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Britain To Expel Gaddafi's Embassy Staff
Sky News ^ | 7/27/11

Posted on 07/27/2011 3:03:24 AM PDT by markomalley

The UK is to expel all employees of the Libyan Embassy, Sky sources have said, in a move likely to increase Muammar Gaddafi's isolation.

There are eight staff members who work at the embassy in Knightsbridge, west London, Sky understands.

Foreign editor Tim Marshall said the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) would replace the Gaddafi workers.

"This is the official British confirmation and when all the existing Gaddafi staff are out, the NTC representatives in London will come in, and they will be officially recognised as representing the state of Libya," he said.

More to follow...

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; libya; noflyzone; ntc; obamaswar; regimechange; warpowers
This story is just now breaking on the wires.


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1 posted on 07/27/2011 3:03:26 AM PDT by markomalley
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The Telegraph has a more extensive article up now:

Britain is to expel the remaining staff at the Libyan embassy in Britain.

The Foreign Secretary William Hague will announce the measure at a press conference in London on Wednesday morning.

Mr Hague is also expected to announce that Britain has taken the decision to formally recognise Libya's rebels as the country's legitimate government.

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2 posted on 07/27/2011 3:09:50 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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3 posted on 07/27/2011 3:13:43 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

While other stories indicate the NATO effort in Libya has been an abysmal failure, including one in FR Breaking News headlined “France, Britain seek exit from Libya”.


4 posted on 07/27/2011 3:15:48 AM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: markomalley

There is going to be three months of pushing and shoving at the gate. Two months of wrestling at the door. Then they will be back at the gate.


5 posted on 07/27/2011 3:18:04 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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6 posted on 07/27/2011 3:30:13 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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7 posted on 07/27/2011 3:34:07 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like the beginning of the end for NATO.


8 posted on 07/27/2011 4:30:11 AM PDT by redroller
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To: redroller
Whole thing is about money i.e. Soros wanting his hands on that $5T which Libya represents, i.e. it's about obama and Soros using NATO to perpetrate a robbery.

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/289-134/5625-libya-all-about-oil-or-all-about-banking

9 posted on 07/27/2011 4:37:19 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: markomalley
Meanwhile, some video....

Lockerbie bomber appears on Libyan TV

10 posted on 07/27/2011 4:40:19 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: mewzilla
'Dying' Lockerbie Bomber Spotted at Libya Rally Abdelbaset al-Megrahi appears two years after he's freed to die from cancer
11 posted on 07/27/2011 4:43:44 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: markomalley

The real question is why in the hell does any country spend all that money to put an embassy anywhere, this crap dates back to the days of wood sail ships and six month communication cycles. A single room with some date terminals is all that is needed today. Screw the diplomatic parties, the whole world is going broke.


12 posted on 07/27/2011 4:57:59 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: mewzilla
Where is the video of Britain cutting him lose for oil money.
13 posted on 07/27/2011 4:59:54 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat

Nobody gives a tinker’s dam about the Lockerbie bomber deal apparently. The ‘Rats for obvious reasons. I’d like to hear the Pubbies’ excuse.


14 posted on 07/27/2011 5:03:25 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: markomalley

The supreme irony about all this is that, if Gaddafi goes, everyone will be squawking about the guy who replaces him, who will, without a doubt, be infinitely worse.

Moreover, once NATO endorses war for regime change, as it has now done, every world leader is fair game - including the leaders of those same NATO countries.

From every angle, this whole Libya thing stinks.


15 posted on 07/27/2011 5:21:42 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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The lockerbie bombing was a long time ago, daffy and jorge made a deal on that and daffy paid billions, everyone wants to bitch but no one wants to give his money back. Big oil paid to get the bomber out of jail and Britain does not want to talk about that.

Some people just cannot move on.

16 posted on 07/27/2011 5:26:38 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Jack Hammer
Yes, I am all in for taking out the socialist in Britain, when do we start bombing.
17 posted on 07/27/2011 5:29:15 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat
...and Britain does not want to talk about that.

Not just the UK...

18 posted on 07/27/2011 5:36:15 AM PDT by mewzilla (Forget a third party. We need a second one.)
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To: markomalley

Justice may be a while coming for the Lockerbie bombing but it comes not the less, this is the West and not a banana republic-we don’t accept money for the lives of innocents.


19 posted on 07/27/2011 11:15:44 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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In other words, "We don't care what reality is in Libya. We'll create our own reality!"

This is some "no fly zone."

20 posted on 07/27/2011 12:32:38 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama until 2017. It really could happen.)
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To: Jack Hammer
Moreover, once NATO endorses war for regime change, as it has now done, every world leader is fair game - including the leaders of those same NATO countries.

From every angle, this whole Libya thing stinks.

Worth repeating.

21 posted on 07/27/2011 12:34:29 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama until 2017. It really could happen.)
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To: Jack Hammer

So what? The US has been endorsing war for regime change for decades, so every world leader has been fair game for ever, IF they go past the line.


22 posted on 07/28/2011 4:36:22 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: newzjunkey
It was always about regime change. A no-fly zone, by definition, is going to be helping the rebels rather than Gaddaffi.

I don't know about creating reality. If the UK has taken this step they must be pretty confident that the Rebels are going to win. They'll be in a world of hurt if Gaddaffi ends up on top.

23 posted on 07/28/2011 4:41:20 AM PDT by Vanders9
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