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Senior Rebel Is Doubtful Qaddafi Can Be Routed
The New York Times ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2011 | KAREEM FAHIM

Posted on 07/08/2011 7:08:38 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Edited on 07/09/2011 8:10:44 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Colonels and commanders who defected from Libya's military attended a ceremony in June to proclaim support for the revolution.

RUJBAN, Libya For months now, military leaders in the rebel capital, Benghazi, have boldly predicted lightning advances by their fighters and an imminent rout of the forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in Tripoli that would finally snuff out his brutal four-decade rule.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blood4oil; gaddafi; libya; missioncreep; nato; noflyzone; obamaswar; oup; r2p; regimechange; warpowers

1 posted on 07/08/2011 7:08:41 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

“A more realistic possibility, he said, is for rebels and others within the city to rise up against Colonel Qaddafi.”

It didn’t quite work as predicted in the Bay of Pigs invasion.

Perhaps the rebels can ask for some more guns from the ATF/DOJ/CIA.


2 posted on 07/08/2011 7:16:14 PM PDT by RummyChick
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>>> “I hope that when we do reach the borders of Tripoli, the revolutionaries there free it,” Colonel Ethish said.

A euphemism for the SAS.


3 posted on 07/08/2011 7:21:37 PM PDT by tlb
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>>> “I hope that when we do reach the borders of Tripoli, the revolutionaries there free it,” Colonel Ethish said.

A euphemism for the SAS.


4 posted on 07/08/2011 7:21:57 PM PDT by tlb
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To: MinorityRepublican
Senior rebel? Well, get some young rebels there!


5 posted on 07/08/2011 7:26:53 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Ha . So the pathetic low rent oil grab drags on. If we were not there to direct these incompetent stooges Q would have beat them by now. The Eurodopes must know if they don't control the oil flow soon they are looking at #12 per gallon .
6 posted on 07/08/2011 7:34:15 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: fantom

I thought that this was supposed to a couple of weeks...


7 posted on 07/08/2011 8:10:38 PM PDT by gman992
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To: MinorityRepublican

“...that would finally snuff out his brutal four-decade rule.”

Oh, dear - the New York Times doesn’t like Gaddafi...

Wait until the world gets a load of his would-be successor.

Obama and his NATO flunkies are spending a bundle in taxpayer treasure to usher in an even more brutal clown - with New York Times approval, of course.


8 posted on 07/08/2011 8:27:44 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer
The problem is that Qaddafi is sitting on a horde of 149 TONS of gold. That buys a lot of things, including his staying on as Dear Leader.

Barry the Zer0, the Euro trash, and the so-called rebel “freedom fighters” are not going to win. Qaddafi will exact his revenge on the gutless, bumbling Euro trash. For Barry the Zer0, not so much, but the “rebels” are toast.

9 posted on 07/08/2011 9:09:49 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: gman992
"Days, not weeks" he said 111 days ago.
10 posted on 07/08/2011 11:40:52 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama's reelection is inevitable.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

How many stories have we read saying he would go to this nation or that? He’s going to wait out NATO. at some point we stop supplying them with ordnance.


11 posted on 07/09/2011 4:24:00 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MinorityRepublican. Sounds like another plea for more money:
Col. Mohammed Ali Ethish, who now commands opposition fighters here, said that even if the rebels were able to reach Tripoli, shortages of fuel, personnel and weapons made it unlikely that they would try to invade or march on the heavily fortified city... "If we don't go in with an organized army, there's going to be a huge mess."
Colonel, but you can start calling him El Presidente.


12 posted on 07/09/2011 7:38:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: newzjunkey

You folks just don’t get it!!! Gaddafi & Obama are soul brothers. This charade is just a good cop/bad cop routine to keep Gaddafi cooking, and....for Obama to continue his destruction of the American economy, jobs & nation!!! For goodness sakes, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Louie Farrakhan, Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, Bill Ayers, George Soros, etc. have all deemed the Obama/Gaddafi charade an absolute must for the POTUS Zero Obama!!! I wonder when Americans will finally figure this Obama America hater out!!!


13 posted on 07/09/2011 7:44:42 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: MinorityRepublican
Senior Rebel Is Doubtful Qaddafi
Can Be Routed

One of these ought to do the job.


14 posted on 07/09/2011 7:46:19 AM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: MinorityRepublican

From here on in, the Zero Administration will have to put the best face on events in both Libya and Egypt, so that it all doesn;t blow up in their faces approaching the next election, and PROVE that this guy is as clueless on geopolitics as he is on the American economy. Getting Quaddafi out of power (to be replaced by WHOM?) is going to be as difficult for them as getting the unemployment numbers down. This is EPIC FAIL everywhere you look.


15 posted on 07/09/2011 8:49:28 AM PDT by supremedoctrine ("uncurtaining the night,I'd let dark glass/hang all the furniture above the grass." -Nabokov)
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To: RGSpincich

I hope those are carbide-tipped.
I’ll take the Ogee for $25?


16 posted on 07/09/2011 8:52:14 AM PDT by supremedoctrine ("uncurtaining the night,I'd let dark glass/hang all the furniture above the grass." -Nabokov)
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To: MinorityRepublican

One more Usurping Marxist Onada miserable failure. This idiot blunders into failure after failure and yet at least 40% of the electorate continue to support him—even though they are the most hardest hit by his failed marxist policies.

If I wasn’t witness to this madness I would not believe it. But then these folks, for the most part, are products of a public education.


17 posted on 07/09/2011 9:16:36 AM PDT by dools0007world (uestion)
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To: RummyChick
It didn’t quite work as predicted in the Bay of Pigs invasion.

It didn't work out work in Nicaragua (and other places) either.

When will the US and the EU learn from past mistakes?

18 posted on 07/09/2011 3:21:57 PM PDT by LjubivojeRadosavljevic
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