Skip to comments.Libyan PM kidnapped by armed men: Arab TV channels
Posted on 10/09/2013 9:35:55 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia quoted Libyan security sources as saying that Zeidan was seized from a hotel where he was staying in the Libyan capital and taken to an unknown destination.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Two years after a revolution toppled Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's central government has been struggling to contain rival tribal militias and Islamist militants who control parts of the country.
(Reporting by Ghaith Shennib and Ulf Laessing in Tripoli; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by David Brunnstrom)
"He was appointed by the General National Congress on 14 October 2012, and took office on 14 November after Congress approved his cabinet nominees. Prior to the Libyan civil war, Zeidan was a Geneva-based human rights lawyer and according to the BBC, is considered by some local observers as a strong-minded liberal. Zeidan was reportedly kidnapped by armed men in Tripoli during the early morning hours of October 10, 2013."
Barack Obama owns the blame. Braggarts in his admin outed Libya cooperation in al-Libi raid.
During the revolution Zeidan served as the National Transitional Council's Europe envoy, and is credited as having played a key role in persuading French President Nicolas Sarkozy to support the anti-Gaddafi forces."
One would think the U.S. security umbrella around him after the Al-Libi capture would have anticipated blow back and would have been impervious. We are dealing with groups now that can take over shopping malls and capture high-ranking leaders.
"The Libyan government in recent weeks tacitly approved two American commando operations in its country, according to senior American officials, one to capture a senior militant from Al Qaeda and another to seize a militia leader suspected of carrying out the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi."
I take it he wasn’t running for election.
"Last weekend, the U.S. military captured a top al Qaeda suspect in Tripoli in a raid that angered Islamist militant groups, including one blamed for the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate, in Benghazi.
The U.S. State Department was looking into the reports of the incident and was "in close touch with senior U.S. and Libyan officials on the ground," spokeswoman Jen Psaki said."
Saying they were ‘in touch’ with Libyan officials probably just for their prime minister killed. Way to Go Spite House
Iyad El-Baghdadi @iyad_elbaghdadi
Picture circulating on FB reportedly showing #Libya PM Ali Zidan at the moment of his kidnapping by militants.
9:22 PM - 9 Oct 2013
He doesn’t look real happy ... which is not surprising.
Libya is in a dreadful mess.
There is some story now circulating that he was arrested by a special anti-corruption unit of Libyan security, but I do not believe that. I think that is the Libyan authorities, trying to save face.
"The men that have taken Mr Zeidan are belived to be former rebels.
Two groups are reportedly suspected of the kidnapping, the chamber of revolutionaries and the brigade for the fight against crime, which in principal fall under the defence and interior ministries.
On Tuesday, Mr Zeidan called for the West to help stop militancy in his country.
The men are believed to arrived at the hotel in a convoy of vehicles at dawn and led Mr Zeidan out of the hotel. There is thought to have been no gunfire."
Group thought to have seized #Libya PM say they will pursue all who aided US capture of al-Qaeda suspect Anas al-Liby bbc.in/1bdV9zz
Government-linked militia says it has arrested Libyan PM Ali Zeidan on the order of the prosecutor bbc.in/19BtDP1
Mmm ... must be nice having political parties that are allied with Al Queda ... like the Democrats.
Another one under the Obama bus. One lesson Obama has taught the world is to never rely on or trust the US. The Obama will turn on anyone in a minute if it is seen in Obama's interest of just if Zero is having a petty irritation.
You are absolutely correct. And this lack of trust will fall most heavily on America's allies. America's enemies will simply take advantage of the situation.
Russia is poised to take over the middle east, if they haven't already. China is likely to move on the Spratley's and Taiwan. North Korea is practicing nuclear blackmail and is digging silos for ICBMs. Once America signals that it won't enforce the Pax Americana, war will break out all over the world.
The next three years will be very interesting, and very dangerous.
This is the DOS showing that they are relevant, engaged, effective, whatever. The Queen demands it. In our ubiquitously narcissist society, "me" is at the expense of we. It's every power freak for herself.
I guess the ransom was quickly paid and he’s been released.
Well that was a quick buck. Sounds like a good business. Maybe the prime minister should go into time-sharing.
What have Obama and Hillary wrought?
Is this the man who stated immediately aftyer the first jihadists invaded our Embassy on 9/11 that it was definitely a terrorist attack?
Who wants this man dead...Obama, Hillary, both?