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East Libya declares self-government
Al Jazeera ^ | 03 Nov 2013 20:39 | Reuters

Posted on 11/03/2013 4:57:16 PM PST by Pan_Yan

Eastern Libya has declared an autonomous regional government with an official ceremony, challenging the country's weak central government that failed to assume unifying power over rebels and various tribes since the 2011 war toppled Muammar Gaddafi.

Leaders of an autonomy movement met on Sunday in the small town of Ajdabiya to launch the government under the name of Barqa, or Cyrenaica as it is also known, supporters said.

A pro-federalist television station showed more than 20 ministers taking the oath at a podium decorated with a Cyrenaica flag.

They were joined by the tribal leader Ibrahim Jathran, the former head of Libya's Petroleum Protection Force in charge of guarding oil facilities, who defected in the summer and seized the biggest ports Ras Lanuf and Es-Sider with his troops.

Jathran was standing next to the self-declared Prime Minister Abd-Rabbo al-Barassi, a defected air force commander.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abdrabboalbarassi; ajdabiya; arabspring; barqa; benghazi; cyrenaica; easternlibya; eastlibya; ibrahimjathran; libya; oil
So the next chapter begins ...
1 posted on 11/03/2013 4:57:17 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Muzzies occupied fighting tribal wars amongst themselves is not necessarily a bad thing. Yeah, they can serve as hosts to terrorist groups. But it isn’t like strong centralized Arab governments can’t and don’t do the same thing.


2 posted on 11/03/2013 5:03:21 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Pan_Yan

A map of the area concerned would be of help along with a still (pix) of the event if possible. Perhaps some background by others (FRs) could fill us in on whats going on there.


3 posted on 11/03/2013 5:49:26 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Smart Power!


4 posted on 11/03/2013 5:54:22 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Pan_Yan

0bama. The gift that keeps on giving.


5 posted on 11/03/2013 6:00:30 PM PST by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan.
A pro-federalist television station showed more than 20 ministers taking the oath at a podium decorated with a Cyrenaica flag. They were joined by the tribal leader Ibrahim Jathran, the former head of Libya's Petroleum Protection Force in charge of guarding oil facilities, who defected in the summer and seized the biggest ports Ras Lanuf and Es-Sider with his troops. Jathran was standing next to the self-declared Prime Minister Abd-Rabbo al-Barassi, a defected air force commander.

6 posted on 11/03/2013 6:14:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Pan_Yan

Taking down Kahdaffi was an absurd decision. He kept the bas**** muzzi terrorists under control..


7 posted on 11/03/2013 6:18:21 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mosesdapoet

Map of the three Governorates of Libya based on the borders of today's governorates. After independence in 1951, until 1963, Libya was divided into three governorates (muhafazat): Cyrenaica, Tripolitania, and Fezzan.

8 posted on 11/03/2013 6:19:29 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like an invitation for the Egyptians to cross the border to suppress the rebellion.


9 posted on 11/03/2013 6:21:06 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: Pan_Yan

More Arabs killing Arabs in a civil war.....pass the popcorn. Just leave us the Hell out of it.


10 posted on 11/03/2013 6:22:08 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: ckilmer
Looks like an invitation for the Egyptians to cross the border to suppress the rebellion.

Interesting thought. Egypt has a half million men in arms and 1 million reserves; Libya only has a population of 4.5 million. Lots of oil in Eastern Libya.

11 posted on 11/03/2013 6:31:38 PM PST by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is there anyone left from the family of King Idris, for them to crown?


12 posted on 11/03/2013 6:46:15 PM PST by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Berosus

This looks like the group that will prevail — they’ll have the rest of the “country” back under their control if they want it. Most of the oil is there, so whatever the nature of this new regime, it’ll get the backing of You-Rope.


13 posted on 11/03/2013 7:19:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrenaica

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Libya_location_map-oil_&_gas_2011-en.svg

East Libya movement launches government, challenges Tripoli
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/11/03/us-libya-security-idUSBRE9A20EX20131103


14 posted on 11/03/2013 7:21:55 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: ckilmer

Sisi won’t commit any troops to such a project until he’s got the jihadists in Egypt rounded up or dead. Go, Sisi!

Two Egyptians Found Dead, Dozens Missing in East Libya
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/103716

Dozens of Egyptians ‘missing’ in Libya desert
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24724168

Official: Dozens of Egyptian illegal migrants missing in desert in eastern Libya
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2013/10/29/official-dozens-egyptian-illegal-migrants-missing-in-desert-in-eastern-libya/


15 posted on 11/03/2013 7:26:54 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Pan_Yan

see Barqa in a burka

never mind

I was thinking see the USA in your cheverolet but...


16 posted on 11/03/2013 7:35:37 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Pan_Yan

Map helps somewhat . Is Bengahzi in this area I think it is. No mention of this anywhere.


17 posted on 11/03/2013 9:06:44 PM PST by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: mosesdapoet

yes, Benghazi is in the east. Remember that Libya has always been a tribal state, from way before Arabian tribes settled there en-masse in the 10th century. Now they are a Berber-Arab mix (with traces of Germanic, Italic, Phoenician, Greek etc. blood) but their allegiance is first to clan, then tribe, then, distantly state.


18 posted on 11/03/2013 10:29:36 PM PST by Cronos (Obama’s dislike of Assad is not based on Assad’s brutality but that he isn't a jihadi Moslem)
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