Skip to comments.Libyan Rebels Move Closer to Tripoli
Posted on 08/17/2011 3:50:10 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
A truck carrying Libyan rebel fighters drives towards the Zawiyah oil refinery.
ZAWIYA, LibyaFighting raged for a fourth straight day in this strategic coastal city 30 miles west of Tripoli on Wednesday, as rebel fighters battled to mop up pockets of loyalist soldiers and laid siege to the regime's last working oil refinery.
The roads leading to Zawiya were clogged with rebel fighters pouring toward town and refugees fleeing in the opposite direction. The refugee flow from Zawiya, a city of 200,000 people, and from Tripoli hinted at the possible flood that could pour into rebel-held havens and neighboring Tunisia as fighting moves closer to the capital.
Rebel fighters reported a series of other gains in the West as well. They said they had eliminated stubborn government forces in the town of Tiji and had secured the coastal town of Sabratha, west of Zawiya, bolstering their control of the vital coast road, a key lifeline to the capital, Tripoli, which is still controlled by Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
The regime wasn't available for comment. Officials in Tripoli have been quiet in recent days, not holding the regular news conferences and journalist trips they had sponsored earlier in the conflict.
While the momentum has swung towards the rebels in recent weeks, they remain heavily dependant upon air power from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, whose 90-day mandate to operate in Libya could need to be extended a second time in late September. And the rebels' potentially toughest battleto capture Tripolimay still lie ahead.
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well, i know that YOU know.
(you even know about the Muslim Brotherhood ties to the US Sec of State’s chief assistant).
but for those who don’t know, 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,
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....)
CIA assets. This war was so blatantly manufactured out of whole cloth that it should have resulted in an immediate impeachment.
Meanwhile, the American Embassy in the US has reopened manned by rebels, and some of the visiting, celebrating Libyans in the US say Thank You, America.
In Turkey, they are suggesting the Syria may become a Libyan style civil war. The head of Turkey has given up in frustration trying to mediate with these dictators. Lack of strong statements by Obama is questioned, Palastinian refugee camps in Syria are entered and demolished. Oportunity for Israel to act humanitarian???
I wonder if Obama is laying low because he is trying not to anger the Russians who did NOT veto the UN Libya resolutions, or because he is afraid to touch another tarbaby.
They will never let that happen. They would rather die than be helped by Jooooos.
Libya reminds me of JA2.
Thanks for the links gleeaikin. Arab Spring and Summer makes me wonder what an Arab Fall and Winter is going to look like.
RE: “...not to anger the Russians.... touch another tarbaby.”
Perhaps both in that case.