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Libya: US May Arm Anti-Gaddafi Rebels
Sky News ^

Posted on 03/24/2011 11:02:12 PM PDT by Jim 726

Western diplomatic sources have confirmed to Sky News that the US is considering the legality of arming the Libyan rebels.

One of the unintended consequences of United Nations' Resolution 1970 was to starve the rebels of the weapons they would need to take on Gadaffi.

It requires all UN members to "immediately take the necessary measures" to prevent the supply or sale of weapons to the Libyan government - with no exemption for anti-Gaddafi forces.

But Sky News now understands the US is looking at a legal framework to allow limited supplies of arms to the rebels, if they can prove they need them to defend themselves from attack.

Mark Kornblau, spokesman for US Ambassador Dr Susan Rice, confirmed it was a possibility.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.sky.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 201103; arabspring; armssmuggling; libya; libyanrebels; weapons

Photo of the "rebels" in action

1 posted on 03/24/2011 11:02:17 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: Jim 726

Aren’t the Libyan “rebels” mostly al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood? When do the US and European mosques get their arms shipments?


2 posted on 03/24/2011 11:04:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: Jim 726

...just like arming Osama 20 years ago.


3 posted on 03/24/2011 11:04:44 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Jim 726

Glenn Beck has this figured out real well.....from yesterday for those who did not see it earlier.... http://newzeal.blogspot.com/2011/03/must-see-glenn-beck-connects-dots-soros.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


4 posted on 03/24/2011 11:09:35 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Doogle

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results...


5 posted on 03/24/2011 11:11:56 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Jim 726

I just get the feeling that the euros might be getting hoodwinked, that oil is going to other buyers if they get in power. So perhaps they will lose Libyan oil supply either way, qdaffy or rebels. Who knows, what a mess.


6 posted on 03/24/2011 11:12:57 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: PieterCasparzen

see #4


7 posted on 03/24/2011 11:15:34 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Jim 726
But Sky News now understands the US is looking at a legal framework to allow limited supplies of arms to the rebels, if they can prove they need them to defend themselves from attack.

As per liberal doctrine; your dead body is proof you needed a gun.

8 posted on 03/24/2011 11:19:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: PieterCasparzen

... from a previous post

Screwed himself? Screwed America and the West...

He has taken America into Jihad... and beyond.

The ME? ... consolidating it for his brethren.

His first speech in Cairo... His speech in Indonesia included references against the Jews.

He has more than shown himself to be on side with muslims. Heck! He shares their same mantra....death to America.

Lose the ME? I don’t thinkso....consolidate it in the name of Allah.

For Obama? Its the ..current policy from the white house.....the marginalization and destruction of America.

Obama , culturally never was an American as he carries many chips on his shoulder and as we see from his old culture at many levels. He feels for his Kenyan identity, he feels for his muslim identity developed during adolescence in Indonesia, and he feels his angst against white and America....DeSouza went to great lengths to detail this in his book.

Its all about death to America....death to the great satan!
from a previous posting, see second last paragraph...

His associations with the MB? His endorsement of the coup... These are the same guys who are shooting at our troops.

His drive against America is demonstrated in his unfettered support of the OIC driven “UN”.

All his acts are supportive of Islam.

“One of the prettiest sounds on earth” is the Muslim call to prayer at sunset.
Barack Hussein Obama as quoted by Nicholas D. Kristof in the New York Times - March 6, 2007

• The FIRST thing Obama did as a newly elected Illinois State Senator was to attempt to declare a Muslim holiday. Obama sponsored Bill SR0110 in the 90th General Assembly to declare November 1, 1997 to be Islamic Community Center Day. It did not pass.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/summary/900SR0110.html
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/legisnet90/srgroups/sr/900SR0110LV.html

• His biological father was a Muslim.
http://www.bing.com/reference/semhtml/?title=Barack_Obama%2C_Sr.&src=abop&qpvt=barack+obama+seniot&q=barack+obama+senior&fwd=1

• Because his biological father was a Muslim the Islam world thinks he is a Muslim.
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/behind-the-numbers/2010/08/obama_is_a_muslim_18_24_or.html?hpid=topnews
http://www.indonesiamatters.com/2952/barry-soetoro/

• His stepfather was a Muslim.
http://www.indonesiamatters.com/2952/barry-soetoro/

• As a child Barry was enrolled in school as a Muslim in Jakarta Indonesia. An Indonesian Madrasa.
• Barack Hussein Obama’s first and middle names are Arabic Muslim names.
Barack was the name for Mohammad’s horse. Husein, enough said.
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700246419/Barack-Muhammads-horse.html
http://sanooaung.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/will-be-obama-with-us-muslims-as-the-meaning-of-his-name-in-persian-language/

• Obama recited the opening lines of the Muslim call to prayer, which includes a vow of fidelity to Islam, in flawless Arabic on a radio program. - Nikolos Kristoff, NYTs, 3-06-07 (***this one is a gottcha moment***)
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.3413/pub_detail.asp
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/11679

• On that same program he said he thinks the call to prayer is “one of the prettiest sounds on earth.”
http://jewagainstobama.wordpress.com/2008/03/03/obama-muslim-call-to-prayer-one-of-the-prettiest-sounds-on-earth/
http://caosblog.com/archives/7373

• Obama belonged to Rev. Wright’s (a former Muslim) church for twenty years. Many congregants are Muslims.
http://infidelsarecool.com/2008/04/07/jeremiah-wright-former-muslim/
http://infidelsarecool.com/2008/03/20/rev-wright-got-his-masters-degree-in-islam-in-west-africa/
http://endtimes.yuku.com/forum/viewtopic/id/289

• Obama’s said that the U.S. is “one of the largest Muslim countries in the world.”
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tobyharnden/9959057/Barack_Hussein_Obama_US_one_of_the_largest_Muslim_countries_in_the_world/
http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/06/obama_america_one_of_the_large_1.asp

• Obama holds Muslim celebrations in the WH but canceled the National Day of Prayer.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1724544/obama_cancels_national_day_of_prayer.html?cat=9
http://www.exposeobama.com/

• President Obama’s religious adviser, Eboo Patel, once deemed the United States “the ideal place for the renewal of Islam.”

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/06/-obama-tells-egyptian-foreign-minister-i-am-a-muslim-stealth-coup-on-the-white-house.html

• Obama does not give gifts on Christmas.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0708/12035.html

• Obama doesn’t celebrate his birthday.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/04/a-tough-birthday-for-obama/

• Obama falsely attributes Muslim participation in the founding of America.
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.7041/pub_detail.asp

• Obama required that the cross be covered when he gave a speech at Notre Dame.
http://blog.acton.org/archives/9843-notre-dame-georgetown-and-president-obama.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/11/opinion/main5006203.shtml
http://dougpowers.com/2009/04/17/obamas-jesus-coverup/

• Christian symbol covered up during Obama’s Georgetown speech
http://myfaithspace.ning.com/profiles/blogs/obama-covers-christ-and-cross
http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=46667

• Obama’s first major speech in office was a “Muslim outreach” speech in Cairo Egypt.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-by-the-President-at-Cairo-University-6-04-09/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8083171.stm

• “The American President told me in confidence that he is a Muslim,” said Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Nile TV.
http://barenakedislam.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/bombshell-egyptian-foreign-minister-ahmed-aboul-gheit-says-on-egyptian-tv-%e2%80%9cthe-american-president-told-me-in-confidence-that-he-is-still-a-muslim-%e2%80%9d/
http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=166905

• Obama gave strong support to the Cordoba House community center and mosque to be built at the Ground Zero site of Sep. 11, 2001 at a dinner celebrating the day’s end of the first day of Ramadan at the WH.
http://www.aolnews.com/surge-desk/article/president-obama-supports-ground-zero-mosque/19593492?ncid=webmail

• Obama tasked NASA with a mission of “Muslim outreach.”
http://technology.newsplurk.com/2010/07/nasa-and-islam.html

• Obama referred to his faith as “my Muslim faith” gaffe in an interview with George Stephanopolous.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQqIpdBOg6I

• Pushes Islamic freedom of religion but not Jewish or Christian freedoms. Several weeks ago he told Israel NOT to build settlements in East Jerusalem. But OK to build that Mosque at Ground Zero.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/7514285/Israel-spits-in-Obamas-eye-by-announcing-new-settlements-in-east-Jerusalem.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/mar/24/barack-obama-israel-settlement-plan

All this brings on a interesting question... how can America have any struggle against Islam, or protect herself with the most powerful muslim in the world sitting in the White House?

Be wary, wary aware ....and wary, wary afraid...get prepared for more creeping sharia...more than what is coming out of the White House today


9 posted on 03/24/2011 11:19:19 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Jim 726

Obama and his merry band of fools have sure screwed this up.


10 posted on 03/24/2011 11:22:17 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Jim 726
Video FLASHBACK: March 2010

Members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group are released from prison in Tripoli after renouncing violence

NewsClip: Libya frees al Qaeda linked group

Any connection to this release a year ago and what's happening now?

11 posted on 03/24/2011 11:25:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Aren’t the Libyan “rebels” mostly al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood? When do the US and European mosques get their arms shipments?


My thot exactly.

Is it legal for us to send aid to rebels affiliated with groups that have declared war on the US like al Qaeda?

I won’t even get into the fact that we don’t have money and should not be funding this for fiscal as well as moral and national defense grounds....

Someone in Washington should be pointing this out....Ryan, Boehner, Bachmann. Hey Washington...anybody home?


12 posted on 03/24/2011 11:27:04 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: Jim 726

Apparently Obama has assigned ALL the costs of the Libyan, apparently-open-ended arrangement, to....the Pentagon Budget!


13 posted on 03/24/2011 11:47:16 PM PDT by givemELL (Does Taiwan eet the Criteria to Qualify as an "Overseas Territory of the United States"? by Richar)
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To: bushwon
Is it legal for us to send aid to rebels affiliated with groups that have declared war on the US like al Qaeda?

That's a good question. The KLA was declared a terrorist organization before we went in bombed the Serbs to protect the KLA and John McCain worked to arm the KLA in return for major campaign contributions.

14 posted on 03/25/2011 12:06:34 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Jim 726
SSDD with the undocumented Iman.


15 posted on 03/25/2011 12:11:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: givemELL
So 0bama forces the GOP House into either agreeing to fund his little un-Constitutional adventure or submit a bill to increase general funding for the DoD. If they do the latter then the Dems will hammer them about budget costs.

0bummer gets away with depleting the military from both ends if the GOP led House does nothing.

16 posted on 03/25/2011 12:13:27 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: Jim 726

Providing arms to the rebels would be an exceedingly stupid action.

Hussein, therefore, is more likely to follow through with such action.


17 posted on 03/25/2011 12:38:47 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Jim 726

Limited supplies?

So we’re going to give them guns that only protect civilians, not those guns that kill people?

I know that’s not it, but it illustrates the silliness of trying to only provide weapons that are adequate to hold off government forces without providing any that will actually be used in an advance on government forces. There are very few exclusively defensive weapons.

This is Farce warfare at a level that makes Vietnam look like a Patton campaign by comparison.


18 posted on 03/25/2011 12:49:20 AM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Jim 726

That’s great - so now the taxpayers are footing the bill for a rebellion of folks who’d kill us all in our sleep if they had half a chance.

This world makes no sense.


19 posted on 03/25/2011 1:35:52 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
When do the US and European mosques get their arms shipments?

Probably already have. All the unaccounted for money flying around had to go somewhere.

20 posted on 03/25/2011 2:03:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Jim 726

Count on it, in a few days, there will be headlines that they’ve killed our own soldiers.


21 posted on 03/25/2011 2:15:54 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: TigersEye

It was a trap. The House votes to finance this and if/when any one of them even thinks about questioning his eligibility or authority, he pulls out the voting record.


22 posted on 03/25/2011 2:21:05 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Jack Hammer

Imagine you make munitions, or are a banker or investment banker getting free money from Uncle Ben.

Then the world starts to make a lot of sense.


23 posted on 03/25/2011 3:32:59 AM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: cgbg

Creep...creep...creep.


24 posted on 03/25/2011 4:25:12 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every weapon we give to the Libyan rebels will one day be used against us..


25 posted on 03/25/2011 5:18:33 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

And that my FRiend, is the plan of the obama administration, the Democrat Party, and the main stream media.Israel will also get its share of attention from same weapons.


26 posted on 03/25/2011 5:21:36 AM PDT by sport
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To: Jim 726
How many AK’s and ammo can you buy for the $750,000 price of one cruise missile?
27 posted on 03/25/2011 5:22:52 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Jim 726
Fools. The 'rebels' ARE Al Qaeda...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2692974/posts?page=1#1

28 posted on 03/25/2011 5:23:38 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jim 726

NO; I don’t want my Tax $$$$ to fund Alqaeda! This makes me ~almost~ want to become a federal tax-protestor!

J.S.


29 posted on 03/25/2011 5:24:43 AM PDT by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: Jim 726
Obama Regime wants to arm anti-Gaddafi rebels, while...

Obama Regime wants to disarm anti-Obama Tea Party (the "bitter clingers").

30 posted on 03/25/2011 5:30:24 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Jim 726
AL QAEDA REPARATIONS, BABY!


31 posted on 03/25/2011 5:32:09 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Gator113

On purpose.


32 posted on 03/25/2011 6:12:40 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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