Skip to comments.Libyan rebels in disarray after mysterious killing of leading military commander
Posted on 07/29/2011 10:16:21 PM PDT by bruinbirdmanEdited on 07/29/2011 10:28:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Libya’s rebels were in disarray on Friday after the mysterious killing of their leading military commander triggered fears that opposition fighters battling to oust Col Muammar Gaddafi could instead turn their weapons on each other.
Units loyal to Gen Abdel Fattah Younes, who was shot dead on Thursday, reportedly abandoned the rebel front line near the oil town of Brega and poured into the opposition capital of Benghazi to avenge their commander’s death.
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I’m so proud my tax money is backing these fine fellows.
Nice, now there are three factions in the civil war: jihadis, Younis, and Khaddafis. It’s so nice to know that when we’re borrowing close to 150 billion a month, we find the money to help put the jihadis in power.
LOL, what a bunch of ragtag trash, killing each other over who is getting the most of daffy stolen money. Hay ragtags, the leader still standing had him killed to lower competition.
Good ol’ Barry sure can pick ‘em, can’t he?
Oh goodie, an insurrection within the insurrection.
From the Belfast Telegraph:
Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim told reporters: “It is a nice slap to the face of the British that the council that they recognised could not protect its own commander of the army.
“By this act, al-Qaeda wanted to mark out its presence and its influence in this region.
“The other members of the National Transitional Council knew about it but could not react because they are terrified of al Qaida.”
Only in Africa really, only in Africa.
I don't think oil had anything to do with this intervention. BP and Total already had oil contracts in Libya. (Besides, you don't need to have domestic oil companies involved to get supplies from a country. We have Valero gas stations that get gasoline from Venezuela - Chevron pulled out of that country a while ago). My guess is that it was 99.99% payback. We (US, UK, France) have been targeted by Gaddafi-backed terrorists in the past. We lost Pan Am 103, and the French lost UTA 772.
I think they're missing the big picture. There's nothing wrong with revenge. The problem is that unless we're prepared to rule Libya directly, Gaddafi's replacement would be much worse, given the strength* of the Libyan Islamist movement. I prefer Gaddafi to any Islamist movement.
In addition, Gaddafi made peace with us. He has not sponsored any terror attacks against us for 20 years, and gave up his nuclear program, which was on the verge of producing a nuclear weapon. What does it say to other countries hostile to the West that we attack the one guy who makes peace with us right after he hands over his nukes? The message is clear - the best way to avoid Western attack is to possess a nuclear weapon. Frankly, I think the people who ginned up this intervention were thinking with their little heads.
* Even after Islamist rebels tried to assassinate Gaddafi, he did not dare to carry out mass executions. It was only after a prison revolt that killed 200 prison guards that he finally slaughtered 1000 of them. But such was the strength of their popular support (in Libya) that Gaddafi did not dare to broadcast the fact that he had killed them as part of the quelling of a prison revolt.
Notice that Reid’s proposed default avoidance bill has no mention among the other “wars” to be saved upon? Dubious is an understatement. =.=
I must say i do enjoy hearing any news of muslims fighting each others. During that time they have less time to plot against us.
We have Lybians at it.
I heard that not is all well in Egypt.
Today Sunni Pakis have been killing shi.te
May their struggle be long and painful.
This one is about stealing money, not oil:
Well now... jihadis killing other jihadis.. this story could have a happy ending after all!
Probably a moselem sneaked in there, you know how they are.
Other reports say the General and two of his colonels were assassinated, their bodies burned and dumped outside Benghazi.