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Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant
Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2011

Posted on 08/21/2011 8:11:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) -- Following a day of dramatic developments in Libya, President Barack Obama said Sunday night that the situation there had reached a "tipping point" and that control of the capital was "slipping from the grasp of a tyrant."

He called on Moammar Gadhafi to accept reality and relinquish power.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqueda; arabspring; bomblibya2saveit; gaddafi; illegalwar; libya; nato; noflyzone; obama; obama4alqueda; obamaswar; regimechange; warpowers

1 posted on 08/21/2011 8:11:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With the kenyan in Maaatha’s Vineyard, our capitol has slipped from the grasp of the tyrant, if only temporarily. Maybe he will remain in exile there.


2 posted on 08/21/2011 8:14:20 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

slipping from a tyrant? The USA? What, O is resigning???


3 posted on 08/21/2011 8:14:35 PM PDT by AnalogReigns
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To: FlyingEagle

“He called on Moammar Gadhafi to accept reality and relinquish power.”

Obuggery must learn to accept the same thing as his day of reckoning is rapidly approaching.


4 posted on 08/21/2011 8:16:07 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep Obozo to a Tyrant a 100 times worse!


5 posted on 08/21/2011 8:17:47 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: DarthVader

Omullah’s friend Farrakhan sure spanked him over treachery to brother Qadaffy. The wookie sees the vacations coming to an end, she is no doubt giving hussein an earful. He is a complete and utter failure.


6 posted on 08/21/2011 8:20:18 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It takes a TYRANT to know a tyrant and since Emperor Obamessiah is ruling by fiat and decree, instead of as President of the United States, subject to the will of the people and to representative congress... Obama is a TYRANT!


7 posted on 08/21/2011 8:20:29 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yes, the news media wants everyone to believe Kadafi is on the run but yesterday the rebels got their butts handed to them. I don't believe all the news accounts about how the rebels are doing so great, if anyone is taking down the Libyan leader it is the UN, you remember the ones who were supposed to only impose a no fly zone and not actively participate in the war.

I hope Kadafi beats the snot out of the rebels since most of them are Al Quaida a**hats to begin with.

8 posted on 08/21/2011 8:23:14 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I presume Gadhafi’s loss will be the Muslim Brotherhood’s gain?

If so this ought to make Valerie Jarrett and a few others in the WH quietly happy.


9 posted on 08/21/2011 8:25:42 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: FlyingEagle

While Qadafi has been a ruthless dictator, too many are not thinking of what comes next. Many of these rebels are allied with Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood may take power in Egypt.

While Obama praises the Arab Spring and says that democracy will take root and all that, it’s not clear what will happen in Libya after this.

Can I remind everyone that Castro overthrew a ruthless dictator in Cuba, and installed a communist dictatorship? Is Cuba really better off for the last 50+ years? What if Al Qaeda allies take control in Libya and Egypt?

I would caution everyone that we just don’t know yet what the final result of the Arab Spring will be in all of these countries. Obama has no clue. I’m sure he will claim that our role in Libya helped push out Qadafi. See if see still takes such credit a year from now, if an Al Qaeda outlaw government is in control of Libya in the future.


10 posted on 08/21/2011 8:26:07 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I presume Gadhafi’s loss will be the Muslim Brotherhood’s gain?

If so this ought to make Valerie Jarrett and a few others in the WH quietly happy.


11 posted on 08/21/2011 8:26:39 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“control of the capital was “slipping from the grasp of a tyrant.”

And control of yet another country is slipping into the hands of Al Quada style theocratic tyrants.

If this were a 1930s Disney cartoon, wisps of black cloud would be forming over the Middle East, then growing and congealing until the entire region, from Beslan to Somalia, was concealed by an evil, pulsing black blob.

Ominous, minor-key music would crescendo. Occasional flashes of fiery red would be seen from deep within the cloud. This blob would slowly take the form of a huge, demonic biped with fearsome talons and fire for eyes. The monster would slowly turn its head to the west, fix its gaze on us, then attack.


12 posted on 08/21/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Did Obama say, Mission Accomplished ?
13 posted on 08/21/2011 8:32:30 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Free ThinkerNY

FUBO


14 posted on 08/21/2011 8:32:58 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Aria

Jerry Rivers is a happy man tonight ... waiting on comments from McPain and most likely the newest global interventionist, Ricky Sanitarium ...
Any word from the champion of the Arab Pounce , The Giggler- AKA - Cooper 180 ?


15 posted on 08/21/2011 8:33:58 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rick Perry is the only Conservative who can defeat Romney and Obama)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh when o when will the situation here reach a “tipping point” and control of the capital in DC start “slipping from the grasp of a tyrant”???


16 posted on 08/21/2011 8:38:58 PM PDT by parisa
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To: Free ThinkerNY

To think Moammar called him Son, and this is how Obama pays him back.

I find it very curious that all this comes to a head while America is FReepin pissed that the markets lost 666 points thur and fri just before Obama hit the beach.

Now suddenly here he is, with another Osama bin Laden moment, just in time for the breaking of the dawn on Monday.

Color me skeptical.


17 posted on 08/21/2011 8:38:58 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You are definitely on track. Remember speech in Cairo - hussein’s signal to the islamists to bring it on. Ignored the freedom revolution in Iran. arming the moslem brotherhood and al queda in Libya. Negotiating with the taliban. Omullah is a pan-islamist and a pan-leninist one world islamic order guy with community activist workers paradise plans.

Prediction: the new Ohopenchange jobs plan in Sept will be to create a very large and highly armed and empowered civilian security force, within the DHS. Hundreds of thousands of new security screener jobs, in every community. Cameras everywhere to make us safe from terrorism - see something say something enforcers. Illegal immigrants can serve as a path to citizenship. Enough highways already, politicians can only shake down so many highway contractors before they have to take matters forcibly in hand..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fO-usAlqak

This will crystalize dictatorship for the USA.


18 posted on 08/21/2011 8:39:12 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Libya is more tribally oriented than, say, Egypt. This is, in my opinion, going to devolve into a tribal civil war.


19 posted on 08/21/2011 8:41:12 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: calex59
Honestly who cares. This is not even up there with Osama getting whacked. A third rate megalomaniac with a narcissistic personality in a third world oil rich nation gets his ass handed to him by some rebels who will replace him with another insane dictator. And this will create how many jobs in the USofA? This will only make headlines until unemployment numbers on Thursday. By the way read a blog said Gaddafi's downfall was Bush's fault.
20 posted on 08/21/2011 8:44:21 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: calex59
Honestly who cares. This is not even up there with Osama getting whacked. A third rate megalomaniac with a narcissistic personality in a third world oil rich nation gets his ass handed to him by some rebels who will replace him with another insane dictator. And this will create how many jobs in the USofA? This will only make headlines until unemployment numbers on Thursday. By the way read a blog said Gaddafi's downfall was Bush's fault.
21 posted on 08/21/2011 8:44:35 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now only if the US can slip from the grasp of theirs’.


22 posted on 08/21/2011 8:46:08 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: OldGoatCPO

By Thursday the Ben bernake and the asshats at Jackson hole will produce another rabbit from the hat of tricks.


23 posted on 08/21/2011 8:46:59 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When can we say the same about the U.S.A.?

443 days until the election.

24 posted on 08/21/2011 8:52:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey (518 until the swearing in.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Muslim Brotherhood at work for you.
25 posted on 08/21/2011 8:56:51 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: OldGoatCPO
Of course this is Bush's “fault!” It was President Bush who intimidated the psychotic islamofascist Kadaffy into giving up his weapons of mass destruction, thus making this rebellion's success possible. President Bush said liberating Iraq would lead to the downfall of tyranical dictatorships all over the middle east and HE WAS RIGHT!
26 posted on 08/21/2011 9:04:34 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah, let’s rejoice for Libya in their “out of the frying pan and into the fire” moment in history.


27 posted on 08/21/2011 9:09:09 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Free ThinkerNY
As rebel forces in Libya converged on Tripoli on Sunday, American and NATO officials cited an intensification of American aerial surveillance in and around the capital city as a major factor in helping to tilt the balance after months of steady erosion of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s military.
--NYTimes, Aug. 22nd
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/22/world/africa/22nato.html?hp

Hooray for Obama. Obama did it. He personally slew another monster by means of his magical aerial surveillance machine (operated in secret from Martha's Vineyard).

28 posted on 08/21/2011 9:09:19 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: Dilbert San Diego
What if Al Qaeda allies take control in Libya and Egypt?

It's not a matter of if but when

There's a bigger picture out there, I fear.
It's not just Obama involved in this, it's his entire staff, advisers, state department and so on, along with similarly exalted muckity mucks of major European allies. Forget that they're socialists or whatever, they share a common interest in the outcome. What the hell are these people up to?

They must realize that the Muslim Brothers will seize control eventually. They seem to be gambling on the belief that the MBs talk a bigger game than they'll actually play. They seem to think they'll remember us fondly after they've gained power.

Is it more of their kumbaya romancing or something a little less rosy, grittier? Funny how this comes as our position on Israel has turned negative. I always wondered why anyone from our side would oppose the only free society in that region.

So, what have I left out of these musings?...
Oh yeah: Iran.

29 posted on 08/21/2011 9:13:35 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: OldGoatCPO

You should care because Bozo is running an illegal war. Why our congress didn’t put a stop to it is a mystery except for the fact both parties want the same thing. Control over the people. Also, the idiot in chief will take credit for “bringing down the dictator” and gain a few points in the polls. Something I don’t want to see.


30 posted on 08/21/2011 9:31:34 PM PDT by calex59
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To: PGalt

Exactly!


31 posted on 08/21/2011 10:00:18 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant”

Thanks to Obama, Libya will now slip into the iron handed grasp of Islamist tyrants.


32 posted on 08/21/2011 10:25:11 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looking forward to the day when we in America can say the same.


33 posted on 08/22/2011 3:29:13 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
http://www.coachisright.com/why-we-need-gaddafi-to-hold-on-and-the-%e2%80%9crebels%e2%80%9d-to-lose-in-libya/

This is NOT good news. The Muslim Brotherhood from Egypt is behind this. Obama and Hillary helped them and now the MB’s next war will be against Israel. If they win - and they CAN given they have just grabbed up BILLIONS in Gadaffi’s gold and already have Egypt's armed forces - the NEXT stop is Europe. Obama will be gone but the damage he does/did will live on.

34 posted on 08/22/2011 4:12:39 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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