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Libya: rebels claim to have shot down jet
The Telegraph (UK) ^ | Monday, Feb 28th, 2011 | ?

Posted on 02/28/2011 6:07:58 AM PST by DGHoodini

Libyan forces have been launched fresh offensives again Zawieh, 30 miles from Tripoli, and Misrata, 125 miles to the east. Rebels said some 2,000 troops loyal to the regime had surrounded Zawieh, but that they had succeeded in holding on to the town centres.

"An aircraft was shot down this morning while it was firing on the local radio station," a witness, who was identified only as Mohamed, said by telephone from Misrata.

"Fighting to control the military airbase started last night and is still going on," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aircraft; libya
....Slowly I turned...strep by step...
1 posted on 02/28/2011 6:08:05 AM PST by DGHoodini
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To: DGHoodini
... a witness, who was identified only as Mohamed...

Narrows that down...

2 posted on 02/28/2011 6:12:10 AM PST by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: LRS

no kiddin...:)


3 posted on 02/28/2011 6:14:18 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: DGHoodini

Does anyone think the “rebels” will be an improvement?

Besides gullible western media and politicians?


4 posted on 02/28/2011 6:16:22 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Does anyone think the “rebels” will be an improvement? Besides gullible western media and politicians?

Look at it this way: they're not fighting for an improvement, but for an opportunity for an improvement. And that's worth some effort.

5 posted on 02/28/2011 6:20:10 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: DGHoodini
"...a witness, who was identified only as Mohamed..."

Ha ha ha...that narrows it right down, eh? Every third scumbag in the M/E is named "Mohamed", which I believe translates loosely as "sheep f#cker".

6 posted on 02/28/2011 6:24:36 AM PST by Mich Patriot (...politics is the second oldest profession...it bears a striking resemblance to the first." RReagan)
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To: DGHoodini

I was reading about the ‘Free Libya radio station in Ben Ghazi, saying it’s signal went out to almost/beond Tripoli, and well into many forign counties...If this station is going all the way into the Tusisian Refugee camps...Any chance that Khaddafi can control the news flow is utterly shattered.

People are already calling into the Ben Ghazi station and telling whats going on where thry are, and the station has been receiving donations to pay those working for the new ‘Free Libya’ council.


7 posted on 02/28/2011 6:25:32 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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At least it wasn’t Akmed! or Barak!


8 posted on 02/28/2011 6:29:37 AM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: GeronL

I do. I think many are young and they are already, without any help or prompting from us, choosing their leadership from the grassroots up. The *people* are picking their leaders. The *people* are the ones who are keeping the lights on, the water running, the ports re-opening, the banks open, the trash collected...No “strong Man” or Religious slave masters are ordering it.

They are picking their own leaders to run things until they can have a legitimate voting day.

I do not think, after finally casting off a dictator of 40 years, the people of Libya will just accept a new dictator, or let themselves be ruled by Theocratic enslavers.


9 posted on 02/28/2011 6:33:49 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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Slowly I turned...strep by step...

Yep.....it's contagious.

10 posted on 02/28/2011 6:38:37 AM PST by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: DGHoodini

The king called up his jet fighters
He said you better earn your pay
Drop your bombs between the minarets
Down the Casbah way


11 posted on 02/28/2011 6:41:00 AM PST by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Mich Patriot

That’s why when Jesus returns everybody will get a new name.................


12 posted on 02/28/2011 6:41:00 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

I call Brad Pitt-the married to Jennifer Aniston version!


13 posted on 02/28/2011 6:49:39 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

But she’ll have a new name, too! .............


14 posted on 02/28/2011 6:54:26 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

Okay,Mrs,Dr.Ursus!


15 posted on 02/28/2011 6:56:09 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

I guess you didn’t read the part of the New Testament where Jesus says there is no marriage in Heaven.

That’s why they call it Heaven.............


16 posted on 02/28/2011 6:58:19 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Red Badger

There’s no beer in Heaven that’s why we drink it here!


17 posted on 02/28/2011 7:08:51 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

But there will be wine!..................


18 posted on 02/28/2011 7:14:30 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: timetostand

At least it wasn’t Akmed! or Barak!


Correction: Akmed is usually spelled Achmed. You really don’t know much about Norwegian names do you.


19 posted on 02/28/2011 7:23:40 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: LRS

I know that dude! /s


20 posted on 02/28/2011 8:02:03 AM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: DGHoodini

1979? Iran?

I’m just not too optimistic about any of these uprisings. “The devil you know...”, as they say.


21 posted on 02/28/2011 8:04:56 AM PST by mquinn (Obama's supporters: a deliberate drowning of consciousness by means of rhythmic noise)
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To: mquinn

I think Iran is *exactly* why the Libyans will not accept Mullah rule, bevause they’ve bseeb how the mullahs turned Iran into a slave state, where to speak out gets you no different treatment than what Khaddafi and his sons deal out.

Slavery by any other name, is still slavery.


22 posted on 02/28/2011 8:34:36 AM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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