Skip to comments.Libyan rebels embrace U.S. and its flag
Posted on 08/11/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT by Former Fetus
BENGHAZI, Libya (MCT) Omar el Keish wanted to make a strong statement when he headed out with his wife and daughter recently for a revolutionary rally here in the de facto rebel capital.
Keish decided to bring along a flag. It wasn't the ubiquitous Libyan rebel flag that flutters at every downtown rally. He chose the American flag the Stars and Stripes on a long, heavy pole.
The 57-year-old airline pilot waved the big fluttering fabric with both arms, and rallygoers smiled and flashed the V for victory sign at the sight of Old Glory.
"Libyans love America," Keish explained as he cut through a boisterous crowd that numbered in the tens of thousands. "They love the flag because it stands for freedom and democracy exactly what they want for Libya."
In a region where America is often mistrusted and resented, rebel-held eastern Libya stands out as an island of pro-American sentiment. The rag-tag forces that drove out Moammar Gadhafi's security forces in February credit U.S. and NATO warplanes for rescuing Benghazi from a government counterattack in March.
America's popularity has risen further since July 15, when the U.S. formally recognized the rebel Transitional National Council as the sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people.
More American flags have begun to pop up at opposition rallies and outside shops. Some young men sport ball caps emblazoned with a small U.S. flag and the New York Yankees logo.
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I had to laugh when I read the last sentence: the popular small flags feature, for reasons Harari could not explain, 70 stars and 15 stripes. "They just want the flag," he said, shrugging. "They don't care how many stars it has."
Hail the Obama legacy!
When I read the title my first thought was “yeah, till they win.”
Setup for an Obama campaign vid clip.
As they sit there with Mohammar Ghaddafi’s $34 BILLION’s on their plate! I guess next they’ll be soaking themselves in apple pie and baseball any minute.
Right away, since they're affiliated with al-Qaeda . . . ?
Really, if they win their independence, how long will it be before they start shouting "yankee go home" or "death to the great satan"?
I’m waiting for them to reject Islam.
That’s their problem. And they will continue to fester at the bottom of the cesspool until they decide to throw out that cancer of the mind.
Sure he loves, he loves that is. until he decides to cut your freaking head off.
I can almost hear Barry proposing Lybia become the 58th state.
When did we pick up thirteen extra states?
I'm sure that approval rating's even bigger among radical islamists in Egypt, Libya and just about everywhere in the Islamic.
“... rebel-held eastern Libya stands out as an island of pro-American sentiment. The rag-tag forces that drove out Moammar Gadhafi’s security forces in February credit U.S. and NATO warplanes for rescuing Benghazi from a government counterattack in March.”
that is an outright lie! taquiyya and propaganda at it’s finest.
our OWN US Government report, said that Benghazi/ eastern Libya, had the HIGHEST RECRUITING RATE IN THE WORLD,
for Al-Queda and fighters going to Afghanistan to kill OUR troops!
and even Al-Jazeera and FRENCH NGO’s have admitted and reported that Al-Queda and Islamists are behind the “rebels” in the “Arab Spring” in Libya.
= = =
a few quick links:
Libyan rebel says Osama bin Ladens death wont stop jihadist flow
Al Qaeda [is] getting more and more organized and bringing people [to Libya] from abroad, says the rebel,
Libyan Freedom Fighters Murderous Jihad Against Non-Arab Blacks
american thinker ^ | 5/27/11 | Andrew G. Bostom
An Eritrean priest in Rome, Don Mussje Zerai, who oversees the Habeshia cooperation and development agency, is reporting that murderous atrocities are being committed against non-Arab black Libyans in territories under the control of the US and NATO supported Libyan freedom fighters.
Some 800 Africans were massacred in Misrata alone,
Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion
National Review Online ^ | June 23, 2011 | John Rosenthal
A new report from two French think tanks concludes that jihadists have played a predominant role in the eastern-Libyan rebellion against the rule of Moammar Qaddafi, and that true democrats represent only a minority in the rebellion. The report, furthermore, calls into question the justifications given for Western military intervention in Libya, arguing that they are largely based on media exaggerations and outright disinformation.
Exiled Islamists Fuel Libyan Revolution (Obama & NATO islamic allies....)
This from Jew hating islamists.
yes, i don’t believe that.
THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND.
Just until I can destroy my enemy. Then I can destroy my “friend”.
American Flag to them aka “Money Tree”
“WE LOVE YOU LOOOONG TIME! YOU BUY ME DRINK, GI?”
Let me remember... when did Zero claim to have visited the 57 States? Have we had time to add 6 more...?
Been there done that, LOL
I was too young, but I sure heard it a lot at Balibago and Bangkok. Being of an age when I was observant but not ‘engaged’, it sure did make me a cynic.
70 stars and 15 stripes??
They’ll be burning the flags after Obama/NATO abandons them.
Oops! MY mistake. It is 13 extra states in addition to the 57! I should read my own posts! LOL