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Obama says Kadhafi will go or be forced out
Yahoo ^ | 5/19/11 | Imed Lamloum - AFP

Posted on 05/19/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Libya's Moamer Kadhafi will "inevitably" leave or be forced from power, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday, as NATO declared it had significantly degraded the strongman's war machine.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon told AFP, meanwhile, that attempts to secure a ceasefire in Libya have failed and the humanitarian crisis is worsening.

Rebels fighting to overthrow Kadhafi also said they were increasingly concerned about the humanitarian situation in the Nafusa mountains even after a gaining control of the western lifeline city of Misrata.

"Time is working against Kadhafi," Obama said in a major speech in response to the Arab uprisings that have also toppled veteran leaders in Tunisia and Egypt, and are gripping Syria and Yemen.

"He does not have control over his country. The opposition has organised a legitimate and credible interim council," Obama said of the rebels' National Transitional Council based in their eastern stronghold of Benghazi.

"And when Kadhafi inevitably leaves or is forced from power, decades of provocation will come to an end, and the transition to a democratic Libya can proceed," said the US president.

His remarks were welcomed by the vice-chairman of the rebel council, Abdul Hafiz Ghoga.

"We at the NTC have been following the speech that has just been given by President Obama and we welcome the statements made regarding the legitimacy of the body of the National Transitional Council," Ghoga said in Benghazi.

"We look forward to further support from the United States and the international community to help us further develop our democratic aspirations and for the development of our people."

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said earlier that Kadhafi's military power has been significantly degraded ..

"We have significantly degraded Kadhafi's war machine and now we see the results -- ..

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: forcedout; gaddafi; kadhafi; libya; missioncreep; noflyzone; obama; regimechange

Libyan youths pose with a US flag and a shotgun at Revolution Square in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. Attempts to secure a ceasefire in Libya have failed and the humanitarian crisis is worsening, UN chief Ban Ki-moon told AFP, while Moamer Kadhafi's embattled regime freed four foreign journalists. (AFP/Saeed Khan)


1 posted on 05/19/2011 2:53:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama says a lot of things. Most of them are BS.


2 posted on 05/19/2011 2:55:52 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: NormsRevenge

And millions of Americans say that Obama should go or be forced out!


3 posted on 05/19/2011 2:55:52 PM PDT by IbJensen (I couldnÂ’t afford to fill my gas tank to go to the Dead Bin Laden Celebration!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Do I smell another bullet to the head?


4 posted on 05/19/2011 2:56:18 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: NormsRevenge

Well, I guess Imed Lamloum and Abdul Hafiz Ghoga liked the speech. That’s what counts!


5 posted on 05/19/2011 2:56:35 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: NormsRevenge

He’s in the way of the caliphate, as is Assad.


6 posted on 05/19/2011 2:56:53 PM PDT by Edgar3 (Don't THREAD on me!)
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To: NormsRevenge

If Obama is opposed to Khadaffi (insert the spelling of your choice) I’ll give even money that Khadaffi outlasts Obama.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 2:57:07 PM PDT by surely_you_jest (Obama has scars going over halfway around the back of his head. What's up with that?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Actually Omar will kick ass on the rebels even though the UN Is helping them and he will remain in power. Making Bozo look even dumber than he does already.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 2:57:46 PM PDT by calex59
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To: NormsRevenge

“Obama says Kadhafi will go or be forced out”

...oooh. I’d be scared if I had a spaghetti armed sissy like the kenyan talking like that to me.


9 posted on 05/19/2011 3:00:22 PM PDT by albie
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To: hflynn
ever heard of going from the frying pan to the fire??

will this be a matter of going from a bad Qaddafi rule to a worse Rebel rule???

10 posted on 05/19/2011 3:01:13 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megalomaniacal


11 posted on 05/19/2011 3:02:16 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: NormsRevenge

He thinks he’s God.

There will be no stopping this Hitler wannabe if
he gets another term.


12 posted on 05/19/2011 3:04:00 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: NormsRevenge

oddly, OBL wanted all these same leaders gone too..

hmmmm


13 posted on 05/19/2011 3:09:29 PM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obamah over-throwing Egypt, Libya and now Syria.

Murdered 3 of Daffy's grandchildren & a son.

Invaded Pakistan w/o their consent to kill OBL.

And they called George Bush a cowboy!

Obamah be Gangsta!

14 posted on 05/19/2011 3:10:25 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: NormsRevenge

Why does Kadhafi “have to go”, but not Raul Castro?


15 posted on 05/19/2011 3:12:32 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: elpadre
Oh listen! I hear some singing from Mommar's bunker. Let's get closer and see if we can hear any lyrics.

Oh now I hear the lyrics, listen!!!!!!

Don't you know I'm still standing better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor, feeling like a little kid
I'm still standing after all this time
Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind

I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah
I'm still standing yeah yeah yeah

Obama is a POS who does not understand when a 3rd word idiot makes him look like the incompetent a-hole that he is .

16 posted on 05/19/2011 3:13:51 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: hflynn

word = world


17 posted on 05/19/2011 3:15:04 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: NormsRevenge

And they called Bush a swaggering cowboy...


18 posted on 05/19/2011 3:19:17 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: TribalPrincess2U
He thinks he’s God.

There will be no stopping this Hitler wannabe if he gets another term.


At first, I thought you were talking about Kadhafi...
19 posted on 05/19/2011 3:39:24 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

Kadhafi is crazy but he’s probably not a true sociopath.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 3:44:33 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Libya’s Moamer Kadhafi will “inevitably” leave or be forced from power, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday...”

So will YOU Obama, but we, as law abiding patriots of this country, will TRY to use our ballots.


21 posted on 05/19/2011 3:49:22 PM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: NormsRevenge

...reeeeel sooon now.


22 posted on 05/19/2011 4:02:09 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.


23 posted on 05/19/2011 4:17:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: NormsRevenge
Days not weeks my ass.
24 posted on 05/19/2011 4:30:53 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Manic_Episode

Just a no-fly zone.


25 posted on 05/19/2011 4:41:48 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Anyone want to bet who leaves office first, Obama or Khaddafi?


26 posted on 05/19/2011 5:04:57 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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