Skip to comments.(Al-Qaeda) Libyan Rebels Reclaim Oil Town Ajdabiya After Weeklong Siege
Posted on 03/26/2011 4:51:12 AM PDT by tobyhill
Libyan rebels have overcome Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces in strategic oil town of Ajdabiya, seizing control of the city Saturday in a major turnaround for an uprising that appeared to be on the verge of defeat.
Libyan government forces pulled out from the city of Ajdabiya following an air assault by Western coalition forces, a senior government official told Reuters.
"Without the planes we couldn't have done this. Qaddafi's weapons are at a different level than ours," said Ahmed Faraj, 38, a rebel fighter from Ajdabiya. "With the help of the planes we are going to push onward to Tripoli, God willing."
Drivers honked in celebration and flew the tricolor rebel flag. Others in the city fired their guns into the air and danced on burned-out tanks that littered the road. Inside a building that had served as makeshift barracks for pro-Qaddafi forces, hastily discarded uniforms were piled on the floor.
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.
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Gadaffi’s probably on the phone with Chavez right now
Ghadaffi turned over his WMD program, sat and rolled over for Bush. We have no right to regime change somebody who is playing by the rules.
I still want to know what this “loss of legitimacy” is , So there where some demonstrations. We had a Tea Party in DC for health care then over a million at the Beck Rally, 0 has lost legitimacy and must go.
oh yea he was always illegitimate.
This is not a mission to enforce a no fly zone. This is an aerial intervention in a civil war where foreign nations are bombing the ground forces of the official government troops and giving air cover for the rebels.
If this isn’t war, then WWII was not a war.
Lies. Lies. Lies. Lies. And nobody is calling these people on it. Truth is the first casualty of war. One more piece of evidence that America is embarking on another War. This time in northern Africa. We are mortgaging our children’s future to save Muslims while Muslims all over the world are engaged in wholesale genocide of Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists, and Sikhs.
The genocide that will occur after we overthrow Ghadaffi will most likely pale in comparison to the alleged genocide that we are allegedly attempting to stop
Behold, a pale horse.
So the so called no fly zone has gone to directing support fire, what a damn joke, the next president will need to kill all the rebels. Make that the AQ brotherhood, the commanders in Iran are shocked this has succeed beyond their wildest plans.
Vietnam was much more justified than this.
Libyan rebels have overcome Muammar al-Qaddafi's forces...
...following an air assault by Western coalition forces
Without Barry's Bombing these "rebels would have nothing!
We're the airforce for a group we have no idea who they are.
There is something very fishy going on
Seems I read somewhere we have to bomb the h@!! out of Libya in order to clear the way for a no fly zone. So you see, it is not mission creep afterall.
I'm sorry I don't like the precedence this is setting, not just for us but for the world.
Who's next Israel? Will China join in on that one?
Or will they come bomb the "rebels" here when zero outlaws guns?
Who in the heck does he think he is?
Good interview with Bolton regarding turning command over to NATO....”Anyone that knows anything about NATO knows that it is an extension of ther US Military.”
Atleast in Vietnam we were protecting one nation from another. This is 100% involved in a nation's civil war and we have no idea who the people are we're sorties for.
Thanks for the info. BTW, I forgot the < /a> tag in post #9. This is insanity.
Sure we do! Facts are, once again, simply being ignored.
This is an aerial intervention in a civil war where foreign nations are bombing the ground forces of the official government troops and giving air cover for the rebels ... aka al-Qaeda, or islamist militants, if you prefer.
Does Gadaffi know something that Obama doesn't want to get out in public? Or somebody else blackmail Obama about something?
If Obama can cross the line so far as is now what is he capable of doing here at home?
I of course meant the < /S> tag...more coffee required!
That is the statement of the week
Hamas is asking the UN to stop Israel from it's assaults on Gaza. So the answer is obvious, and this action clearly sets a precedent to use NATO, the UN, and the Arab League to launch an air war on Isreal and enforce a no fly zone to protect her enemies.
Behold, a pale horse.
He has been doing that, and getting away with it I may add, since the day he declared his candidacy for POTUS.
Does Gadaffi know something that Obama doesn't want to get out in public?
You know...that was my first thought as the bombing commenced. However, now that we know exactly who these "rebels" are, I am more of the opinion that Barry is assisting with the islamic takeover of yet another country.
This action is more closely related to the K'Toon's unapproved war in Kosovo. We go in and kill the Christians, or in this case the secular government, to pave the way for an islamist takeover/state.
Hmmmm, minus the bombs it may more closely resemble what Jimmuh did in Iran.
Regardless of the tactics, America has now directly intervened to overthrow secular governments, allowing for an islamic take-over.
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