gaddafi's forces and has insisted Gaddafi must give up power.
Libya War endsLibya War ends
I HATE to report when I dont believe what I see.
July 14, 2011
The war in Libya virtually ended when Barack Obama called Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to hand Moscow the lead role in negotiations with Muammar Qaddafi for ending the conflict.
Russia is to tell Kdaffy to step down. Riiiiiigghhhttt. NATO chiefs rejected this.
Italy withdrew its Air Force planes from the campaign "last week." I thot they never joined the Libyan war. They were never happy about it.
France has also scaled back. LOL - this would mean the USA is 98% of the Libya war instead of only 85%.
U.S. encouraged by Libya rebel push, embassy open
Aug 15, 2011 - The United States believes Libyan rebel advances are choking off Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the capital Tripoli and significantly increasing pressure on the Libyan leader, the U.S. State Department said .
State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said an envoy from the rebel's National Transitional Council had reopened Libya's embassy in Washington, further formalizing ties between the United States and the rebel government.
"What we are seeing is an effort by the rebels to choke off the access routes into Tripoli and to up the pressure on Gaddafi," Nuland told a news briefing.
"We're encouraged by the progress that they're making, and they are increasing the pressure on Tripoli significantly," she said.
Libyan rebels said on Monday they had seized a second strategic town near Tripoli within 24 hours, completing the encirclement of the capital in the boldest advances yet of the six-month uprising against Muammar Gaddafi.
Nuland's upbeat assessment marked a changing tone in Washington, where until recently frustration over the slow progress on the battlefield and internal divisions among the rebels had undercut optimism.
It remains unclear whether the rebel gains, particularly in the western coastal city of Zawiyah, mark a turning point in the five-month-old war. The rebels have gained territory before, only to lose it in the face of counterattacks by Gaddafi loyalists.
A U.S. military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the advance in Zawiyah could not yet be seen as a "game changer," stressing that the rebels did not have complete control of the town.
"It appears that the military advances and fractures within Gadaffi's regime have reached a possible turning point," said Brian Katulis, a security expert at the Center for American Progress think tank.
"But the lack of a clear roadmap on the political transition is worrisome," he said. "Even if Gadaffi and his inner core steps down or is removed by force, it is not clear that if there's a notional plan for what to do next. The recent signs of infighting among rebel groups are troubling and the risks of a complete breakdown within Libya remain."
There have also been reports that Libyan Interior Minister Nasser al-Mabruk Abdullah, who flew to Egypt with members of his family on Monday, was defecting. Nuland said she was unable to confirm those reports, but said it was clear that "a steady march" of senior Libyan officials were abandoning the embattled leader.
"Senior members of his government seem not to want to stand with him in Libya but are voting with their feet," she said.
Libya's embassy in Washington, shuttered since February when the uprising broke out, has formally reopened with former Ambassador Ali Aujali, who renounced Gaddafi to support the rebels, acting as the official envoy of the governing council, Nuland said.
"Having a fully accredited staff representing the (council) here will enable us to strengthen even further our strong diplomatic relations with them," Nuland said.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton last month announced the United States was formally recognizing the National Transitional Council as Libya's legitimate government, a move intended to underscore Gaddafi's diplomatic isolation and open access to frozen funds.
Nuland said Aujali would resume control over the embassy's immediate assets, but that the United States was not yet in a position to follow through on vows to unlock more than $34 billion in Libyan assets.
"In terms of the larger pool of money, we're still working through the various legal and financial issues that we have to work through," she said.
Nuland said the United States had yet to be briefed on the current round of talks between rebel representatives and Gaddafi emissaries in Tunisia, but that they were expected to focus again on demands that Gaddafi "step down fully from power and allow a democratic transition to go forward."
Libya rebels close in on Gadhafi, seizing key town
8/19/11 ZAWIYA, Libya (AP)
Rebels closed in on Moammar Gadhafi, pushing back his fighters in a fierce battle in one key coastal city and seizing another town as they advanced toward his remaining bastion, the capital of Tripoli.
The territory remaining under Gadhafi's control has been shrinking dramatically in the past three weeks, with opposition fighters moving closer to Tripoli, a metropolis of 2 million people, from the west, south and east.
At the nearest point, rebel fighters are just 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Tripoli, in the coastal city of Zawiya, where battles raged Friday over control of the city center.
Gadhafi's forces pounded rebel-held areas of the city with rockets, mortars and anti-aircraft fire, but by nightfall were pushed out of a multistory hotel on the square.
NATO's bombing campaign has made it difficult for the regime to send massive reinforcements to Zawiya, enabling the rebels to maintain a hold over much of the city, their biggest prize in months.
But Friday's onslaught by regime forces also signaled that an opposition push toward Tripoli could be arduous and bloody. The massive fire at one point pinned down some two dozen rebel fighters behind a building about 200 yards (meters) from Zawiya's central square, a symbolic prize in the battle for control of the city of some 200,000 people.
The area was deserted, with building facades blackened and scarred by bullet holes.
The men took a break for Muslim noon prayers, washing their hands and feet with water from plastic bottles, then kneeling on carpets under an olive tree.
The group was commanded by Rida Shaeb, a 47-year-old electrician who wore his workman's blue coveralls to the front line. "We are here to fight," said Shaeb. "We are not going back, even if we die."
East of the capital, rebels seized the city of Zlitan after clashes with regime forces that left 31 rebels dead and 120 injured, a spokesman said. Zlitan had been a major obstacle in the rebels' push toward Tripoli from the east.
"The fighters have liberated Zlitan and they are fighting west of the city," said Munir Ramzi of the opposition Misrata Military Council. He said Gadhafi's forces were fleeing after Friday's victory and the rebels are in control of the city.
With the recent advances, the rebels cut off the coastal road to Tripoli from the east and the west, and also control a city along a major supply road to the capital from the south.
Dealing another blow to the increasingly isolated leader, Libyan rebels said Friday that Abdel-Salam Jalloud, a close Gadhafi associate who was once the No. 2 top regime official, has defected.
Jalloud helped Gadhafi stage the 1969 coup that propelled him to power and transformed Libya from a monarchy to a republic.
He was Gadhafi's most trusted deputy for two decades but began to clash with the leader starting in the 1990s.
Rebel spokesman Mahmoud Shammam said that Jalloud had fled to a rebel-held area in the western mountains and was on his way to Europe.
Pictures showing Jalloud in the western town of Zintan appeared on rebel Facebook pages. Jalloud did not issue any statements, but Shammam said he had confirmed the defection on the telephone.
Jalloud's defection, if confirmed, would be the latest crack in what remains of Gadhafi's regime, although the two men had fallen out. Rebels also said Jalloud could provide valuable information about Gadhafi's inner circle.
Rebel official Abdel-Hafiz Ghoga said the defection "gives us assurance that Gadhafi is weakening" while stressing that Jalloud would face justice for any crimes committed when he was part of the regime.
As fighting intensified, the International Organization for Migration announced plans to start evacuating "large numbers" of Egyptians and other foreigners, including some journalists, from Tripoli in coming days.
IOM spokeswoman Jemini Pandya said the organization has appealed to donors for emergency funding for the rescue effort, which was needed because the road between Tunisia and Tripoli has been closed.
"We have a very limited window of opportunity to carry out this operation because of the fighting, so it is essential that we are not constrained by a lack of funds from the outset," she told reporters in Geneva.
In recent weeks, the rebels gained momentum, following long stretches of deadlock in the 6-month-old civil war. Fighting had erupted after anti-regime protests swept the country in February. In the early stages, the rebels seized much of the east and two pockets in the west, including the Nafusa mountain range and the port city of Misrata.
For the past week, rebel fighters have been bogged down in the center of Zawiya, after claiming victory over a sprawling oil refinery complex on the western outskirts following days of fighting.
Rebel forces have frequently found themselves outgunned by Gadhafi's forces despite stepped up airstrikes by NATO in Zawiya, Tripoli and surrounding areas.
Fisal Ben Issa, a 30-year-old lawyer-turned-fighter on Zawiya's front line, said he shares his Belgian-made assault rifle with a neighbor, each doing 12-hour shifts at the front line to get maximum use out of the weapon. Ben Issa was listing the weapons at Gadhafi's disposal when he was cut off by a particularly deafening round of mortar fire.
Shortly afterward, the group of two dozen fighters decided to disband, leaving the area in pickup trucks and on foot. Moments later, a tank captured by the rebels later started rumbling toward the center of the city, firing several shells to the shouts of "God is great."
Just before nightfall, more than two dozen pickup trucks filled with rebel fighters and mounted with anti-aircraft guns charged forward into Zawiya. Witnesses and a rebel returning from the front line said the fighters had taken control of the central square and a hotel that had been a key regime sniper position, although government troops still held the main hospital.
The relentless shelling of Zawiya has sent many civilians fleeing. Others hunkered down in their homes, despite the risks. Muftah Mohammed, a civilian, said he was outside his house when he was struck by shrapnel from a mortar shell. A cousin was also hurt. Both were being treated at a clinic on the outskirts of Zawiya.
The brother of Gadhafi's spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, was killed in an airstrike in Zawiya, a government official in Tripoli said. Hasan Ibrahim, 25, and others were struck by bullets fired from an Apache helicopter while on foot in Zawiya's central square, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with government policy.
Meanwhile, explosions shook Tripoli early Friday as NATO jets circled overhead. Flames lit up the Tripoli skies near Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya headquarters and army barracks.
whoever these Libya rebels are, they are worse than Kdaffy.
I hear Kdaffy may be ill. Who knows
21 Aug 2011 AL-MAYA/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rebel fighters streamed into Tripoli as Muammar Gaddafi's forces collapsed and crowds took to the streets to celebrate, tearing down posters of the Libyan leader.
A convoy of rebels entered a western neighborhood of the city, firing their weapons into the air. Rebels said the whole of the city was under their control except Gaddafi's Bab Al-Aziziya-Jazeera stronghold, according to al-Jazeera Television.
Gaddafi made two audio addresses over state television calling on Libyans to fight off the rebels.
"I am afraid if we don't act, they will burn Tripoli," he said. "There will be no more water, food, electricity or freedom."
Gaddafi, a colorful and often brutal autocrat who has ruled Libya for over 40 years, said he was breaking out weapons stores to arm the population. His spokesman, Moussa Ibrahim, predicted a violent reckoning by the rebels.
"A massacre will be committed inside Tripoli if one side wins now, because the rebels have come with such hatred, such vendetta...Even if the leader leaves or steps down now, there will be a massacre."
NATO, which has backed the rebels with a bombing campaign, said the transition of power in Libya must be peaceful.
After a six-month civil war, the fall of Tripoli came quickly, with a carefully orchestrated uprising launched on Saturday night to coincide with the advance of rebel troops on three fronts. Fighting broke out after the call to prayer from the minarets of the mosques.
Rebel National Transitional Council Coordinator Adel Dabbechi confirmed that Gaddafi's younger son Saif Al-Islam had been captured. His eldest son Mohammed Al-Gaddafi had surrendered to rebel forces, he told Reuters.
Only five months ago Gaddafi's forces were set to crush the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, the leader warning in a television address that there would be "no mercy, no pity" for his opponents. His forces, he said, would hunt them down "district to district, street to street, house to house, room to room."
The United Nations then acted quickly, clearing the way for creation of a no-fly zone that NATO, with a campaign of bombing, used ultimately to help drive back Gaddafi's forces.
"It's over. Gaddafi's finished," said Saad Djebbar, former legal adviser to Libyan government.
Al Jazeera television aired images of people celebrating in central Tripoli and tearing down posters of Gaddafi, which had dominated Libyan cities for decades.
In Benghazi in the east, thousands gathered in a city-center square waving red, black and green opposition flag as news filtered through of rebel advances into Tripoli.
"It's over!" shouted one man as he dashed out of a building, a mobile telephone clutched to his ear. Celebratory gunfire and explosions rang out over the city and cars blaring their horns crowded onto the streets. Overhead, red tracer bullets darted into a black sky.
"It does look like it is coming to an end," said Anthony Skinner, Middle East analyst, Maplecroft. "But there are still plenty of questions. The most important is exactly what Gaddafi does now. Does he flee or can he fight?"
"In the slightly longer term, what happens next? We know there have been some serious divisions between the rebel movement and we don't know yet if they will be able to form a cohesive front to run the country."
Gaddafi, in his second audio broadcast in 24 hours, dismissed the rebels as rats.
"I am giving the order to open the weapons stockpiles," Gaddafi said. "I call on all Libyans to join this fight. Those who are afraid, give your weapons to your mothers or sisters.
"Go out, I am with you until the end. I am in Tripoli. We will ... win."
A Libyan government official told Reuters that 376 people on both sides of the conflict were killed in fighting overnight on Saturday in Tripoli, with about 1,000 others wounded.
A diplomatic source in Paris, where the government has closely backed the rebels, said underground rebel cells in the capital had been following detailed plans drawn up months ago and had been waiting for a signal to act.
That signal was "iftar" -- the moment when Muslims observing the holy months of Ramadan break their daily fast. It was at this moment that imams started broadcasting their message from the mosques, residents said. (Additional reporting by Missy Ryan in Tripoli, Robert Birsel in Benghazi, Libya, William Maclean in London, Hamid Ould Ahmed in Algiers; Writing by Christian Lowe and Richard Valdmanis; Editing by Andrew Roche)
Al Jazeera cites reports that 2 South African planes have been spotted at Tripoli airport - @AJELive
BREAKING Al Arabiya: AFP: Internet services return to Tripoli for the first times in months #Libya
NATO statement: Gadhafi regime is 'clearly crumbling.' Ready to work with rebel council
#CNN's Matthew Chance: most government security and minders have abandoned the Rixos Hotel.
Ignatius: British, French intel officers are said to have helped rebels plan final #Tripoli assault
Rebel celebrations reach Tripoli's Green Square, from live Sky News broadcast
The end of the Qaddafi regime
August 22, 2011
Qaddafi regime falls in Tripoli. Fighting in town center and Bab al-Aziziyah
Muammar Qaddafi's regime fell in Tripoli just before midnight Sunday, Aug. 22. The rebels advanced in three columns into the heart of the capital after being dropped by NATO ships and helicopters on the Tripoli coast. Except for pockets, government forces did not resist the rebel advance, which stopped short of the Qaddafi compound of Bab al-Aziziyah.
After one of his sons Saif al Islam was reported to be in rebel hands and another, Mohammad, said to have surrendered, Qaddafi's voice was heard over state television calling on Libyans to rise up and save Tripoli from "the traitors." Tripoli is now like Baghdad, he said. For now, his whereabouts are unknown.
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said 1,200 people had been killed in the 12 hours of the rebel push towards the capital. As he spoke, Libyan rebels, backed by NATO, seized control of the capital. After holding out for six months, the Qaddafi regime was to all intents and purposes at an end.
Still to be answered are seven questions raised here by debkafile's analysts:
1. Where are the six government special divisions whose loyalty to the Libyan ruler and his sons was never in question? None of the 15,000 trained government troops were to be seen in the way of the rebel advance into the capital. The mystery might be accounted for by several scenarios: Either these units broke up and scattered or Qaddafi pulled them back into southern Libya to secure the main oil fields. Or, perhaps, government units are staying out of sight and biding their time in order to turn the tables on the triumphant rebels and trap them in a siege. The Libyan army has used this stratagem before.
2. How did the ragtag, squabbling Libyan rebels who were unable to build a coherent army in six months suddenly turn up in Tripoli Sunday looking like an organized military force and using weapons for which they were not known to have received proper training? Did they secretly harbor a non-Libyan hard core of professional soldiers?
3. What happened to the tribes loyal to Qaddafi? Up until last week, they numbered the three largest tribal grouping in the country. Did they suddenly melt away without warning?
4. Does Qaddafi's fall in Tripoli mean he has lost control of all other parts of Libya, including his strongholds in the center and south?
5. Can the rebels and NATO claim an undisputed victory? Or might not the Libyan ruler, forewarned of NATO's plan to topple him by Sept. 1, have decided to dodge a crushing blow, cede Tripoli and retire to the Libyan Desert from which to wage war on the new rulers?
6. Can the heavily divided rebels, consisting of at least three militias, put their differences aside and establish a reasonable administration for governing a city of many millions? Their performance in running the rebel stronghold of Benghazi is not reassuring.
7. Debkafile's military and counter-terror sources suggest a hidden meaning in Qaddafi's comment that Tripoli is now like Baghdad. Is he preparing to collect his family, escape Tripoli and launch a long and bloody guerrilla war like the one Saddam Hussein's followers waged after the US invasion of 2003 which opened the door of Iraq to al Qaeda?
If that is Qaddafi's plan, the rebels and their NATO backers, especially Britain and France, will soon find their victory wiped out by violence similar to – or worse than – the troubles the US-led forces have suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Libyan Draft Constitution: Sharia is ‘Principal Source of Legislation’
The dust has not yet settled over the Libyan capital of Tripoli since rebels took control over the weekend. But already, a draft constitutional charter for the transitional state has appeared online (embedded below). It is just a draft, mind you, and gauging its authenticity at this point is difficult. There is also no way to know whether this draft or something similar will emerge as the final governing document for a new Libyan regime.
As both the Morning Bell and Washington in a Flash noted today, Heritage Fellow Jim Phillips recently pointed out that Islamist forces “appear to make up a small but not insignificant part of the opposition coalition,” and must be prevented “from hijacking Libya’s future.” Parts of the draft Constitution allay those fears, while others exacerbate them.
Much of the document describes political institutions that will sound familiar to citizens of Western liberal democracies, including rule of law, freedom of speech and religious practice, and a multi-party electoral system.
But despite the Lockean tenor of much of the constitution, the inescapable clause lies right in Part 1, Article 1: “Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).” Under this constitution, in other words, Islam is law. That makes other phrases such as “there shall be no crime or penalty except by virtue of the law” and “Judges shall be independent, subject to no other authority but law and conscience” a bit more ominous.
Qaddafi son appears in Tripoli
August 23, 2011
Saif al-Islam Qaddafi is back to cheering crowds, claiming they are winning.
The rebels fell into a trap, Qaddafi forces control Tripoli.
NATO troops are taking part in the fighting on the ground helping Libyan rebels
Arab Spring Dominos Falling?
August 22, 2011 By Kathryn Jean Lopez
Barry Rubin, director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, and author of books including The Muslim Brotherhood:
The Organization and Policies of a Global Islamist Movement, took some questions on the latest Libya and Syria, and other developments.
Foreign Office diplomats set up in Libyan capital
8/29/11 British diplomats have arrived in Tripoli as part of the government's plan to increase its presence in the Libyan capital.
The small Foreign Office team will prepare for the arrival of more diplomats, but no date has been set for reopening the British Embassy.
Tripoli was taken by rebels fighting Col Gaddafi's regime last week.
The UK and other countries have recognised the National Transitional Council as the sole authority in Libya. rest of this Farce:
Libya Troop convoy crosses border into Niger
Sep 6, 2011 This sounds ominous. An armed convoy of at least 50 vehicles from Libya has crossed into Niger. The convoy is believed to be carrying gold and belong to Gaddafi. Gold is $1900 as of today.
Sep 7, 2011 DEBKA
Muammar Qaddafi, 2 of his sons and several thousand fighters at Targan on the Sahara desert, 1,500 kilometers from Tripoli
Two long, heavily-guarded Libyan convoys were sighted crossing the Libyan border into Niger this week, carrying large sums of money and gold from the Libyan state bank. debka sources deny this.
Libya's transitional leader declares liberation
10/23/11 BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's transitional leader declared his country's liberation on Sunday, three days after the hated dictator Moammar Gadhafi was captured and killed.
He called on Libyans to show "patience, honesty and tolerance" and eschew hatred as they embark on rebuilding the country at the end of an 8-month civil war.
The transitional government leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil set out a vision for the post-Gadhafi future with an Islamist tint, saying that Islamic Sharia law would be the "basic source" of legislation in the country and that existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified. In a gesture that showed his own piety, he urged Libyans not to express their joy by firing in the air, but rather to chant "Allahu Akbar," or God is Great. He then stepped aside and knelt to offer a brief prayer of thanks.
"This revolution was looked after by God to achieve victory," he told the crowd at the declaration ceremony in the eastern city of Benghazi, the birthplace of the uprising against Gadhafi began. He thanked those who fell in the fight against Gadhafi's forces. "This revolution began peacefully to demand the minimum of legitimate rights, but it was met by excessive violence."
Abdul-Jalil said new banks would be set up to follow the Islamic banking system, which bans charging interest. For the time being, he said interest would be canceled from any personal loans already taken out less than 10,000 Libyan dinars (about $7,500).
He also announced that all military personnel and civilians who have taken part in the fight against Gadhafi would be promoted to the rank above their existing one. He said a package of perks would later be announced for all fighters.
"Thank You, thank you to the fighters who achieved victory, both civilians and military," he said. He also paid tribute to the Gulf Cooperation Council, a six-nation alliance led by Saudi Arabia, The Arab League and the European Union. NATO, which aided the anti-Gadhafi fighters with airstrikes, performed its task with "efficiency and professionalism."
Evidently Kdaffy was shot in the head execution style after capture.
Americans DO NOT do this.
September 11, 2012 the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists (Egyptians) attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya and killed 5 Americans.
But they got the actual day wrong, FYI.
1980s Sitcom Predicted Year of Gaddafi’s Death (video)
By VC | October 21st, 2011 | Category: Latest News
In 1987, an episode of Fox’s short-lived sitcom Second Chance correctly predicted the year in which Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi would die. The audience rips into applause as St. Peter damns him to hell. The scene takes place on July 29th 2011, which is only a few months off from Gaddafi’s actual date of death, October 19th. Either this is a strange coincidence or these sitcom writers knew something we didn’t…
Either way, watching this today is pretty weird.
1980s Sitcom Predicted Gaddafi's Death (2mins 6s)
LIBYA and TUNESIA both going jihad
Both these nations are going jihad, just as EGYPT has been. The Evil hardline Islamic Sharia is taking hold all over the mideast as nation after nation dumps leaders.
Press calls these nations emerging democracy - A MAJOR LIE, they are jihad, hardline Islam, evil.
The goal is an attack on Israel to wipe it out.
Libya has Chemical Weapons
Libya confirms the presence of chemical weapons in Libya.
And whatever Libya has - Gaza has - and that is very bad.
Muslim Brothers hold first Libya congress for 25 years
Nov 2011 Libya's Muslim Brotherhood, repressed under the regime of fallen strongman Moamer Kadhafi, has opened its first public congress inside the country for almost 25 years.
"This is an historic day for us and for the Libyan people," its leader Suleiman Abdel Kader told AFP at the opening late Thursday of the three-day congress in the eastern city of Benghazi.
Brotherhood officials said it was their first public meeting inside Libya in almost quarter of a century, although it met underground during Kadhafi's rule for fear of reprisals or held their congress abroad.
Officials of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council, including Islamic Affairs Minister Salem el-Sheikli and Defence Minister Jalal al-Degheili, attended the opening in Benghazi.
The congress was due to elect a leader and discuss strategy, notably whether to form a political party, said Abdel Kader.
The Brotherhood supports the idea of a "civil" state but founded on Islamic values, he said. "This country belongs to all its people and everybody must participate in its construction."
Libyan society falling apart without anti-Gaddafi glue
12/29/11 Libya is heading into the New Year with new leaders and hopes. But it turns out, as the immediate post-revolutionary excitement fades, the different factions of the former rebels are turning on each other in what may become a competition for power.
Flying high, but still running low – almost two months after the lifting of a no-fly zone over Tripoli, the city's airport operates far below its capacity. Yet, the passenger traffic keeps increasing every month, as more and more airlines are putting Tripoli back on their flight schedules.
The Tripoli airport is once again buzzing with visitors. Eight airlines have already resumed service; more are expected to follow in the coming months. But while flight controllers and customs officials are back at their desks, it is still the militia who call the shots here. And the rebels themselves admit that the situation is still way too turbulent to cede control to civilian authorities.
They are no longer flashing their guns yet make it very clear who is in control. The rebel brigade from the western city of Zintan captured the airport in late August, as the rebels overran the capital. The control of this key facility helped a town with the population of some 50,000 rise to national prominence. Since then, the Zintan militia has successfully styled itself as the safeguards of Libya's future.
'Islamic Awakening led Libyan revolution'
Jan 2012 Iran's deputy foreign minister says Islamic Awakening was the root cause of Libya's revolution, calling on the Libyan nation to remain vigilant about the persisting schemes by global powers to derail their movement.
In a Monday meeting with a visiting delegation of Libyan scholars and religious figures in the Iranian capital of Tehran, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian described the Libyan population as a faithful and diligent nation that desire Islam and seek the establishment of Islamic values in their country.
The Iranian diplomat pointed to the continuing efforts by hegemonic global powers to hijack the Libyan revolution and expressed optimism that the unity and vigilance in the North African nation will thwart such plots.
Sowing rifts among Shias and Sunnis and inciting Iranophobia in the Muslim world are among the malicious strategies pursued by global powers to neutralize the growing Islamic Awakening, he added.
Muslim Brotherhood Party Comes to Libya
Just as the Arab Spring brought the Muslim Brotherhood into governments in Egypt and Tunisia, it has now brought its new party to Libya.
3/4/2012 The Arab Spring brought the Muslim Brotherhood into the government in Egypt and Tunisia, and the Brotherhood has now unveiled its new party in Libya.
As in other countries where the movement had for decades been repressed, the newly-created Al-Adala'a Wa Al-Beena (Justice and Development Party) will be led by a former political prisoner. Mohamed Hassan Sowan spent eight years in jail under the regime of former dictator Muammar Qaddafi, who was killed after being captured by the rebels who eventually became the country's new rulers last November. He was freed in 2006.
The announcement was made Saturday, despite the absence of laws that specify a formal process for the establishment of political parties. Brotherhood spokesman Mohamed Ga'air said more than 1,400 members attended a meeting in Tripoli on Friday to declare the formation of the party, and chose Sowan, a native of Misrata.
As in many of the other Arab nations in which governments were toppled during last year's Arab Spring uprising, the Muslim Brotherhood is considered the most organized movement in Libya, in existence there since 1949, and the one with the widest nationwide support.
Libya postpones landmark election to July 7
June 10, 2012 TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's first election in more than half a century will take place 18 days later than planned because of the logistical challenges in a country still recovering from last year's revolt, the electoral commission said on Sunday.
The election, for an assembly which will re-draw the autocratic system of rule put in place by ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, will now take place on July 7 instead of the previous date of June 19.
"We never planned on postponing the election, we worked hard for the election to be on time," Nuri al-Abbar, head of the electoral commission, told a news conference.
"I don't want to blame anybody for the postponement, I just want to make sure the elections are transparent."
He said that crucial pieces of preparation for the election - including voter registration and vetting candidates to make sure they had no links to Gaddafi - had run over schedule, making it impossible to hold the vote on the planned date.
The election will be a milestone for Libya as it seeks to build democratic institutions after last year's "Arab Spring" revolt.
Libyans hold 1st nationwide vote in decades
July 7, 2012 TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Jubilant Libyans chose a new parliament Saturday in their first nationwide vote in decades, but violence and protests in the restive east underscored the challenges ahead as the oil-rich North African nation struggles to restore stability after the ouster of longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
One person was killed and two wounded in a gunbattle between security forces and anti-election protesters in the eastern city of Ajdabiya, according to the head of the election commission. Nouri al-Abari said the polling center targeted by the protesters was later reopened and voting commenced normally.
The shooting followed a spate of attacks on polling centers in the eastern half of the country, which was the cradle of the revolution against Gadhafi but has become increasingly angry over the perceived domination of power by rivals in Tripoli.
The vote capped a chaotic transition that has exposed major fault lines ranging from the east-west divide to efforts by Islamists to assert power.
Jews, DONT go to Libya!
July 31, 2012 Libya Jew returns to UK
Businessman Raphael Luzon held, interrogated for four days, doesn’t advise any Jew to go to Libya.
Raphael Luzon, a former Libyan Jew, returned to the UK safely on Sunday after security forces in Benghazi imprisoned and interrogated him for several days.
Luzon said his ordeal began in Benghazi on July 22 when “suddenly a friend sent me a text warning me to be careful that security forces are looking for me,” he recalled. “I immediately called the Italian consul who came to my hotel, but when I went to the lobby to meet him he was surrounded by 12 to 15 armed men.
They didn’t let the consul speak, they put me in the car and took me outside Benghazi.”
Luzon, who said he was in the country for business, was kept behind bars at a military camp outside the Mediterranean city without being told why.
“I felt my life was in danger for the first 24 hours because no one knew where I was or what had happened to me,” Luzon said. “In the morning high officials came. One of them, a general shouted at my captors saying they should have brought me food and water.”
The Libyan Jew said men he identified as belonging to the muchabarat, or the preventive security, interrogated him daily.
Meanwhile, news that a “Jewish leader was abducted” appeared in the Libyan press.
After 4 days in prison, Luzon was freed and kept under house arrest at a friend’s residence in Benghazi.
Still, he was not allowed to leave the country. A citizen of Britain and Italy, Luzon said both countries intervened on his behalf. He credited British MP Robert Halfon, whose father was a Libyan Jew, and Italian consul Guido Bessanti, for securing his release.
Asked why he had been arrested, Luzon said he was still not sure.
Attacks on USA diplomatic compounds in Egypt and Libya
12 September 2012
US official dies in Libya consulate attack in Benghazi.
Damned Muslims. are offended at everything.
An American staff member of the US consulate in Benghazi has died, several hurt following fierce clashes at the compound.
An armed mob attacked and set fire to the building in a protest against a film deemed offensive to Muhammad, after similar protests in Cairo, Egypt.
Just hours earlier, thousands of Egyptian demonstrators apparently angry over the same video produced by Egypt Coptic community in the US
tore down the USA flag at the US embassy in Cairo and replaced it with a black Islamic jihad WAR flag.
The two incidents came on the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US.
Introducing U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens
Romney speaks out against these attacks which killed 4 Americans
Inflammatory Anti-Muslim “Movie” May Not Be A Real Movie
The anti-Muslim "movie" that served as the spark or pretext for a wave of violent unrest in Egypt and Libya may not be a movie at all.
As the video above — cut from the YouTube video tied to a global controversy — shows, nearly all of the names in the movie's "trailer" are overdubbed. The video is a compilation of the most clumsily overdubbed moments from what is in reality an incoherent, haphazardly-edited set of scenes. Among the overdubbed words is "Mohammed," suggesting that the footage was taken from a film about something else entirely. The footage also suggests multiple video sources — there are obvious and jarring discrepancies among actors and locations.
However, CNN has reported that the cast and crew disavowed the movie, and the overdubbing could also have been to conceal the content from the cast itself.
As The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg reported today, the supposed filmmaker, "Sam Bacile," appears not to be a real person — or at least not the director of the movie.
Egypt-Iran - new MidEast terror axis
Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security
September 12, 2012 Some 50 U.S. Marines headed to Libya on Wednesday to reinforce security at U.S. diplomatic facilities in the aftermath of an attack in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, officials said.
The Marines are members of an elite group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, or FAST, whose role is to respond on short notice to terrorism threats and to reinforce security at U.S. embassies. They operate worldwide. The contingent that was dispatched to Libya was based in Spain.
The officials who disclosed the plan to send the Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The Marines were headed initially to the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, not to Benghazi.
Several officials said the U.S. military was making no other moves to deploy troops, ships or aircraft in response to Tuesday’s attack. A second Marine FAST element was standing by in Spain but had no orders to move, officials said.
The Pentagon ordered two warships to the Libyan coast in the aftermath of the attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
One destroyer, the USS Laboon, moved to a position off the coast Wednesday, and the USS McFaul is en route and should be stationed off the coast within days. The officials said the ships, which carry Tomahawk cruise missiles, do not have a specific mission. But they give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by the president.
Pentagon spokesman George Little said: "Without commenting on specific ship movements, the United States military regularly takes precautionary steps when potential contingencies might arise in a given situation. That's not only logical in certain circumstances, it's the prudent thing to do."
There have been four destroyers in the Mediterranean for some time. These moves will increase that to five.
I SMELL NWO-CREATED WW3
THIS WAS an ACT of WAR! It had NOTHING to do with MUHAMMED
These are attacks by hardcore Jihad MB Muslims.
September 11, 2012 the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists (Egyptians) attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya and killed 5 Americans.
Tuesday, September 12, 2012 the U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and 3 other American officials were
killed in a planned, coordinated strike timed for the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
It was NOT the result of a protest against an imaginary anti-Islam film.
US investigating the attack in Benghazi, and an earlier assault on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt.
The attack looked like a coordinated strike, a coordinated, military-style, commando-type raid.
This was a well- planned, well-targeted event. No doubt about it.
Sean Smith, one of the American diplomats killed in Libya told pals online hours earlier that
he'd seen suspicious people taking pictures outside his compound and wondered if he and his team might 'die tonight.'
Smith was killed along with 3 others, including U.S. Ambassador Stevens.
Smith sent an online message saying, 'Assuming we dont die tonight.'
Within hours of posting that message, Smith was dead.
U.S. warships headed to Libyan coast, the destroyer carries Tomahawk missiles.
The destroyers have crews totaling about 300. There have been 4 destroyers in the Mediterranean for some time. These moves will increase that to five.
How the Benghazi attack unfolded
US Marines deployed for embassy security worldwide
The United States moved to increase embassy security around the world after the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and 3 staffers in Libya.
Marine units are specially trained to retake or guard in troubled regions.
7 countries warn of possible attacks.
US to investigate
MB Muslim terrorists turn violent outside U.S. Embassies in Egypt, Yemen
LIBYA ATTACK WAS an ACT of WAR! It had NOTHING to do with MUHAMMED the murderer.
These are attacks by hardcore Jihad MB Muslims.
Riot police fired warning shots and tear gas outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo EGYPT to keep hundreds of terrorists away,
while more terrorists in Yemen attempted to storm the American mission there.
Some terrorists reached the main gate and attempted to break windows of the security room.
US embassy in Yemen stormed
MB Muslim terrorists stormed the grounds of the American embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
Police shot in the air in an attempt to hold back the crowds, but failed to prevent them gaining access to the compound and setting fire to vehicles.
Security forces have now regained control of the Sanaa compound, but terrorists are still outside.
The attack in Libya was planned, co-ordinated.
American embassies attacks an absolute disaster, fault of Obama
MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD CALLS FOR MORE PROTESTS AGAINST U.S.
America, Israel warned their demise is definite and very soon
World on the Prophetic Brink, Bill Wilson
Thanks Obama - The Terrorists You Used To Topple Regimes In Egypt And Libya Are Now Attacking Our Embassies
Many of us tried to warn Barack Obama that using militants from al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations to overthrow governments in the Middle East would not end well. The Obama administration has been so determined to get rid of some of these dictators in the Middle East that they have not even really stopped to think about who would be replacing them. Our leaders assured us that those opposed to Mubarak and Gaddafi were "freedom fighters" that just wanted "liberty" and "democracy" in those countries. Well, of course it turns out that the folks that took control of both Egypt and Libya bear no resemblance to George Washington whatsoever. They have simply replaced one form of tyranny with an even worse form of tyranny. Sadly, the last couple of days have been a huge wake up call for all of us. Radical Islamic militants stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt and replaced the American flag with the al-Qaeda flag. In Benghazi, Libya the U.S. consulate was attacked by a crowd equipped with guns, homemade bombs and rocket-propelled grenades. They torched the consulate, looted it, and killed the U.S. ambassador and three other U.S. officials. Apparently they are not as grateful for our help in "liberating" their homelands as the Obama administration thought they would be. Unfortunately, our politicians fundamentally misunderstand what is going on in the Middle East, and this is going to continue to lead to more policy errors.
For years, our politicians told us that "al-Qaeda" was the big enemy in the "War on Terror".
But then during the "Arab Spring" the U.S. government was openly working with "al-Qaeda" and a bunch of other similar organizations all over the Middle East to overthrow established governments.
To say that our approach to the Middle East has been "inconsistent" would be a massive understatement.
After the protesters stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, they made it very clear who they are aligned with. They tore down the U.S. flag and desecrated it, and they put up a black Islamic flag in its place.
So what did the black flag have on it? The following is how CNN described the flag....
The black flag, which hangs atop a ladder inside the compound, is adorned with white characters that read, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger," an emblem often used in al Qaeda propaganda.
This is very reminiscent of what happened in Libya in the days after the toppling of Gaddafi. At the time, the Daily Mail and other international media organizations posted pictures of the black al-Qaeda flag flying high and proud over the courthouse in Benghazi....
The black flag of Al Qaeda was hoisted in Libya yesterday as Nato formally ended its military campaign.
The standard fluttered from the roof of the courthouse in Benghazi, where the country’s new rulers have imposed sharia law since seizing power.
Today, the new government in Egypt is completely dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood. They hold 47 percent of the seats in parliament and the new president of Egypt belongs to the organization.
So how are they responding to this incident?
Well, they have issued a half-hearted condemnation of the attacks in English, and they have also announced that new protests against the anti-Islam film that originally sparked the violence will be held in Tahrir Square on Friday.
I'm sure that a new round of mass protests will definitely calm everyone down. Or not.
Hopefully the U.S. embassy in Egypt will have significantly strengthened security by Friday.
In Libya, the U.S. consulate has been essentially destroyed.
You can see pictures of what the U.S. consulate in Benghazi looks like after the attack right here.
Looters took off with whatever they were able to carry. Reporters saw some people carrying desks, chairs and even washing machines away from the consulate.
The U.S. ambassador, Chris Stevens, was killed along with three other U.S. officials.
You can see a photo of an unconscious Stevens being carried through the streets after the attack right here.
So who was responsible for the attack?
Once again, it appears to have been Islamic radicals associated with al-Qaeda. The following is from a Reuters article about this incident....
The attack was believed to have been carried out by Ansar al-Sharia, an al Qaeda-style Sunni Islamist group that has been active in Benghazi, a Libyan security official said. Witnesses said the mob also included tribesmen, militia and other gunmen.
Ansar al-Sharia cars arrived at the start of the protest but left once fighting started, Hamam said. "The protesters were running around the compound just looking for Americans, they just wanted to find an American so they could catch one."
Most Americans thought that it was a good idea for the Obama administration to back "the rebels" that were fighting to overthrow Gaddafi, but perhaps more people should have been asking what those "rebels" actually stand for.
The following is what former CIA officer Bruce Riedel once said about the composition of the fighters that were attempting to overthrow Gaddafi....
"There is no question that al-Qaida’s Libyan franchise, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, is a part of the opposition. It has always been Gadhafi’s biggest enemy and its stronghold is Benghazi. What is unclear is how much of the opposition is al-Qaida/Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – 2 percent or 80 percent."
The leader of the Libyan rebel forces even admitted that some of the very same militants that were shooting at U.S. troops in Iraq were among those that were seeking to "liberate" Libya. The following is from a 2011 article in the Telegraph....
Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.
You can find much more on the link between al-Qaeda and the rebel forces in Libya right here.
So we were shooting at them in Iraq but we supplied them with weapons and gave them air support in Libya?
What kind of nonsense is that?
The truth is that the U.S. government has absolutely no idea what it is doing in the Middle East.
And it looks like more trouble is ahead.
There were other anti-U.S. protests in Sudan, the Gaza Strip and Tunisia on Wednesday.
Sadly, even the top officials in our own government fail to grasp why these militants hate us. In response to the torching of the consulate in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton asked the following question....
"Today, many Americans are asking, indeed I ask myself ... How could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction?"
And of course foreign policy has never been a point of emphasis for Barack Obama.
In fact, it has been reported that he skips more than half of his daily intelligence meetings.
So the blind are leading the blind and we continue to make mistake after mistake in the Middle East.
When will we ever learn?
Sen. John McCain praises ambassador killed in Libya, refuses to criticize Obama
As for the Obama administration's handling of the crisis, McCain was almost entirely positive. "I think it was fine. By the way, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton gave a marvelous statement today," said McCain. He did not offer such praise for the Romney campaign's statements on the events.
When the Black Flags Fly
I’ll never forget the first time I saw the black flags. It was April 2008, and I was in a three-vehicle convoy driving through the city of Balad Ruz on our main supply route. I’d been on the route many times before and had seen only the hustle and bustle of a small Arab city. But this time was different. The streets were empty — with little traffic and almost no pedestrians — and the black flags were flying. Everywhere.
We knew what that meant. In our region, at least, Muqtada al-Sadr’s truce was over.
I made it back to our base without incident, but the demonstrations and attacks came fast and furious. An EFP (explosively formed penetrator), the signature weapon of Shiite insurgents, destroyed a Humvee, killing two members of our armored cavalry squadron and wounding two more. The next day, another EFP hit a Stryker, seriously wounding four soldiers from a neighboring unit. Both EFPs detonated on our main supply route. As the Shiite insurgents attacked to our west and south, the Sunni al-Qaeda strongholds to our north tried to capitalize. Just north of our base, a faked insurgent surrender turned into a 36-hour engagement between our Fox Troop and multiple insurgent cells. As our Quick Reaction Force reinforced Fox Troop, they were ambushed up and down the length of the road north. East of our base, more than 1,000 protesters jammed the streets of a nearby town.
With EFPs on our supply route, firefights raging to our north, and demonstrations roiling area towns, our entire effort in Diyala Province hung in the balance. But the response was focused and decisive. Fox Troop continued its battle with al-Qaeda in the north while our Grim Troop rolled in full force straight into the heart of Balad Ruz and in a bold daylight operation captured the leader of the Shiite insurgency and his entire “security detail” without firing a shot. Almost immediately, the black flags came down, the EFPs disappeared, and our supply routes re-opened. Our fight with al-Qaeda continued, but the Shiite “uprising” was over.
Why relate that story? After all, while a matter of life and death to those of us on the ground, it was hardly the decisive battle of the Iraq War — or even one that will be recorded in the history books. But I learned lessons that I’ll never forget. First, jihadists need no real excuse to riot or attack. In this case, “Mullah Playstation” (the area nickname for al-Sadr based on his reputed love for console gaming) simply ordered his people into the streets. Second, even “mass” movements require leadership. When we captured the local leaders, the movement ended as abruptly as it began. Third — and I’ll repeat this point as long as it needs to be said — strength wins and weakness kills. The local population didn’t love Sadr’s militia so much as they wanted to be on the winning side. Had we pulled back or hesitated in the slightest, our little corner of the war could have turned out very differently.
We do not know what is happening behind closed doors (where the administration’s talk and actions may be much tougher than we currently perceive), but the parade of public American condemnations for an asinine YouTube video are ineffectual at best and counterproductive at worst. Some jihadists in fact will view the condemnations as proof of their power and influence over American leaders. They had their moments on September 11 and September 12. They need to soon experience a decisive American response.
America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'...
State Dept 'had credible information 48 hours before'...
Inside story of ambassador's assassination...
Sensitive documents go missing...
Names of Libyans who are working with Americans...
Was 'revenge for drone strike'...
'There were 400 attackers'...
OBAMA ADMINSITRATION DENIES...
Egypt intelligence warned on Sept. 4 of possible attacks...
U.S. WARNED OF EMBASSY ATTACK BUT DID NOTHING
America 'was warned of embassy attack but did nothing'
State Dept 'had credible information 48 hours before'
Sensitive documents go missing
There were 400 attackers
Egypt intelligence warned on Sept. 4 of possible attacks
More protests break out in Muslim world...
FEDERAL AUTHORITIES OUT ANTI-MUSLIM FILMMAKER...
Anti-American protests spread to Iran...
'Not immediately clear' if he's being investigated...
FBI Warns of Violence in America...
Marines not permitted live ammo at embassy in Egypt..
US government knew
September 14, 2012 US government knew of possible attacks on diplomatic missions 48 hours before the attacks .
Deaths of US ambassador and staff in Libya were likely the result of an ongoing high-level security breach.
America was warned of embassy attack but did nothing
IN MY OPINION - BARAK HUSSEIN OBAMA KILLED THOSE 4 AMERICANS!
Muslim Mob Violence Was Not Caused by a Movie!
The entire narrative of the reason for the mob activity in the Middle East has been false.
A so-called fundamentalist pastor who never even saw this YouTube video that nobody else has seen, that's supposedly produced by an
Israeli Jew who turns out to be a Coptic Christian. A film that, in fact, may not actually exist.
Apparently there were no additional security measures. The Marines didn't have bullets in Egypt. The president doesn't bother with intel briefings since the 6th of September. That's the last one he had. A British paper reports, citing senior American diplomats, that 48 hours prior to the attacks on our consulate and embassy, the government was aware of credible threats and didn't do anything.
I have a report that 2 Navy SEALs guarded the Libya embassy and both died.
The 4 bodies returned to USA today.
4 Americans killed in U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya honored at Andrews AFB.
They were honored in a somber ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, MD on Friday.
Former Navy SEALs identified as consulate attack victims
The U.S. State Department has identified two of the four Americans killed in the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi as former Navy SEALs.
Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were both decorated military veterans.
Tyrone served as a Navy SEAL and was a registered nurse and a paramedic, and had worked
protecting U.S. diplomatic personnel in dangerous posts all over the world since 2010.
Doherty was also an experienced Navy SEAL and paramedic.
Doherty was trained as a sniper and medical officer and responded to the attack on the USS Cole.
Obama leadership (???) questioned
The night after the first murder of an American ambassador in 30 years, Obama flew to Vegas for a campaign stop.
Obama cares nothing about the severity of the situation.
This was a planned attack.
click here for image of the black jihad flag over Tunesia
Christopher Stevens Feeds the Crocodile
Sep 14, 2012 Winston Churchill once said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.” On September 11, Christopher Stevens, a career diplomat, became one of the first Americans in Libya to feed the crocodile of Ansar Al-Sharia and learned too late that while appeasers may hope to be eaten last, they are often eaten first.
Christopher Stevens was a Middle Eastern diplomat who typified the new breed going from the University of Berkeley and the Peace Corps to desks in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria. He taught English to Moroccan children in the Peace Corps and helped Palestinian Arabs in the East Jerusalem Consulate, which has a firm policy of pretending that Israel does not exist.
Stevens was the connection between the Islamist Benghazi rebels and the Obama administration’s illegal war to overthrow Gaddafi. His mission, like the true mission of the war, was secret, and the consulate, marginally fortified and devoid of Marines, reflected that secrecy. Stevens did not think that he had anything to fear from the Islamists because they were his friends.
Obama notifies Congress of troops sent to Libya, Yemen
President Barack Obama formally informed Congress on Friday that he had sent Marine units to Libya and Yemen on an open-ended mission in the aftermath of attacks on American diplomatic missions there. He cited the bloody assault that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three aides at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
"Although these security forces are equipped for combat, these movements have been undertaken solely for the purpose of protecting American citizens and property," Obama said in a letter to Republican House Speaker John Boehner.
"These security forces will remain in Libya and in Yemen until the security situation becomes such that they are no longer needed," the president wrote.
"These actions have been directed consistent with my responsibility to protect U.S. citizens both at home and abroad, and in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive," he continued. "I appreciate the support of the Congress in these actions."Obama wrote the letter in compliance with the 1973 War Powers Act that sought to curtail a president's ability to make war overseas without congressional consent. But he earlier had ignored congressional calls to get formal congressional authorization under that law for U.S. military involvement in the NATO-led campaign to oust Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, saying it was not required because Americans were not in danger, nor were they leading the mission.
Mob Gathers Outside U.S. Embassy in London
Apparently, the filmmaker behind this anti-Muslim film is not only a Coptic Christian, but an ex-felon from So. California.
No, I am NOT defending Islam here. However, this is just me...it seems like this is yet another attempt by the NWO to play both sides of the Hegelian Dialectic in order to provoke an uprising, like we're seeing here.
This denomination doesn't seem to be hardly Christian. They claim the church was founded by Apostle Mark. REALLY?? Where is THIS in scripture??
|Today, there is a small population of Coptic Christians remaining in Alexandria, but most are located elsewhere. Estimates of the current population of the Coptic Church range from 10 million to 60 million members worldwide. Theologically, Coptic Christianity is very similar to Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy. They profess to be genuine followers of Jesus Christ and a part of His worldwide Church. But, as with Catholicism, they tend to emphasize meritorious works in salvation along with liturgical ritual rather than salvation through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. |
Borg news media all report the same LIE -
but this jihad on the west has NOTHING TO DO WITH A VIDEO
Benghazi Diplomatic Posts Targeted Repeatedly BEFORE Assault
While Obama claims there was no actionable intelligence that could have stopped the assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya,
there was a heightened threat in the area due to 4 attacks on diplomatic, western targets leading up to the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and 3 others.
2 of the others killed were Navy SEALs. RIP
Wake up and smell the global jihad war
Misplaced Blame for the Embassy Attacks
Are we really ready to throw out the First Amendment to appease lynch mobs? By Jonah Goldberg
More details emerge on U.S. ambassador's last moments
September 16, 2012 3 days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
His body was recovered after looters broke into the room. It appears his security detail left him in the room while they tried to deal with the attack.
There are numerous questions about what happened at the consulate.
Chief among the questions is what happened to U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who went missing during the attack.
The State Department has not released details about how Stevens died, though numerous media reports have said the ambassador was taken from the consulate to the Benghazi medical center by locals.
He arrived at the hospital, according to the reports, unresponsive and covered in soot from the fire. A doctor was unable to revive him and declared him dead.
OBAMA sent a queer ambassador to Libya
September 18, 2012 Jerome Corsi
Homosexual behavior punishable by imprisonment or death in Muslim nations.
U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens obituary noted he never married and had no children.
The U.S. government Foreign Service actively recruit homosexuals.
When I saw his photo, my first impression was that he was queer.
GLOBAL JIHAD Against Christians and the west
September 18, 2012 BLACK CLOUDS and BLACK FLAGS Over OBAMA
What exactly what does the black flag of Islam symbolize?
Its the Islamic WAR FLAG! Muslims carried it into battle.
Joel Richardson explains Islamic symbol appearing amid global riots
In 2004 America first saw the Evil black flag of Islam.
Now the same black flag is flying over the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia and across the world. Welcome to Obama's Arab Spring.
This black jihad flag has been seen in the protests in Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Nigeria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Kuwait, Bahrain,
Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Indonesia, India, Turkey, Jerusalem, Gaza and even Germany, Australia and England.
Across the world, Muslims of every race, tribe and nation are marching under the same black banner.
The restoration of the Caliphate, a goal shared by all Muslim jihadist groups, a vision to unify the entire Islamic world into one Islamic superstate,
called the Caliphate, led by a single leader, known as the Caliph.
The Caliph is the pope, president and general of the Islamic world, bringing the religious, governmental and military offices all under one head.
At virtually every Hizbut Tahrir rally, it is the black flag that will be the most prominent symbol on display.
Freed GITMO terrorist involved in Libya attack
September 20, 2012 Slain ambassador Stevens worried about security threats in Libya.
Obama finally admitted Libya murders were a terrorist attack.
In the months leading up to his death, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens worried about the never-ending security threats in Benghazi and mentioned his name was on a hit list.
Stevens specifically mentioned a rise in Islamic extremism.
Sufyan Ben Qumu is thought to have been involved and even may have led the attack. Qumu, a Libyan, was released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2007 and transferred into Libyan custody on the condition he be kept in jail.
Ex-Navy Seals werent part of ambassador's security detail
The two former Navy SEALs killed in last week's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were not part of Ambassador Chris Stevens' official security detail but took up arms in an effort to protect the facility when it was overrun by insurgents, U.S. officials tell the Washington Guardian.
The two former SEALS, Tyrone Woods, 41, and Glen Doherty, 42, were not employed by the State Department diplomatic security.
They were contractors who had other duties related to security.
They stepped into action, however, when Stevens became separated from the small security detail normally assigned to protect him when he traveled from the more fortified embassy in Tripoli to Benghazi, the officials said.
The two ex-Seals and others engaged in a lengthy firefight with the extremists who attacked the compound, a fight that stretched from the inner area of the consulate to an outside annex and a nearby safe house - a location that the insurgents appeared to know about.
Ambassador To Libya Was Tortured, Killed
Congressman Burton said - they killed our Ambassador. They tortured him, I understand. I won't go into details, but it was pretty bad.
Media Bias Designed to Save Obama Presidency
September 21, 2012 NOTE - The Muslim Brotherhood (MB) are terrorists
Investigative Journalist firstname.lastname@example.org
The constant refrain from the media that the anti-Islam film triggered the violence in Libya, Egypt and other countries is a transparent
LIE to divert attention away from the fact that the Arab Spring promoted by Obama has been a complete failure for U.S. interests.
Media bias is to be expected, especially during Obama foreign policy debacle.
Our media understand that Obama will be perceived to have lost Egypt to the Muslim Brotherhood, so attention is being directed to a film that has been on the Internet since July.
It is a diversion intended to save Obama's presidency.
What is particularly interesting is how Senator John McCain is now disputing the claim that the attack in Libya which killed 4 Americans was spontaneous.
He said that most people dont bring rocket propelled grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration, and that it was a preplanned terrorist attack.
It was another good McCain sound bite but begs the question of what these terrorists are doing in Libya in the first place, and why McCain backed Obama's policy of military intervention there.
McCain criticised conservatives in the House of Representatives who raised concern about Muslim Brotherhood (MB) influence in the Obama Administration. McCain had defended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s aide, Huma Abedin, against charges that she was too close to the MB. McCain became a media hero for standing up for Abedin and against Rep. Michele Bachmann and others.
Hellary Clinton led the charge against the film, rather than take responsibility for the lack of security in Benghazi, Libya.
MB influence over the State Department is what Bachmann and others had warned about!
MB regards any critical depiction of Muhammad as blasphemy that must be suppressed.
US Federal government, supposedly committed to protecting our US Constitution, has sided with Sharia, or Islamic law!
If Abedin is not a factor behind this policy, who is? The answer is Obama himself, who knows exactly what he is doing.
Whereas we have no access to Abedin’s security clearance form 86, which should have disclosed her foreign connections, Obama was never required to fill one out.
But this is more than a political ploy by the media to protect Obama. The coordinated attack on the First Amendment threatens the lives of Americans who dare to criticize Islam and organize to expose terrorist operations on U.S. soil.
There has been a campaign of disinformation about the film made by a Coptic Christian.
Its intent was to call attention to the relentless, bloody persecution of the Copts, but that issue is of no interest to the media at all.
Despite the media bias, it should be clear that Obama has lost Egypt and Libya to the Islamists.
(I disagree Obama 'lost' nations to the MB. Obama is MB and he won HIS goal, and lost American goal.)
The hysterical media attacks on the filmmaker reflect media desperation that voters may come to associate the anti-American violence with the Obama policy of appeasing the Arab/Muslim world.
The voters know very little about how Obama has deliberately assisted the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt (and Libya and in Syria and - and).
There never was an “Arab Spring” but a Pandora’s box that contains the seeds of the destruction of America and the West.
One thing is certain: the demonstrations will continue, and more Americans will have to go into hiding because of death threats from Muslims.
Our media could help stop this catastrophe, but they would prefer to save Obama’s presidency.
U.S. intelligence now says attack 'deliberate and organized'
September 28, 2012 The top U.S. intelligence authority issued an unusual public statement on Friday declaring it now believed the September 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, was a "deliberate and organized terrorist attack."
The statement by the office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper acknowledged that it represented a change in the U.S. intelligence assessment of how and why the attack happened. During the attack on two U.S. government compounds in the eastern Libyan city, four U.S. personnel, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed.
Shawn Turner, spokesman for Clapper's office, said that in the immediate aftermath of the attack, U.S. agencies came to the view that the Benghazi attack had begun spontaneously after protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo against a short film made in California lampooning the Prophet Mohammad.
Turner said that as U.S. intelligence subsequently learned more about the attack, "we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists."
Barak Obama planned Benghazi with Egypt months ago!
Libyan Ambassador Stevens was targeted for death because of Kdaffy
September 15, 2012 at 11:46am by 3g4k9mxaqtysn
Hellary Clinton's big lie gave al qaeda their alibi, the jihad fires were lit.
Media followed her lie. Hellary bragged about killing Moamar Kadaffy.
We came, we saw, we killed. Now 4 Americans are dead in Libya,
and the ambassador suffered the same fate as Kadaffy.
Dont you want to know HOW THEY DIED?
One of the 4 Americans who died was the hero who saved a ship captain by shooting his Somali pirate kidnapper.
The bodeis of the 4 American heroes were buried quickly without an autopsy.
The blogger is a bit hysterical but with just cause. Sounds like the guards in Libya and perhaps elsewhere either do not have guns or they are not permitted to be loaded. That follows the pattern since before the USS COLE attack.
US marines in harms way - without bullets.
Blogger wants JUSTICE starting with the ambassador who was sodomized and murdered with 3 Navy SEALs.
From Benghazi to Barack
September 30, 2012 From Benghazi to Barack, trail leads directly to the U.S. Department of State and the CIA with some level of White House involvement -
U.S. special forces previously assessed security at Benghazi post
October 1, 2012 By Barbara Starr, CNN
A small team of U.S. commandos was dispatched to assess security at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and train local forces to better to protect that facility following an attack on a U.N. convoy there in April, an administration official told CNN.
The development is one of the strongest indicators yet highlighting the level of concern about security in the region in the time before last month's attack on the Benghazi consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
It was a deliberate terrorist assault.
Special forces often conduct security assessments in areas deemed more threatening. Their presence and what they found and recommended would have been known to the ambassador.
There had been security concerns at the site after that U.N. attack.
The U.S. military team recommended a number of changes that included sandbag reinforcement of guard positions at the site and conducted training for local Libyan security personnel. The team was sent because "there was some concern."
Until July of this year, U.S. special operations forces provided some key support for security at the American embassy in Tripoli and occasionally at the consulate at Benghazi until enough contractor and State Department personnel were trained to take over, according to the official.
The military contingent in Libya had first been sent in after the embassy reopened in September of last year following the revolution. At that time, there were not enough qualified and trained local contractors to take on the job and a State Department security team was not yet fully in place.
The military security personnel came from the U.S. Africa Command, which has responsibility for any American military operations in Libya.
After July 2012, the State Department took full responsibility for security operations while military personnel performed other duties, including working with Libyan forces.
3 U.S. officials told CNN that after the April attack, the Pentagon never received a request from the State Department to send military security forces back to Benghazi to secure the site.
There was NO EXCUSE for the deaths of our 4 Americans!
I hold Barak Obama himself guilty for their deaths. HE KNEW what was going to happen and didnt protect them from his Muslim pals!
Americans in Libya made repeated requests for more security - which were DENIED by Obama.
Lemmings at the precipice of WW3
October 10, 2012
Middle East on the road to Armageddon.
Very interesting story opens this article.
We are at the precipice of WW3 global conflict.
WW3 will not START with Iran, it takes place in and around Syria.
It is Syria and Russia VS the US-NATO
The killing of Ambassador Stevens and other Americans in Libya was merely the prelude.
Obama's insistence it was a video tells us he is involved and has MUCH to hide.
The entire geopolitical world and balance of power will change. No one will be left untouched by the coming events.
Monsanto Killed Stevens
October 11, 2012 Libya US Ambassador Stevens killed to stop massive Monsanto planting operation in Libya.
The information linking Silvestre to this attack was obtained by Turkish intelligence after they detained 2 terrorists involved who were using Tunisian passports and traveling back to Italy after leaving Libya.
Silvestre is one of the most feared eco-terror groups in the world who in 2010 were stopped by Swiss police forces from blowing up the site of the £55 million nano-technology headquarters of IBM in Europe located in Rueschlikon, near Zurich.
Silvestre had targeted this IBM headquarters due to this American companies plans to genetically modify 70% of the world cocoa supply through the use of nano-bio technology.
The reason Silvestre targeted Americans in Libya was the planned US-EU takeover to implement UNEP that demanded the massive planting of Monsanto genetically modified corn which former Libyan dictator Gaddafi had refused to allow in his country. China also wisely refuses GMO.
Libya was attacked and taken over by the US and EU due to its immeasurable fresh water supply controlled by The Great River Project.
Globalists DO NOT want you to know how poison GMO corn is.
THIS is the reason for the insane coverup of the Libya attack!
Both Obama and Romney approve GMO.
Libya in US VP debate Oct 11, 2012
The Real Libya Attack Timeline
October 11, 2012 The Story Liar in Chief Obama Doesnt Want You to Hear
Obama continued to cite a video as the cause - even tho he had EVIDENCE TO THE CONTRARY!
US State Dept viewed the Bengazi attack "In Real Time" this means that the Obama has lied since Sept 12th, lied about cutting the Ambasador's security in half, lied about why he was sent to Bengazie on 9-11
Lied about EVERYTHING