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Reports: Fed Up Libyans in Benghazi Storm, Takeover Islamist Militias' Headquarters
Friday, September 21, 2012 | Kristinn

Posted on 09/21/2012 2:59:15 PM PDT by kristinn

A poster at Twitter with the handle @FreeBenghazi, who says she is not currently in Libya, has posted a series of tweets on a reported popular uprising tonight in Benghazi against Islamist militias.

The initial tweet, posted at 5:07 p.m. EDT, was accompanied with a screen grab of an Arab language news broadcast:

BREAKING "People of Benghazi have taken over headquarters of Ansar al-Shariyah & handed it over to army" #Libya pic.twitter.com/Pxnql4bO

She then tweeted another report with a screen grab showing a large group of men entering a building courtyard:

Benghazi youth have taken over Ansar Shariyah base & waiting for #Libya army to receive control of it. pic.twitter.com/8pNc7Ihz

She folllowed with a report from friends in Benghazi:

Friends in Benghazi are hearing loud explosions, they say it's Benghazi youth clashing with Ansar Al-shariyah #Libya

Her latest tweet says:

Benghazi youth have also stormed headquarters of other brigades : Draah Libya, Ahrar Libya, Raff Allah Alshata. #Libya #Revolution3.0


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ansaralsharia; arabspring; benghazi; libya; vanity; waronterror

1 posted on 09/21/2012 2:59:23 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Forgive me for being more than a little suspicious but these popular uprisings in the mideast seem to be a front for something else more often than not.

Give them a few years then trust but verify.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 3:02:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kristinn

https://twitter.com/FreeBenghazi


3 posted on 09/21/2012 3:03:31 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: kristinn
Related thread...

30,000 Libyans protest against militias

4 posted on 09/21/2012 3:03:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: combat_boots

The “youth” are having another movement.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 3:09:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kristinn

It’s good to know the CIA can still do some things right...


6 posted on 09/21/2012 3:11:38 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: kristinn
Reuters just added this:

“Hundreds of pro-government protesters stormed the headquarters of the main Islamist militia group in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Friday, Reuters witnesses said.

Chanting “Libya, Libya”, the demonstrators pulled down flags of the Ansar Al-Sharia militia and torched a vehicle inside the base. There was no sign of resistance from the militia.”

http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/09/21/libya-benghazi-militia-headquarters-idINL5E8KLNGY20120921

It sounds like the Salafists have withdrawn.

7 posted on 09/21/2012 3:18:07 PM PDT by mojito
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To: TigersEye

This is an interesting development.


8 posted on 09/21/2012 3:25:13 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: cripplecreek

If there’s one thing that’s been remarkably consistent in accounts of the “natives” from both Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, it has been that nowhere in the Islamic world will the locals stand up to thugs. Other thugs might stand up to thugs, but there’s no group of well intentioned people who will say “You know, those thugs from the (insert name of terrorist group here) are a bunch of a-holes. They’re not from around here. The next time they come into town to intimidate us and take our children for their wars, let’s just kill them.”

The vets would relate situations where a village of 100 to 150 people could be completely controlled by one or two clowns from the Taliban. And yet, every household in the village has at least one AK-47.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 3:26:22 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: NVDave

I think folks who are cheering this are going to get burned....again. A little research of the Benghazi youth goes a long way.


10 posted on 09/21/2012 3:29:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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@LibyanPilot tweets: Jala hospital previously held by ansar al sharia has been handed over to the military police. #Benghazi

@HodaAH tweets: Rafallah sahati shooting in the air , protestors have not been able to enter their base ..#Benghazi

11 posted on 09/21/2012 3:31:40 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: NVDave

That’s what happened in the Anbar Province uprising in late 2006-2007. The local tribes got fed up with the foreigners and switched alliance to the U.S. and Iraqi gov’t.


12 posted on 09/21/2012 3:35:19 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: cripplecreek

In other words, the CIA gave some local Mullahs some “walking around money.”


13 posted on 09/21/2012 3:50:14 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: cripplecreek

My guess is that the leaders of these “youth” were either trained at Hereford or Fort Bragg.


14 posted on 09/21/2012 3:53:55 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Actually all the interconnected youth movement groups are hard left groups funded by people like Soros, the UN etc.

This won’t turn out the way people think it will.


15 posted on 09/21/2012 3:58:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Update from @ramieelobeidi from Tripoli but in phone contact with Benghazi: Medical report: 12 injured in Benghazi events and apparently 2 dead.
16 posted on 09/21/2012 3:59:57 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: mojito

Meanwhile, our President apologizes to the Islamists. It is a sad day when Libyans have to do our fighting for us.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 4:00:22 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: kristinn

More civil war in Lybia.

The people who want some measure of freedom have discovered that their “hereo victors” over Ghadaffi are as bad if not worse than he was.

I expect the militias will fight and unless help is forthcoming, they will crush the citizens who have very few arms...and even fewer heavy weapons. Remember all of those weapons of Ghadaffis that went missing? well...we’re probably about to see who got them.

Obama’s policies are an abject failure, embarassement...and have proven tragic and deadly to Americans and American interests.

Crticial Questions about 911-2012 Remain
http://www.freewebs.com/jeffhead/911-2012-questions.htm


18 posted on 09/21/2012 4:10:18 PM PDT by Jeff Head ( Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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Intro to lengthy AP article:

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Hundreds of protesters stormed the compound of one of Libya's strongest armed Islamic extremist groups Friday, evicting militiamen and setting fire to their building as the attack that killed the U.S. ambassador and four other Americans sparked a public backlash against armed groups that run rampant in the country and defy the country's new, post-Moammar Gadhafi leadership.

Armed men at the administrative center for the Ansar al-Shariah militia, suspected to have led the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Benghazi consulate, first fired in the air to disperse the crowd, but eventually withdrew from the site with their weapons and vehicles after it was surrounded by waves of protesters shouting "No to militias."

"I don't want to see armed men wearing Afghani-style clothes stopping me in the street to give me orders, I only want to see people in uniform," said Omar Mohammed, a university student who took part in the takeover, which protesters said was done in support of the army and police.

No deaths were reported in the incident, which came after tens of thousands marched in Benghazi in a rally against armed militias. A vehicle was also burned at the compound, which was taken over by Libyan security forces after its occupants fled.

SNIP

19 posted on 09/21/2012 4:14:07 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: mojito
It sounds like the Salafists have withdrawn

Or that it was all staged. There was probably no resistance because it was set up to make Hillary and Barak O look a bit better on the news shows over the weekend.
20 posted on 09/21/2012 4:31:43 PM PDT by JSteff (((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)))))
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Reuters: Libya Militiamen Open Fire at Benghazi Base: Protester
21 posted on 09/21/2012 4:35:11 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Pardon me for being cynical, but I think this is staged to mollify those in Congress who are seriously cutting off the foreign aid spigot (bipartisan, BTW).


22 posted on 09/21/2012 4:44:11 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe

Should be “seriously considering”


23 posted on 09/21/2012 4:44:46 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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Update from @ramielobeidi: I'm still getting reports from friends and relatives of people killed in Benghazi. No exact numbers
24 posted on 09/21/2012 5:08:07 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: DoughtyOne

Very interesting.


25 posted on 09/21/2012 5:43:39 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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Update from Reuters:

Libyan Islamist militia Ansar al-Sharia was swept from its final major military base in Benghazi in the early hours of Saturday after a mass popular uprising in support of the government, Reuters witnesses said.

SNIP

26 posted on 09/21/2012 6:05:51 PM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

Asking if there are more updates available? Benghazi is close to the coast. Does it look like the students were armed by someone outside or rather a coastal landing party? These student didn’t take the compound unarmed one would think? Any news of whether or not the activity is spreading beyond Benghazi? Asking, and I will do some checking as well.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 6:50:04 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: cripplecreek

What to make of this news? When even good news I consider suspect, of more Obama/CIA meddling for orchestrated election advantage, speaks to my now clinically proportioned cynicism.


28 posted on 09/21/2012 7:38:27 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY!)
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To: kristinn

Completer subterfuge. I wonder how many millions of our money zero paid these lackeys to stage this obvious election commercial?

Maybe if there were hundreds of dead muzzys it would come close to believable. I suspect the mushy nimrods here at home will buy this garbage.


29 posted on 09/22/2012 6:53:52 AM PDT by soycd
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