Skip to comments.Obama says Kadhafi will go or be forced out
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 ...
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)
Obama says a lot of things. Most of them are BS.
And millions of Americans say that Obama should go or be forced out!
Do I smell another bullet to the head?
Well, I guess Imed Lamloum and Abdul Hafiz Ghoga liked the speech. That’s what counts!
He’s in the way of the caliphate, as is Assad.
If Obama is opposed to Khadaffi (insert the spelling of your choice) I’ll give even money that Khadaffi outlasts Obama.
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.
“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.
will this be a matter of going from a bad Qaddafi rule to a worse Rebel rule???
He thinks he’s God.
There will be no stopping this Hitler wannabe if
he gets another term.
oddly, OBL wanted all these same leaders gone too..
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!
Why does Kadhafi “have to go”, but not Raul Castro?
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 .
word = world
And they called Bush a swaggering cowboy...
Kadhafi is crazy but he’s probably not a true sociopath.
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