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NATO bombs Tripoli, sending Khadafy into rage
Boston.com ^ | June 18, 2011 | By Adam Schreck and Hadeel Al-Shalchi

Posted on 06/18/2011 12:22:59 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Provoked by renewed daylight NATO bombing of his capital, Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy raged against the alliance yesterday, screaming his message and daring Western forces to keep it up.

Khadafy spoke in a telephone call that was piped through loudspeakers to a few thousand people demonstrating in Tripoli’s Green Square at the end of a day when NATO intensified bombing runs across the capital. State television carried the Khadafy message live, then repeated it a few minutes later.

“NATO will be defeated,’’ he yelled in a hoarse, agitated voice. “They will pull out in defeat.’’

The sound of automatic weapons being fired defiantly into the air echoed through the square for hours as carloads of pro-Khadafy supporters, many with children in tow, crammed the streets leading to the plaza.

Although there was a large presence of police and soldiers in the square, many of those who were shooting wore civilian clothes.

Protesters and foreign journalists in the capital said it was one of the biggest such demonstrations since airstrikes began.

“Everyone in Libya wants Colonel Khadafy, not some traitors,’’ Rajab Hamman, a 51-year-old engineer from Tripoli, said in the square as another demonstrator shot a magazine load from an automatic rifle into the air a few steps away. “These are the real, true Libyans,’’ he said of the crowd.

East of Tripoli, Khadafy’s forces exchanged intense shelling with rebels who are slowly breaking the government siege on their western stronghold, the port city of Misurata.

Doctors at the Hikma hospital in Misurata said nine rebel fighters and a woman living near the battle were killed and 30 others were wounded. Government casualties were not known.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: dictatorobama; dncrico; dncswar; dncwar; imamobama; kingobama; libya; obamaabovealllaw; obamarico; obamaswar; obamaswar4alqaeda; oup; rico; tyrantobama; usairforce; usnavy; warpowersact

1 posted on 06/18/2011 12:23:04 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

These are friendly bombs. We are not engaged is Hostilities.

Obama


2 posted on 06/18/2011 12:25:27 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Colonel Khadafy can’t take a joke I guess. Cranky old fart!


3 posted on 06/18/2011 12:35:51 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

Exactly so! What is he so mad about? Anyway, at least he doesn’t have to pay for all this uproar - the cost of this non-war is on the US taxpayer.


4 posted on 06/18/2011 12:51:55 AM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Being on the receiving end might just give him a different perspective, to his grief.


5 posted on 06/18/2011 12:58:05 AM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: BlackVeil

That’s right. He’s getting those bombs for free. We sent him over 100 cruise missiles at $1.2 million a crack and the ingrate chews us out for it.


6 posted on 06/18/2011 1:01:23 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: BlackVeil

The cost of rebuilding and paying for the people murdered by our bombs will be also.


7 posted on 06/18/2011 1:02:47 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Jet Jaguar

Why is Libya being bombed? I keep hearing about the bombs but not the reason for doing so.


8 posted on 06/18/2011 1:31:52 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Libyan government has violated Al-Qaeda’s right to take power. It was against freedom and Obama couldn’t let them get away unpunished.


9 posted on 06/18/2011 1:46:58 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: count-your-change
In a pure coincidence, Gaddafi impeded U.S. oil interests before the war
10 posted on 06/18/2011 1:55:13 AM PDT by Palter (Celebrate diversity .22, .223, .25, 9mm, .32 .357, 10mm, .44, .45, .500)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I was on an aircraft carrier in 1961 when we made a stop at Tripoli. Those who had liberty were warned to not take any cameras because they might be arrested or beaten by the people for taking pictures.

Fortunately, I had to stay aboard because I was on duty! The guys that did go ashore said it was a filthy place filled with extremely rude people who seemed to hate Americans and that everyone really smelled bad. The baggy pants the Libyans wore were termed “seven day shitters” because they smelled like diapers that hadn’t been changed for days.

Solution... Since it appears that those who now remain in Tripoli are the Gaddaffi loyalists, just use bombs or missiles to reduce the entire place to rubble.


11 posted on 06/18/2011 3:19:43 AM PDT by octex
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Jet Jaguar.
"NATO will be defeated," he yelled in a hoarse, agitated voice. "They will pull out in defeat."
NATO already has been defeated -- by Obama. Germany won't play, neither will some of the smaller players, the US is participating but paying very little attention to it (other than the political gamesmanship). Meanwhile the European Union is smoldering at the edges. Even if the UK and France wind up beating Gaddafy (and WTF is taking them so long? Kill him and get out!), do they really expect to get a better deal from a collection of Muzzie tribes and gangs who were only held together in the first place by Gaddafy? Oh yeah, this has been a great idea from the beginning.


12 posted on 06/18/2011 3:47:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The Western powers won’t like the guy who replaces him, and will come to perceive his reign as “The Golden Years.”

In time, they’ll come to see that this whole thing was a bad mistake.

By then, it’ll be too late, of course.

Major case of, “Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.”


13 posted on 06/18/2011 3:55:50 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: P-Marlowe
Obama carefully reviewed the Hirohito doctrine of December 1942, and it clearly states that bombing another country is a token of friendship. The rape of Nan king was simply a pantie raid, and Pearl Harbor was the first round in the game of “Sink my battleship”.
14 posted on 06/18/2011 4:03:12 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: Jet Jaguar
This is a tiff against Obama's 'father' and
al qaeda where Imam Obama has directed the forces
of the USA and NATO against his 'father' for al Qaeda
- while waiting for the US Congress to either
just go home or commit seppuku.

In America, after the 911 Atrocities,
these actions would be treason.
But that was before the coup by Kenya, Pelosi, and the DNC
burnt the US Constitution to the urine-laden burnt
ember it is today.


15 posted on 06/18/2011 4:45:21 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

Breaking news: nobama wipes his arse with Constitution. Film at 11.


16 posted on 06/18/2011 4:47:43 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Stop over in Tripoli. Nothing ever changes, including the “seven day shitters”. I was also there but more than fifty years ago. Those “shitters” were probably the same ones they were wearing back when I was there. Like I said, “nothing ever changes”. The place was a hell hole back when and is still the same. Definitely needs “cleansing”


17 posted on 06/18/2011 5:56:38 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov; octex

Sounds like a “lovely” liberty port.


18 posted on 06/18/2011 6:09:24 AM PDT by PogySailor (The ruling class will not go down easily. And neither will their paid hacks.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Meanwhile Obama’s brigade and the propaganda machine is steadily inserting rumors that its all Israels fault hoping Kdaffy will attack Israel.

People wonder why Obama has such a woody about the Libya thing, its because its a fan in front of a smouldering pile of oily rags and he hopes enough fanatics in a war rage will take out their anger against Israel.

One must never forget that Obama will never protect Israel, never give support or equipment willingly, because his Muslim faith demands that he must fight Israel.

For all of the world greatest problems all point back to Islam.


19 posted on 06/18/2011 6:17:58 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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To: cunning_fish

Obama would attack the RNC headquarters and Fox News with B-52’s if he could get away with it.


20 posted on 06/18/2011 11:10:33 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Jack Hammer
The Western powers won’t like the guy who replaces him, and will come to perceive his reign as “The Golden Years.” In time, they’ll come to see that this whole thing was a bad mistake.

It's like 1979 all over again.


21 posted on 06/18/2011 12:10:06 PM PDT by Polybius
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To: Jet Jaguar
Most objective observers recognize that NATO is engaged in a totally illegal assault against a sovereign state. There is no legitimacy, since the "no fly zone" lie has been long discarded, even by the eurotrash. This is naked aggression against a government, granted an autocratic government, but no worse than ten of its neighbors.

NATO may actually accomplish the feat of making Quaddafi into the underdog. Personally I hope he outlasts the illegitimate euros.

22 posted on 06/18/2011 1:09:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: PA-RIVER
December 1942?
23 posted on 06/18/2011 1:12:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jet Jaguar
How is bombing Tripoli ‘protecting civilians’?

That is an aggressive action, not a defensive or protective action. (oh but shhhh, this is not a war btw)

24 posted on 06/18/2011 3:23:01 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: screaminsunshine

He can´t?


25 posted on 06/19/2011 7:08:31 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: 240B

And the cowards in Congress?....


26 posted on 06/19/2011 7:10:07 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: hinckley buzzard

1941 oops.


27 posted on 06/22/2011 7:09:10 PM PDT by PA-RIVER
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