Skip to comments.Gunmen surround Libyan foreign ministry to push demands
Posted on 04/28/2013 4:50:23 AM PDT by crosslink
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen surrounded Libya's foreign ministry on Sunday to push demands that officials who had worked for deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime be banned from senior positions in the new administration. At least 20 pick-up trucks loaded with anti-aircraft guns blocked the roads while men armed with AK-47 and sniper rifles directed the traffic away from the building, witnesses said. Tension between the government and armed militias have been rising in recent weeks since a campaign was launched to dislodge the groups from their strongholds in the capital. Since Gaddafi was toppled by Western-backed rebels in 2011, oil exporter Libya has been awash with weapons and roving armed bands who are increasingly targeting state institutions. Sunday's protest was to demand a law be passed banning officials who had worked for Gaddafi from occupying senior positions in the government. The legislation is under discussion but has yet to be approved. "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will remain closed until the political isolation law (against ex-Gaddafi officials) is implemented," the commander of the militia told Reuters. He added that the foreign ministry had been targeted because some officials employed there had worked for Gaddafi.
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The Obama-al Qaeda caliphate rolls on around the world,
funded and weaponized by US taxpayers under the whip
of the Undocumented Moslem Tyrant.
I will post more details, it appears much more organized then just your normal guys with AK47. 20 trucks, all roads shut down, local law enforcement standing down. My radar is up with hearings next week. Do we have people inside the building someone doesn’t want congress to talk too?
Another source over 200 gunman, only a few people can get that many terrorist’s to work together.
Libya: Gunmen Have Surrounded Foreign Ministry, Military Says
April 28, 2013 | 1128 GMT
At least 200 gunmen allegedly armed with AK-47s and sniper rifles have surrounded the Libyan Foreign Ministry in Tripoli to demand that officials who worked for ousted leader Moammar Gadhafi be banned from senior positions in the new government, witnesses and a military official said April 28, Al Jazeera reported. The gunmen blocked roads with at least 20 trucks loaded with anti-aircraft weapons and directed traffic away from the building. The country’s post-Gadhafi era has been characterized by a weakened central government that has struggled to control the variety of armed militias vying for influence.
Thank you for the ping. Reports this morning out of Syria too that Islamist rebels are battling for a town that holds much of Syria’s chemical weapon stockpiles.
Obama’s Arab Spring is going to back fire on this country big time one of these days.
The whole area is a mess, Iraq is back to fighting each other with north and south blowing up the Sunni’s, Syria is a mess, Egypt a mess, and now Isreal is moving troops to Syria’s boarder. Looks like someone needs a distraction next week,
Sorry typing o fast, Israel .
Add this to the miPakistan: Explosions Outside Campaign Offices Kill 9, Injure 30
April 28, 2013 | 1237 GMT
Two explosions outside the campaign offices of two parliamentary candidates killed nine people and injured at least 30 more in northwest Pakistan on April 28, Press Trust of India reported. The first explosion occurred in the Kohat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, and the second took place in the Maqsoodabad suburb of Peshawar. Though no group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, the Pakistani Taliban have conducted similar attacks against political targets in the run-up to the country’s parliamentary elections.x:
Yemen: Provincial Military Intelligence Chief Killed
April 27, 2013 | 1613 GMT
The military intelligence chief for Yemen’s Hadramawt province, Col. Ahmed Abdulrazzaq, was shot and killed April 27 by suspected Islamist militants on a motorbike, a security official said, Reuters reported. Yemen’s central government has been attempting to manage the threat from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the increasingly violent southern secessionist movement.
Syria: Rebels Attack Air Base In Idlib Province
April 27, 2013 | 1648 GMT
Rebels attacked the Abu Zuhour air base in northwestern Idlib province April 27, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, AP reported. The rebels have laid siege to the air base for months, and the Syrian air force conducted air raids during the attack to support the troops on the base.
Someone sent me this also, what might be in this police station , records?
Libya: Explosion Damages Police Station In Benghazi
April 27, 2013 | 1325 GMT
A bomb detonated outside a police station around 6 a.m. April 27 in Benghazi, extensively damaging the building but causing no injuries, Reuters reported. The station’s commander had no information on the identity of the perpetrator, but a recent series of bombings and assassinations in Benghazi has been attributed to Islamic militants.
The FBI never did go in to investigate Benghazi on the ground or did they?
Nope I am sure all the files are in the building that blew up, interesting that this building was hit and then they hit Ministry, I am watching to see if one or two end up dead and then it’s resolved.
Looks like religious zealots, who murder for “god”, trying to stop murderous tyrants from keeping control - no winners as far as decency is concerned.
Looks like all is breaking loose
: Rebels Attack Multiple Regime-Held Air Bases
April 28, 2013 | 1456 GMT
Syrian rebels have launched a series of attacks on regime-held air bases across the country, the rebels said April 28, United Press International reported. According to the rebels, at least four of the airfields are still being contested, including the key Abu Zuhour air base in Idlib province. The Syrian air force has played a critical role in the regime’s bid to hold on to power.
Why Obama has not bombed the chemical weapons depots a long time ago is a mystery!!
(Unless he doesn’t care if AQ gets WMDS)
Must be factually correct-—
He doesn’t care if AL-Q gets “”Saddam’s WMDs”” .. Ed