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Libya: SAS leads hunt for Gaddafi
Telegraph ^ | 9:19PM BST 24 Aug 2011 | Thomas Harding, Gordon Rayner and Damien McElroy in Tripoli

Posted on 08/24/2011 6:22:18 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

British special forces are on the ground in Libya helping to spearhead the hunt for Col Muammar Gaddafi, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

As a £1 million bounty was placed on Gaddafi’s head, soldiers from 22 SAS Regiment began guiding rebel soldiers after being ordered in by David Cameron.

For the first time, defence sources have confirmed that the SAS has been in Libya for several weeks, and played a key role in co-ordinating the fall of Tripoli.

With the majority of the capital now in rebel hands, the SAS soldiers, who have been dressed in Arab civilian clothing and carrying the same weapons as the rebels, have been ordered to switch their focus to the search for Gaddafi, who has been on the run since his fortified headquarters was captured on Tuesday.

Libya’s National Transitional Council (NTC) said Gaddafi was wanted “dead or alive” and promised an amnesty to any of his inner circle prepared to betray his whereabouts.

Nato still has no idea where the despot is holed up, and yesterday he taunted his opponents by claiming in a TV interview that he had secretly toured the streets of Tripoli without being spotted.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaddafi; libya; maybealittleblow; mymuslimfaith; sas; trustme; undermyplan
All part of the Civilian Protection No Fly Zone. NATO is acting as the enforcement arm of the U.N. and that should scare the heck out of everyone who has ever been free.
1 posted on 08/24/2011 6:22:22 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Its truly an illegal oil war, ironic after Euroweenies criticized Bush for years.


2 posted on 08/24/2011 6:25:51 PM PDT by omega4179 (Obama Downgrade)
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To: Pan_Yan
yep. No love lost for Gaddafi but this whole operation is way out of line and very troubling. Also, in the words of (I believe) Colin Powell, if you break it, you own it. Now the west owns a real mess and one has to wonder, for what?
3 posted on 08/24/2011 6:28:29 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Pan_Yan

Run Muammar, Run! LOL!


4 posted on 08/24/2011 6:32:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us?)
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To: paul51
Now the west owns a real mess and one has to wonder, for what?

Exactly what they accused Bush of doing for the last eight years.

5 posted on 08/24/2011 6:34:51 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: omega4179

They are looking for gold and WMD’s. My guess is we are also helping with “advisers” on the ground.


6 posted on 08/24/2011 6:37:11 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Run Muammar, Run! LOL!

I have no love for that repressive, evil, puffed up peacock, but I think he's really going to embarrass some people before this is over. I could be wrong.

Notice how none of his family has been killed or captured? Despite several false claims by the rebels? I also noticed a glaring ommision in the coverage over the last few days. There wasn't anybody in Gaddafi's compound. NATO bombed the walls since the rebels were unable to make any type assault on their own. The next thing you see is gun toting looters mugging for the camera. No bodies, no prisoners, no corpses, no return fire. The only people that got shot were those hit by the celebratory bullets that didn't magically disappear when fired in the air.

There's a reason Gaddafi overthrew a kingdom at the age of 27 and stayed in power for 42 years. He's got really, really good self preservation instincts.

7 posted on 08/24/2011 6:42:30 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: crosslink
They are looking for gold and WMD’s.

Here ya go. Looted from Gaddafi's compound yesterday. A gold plated WMD.

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8 posted on 08/24/2011 6:44:21 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

“There’s a reason Gaddafi overthrew a kingdom at the age of 27 and stayed in power for 42 years. He’s got really, really good self preservation instincts.”

Plus, the place is filed with Idiots!


9 posted on 08/24/2011 6:45:45 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Pan_Yan

I agree. A lot of people are going to have egg on their faces over this “Arab Spring” thing, IMHO. The Middle East is being turned into a powder keg. It’s not going to be pretty when it finally blows. Yeah, they’ll probably take out Israel but America is going to suffer a lot of collateral damage from this fiasco. Everything is going according to the communist party’s plan.


10 posted on 08/24/2011 6:47:13 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If the Tea Party was a bunch of Islamofascist "rebels", would the state run "media" like us too?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer; All

SAS and other NATO commando units have been running this op from git go. So sick of the lies. Bush could not have gotten by with one/100th of this crap. Media would have ruined him. Now they proclaim Bambi was “vindicated” (For what?)


11 posted on 08/24/2011 6:55:38 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Pan_Yan

Garsh, so much for the humanitarian effort that was to be the only mission for NATO...

This whole thing doesn’t even make any sense whatsoever. These aren’t even Libyan rebels, they’re insurgents called in by a journalist named Hajj or Hajji and provided by the grand old Mozlem Brotherhood. And they are funded by Moammahr’s own money that Oblame-o handed over to them.

As disgusting as Moammahr is, I can’t help but hope that he does blow eggs all over this cadre of krap that’s going on in his country. He’s already got McLaim mumbling in his cups after crowing about his imminent demise.

I agree! Run Moammahr, RUN!


12 posted on 08/24/2011 7:03:20 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: shalom aleichem

Look guys—its not our war—its an Anglo-French war and its all about getting cheap oil, oil exploration contracts etc...They are Europeans so they don’t give a farthing for “Blood for oil” talk. The French especially are underhanded and will do what ever is in their national interests—They have proved this time and again. Italy and Germany may get in at the end game and pick up some of the scraps. I only hope Hillary get some goodies for the old USA. As for Gaddafi, I hope they blow him to H*ll along with his sons and the bomber they released. Europe will not let this tumble into a mess—mark my words. The English & French are not Americans—they can be right Bast*rds when they wish.


13 posted on 08/24/2011 7:06:20 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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14 posted on 08/24/2011 7:08:27 PM PDT by devolve (If my graphics offend you/HLS scroll down - If too large simply carefully back away from your PC)
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To: Pan_Yan

No. It would have been better to let him continue to sell to the consuming nations while keeping a lid on the feral towel heads in Libya. I’m thinking this whole thing was designed as a message to Iran


15 posted on 08/24/2011 7:09:27 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade
Europe will not let this tumble into a mess—mark my words.

Marked.

16 posted on 08/24/2011 7:13:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Hes in Sicily eating Ziti with the Italian MAfia..
-OR- possibly France eating snails.. with the French Mafia..

Evil is as evil does..


17 posted on 08/24/2011 7:28:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"....Yeah, they’ll probably take out Israel......."

Nope. Israel will go nuclear before they allow themselves to be "taken out".

18 posted on 08/24/2011 7:35:23 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Pan_Yan

I was hoping Gaddafi would send Libyan teams to hunt the Prime Minister of England, in retaliation for their occupation of Ireland.


19 posted on 08/24/2011 7:43:37 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Yeah, they’ll probably take out Israel...”

That’s a distinct possibility. Before Israel falls, they’ll be sure to turn a large number of Middle East cities into radioactive rubble too.


20 posted on 08/24/2011 7:46:29 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: Pan_Yan
Does it bother you that we are enforcing the UN no-fly zone, or are we violating it by exceeding its mandate and not "protecting civilians?"

Which is it?

21 posted on 08/24/2011 8:05:09 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: MplsSteve

It seems inevitable that the “Arab Spring” means an increased likelihood of massive bloodshed in and around Israel. They are truly being surrounded by hostile regimes and the period of peace appears to be over.

We are living in biblical times and the forces of evil are growing stronger around Israel. If you have not picked up the book of books lately it definitely makes for interesting reading and study. It is uncanny to compare the events predicted in prophecy to the events we are witnessing unfold.


22 posted on 08/24/2011 8:21:04 PM PDT by volunbeer (Keep the dope, we'll make the change in 2012!)
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To: Pan_Yan
>>>>>the SAS soldiers, who have been dressed in Arab civilian clothing<<<<<<<

Glad to see that SAS is also commanded by the League of Morons.

1. Anyone familiar with the footage from Libya from the last 5 months can see that Libyans do not wear "Arab clothing". They wear clothes like anyone else, often Western labels. SAS in "Arab clothing" will stick like a sore thumb.

2. Since SAS murderers are not in uniform with clear marking of the army they belong to, under Geneva Convention they are classified as SPIES and enjoy no protection. They can be shot. Or left to die very painful death.

My guess is they are British but of Arab extraction, so considered expendable.

23 posted on 08/24/2011 8:26:26 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: Pan_Yan
Libyan fossil water is more valuable than Libyan oil.


24 posted on 08/24/2011 8:28:35 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: Pan_Yan
Libyan desert is worth more than Libyan gold reserves


25 posted on 08/24/2011 8:32:43 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: Pan_Yan
Libyan phosphates reserves (fertilizers), combined with new arable land created with Great Man made River is worth more than DESERTEC.

Libyan sovereign wealth is worth more than UK and French gold reserves combined.

That's the part of the picture what banksters are hoping to loot.

26 posted on 08/24/2011 8:40:45 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Yeah, they’ll probably take out Israel but America is going to suffer a lot of collateral damage from this fiasco. Everything is going according to the communist party’s plan.

THE SAMSON OPTION

It is possible to take Israel out in a first strike with nuclear weapons. It must be remembered that Israel has a triad of retaliatory options such as bombers, ground launched missiles, and submarine launched missiles.

Yes an adversary of Israel can take it out if they have enough nuclear weapons in a first strike offense.

What must be remembered is that Israel can absorb a nuclear first strike and still reduce all major population centers and military centers in the Middle East to a smoking radioactive cinder.

The Samson option also includes Russia.

27 posted on 08/24/2011 8:57:19 PM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: cpdiii
>>>>>>>and still reduce all major population centers and military centers in the Middle East to a smoking radioactive cinder.<<<<<<<<

And major population centers and military centers in Western Europe.

Creation of Caliphate is masterminded from the City Of London.Muzzies are only the tool. If Isael is attacked with nukes, Elysee and City Glassworks should be created along Mecca Glassworks.

IMHO nuke attack is not very likely. I am more afraid of false flag attack with WMD on Palies to blame Israel in order to provide independence to "Palestine". That's how scum work today.

28 posted on 08/24/2011 9:11:06 PM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: Pan_Yan

The Russian media reported a few days ago that NATO Special Forces were operating on the ground in Libya, and were taking Tripoli for the rebels.

When the russies said it, it sounded wild, but now here it is in the sober British Daily Telegraph.


29 posted on 08/24/2011 10:19:07 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Pan_Yan
The only people that got shot were those hit by the celebratory bullets that didn't magically disappear when fired in the air.

It amazes me that those nomads haven't figured that out after all these years.

30 posted on 08/24/2011 10:31:26 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (I retain the right to be inconsistent, contradictory and even flat-out wrong!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

I agree with all you say, but resent this “wag the dog” benefitting Bambi. Media lionize him when he does not do a what? a “Farthing”?


31 posted on 08/25/2011 3:37:02 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Pan_Yan

And I have no doubt that the CIA has been feeding the SAS/SBS (and probably French SpecOps as well) satellite imagery to help bring down Qaddafi. I mean, does anyone really believe that the “rebels” actually organized and conducted a successful amphibious operation all by themselves?


32 posted on 08/25/2011 4:19:37 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Does it bother you that we are enforcing the UN no-fly zone, or are we violating it by exceeding its mandate and not "protecting civilians?" Which is it?

Yes. As time goes by and I feel I have a clearer image of "The Big Picture" the more of an isolationist I become. The idea that our armed forces are being used to depose recognized foreign leaders on what can only be described as a whim scares me greatly.

Afghanistan I can understand, they attacked us. Iraq I can still justify in some way, because they threatened us and aided our enemies. Also, we were able to lure great numbers of Al Qaeda to Iraq and kill them, a task which is infinitely more complicated in Afghanistan.

But the list goes on, seemingly ever expanding. We attack Pakistan, our reluctant ally, who helps us out of fear and betrays and robs us any chance they get. Yet we pour billions into their country and still call them friend because we can not get out of Afghanistan. We bomb Yemen and Somalia, not because their governments have attacked us but because terrorists from those countries have taken advantage of our shoddy and schizophrenic security at home. We make Libya an ally, establish diplomatic relations and trade, invest in their industry, welcome their terrorist leader with a hearty handshake and a promise that all is forgiven. Then when a bunch of disaffected protesters in a distant town are suppressed we turn on our newly minted friend and begin to destroy his military and target him for assassination. Why? Because he didn't immediately abdicate power.

Who will we attack next? What dictator, king, or President-for-Life can rest easy, not knowing who the next U.N. mandate will be against? Zimbabwe? Belarus? Myanmar? Venezuela? How many No-Fly-Zone-Regime-Changes under a U.N. flag will NATO enforce? What have we become?

33 posted on 08/25/2011 4:28:28 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: BlackVeil

Several reporters during the push to Tripoli mentioned reports of civilian attired non-arabs asking for directions, or traveling with the rebels. They’ve been there for months.


34 posted on 08/25/2011 4:32:05 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

By the timme the dust settles in Libya, most people who are sane and have a minimum of two gray cells to rub together will have realized that the only reason to hunt Gaddafi is to secure his place as leader. End of story.


35 posted on 08/25/2011 4:55:11 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Pan_Yan

Th rise of Sharia is going to be ugly.


36 posted on 08/25/2011 6:39:49 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Pan_Yan
Zimbabwe? Belarus? Myanmar? Venezuela?

Personally I favor regime change in all those places. If the UN does not veto these actions, then good! All the better!

We should relieve Pakistan of the burden of their weapons of mass destruction.

We should bomb Yemen and Somalia a lot more.

Kadaffy was never an ally. You believed that because you wanted to. You wanted to believe that Bush made an enemy into an ally, but that was never true. The United Kingdom is our ally, not Libya.

If you believe that nations have no permanent allies, but permanent interests, then you need to understand that we dealt with Kadaffy only because it was in our interest to do so at the time, just like it is now in our interest to destroy him. Overthrowing Kadaffy has nothing to do with "protecting civilians", "international law", or any other "humanitarian" concern. It was entirely strategic and geopolitical. It was indeed wise for President Bush to have tricked Kadaffy into disarming himself. It made regime change possible.

37 posted on 08/28/2011 3:17:33 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Pan_Yan; Sarah Barracuda; All
Bada bing!

Special Operations clears paths for Libyan rebels

38 posted on 08/31/2011 2:19:40 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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