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Qaddafi Escapes NATO Missile Strike That Kills His Son, Grandchildren
Fox News ^ | May 01, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/01/2011 8:54:13 AM PDT by cougar_mccxxi

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi escaped a NATO missile strike in Tripoli that killed one of his sons and three young grandchildren, a government spokesman said early Sunday. Hours later, Qaddafi's forces shelled a besieged rebel port in a sign that the airstrike had not forced a change in regime tactics.

Though the deaths could not be independently verified, NATO's attack on a Qaddafi family compound in a residential area of Tripoli late Saturday signaled escalating pressure on the Libyan leader who has tried to crush an armed rebellion that erupted in mid-February.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: nato; qaddafi

1 posted on 05/01/2011 8:54:18 AM PDT by cougar_mccxxi
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To: cougar_mccxxi

Even if they get him. Then what?


2 posted on 05/01/2011 8:56:20 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: cougar_mccxxi
Killing kids for AQ, way to go NATO and obummer.
3 posted on 05/01/2011 8:58:11 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: screaminsunshine

They guy is one lucky sob to escape twice in a lifetime like that.

I still don’t understand why we/nato is involved with this.


4 posted on 05/01/2011 8:59:22 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: cougar_mccxxi

I await the hue and cry from the left...waiting...waiting...waiting...

Oh well, I guess the anti-war crowd are busy with their various May Day celebrations.


5 posted on 05/01/2011 8:59:39 AM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: cougar_mccxxi

More murders in another illegal war...courtesy the USA and NATO.

NATO by the way was set up to DEFEND member states, not ATTACK sovereign non-member states at will.

Can anyone justify the unwarranted attack of Libya by NATO and the USA?


6 posted on 05/01/2011 8:59:54 AM PDT by cougar_mccxxi
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To: cougar_mccxxi

I am sure the anti-war marchers will be out in force screaming about the innocent children being murdered..
Oh wait that only happens when a republican is in charge..


7 posted on 05/01/2011 9:01:19 AM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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To: cougar_mccxxi

Why are they targeting the grandkids? If they want to kill him fine, but should they not be cautious?


8 posted on 05/01/2011 9:01:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: screaminsunshine
Even if they get him. Then what?

Then Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood get to take over and use the US supplied arms against us.

9 posted on 05/01/2011 9:02:09 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: DonaldC

“They guy is one lucky sob to escape twice in a lifetime like that.”

If he’s even remotely human, he’d rather have died. And now, he won’t quit. The word is “rage.” This strike has made a dangerous man WAY more dangerous. He won’t care how many lives it costs, he’ll want vengence.


10 posted on 05/01/2011 9:07:14 AM PDT by piytar (The Four Horsemen: War, Pestilence, Famine, and Bob. Be not proud, Bob! (ht to Gen.Blather))
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To: paulycy

Obamas legions.


11 posted on 05/01/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: cougar_mccxxi
There seems to be some confusion (mostly on my part) as to who actually was killed.

Was it this guy? ( Saif Al-Islam)

Or, was it this guy? (Saif Al-Arab)

12 posted on 05/01/2011 9:09:17 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: screaminsunshine; cougar_mccxxi; paulycy
Even if they get him. Then what?

It should be OBVIOUS to even the casual observer that Obama really is using the US Military to attempt to replace a regime that has caused no problems for the US in decades with radical Muslims.

In Egypt, it was the Muslim Brotherhood. In Libya, it's Al Qaeda.

Did you ever wonder if Obama is a closet Muslim? A thinking person might, just might look at this as confirmation that Obama really is a Muslim Plant who is doing everything he can to hurt America.

13 posted on 05/01/2011 9:10:20 AM PDT by politicianslie (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders)
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To: cougar_mccxxi
Murdering children from the air? Taking out family members who have NOTHING to do with whatever beef we have with Gaddafi, in a war of choice?

NOT IN MY NAME!!!

Works both ways, bastards.

14 posted on 05/01/2011 9:15:36 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: cougar_mccxxi

If Americans still had their heads screwed on the right way they would see that carrying out or condoning this type of action is beneath us and a gross violation of our ideals, heritage and the constitution.

By the time Obama is removed from the white house he will have created such a mess in the mid-east and among muslims that it will plague the US and the rest of the civilized world for 1,000 years and more.

It will be nothing short of a miricle if Obama’s ridiculously named “Arab Spring” doesn’t lead to another world wide war or a nuclear holocaust.


15 posted on 05/01/2011 9:18:03 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: politicianslie
It should be OBVIOUS to even the casual observer that Obama really is using the US Military to attempt to replace a regime that has caused no problems for the US in decades with radical Muslims.

In Egypt, it was the Muslim Brotherhood. In Libya, it's Al Qaeda.

Did you ever wonder if Obama is a closet Muslim? A thinking person might, just might look at this as confirmation that Obama really is a Muslim Plant who is doing everything he can to hurt America.

It should be OBVIOUS that Obama IS a closet Muslim. We are now working against all the countries that supplied strategic terrorist intelligence to us while giving feeble excuses for our "former" enemies i. e. Syria, Iran.

16 posted on 05/01/2011 9:23:01 AM PDT by this is my country
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To: cougar_mccxxi
I seem to recall the following Executive Order:

"No person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination."

When was that repealed?

17 posted on 05/01/2011 9:29:09 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: indylindy

Uhm, I wouldn’t blame this one on the US which supposedly is NATO. WHy in the hell would F Bomb Qaddafi have his kids or grandsons anywhere near his “compound”. Riddle me this please.


18 posted on 05/01/2011 9:32:47 AM PDT by RacerX1128
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To: cougar_mccxxi
More murders in another illegal war...courtesy the USA and NATO. NATO by the way was set up to DEFEND member states, not ATTACK sovereign non-member states at will. Can anyone justify the unwarranted attack of Libya by NATO and the USA?

exactly! and why is Congress sitting on their thumbs. bamba intends to put boots on the ground =- hence pushing out Gates - who refused too - and putting in his lap dog, Panetta.<[p>If he gets our troops in there - even congress won't pull out.

We need to crash their computers with demand to get out NOW!

Not only to save our soldiers from dying in an illegal, unnecessary war - but this will be the straw that breaks our back. (Which is, it would seem, just one more deliberate headlong rush to destroy our country - which he hates with a devout passion.)

>and that doesn't even mention his crusade to establish the new Caliphate - wouldn't Tripoli be the icing on THAT cake = as he clears the great swath of land along the Mediterranean - Eygpt and Libya - for the Muslim Brotherhood.

We stop him NOW - or get Canadian passports.

19 posted on 05/01/2011 9:36:18 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: this is my country
We are now working against all the countries that supplied strategic terrorist intelligence to us while giving feeble excuses for our "former" enemies i. e. Syria, Iran.

and THAT is the plan - restore the Caliphate!

20 posted on 05/01/2011 9:39:40 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: maine-iac7
I have good news; one member of congress is not siting on his thumbs...

Dr. Ron Paul has spoken out on the illegal war in Libya on many occasions.

Many people, including many in these forums, have called Dr. Paul everything but a white man as he does not represent the financial and social conservative movement; Dr. Paul represents the constitutionalist conservative movement.

In any event, the war in Libya is unjust, unwarranted and an embarassment anyone that loves true liberty and our constitutional form of government.

21 posted on 05/01/2011 9:49:49 AM PDT by cougar_mccxxi
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22 posted on 05/01/2011 9:58:14 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: cougar_mccxxi

What no names or pictures of the children? That must be some sort of mistake by the journalists or editors. Or maybe The Zero has Changed his policy of “Doing it for the children” to “Going after the children”.


23 posted on 05/01/2011 9:59:44 AM PDT by fella
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To: cougar_mccxxi

Yeah. And linked on Drudge, NATO also bombed a school for young children with Downs Syndrome, which helps prepare them for regular school. In fact, they barely missed bombing all the kids, too, since they come in on Saturday mornings, a bit after the time the bombing took place.

Great work, NATO! Who gets credit for that? Will any of the media but Drudge even mention it?


24 posted on 05/01/2011 10:00:28 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: politicianslie

Where are the anti-war types screaming about murdering innocents?


25 posted on 05/01/2011 11:03:13 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: RacerX1128

uhm, NATO is not wholly a US outfit. The leader in this conflict is a Canadian.

I didn’t think we engaged in the assassination of foreign leaders.

Ask yourself why we would bomb a place that we knew Qaddafi would not be.


26 posted on 05/01/2011 11:40:09 AM PDT by dforest
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To: TaxPayer2000
The reports have been that Saif Al-Arab (scruffy beard guy) was the one killed.

Muammar must've really liked that name. It conjures up an Islamic/Middle-Eastern variation of the old "...my brother Darryl, and my other brother Darryl..." joke from Newhart.

27 posted on 05/01/2011 11:55:41 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: indylindy; RacerX1128
Ask yourself why we would bomb a place that we knew Qaddafi would not be.

Because.... it's about the money (gold bullion).

28 posted on 05/01/2011 12:16:07 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: UCANSEE2
Because.... it's about the money (gold bullion).

BINGO!

And if anyone thinks it's not our ordinance and money funding it - you shouldn't be allowed to vote - you're too clueless

29 posted on 05/01/2011 12:30:45 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: Charles Martel
Do not believe a word of Qaddafi's kids getting killed until a funeral takes place before the sundown of the day after the supposed death.

Two of his other sons have been confirmed killed twice and are still quite alive.

Our media gets suckered into these reports constantly.

The fake reports allow the newly dead to use other identities as a ruse to get out of the country and conduct business.

30 posted on 05/01/2011 12:31:00 PM PDT by gandalftb (Fighting jihadists is like fighting an earthquake, harden yourselves.)
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To: gandalftb
BTW, I saw the unexploded ordnance. It is a bunker-buster Lockheed BLU-109/B Hard-target Warhead. It was likely dropped by an F-15E. Likely a GBU-10 Paveway opened up the target first. If the BLU-109 had detonated, adios Qaddafi, this unwar would be over.

This was no NATO operation we need to stop lying and just admit we are trying to kill, assassinate Qaddafi before we end up looking like hypocrites and fools.

31 posted on 05/01/2011 12:38:58 PM PDT by gandalftb (Fighting jihadists is like fighting an earthquake, harden yourselves.)
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To: politicianslie

“Closet’? Nope...no closet at all. He proclaimed his ‘muslim faith’ in an interview hosted by George Steffy, remember? Your premise is dead on I believe. hussein IS a muslim plant, by soros and others, bent on America’s destruction. That is more than obvious as time continues on.


32 posted on 05/01/2011 1:47:42 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: cougar_mccxxi
Congressman (Lt. Col.) Allen WEst, on the Arms Services committee - pinned Gates ears back in the Congressional hearing on Libya - he doesn't dance around - he cuts to the chase. (He has spoken out many times on this action )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL3BBRhMEAM

I really like this man - he knows who our enemies are - foreign AND domestic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGIZtD4ufFo

(above)“I am sick and tired of this class warfare, this Marxist, demagogic rhetoric that is coming from the President of the United States of America....Third world dictator arrogance...” Lt Col Allen WEst,

(below) “Don’t blow sunshine up my butt and tell me it’s warm and fuzzy...put down the mike and go home!” (The Muzzie makes a mistake thinking he can back West down - PC be damned!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MZx38i6iYs

33 posted on 05/01/2011 2:39:17 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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To: maine-iac7

Allen West deserves more medals pinned on his chest!

He would be a good general, say for instance, if an oppressed people overthrew their government ;)


34 posted on 05/01/2011 3:26:39 PM PDT by cougar_mccxxi
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To: cougar_mccxxi

Amen and Amen

I’m all for a Revolution!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP2p91dvm6M

This man would hit the ground running - he’s a seasoned leader, he backs down to no one, He loves this country and will defend our Constitution against ALL enemies, “Foreign AND domestic.”

Throughout history, at it’s darkest moments, a leader will appear unexpectedly - “the man and the Time have met”


35 posted on 05/01/2011 4:31:04 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("We stand together or we fall apart" mt)
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