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U.S. recognizes Libya rebels as legitimate government
Reuters ^ | 07/15/2011 | Tulay Karadeniz

Posted on 07/15/2011 9:33:20 AM PDT by Cementjungle

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Rebel leaders won recognition as the legitimate government of Libya from the United States and other world powers on Friday in a major boost to the rebels' faltering campaign to oust Muammar Gaddafi.

Recognition of the rebels, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a meeting in Turkey of the international contact group on Libya, is an important diplomatic step which could unlock billions of dollars in frozen Libyan funds.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqueda; blood4oil; gaddafi; hillary; illegalwar; libya; muslimbrotherhood; noflyzone; obama4terrorists; obamaswar; rebels; regimechange; war4oil; warpowers
Looks like Obama and Hillary are upping the ante on this one
1 posted on 07/15/2011 9:33:27 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Uping the ante?

More like both of them are beyond delusional and further negatively eroding US foreign policy. We are so fraked. We back so-called rebels with mixed affiliations with varied terrorist groups, namely al Qaeda, and we do so in an illegal action. =.=


2 posted on 07/15/2011 9:38:28 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Cementjungle

Do Americans have the same rights as Libya? Can we hit the streets and get a new govt please?


3 posted on 07/15/2011 9:40:16 AM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: cranked

This will really untie Obama’s hands with regard to financial and military aid to this new “legitimate” government. Looks like they snuck the news of this out during Obama’s Friday press conference.


4 posted on 07/15/2011 9:40:32 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

Republicans, even conservative Republicans, have said virtually NOTHING about Obama’s illegal war against Libya. It’s kind of like ClintBilly’s illegal war against Yugoslavia, which we fought on the wrong side. The Republicans objected for a day or two, but then went along, for fear of being thought anti-military or something.

And Kaddafi is a convenient villain. Never mind that he turned over a new leaf and the opposition is far worse.


5 posted on 07/15/2011 9:45:17 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Cementjungle

Looks as if the war on terrorism is over. We lost.


6 posted on 07/15/2011 9:48:27 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Cementjungle

The parallels between Obama and Carter presidencies. I remember in the days after the ayatollah (how do you spell ayatola?) Khomeini, C arter went on TV and said we recognize the new government of Iran. the Shah was sent packing, and we made nice with the mullahs, but it was a matter of weeks before we had the hostage crisis. The good part is that the election of Reagan came next. This time, we will get Palin, I hope. Seems to me Palin is more like Reagan than Romney is.


7 posted on 07/15/2011 9:51:26 AM PDT by webheart (Just saying.....)
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To: webheart

Good points. The only difference this time is that we’re backing the bad guys in multiple places at the same time.

And yes, Palin (or someone like her... if there is anyone) is what we need... before this tidal wave hits our shores.


8 posted on 07/15/2011 9:56:12 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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9 posted on 07/15/2011 10:00:00 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Cementjungle
China and Russia, which have taken a softer line toward Gaddafi, were invited to the contact group meeting for the first time, but decided not to become involved.

Yep, 30 countries at the conference and only the United States is identified individually, others as "world powers" (snicker).

Without Russia ans China there will be no UN approval.

Me thinks Russia and China are playing "rope-a-dope", and this will blow up like Iran did.

10 posted on 07/15/2011 10:06:33 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Now THIS is a “war for oil”.


11 posted on 07/15/2011 10:11:40 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Cementjungle

“U.S. recognizes Libya rebels as legitimate government “

Who the hell are they and where is this “government” they are running?

Hell the Confederates had a better structure in place, with a winning professional army to boot, and we sure as heck didn’t want some other nation to recognize them as anything by rebels.


12 posted on 07/15/2011 10:16:14 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Cementjungle

Turns Libya’s oil money over to the Brotherhood, now that 0sama’s death has caused a bit of a cash-flow pinch.


13 posted on 07/15/2011 10:19:45 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: massgopguy
Yes, in fact it is.
14 posted on 07/15/2011 10:21:54 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Cementjungle

The rebels are not even in power!

We have absolute dunces in the White House.

If a Republican president tried this kind of B.S., the screams from the media would be instantaneous. We would be hearing about it for months.


15 posted on 07/15/2011 10:27:08 AM PDT by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Cementjungle

Since Qaddafi is now no longer considered ‘head of state’, he’s eligible for the Navy Seal/Bin Laden treatment.


16 posted on 07/15/2011 10:36:38 AM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Cementjungle
118 days in, nearly 17 weeks of illegal war.

Obama said, "days not weeks." Obama said there's no time to get Congressional authorization but had time to go to the UN. Obama said it's not about regime change but Gaddafi has been a target of bombings--assassination attempts. Obama said it's not about picking winners or losers but obviously is. Obama said it's about supporting a "no fly zone" to protect the Libyan people. Despite our so-called "limited, support role," Air Force planes are still bombing Libya, even killing the people we're there to protect.

Now we're recognizing "rebels" as a legitimate government of Libya. These are rebels the international press has tied to Al Queda of North Africa, to Iraq insurgents who shot at, bombed and killed our own military and worse.

The Congress has never authorized any of this activity and, in fact, voted repeatedly not to authorize.

17 posted on 07/15/2011 10:42:36 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama regime: lawlessness without bounds.)
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To: Cementjungle

Start mailing them their welfare checks.


18 posted on 07/15/2011 11:13:35 AM PDT by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Cementjungle

That will be kind of embarrassing if the rebels never manage to win.


19 posted on 07/15/2011 11:31:00 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: Cementjungle
Yes, Hillary seems to be staking her so-called "legacy" on Libya.
20 posted on 07/15/2011 11:38:09 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Cementjungle

What makes these mangy lowlife Al Qaeda and muslim Brotherhood-connected muslim jihadist scum a “legitimate government”? Because they have guns?

I’ll bet they don’t know the first thing about running a real government, or have the social and intellectual skills to do so.

This is SO similar to the clintonites recognizing the KLA as “legitimate”, and later Administrations recognizing their bogus “independent Kosovo”. Some of the same people have their fingerprints on both actions, especially Hillary Rodham Izetbegovic Khomeini.


21 posted on 07/15/2011 3:54:17 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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