Skip to comments.Large Libyan military convoy arrives in Niger: source
Posted on 09/05/2011 11:49:48 PM PDT by americanophile
AGADEZ, Niger A large military convoy from Libya arrived in the northern Niger city of Agadez late Monday, a military source told AFP.
"I saw an exceptionally large and rare convoy of several dozen vehicles enter Agadez from Arlit... and go towards Niamey," the source said, amid speculation that toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi may be in it.
"There are persistent rumours that Kadhafi or one of his sons are travelling in the convoy," the source said.
A journalist from a private radio station in Agadez said he saw "a convoy of several dozen vehicles crossing the city and heading towards Niamey", the Niger capital.
The journalist said several people reported seeing in the convoy Rhissa Ag Boula, a figurehead Tuareg rebel in Niger who is close to Kadhafi.
Another Nigerien government source earlier said prominent regime officials had fled across the border on Sunday.
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I guess bomb the crap out of it ?
My first guess would have been a group of the central African mercenaries getting out of Dodge.
With their well paying passengers...
With NATO's attitude toward its responsibilities, that might not be a joke. One of the messages from the Libya attack is that Europe really will attack if it sees a political or economic advantage. France is making deals with the soon to be new Libyan government for a large share of Libya's oil production, for instance. This just confirms the worst suspicions about war for oil.
Gadafy moving his gold? Away from NATO....
Exactly. This is Ghadaffi’s “War Wagon”, if you remember that film?
"We need to fear a destabilisation of the whole Sahel with this new development. States like Mali and Niger are not prepared for this situation," said Mamadou Diallo, a teacher at Bamako University in Mali.
"What's going to become of these fighters? They have vehicles, weapons and expertise," he added. "This is dangerous."
... aaaannnnd here we go. Two more countries in Africa destabilized. But on the other hand, this is Africa we’re talking about and I’m not sure how you’d be able to tell that something has destabilized.
Gaddafi Flees Amid Deal For Bani Walid
News Feed Centre 11:49am UK, Tuesday September 06, 2011
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is rumoured to have fled from Libya as forces opposing him plan to peacefully take control of Bani Walid, reports have said.
Anti-Gaddafi forces were to enter the town, which has remained loyal to the ousted dictator, without fighting after a deal was struck earlier, according to Al Jazeera television.
As negotiations were made and the new regimes forces were poised to strike at Col Gaddafis last bastions, reports emerged that 11 members of his entourage had fled across the Niger-Libya border.
It would be stretching the UN resolution to its breaking point for NATO to attack a convoy that is in full retreat away from the battlefield and which poses no threat to civilians. They’ll have to satisfy themselves with mopping up the remaining enclaves within the Libyan borders. The new Libyan leaders will have to reorganize their military to defend against possible cross-border insurgencies.
So is Obama going to bomb Niger now? Or is it on to Syria next?
Regrouping in Niger prior to taking Libya back from the Rebels?
Niamey? Really? I think I’d rather be dead than spend the rest of my life in Niamey. Although maybe he could enjoy drinking sweet mint tea with Joe Wilson.
Qaddafi could buy most sub Saharan countries with pocket money.
Let the cross-border insurgency begin.
“France is making deals with the soon to be new Libyan government for a large share of Libya’s oil production, for instance. This just confirms the worst suspicions about war for oil. “
and the Europeans had the nads to accuse us of it.
I wonder if Megrahi’s along for the ride...
This just confirms the worst suspicions about war for oil. ...............................................with Nuke war on the horizon with Iran, its only prudent to line up a more reliable supplier. Can’t blame the Euros for that.