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Hundreds of Libyans handover their weapons
AP ^ | 9/29/12 | OSAMA ALFITORY

Posted on 09/29/2012 2:21:16 PM PDT by EBH

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Hundreds of Libyans converged Saturday on a main square in Benghazi and another in Tripoli in response to a call from the military to hand over their weapons, some driving in with armored personnel carriers, tanks, vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft guns and hundreds of rocket launchers.

The call by the Libyan chiefs of staff was promoted on a private TV station in August. But it may have gained traction in the wake of the attack against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which the American ambassador and three staffers were killed. The incident was followed by a popular uproar against armed militias which have increasingly challenged government authorities.

In response, the government has called on all militias to disband or join a command center coordinating between the army and the militias. The government had relied on many militias for security during the turmoil following last year's ouster and killing of longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Army Col. Omran al-Warfali said the turnout has been impressive.

"Hundreds of citizens came since the early hours of this morning to handover their weapons from all segments of society, men and youth, women, and even children came to hand over bullets they found it in the streets," he said.

Previously, the government had estimated that over 200,000 people in Libya are armed. It has attempted a number of disarmament schemes, including offering people jobs in exchange for handing over their weapons, or offering to buy guns. Those offers have shown few results...

... 800 citizens handed in weapons at the main collection point. Over 600 different types of arms were collected, including anti-aircraft guns, land mines, rocket launchers and artillery rockets.

(Excerpt) Read more at rr.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
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1 posted on 09/29/2012 2:21:22 PM PDT by EBH
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To: EBH

Coming soon to Obamaland?


2 posted on 09/29/2012 2:23:08 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: EBH

But did they get a pair of shoes in exchange?


3 posted on 09/29/2012 2:24:48 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: EBH

Damn, that was easy.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 2:25:22 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: COBOL2Java

You know it! This is what gun owner “amnesty” looks like. They’ll give them a deadline. Those with guns after the deadline will be treated as belligerents and will be shot on site.

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you. Bet on it!


5 posted on 09/29/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: All

Unfortunately I lost all my weapons in a boating mishap.

Signed;

Al Qaeda


6 posted on 09/29/2012 2:26:11 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: listenhillary

Too easy...


7 posted on 09/29/2012 2:26:18 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: Travis McGee

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you?


8 posted on 09/29/2012 2:27:13 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: rarestia; Travis McGee

Read “enemies foreign and domestic” by a FReeper who is an excellent author:

http://www.enemiesforeignanddomestic.com/book.htm


9 posted on 09/29/2012 2:32:45 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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To: EBH

Fools


10 posted on 09/29/2012 2:38:45 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: EBH

That just proves that the ‘goal’ was met. Stevens and any other CIA agent involved are dead, documents have been destroyed, and now the ‘cover’ of rioting civilians is not needed.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 2:39:06 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: EBH

[ Hundreds of Libyans handover their weapons ]

Isn’t that sweet.. evil bastards converting to sweethearts..
Kinda makes you get all misty eyed.. and Obamaholic..


12 posted on 09/29/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Roos_Girl

Maybe a cell phone?


13 posted on 09/29/2012 2:43:24 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: EBH

In a place like that, I want my gun. Since they don’t know who has them, I’d hide mine.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 2:43:48 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Roos_Girl

But did they get a pair of shoes in exchange?

No shoes.

They each got a prepaid debit card to their local Jihad-Mart


15 posted on 09/29/2012 2:47:39 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: EBH

This is just to separate the serious Jihadis from the goat boys and dilettantes.


16 posted on 09/29/2012 2:53:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: Iron Munro

There is now way in, H-e-double toothpicks, even a geek like me would turn over my weapons in any place like that!

They trust the army? To do what? Protect them?

Uh? Excuse me...you did see how well they ‘protected’ and came to the aid of American DIPLOMATS the other night, right?


17 posted on 09/29/2012 2:58:27 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: AliVeritas

I’m sure they meant our weapons?

Too bad it didn’t happen before the ambassador, our SEALs and the Brit guards that didn’t exist were murdered.

Then again, the ambassador knew too much, he had to go.

Libya... Mission accomplished.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 2:58:53 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: EBH

Hundreds handed over their weapons — thousands kept them.


19 posted on 09/29/2012 3:00:55 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: EBH
Hundreds of Libyans converged Saturday on a main square in Benghazi and another in Tripoli in response to a call from the military to hand over their weapons, some driving in with armored personnel carriers, tanks, vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft guns and hundreds of rocket launchers. Gee, I wonder why ordinary citizens would have those? Can we see pictures and serial numbers?
20 posted on 09/29/2012 3:00:55 PM PDT by AliVeritas (God's will be done. Pray, Pray, Pray, Penance, Penance, Penance.)
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To: EBH

is the Brooklyn Bridge still for sale???


21 posted on 09/29/2012 3:03:29 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: EBH

Was this a PR campaign to separate the peace-loving Muslims from the moderae Muslims and extreme Muslims? Which group voluntarily coughed up weapons?


22 posted on 09/29/2012 3:06:53 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: EBH

Was this a PR campaign to separate the peace-loving Muslims from the moderae Muslims and extreme Muslims? Which group voluntarily coughed up weapons?


23 posted on 09/29/2012 3:06:53 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: AliVeritas
...some driving in with armored personnel carriers, tanks, vehicles with mounted anti-aircraft guns and hundreds of rocket launchers.

Really? They turned them in for nothing? We are to believe this?

24 posted on 09/29/2012 3:14:03 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: JerseyDvl

Yes, read all of his writings. Read James Wesley Rawles, too. Buy Cosmoline (grease) and PVC pipe. Learn what to do with them. Never, ever, surrender what our betters have fought so hard to provide! Widely distributed, civilian control of brains, brawn, bullion and battle equipment is best.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 3:17:21 PM PDT by Unknowing (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: EBH

Since they look like men, I suppose that there is a non-zero probability that quite a few are actually transvestites.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 3:25:54 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: lwoodham

ack...wrong thread


27 posted on 09/29/2012 3:27:29 PM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: listenhillary
TOO easy ... something else was added to the mix .. like ...

I know you have two AK's and an RPG, Achmed. If you want to see tomorrow night, you'll be here at 0600 with your weapons.

Love,
The power that BE.

28 posted on 09/29/2012 3:34:42 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: EBH

Must be Democrat al queda.


29 posted on 09/29/2012 3:35:13 PM PDT by moovova (Hey buddy, can you spare a tagline?)
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To: EBH

Saturday night, bored, have no life, nothing else to do but go on a “Nitpick Patrol.” YEAH!

LOL

handover? What is a “handover?” Is that kind of like a “pullover” for the hands?

I think “hand over” says it better.

Now that I’ve tweaked your nose, let loose! have at it!

Flame away!

Oh, BTW, just having some fun at your expense. God Bless and have a good weekend.


30 posted on 09/29/2012 3:37:04 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a Hate Crime. I just Hope they don't like it.)
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To: newnhdad
What they don't know is where the MANPADS are.
31 posted on 09/29/2012 3:40:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: ConradofMontferrat
If you would have followed the links you would have learned that the title is not a mistype on my part...so go file your little jerky complaint with the AP.

Have a nice evening now...and go try to hijack something else.

32 posted on 09/29/2012 3:41:41 PM PDT by EBH (0bama is guilty of willful neglect of duty.)
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To: EBH
offering people jobs in exchange for handing over their weapons, or offering to buy guns.

Gun buybacks don't work. Try passing out free cell phones.

33 posted on 09/29/2012 3:42:09 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: EBH

This is a stupid move. those in power telling others to disarm?

I imagine it will be easier when the bast***s go door to door.


34 posted on 09/29/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: exnavy

“Fools”

You’re absolutely right, but then again, they submit to Islam, so maybe freedom and self-determination just isn’t their way (seriously).


35 posted on 09/29/2012 3:51:15 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: EBH

HeeHeeHee,

Gotcher Goat! Struck Gold!

I knew it wasn’t you, but I just couldn’t resist. Lighten up and relax a little. I know its difficult with what’s going on, but up tight causes brain freeze. And that’s bad.

On a serious note, its a serious issue and a good post. Something really smells there. Chris Stevens was no ambassador in my opinion, he was probably employed by the Director of Operations. There are some troubling things going on in that country, (even more here) but its Saturday night and I am exhausted with the heavy.

You have a happy, really.


36 posted on 09/29/2012 3:56:09 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a Hate Crime. I just Hope they don't like it.)
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To: EBH

At first thought, “disarmed Libyans” sounds good, but those actually turning in their weapons are the less-barbaric.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”


37 posted on 09/29/2012 4:02:13 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: EBH

Still, I’d recommend avoiding travel there until the Libyans start turning in broom handles, bayonets and other means of sodomizing infidels.


38 posted on 09/29/2012 4:06:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: EBH
Did they get one of these?

39 posted on 09/29/2012 4:16:40 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: JerseyDvl

Read all of Matt’s works and got three members of my family hooked too. We’re big fans.


40 posted on 09/29/2012 4:18:30 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: EBH
When the Cambrian measures were forming, 
They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, 
that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us 
and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings 
said: "Stick to the Devil you know."
Kipling - The Gods of the Copybook Headings
41 posted on 09/29/2012 4:22:49 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: EBH

Hundreds? Even though thousands are armed. Kind of like bragging Chicago had a “gun buyback” program and got 100 rusty or near worthless guns then claiming the US is unarmed.


42 posted on 09/29/2012 4:35:19 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: EBH

Suddenly, Libya transforms into a peaceful, orderly Mediterranean paradise.


43 posted on 09/29/2012 4:42:06 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Iron Munro

LOL


44 posted on 09/29/2012 4:43:41 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: AliVeritas

Hundreds converged, but nobody got a photo?


45 posted on 09/29/2012 4:45:04 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rarestia

“You know it! This is what gun owner “amnesty” looks like. They’ll give them a deadline. Those with guns after the deadline will be treated as belligerents and will be shot on site.”

That works both ways. rarestia. Tell the government fascist pigs that if they don’t turn their guns in, they’ll be shot on sight.


46 posted on 09/29/2012 5:18:46 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: EBH

800 out of tens of thousands. Very impressive. /s


47 posted on 09/29/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us s o many new friends.)
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To: Roos_Girl
But did they get a pair of shoes in exchange?

Nope, just a vest; one size kills allah.

48 posted on 09/29/2012 5:19:46 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (Official Romney/GOP-E Platform - We suck less)
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To: sergeantdave

Unfortunately, sarg, it’s going to take a few hundred civilian deaths before the People fight back. Many will be cowed into thinking, “It can’t happen to me,” but as it becomes personal, then you’ll see the remaining armed citizenry fight back.

We can only pray we’re not gobbled up in the first few waves.


49 posted on 09/29/2012 5:27:25 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Coming soon to Obamaland?

Of course, because he'll have more flexibility after the election.

50 posted on 09/29/2012 6:01:12 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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