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Signs of Executions Mar Libya Peace
WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 25, 2011 | MARGARET COKER

Posted on 10/25/2011 12:10:10 PM PDT by throwback

TRIPOLI, Libya—Fresh evidence has emerged that fighters battling for control of Moammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte were responsible for numerous extrajudicial killings and other possible atrocities, raising new questions about the final moments in Libya's revolution and adding to the challenges of national reconciliation.

Residents of Sirte and medical workers say that they have identified dozens of corpses of both Gadhafi loyalists and antiregime fighters, who appear to have died by shots to the back of the head while their hands were bound.

They say these bodies are among hundreds of unidentified corpses littering the streets of Sirte and filling the hospital morgues.

The news of possible atrocities during the final battle of the eight-month war to oust Gadhafi comes as controversy has swirled about the death of the former leader on Thursday. Gadhafi was captured alive in Sirte but later died in custody of fighters from Misrata, who were leading the military operation to seize control of the city.

The head of Libya's interim governing authority, the National Transitional Council, said Monday that he had ordered a full investigation into Gadhafi's death.

While few Libyans are bothered with the legal issues surrounding the last moments of their former leader, the emerging details of brutality in Sirte could have consequences for the transition to democracy.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: execution; executions; libya; murders; sharia
Makes you proud, doesn't it? Helping the oppressed. And as always, imagine if a Rebublican president had assisted this mess. Another reason, I'm glad McCain lost and I regret that vote.
1 posted on 10/25/2011 12:10:16 PM PDT by throwback
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To: throwback

But, but.....these are the GOOD muslims who carried out the executions.


2 posted on 10/25/2011 12:11:32 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: throwback

“numerous extrajudicial killings and other possible atrocities,”

Isn’t that what rebels do.


3 posted on 10/25/2011 12:12:20 PM PDT by edcoil (The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital. -- Joe Paterno)
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To: throwback

*** numerous extrajudicial killings and other possible atrocities, ***

That IS the muslim definition of peace.


4 posted on 10/25/2011 12:12:37 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: throwback

Blood on Obama’s hands...where is Cindy Sheehan when you need her?


5 posted on 10/25/2011 12:15:24 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: edcoil; no-to-illegals; All

I’m sure extrajudicial killings occurred on both sides. We will have to see for whom they were the rule, and if for any they were the exception after the numerous mass graves that are being discovered receive a forensic analysis.


6 posted on 10/25/2011 12:15:53 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: throwback
Libya will descend into tribal warfare

An islamic strong will emerge who will brutally suppress the tribes

Sharia Law will be instituted

Welcome to Iran...

7 posted on 10/25/2011 12:16:55 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: throwback
...could have consequences for the transition to democracy.

They're already implementing Sharia law, what democracy are they talking about??

8 posted on 10/25/2011 12:17:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Pilot: n. The Highest Form Of Life On Earth)
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To: Sacajaweau

Like Ann Coulter says; “Libyas founding fathers” LOL


9 posted on 10/25/2011 12:18:11 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: brownsfan
That IS the muslim definition of peace.

Yep, something like ".. he was in the same city as someone I didn't like so I had to kill him...".

10 posted on 10/25/2011 12:18:11 PM PDT by ken in texas
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To: throwback

His whole hometown will be wiped out. A explosion on Monday at a fuel depot killed 100 of them already.


11 posted on 10/25/2011 12:18:24 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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Zero's reason given for attacking was to save civilian lives.

hundreds of unidentified corpses

Guess these weren't included.

12 posted on 10/25/2011 12:19:56 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SkyDancer

Just maybe the translation of English by the State Department “you can vote now in a democracy” was incorrectly done as “ you can now tie someone up and shoot them in the back of their head”. Details...details.


13 posted on 10/25/2011 12:21:32 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: throwback

“extrajudicial killings”

Guess is a new “politically correct” term for Islamic acts of random violence.


14 posted on 10/25/2011 12:21:36 PM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: throwback

The Obama Doctrine:

“Leading From Behind’ and
‘This is what democracy looks like’

Coming to a neighborhood near you...

‘Hate and Change’


15 posted on 10/25/2011 12:36:54 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: throwback

Obama and NATO... the blood is on YOUR hands.


16 posted on 10/25/2011 12:38:26 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: throwback

In other surprising news:

- the sun came up this morning

- gravity still exists

- zero is still an idiot

and oh yea, the Muslim extremists we backed in Libya are still Muslim extremists. Move along, nothing to see here.


17 posted on 10/25/2011 12:38:57 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: throwback

One question I have re: Gaddafi’s capture...

If NATO claimed it didn’t know Gaddafi and his entourage were in that convoy pulling out of Sirte that morning, what the hell did they THINK they were firing on?


18 posted on 10/25/2011 12:40:42 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: throwback

Democracy in its purest form=mob-acracy... could this be Obama’s unstated goal of Change America?


19 posted on 10/25/2011 12:45:22 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: throwback; All

My, my and just look at all the double domes on Fox News who were emoting over how these AQ/MB murdering subhumans were going to be such a great improvement over Quadaffi who, after all, was our ally against AQ/MB, and how terrible it was for him to be “killing his own people.” Funny thing, isn’t “killing his own people” exactly what a certain American gentleman named Lincoln did circa 1860-1865?


20 posted on 10/25/2011 12:46:05 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: ZULU
“extrajudicial killings”

Guess is a new “politically correct” term for Islamic acts of random violence.

Like "honor killings". Next up will be "honor sodomy".

21 posted on 10/25/2011 1:10:14 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: hal ogen

It’s the perfect demonstration of what Democracy is, “Two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.”


22 posted on 10/25/2011 1:15:44 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BerryDingle

“honor sodomy”

I guess that is what Obama is doing to American Taxpayers!!


23 posted on 10/25/2011 1:16:50 PM PDT by ZULU (ANYBODY BUT ROMNEY)
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To: throwback; All

Barry Rubin’s blog is highly recommended. http://rubinreports.blogspot.com/


24 posted on 10/25/2011 1:40:44 PM PDT by anglian
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To: throwback

It will be a blood bath.

With more blood bath’s to come.


25 posted on 10/25/2011 1:48:16 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: throwback

Margaret has it wrong.

There was never a peace to be marred.


26 posted on 10/25/2011 2:00:26 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..posted from the great river road)
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To: gleeaikin
killings occurred on both sides

The problem with conflict is the question of where does the killing end? Soon, all of us, will know one or a possible answer. Would like to think peace will break out, though do not know the answer to the original question for the entire region.

27 posted on 10/26/2011 5:35:23 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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Maybe knowing a probably answer for the region, yet not stating the obvious will make it all go away? Doubtful .... (sigh)
28 posted on 10/26/2011 5:39:53 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: ScottinVA; no-to-illegals; SunkenCiv; All

NATO planes fired on a lot of different things, convoys included. I’m sure Gaddafi’s was not the only one fired on.

Meanwhile, the Libyan “government” is asking NATO to stay through the end of the year as Gaddafi loyalists are still at large, and his son has not been located.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/world/middleeast/libya-leader-wants-nato-presence-through-2011.html

A further fascinating development has come from a large trove of intelligence documents discovered. It appears that Gaddafi was plotting with Iraqi dissadents against the Saddam Hussein government. This has resulted in 200 arrests in Iraq now.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/world/middleeast/libya-rebels-said-to-find-qaddafi-tie-in-plot-against-iraq.html


29 posted on 10/26/2011 9:38:17 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
It appears that Gaddafi was plotting with Iraqi dissadents against the Saddam Hussein government. This has resulted in 200 arrests in Iraq now.

Interesting.

Gaddafi loyalists are still at large, and his son has not been located.

Based on the above information, Iraq could be harboring some of the family (though unknown).

Thanks gleeaikin.

30 posted on 10/27/2011 5:02:58 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: gleeaikin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks gleeaikin. The Huffpo peice about Gaddafy has tear stains running down it, he was a big favorite of the left.

Interesting that the Iraqis now would even care about opponents of Saddamass.


31 posted on 10/27/2011 3:23:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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