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Fighting intensifies in Libya, airport control at stake
CNN ^ | Sun July 20, 2014 | Jomana Karadsheh

Posted on 07/20/2014 8:45:50 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Fierce fighting raged on the outskirts of Tripoli on Sunday as militias continued to battle for control of the airport in what's being called the worst fighting in Libya since the 2011 revolution.

Clashes were concentrated around the airport, the airport road and a number of residential areas where militias have fought over the past week, residents said.

At least five people have been killed, one local official said.

The latest assaults were launched by militias from the city of Misrata and an Islamist militia umbrella group in the capital known as the "Libyan Revolutionaries Operations Room."

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1 posted on 07/20/2014 8:45:50 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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2 posted on 07/20/2014 8:49:07 PM PDT by gaijin
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the Libyans need their dictator back.


3 posted on 07/20/2014 8:50:01 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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And the Americans need their dictator gone.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 8:52:18 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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They really were better off before Obama helped overthrow their government.

If I remember correctly Momar opened up his arsenal to weapons inspections. He was not a threat.

It is just Obama wanted to help his muslin brotherhood pals.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 9:00:22 PM PDT by boycott
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another obama/clinton cluster f*ck


6 posted on 07/20/2014 9:06:09 PM PDT by Hogblog
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$70 Million dollars worth of US-Financed A330 up in smoke at Tripoli Airport, taken yesterday, From Twitter:
7 posted on 07/20/2014 9:53:45 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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Are there any good guys in this fight?


8 posted on 07/20/2014 10:10:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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Well, there went the plane. Now what are they fighting over?

:p


9 posted on 07/20/2014 10:11:51 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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is there any downside to this?


10 posted on 07/20/2014 10:17:11 PM PDT by RockyTx
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Yeah. Qadaffy Duck was an evil mohammaden a$$hole but he was afraid of the US and didn’t want to end up like saddam so he gave us intelligence on al queda and the mb. Now they have control of Libya’s oil and weapons. Sorta like a pre 911 Afcrapistan on steroids.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 11:07:51 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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Quaffing was indeed afraid of the US

Lest we forget that was because he got a harsh lesson from Dutch, Gipper, The Big Boss Man, President Ronald W. Reagan


12 posted on 07/21/2014 3:33:51 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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Yet another foreign policy success by the Clown Prince nobama brain trust.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 7:39:43 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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