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Libyan militants capture Benghazi’s main army base
Press TV ^ | Wed Jul 30, 2014 | NA

Posted on 07/30/2014 4:17:06 AM PDT by mgist

Militant groups have seized the headquarters of the Libyan army’s special forces in the volatile city of Benghazi after several days of fighting.

Military officials and the militants made the announcement on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, militants said in a statement that the main military base in the city was captured.

According to military officials and residents, special forces troops had to abandon their main camp in southeastern Benghazi after coming under attack from a coalition of former rebels.

“We have withdrawn from the army base after heavy shelling,” Saiqa Special Forces official Fadel Al-Hassi said.

Medical sources say at least 30 people were in Benghazi during heavy clashes involving warplanes and rockets between the special forces and the militants.

Also on Tuesday, a Libyan fighter jet crashed in Benghazi.

Nearly three years after the fall of longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi in a popular uprising in October 2011, Libya is still grappling with rising insecurity as the country has been witnessing numerous clashes between government forces and rival militant groups that refuse to lay down arms despite efforts by the central government to impose law and order.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi
Obama's World…..
1 posted on 07/30/2014 4:17:06 AM PDT by mgist
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To: mgist

Chaos in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya add Ukraine to the mix. This is the American Empire of the new globalist order going down in flames.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 4:20:27 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: mgist

TRIPOLI: Islamist groups seized the headquarters of the Libyan army's special forces in Libya's second city Benghazi after days of fighting, as a huge blaze raged at a fuel depot near the capital's airport. An Islamist and jihadist alliance announced the capture Tuesday of the main military base in the eastern city in a statement which was confirmed by an army official. He said jihadists of Ansar al-Sharia, blacklisted as a terrorist organisation by Washington, were among the groups.

3 posted on 07/30/2014 4:21:57 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: junta
You forgot the failed "negotiations" with Iran. There is no deadline for halt to Iran's nuclear development, instead they get their $Billions. Yesterday, the Obama administration's spokesperson basically stated that Obama will probably use executive powers to release more money to Iran.

Another amazing fact in this mess, is the national media's blackout of such important world events taking place. CNN is MIA. The media is controlled, and we are NOT free.

"The Obama administration's chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to provide a hard deadline for a deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. She vowed to consult with Congress before suspending more economic sanctions on Tehran, but said the administration won't necessarily seek lawmakers approval." http://www.cbsnews.com/news/us-negotiator-refuses-to-give-hard-deadline-for-iran-deal/

4 posted on 07/30/2014 4:32:48 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist
"Medical sources say at least 30 people were in Benghazi during heavy clashes..."

huh?

5 posted on 07/30/2014 4:38:05 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: mgist
Why did we overthrow Ghdaffi in the first place?
6 posted on 07/30/2014 4:42:34 AM PDT by McGruff (I'm thinking)
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To: junta

Add in Israel surrounded by chaos and renewed tensions with Mother Russia.

Oy,


7 posted on 07/30/2014 4:44:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: mgist

Obama is entirely to blame for this. Ghadaffi should’ve been left in power there.


8 posted on 07/30/2014 4:50:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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Revealed! Col Muammar Gaddafi was richest man on earth
Posted on June 8, 2013

$200 BILLION was too much temptation for someone.

http://www.thelondoneveningpost.com/revealed-col-muammar-gaddafi-was-richest-man-on-earth/


9 posted on 07/30/2014 4:53:50 AM PDT by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Gaddafi had to go? Mc Cain, Graham and Obama killed off a leader who fought terrorist and got rid of WND program and we got this mess.


10 posted on 07/30/2014 4:56:53 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: mgist

Jeez, what kind of ‘special forces’ allows their home headquarters to be captured by a rag tag gang of dumbass militia?


11 posted on 07/30/2014 4:57:43 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

I suspect it was a WHOLE BUNCH of rag-tag militia...


12 posted on 07/30/2014 5:00:06 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: mgist
...headquarters of the Libyan army’s special forces...

The use of the term "special forces" is highly questionable. Perhaps they mean special in a different way.

13 posted on 07/30/2014 5:01:52 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Chainmail

I’m just trying to envisage a load of a ‘whole bunch’ of militia trying to take The SAS headquarters in Hereford whilst praying and spraying from their technicals and roaring ‘Alluha Akbar’ the whole way. It requires a heavy suspension of disbelief. The only way I could imagine it happening is if the numbers of militia where so large that there were more individuals within it than the SAS had rounds....


14 posted on 07/30/2014 5:08:47 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: McGruff
Why did we overthrow Ghadaffi in the first place/

Here's some conspiracy theory. It makes more sense than the reasons we were given.

1. There's a western oil company drilling in western Egypt (Aztec oil?, not positive about the name) that wanted more control over the oil than Egypt allowed and access to the port of Benghazi without Khaddafi's control and getting profits from it. "Spontaneous Revolutions" to overthrow effective leaders seemed like a good idea. The problem is that those who fought the revolutions for us weren't and aren't about to cede power to the governments we install. That's happening everywhere we trained, financed, and armed forces to overthrow govs.

2. Whenever any leader gets so rich and powerful that these leaders' status threatens the global elite, they're demonized, marginalized and removed from power. Khadaffi had threatened to take his billions out of Italian banks which couldn't afford that and do his oil trading outside the control of globalist-elitist banking channels.

Sometimes conspiracy theory makes more sense than the stuff we're fed about freedom for the people, evil dictators etc.

15 posted on 07/30/2014 5:30:05 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

I got rid of my Tin Foil hat after The Clinton Years. Maybe time to dig it out again.


16 posted on 07/30/2014 5:40:15 AM PDT by McGruff (I'm thinking)
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To: mgist
Gaddafi was not "overthrown by a popular uprising." Instead he was overthrown and murdered by a MB/AQ coup disguised as a popular uprising and instigated by the Mahdi and the Witch.
17 posted on 07/30/2014 5:40:32 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: McGruff

To replace him with the Mahdi’s and the Witch’s buddies, the MB and AQ. The Mahdi and the Witch are both traitors.


18 posted on 07/30/2014 5:43:13 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: SampleMan

“The use of the term “special forces” is highly questionable. Perhaps they mean special in a different way. “

LOL, Yep!


19 posted on 07/30/2014 5:45:48 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: libstripper
Friends of General McCain?


20 posted on 07/30/2014 5:45:58 AM PDT by McGruff (I'm thinking)
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To: McGruff
re: tin foil

I wish there were explanations we got from "news sources" that made more sense than what we used to think was far-fetched does.

21 posted on 07/30/2014 5:47:02 AM PDT by grania
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To: mgist

Are these the “vetted” militants Obama has favored in the past, or some other guys? /S


22 posted on 07/30/2014 6:02:49 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

I am reminded of the situation our Delta guys ran into in Mogadishu a few years ago: you can be absolutely the best but when the enemy is suicidal, relentless, and comes in waves, even the best get overrun. Isandlwana and Little Big Horn come to mind too..


23 posted on 07/30/2014 6:35:43 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: mgist
"Revealed! Col Muammar Gaddafi was richest man on earth"

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I thought the Sultan of Brunei was.

24 posted on 07/30/2014 6:47:21 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: grania
"1. There's a western oil company drilling in western Egypt (Aztec oil?..."

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Does Devon Energy have play in Egypt?

25 posted on 07/30/2014 6:49:15 AM PDT by hummingbird (Mark Levin and Article 5. Period.)
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To: hummingbird; McGruff
I googled "western Egypt and oil" and Apache is the company that comes up. There is an article that Egypt was going to begin exporting oil from western Egypt this month.

It does make one wonder what's going on, with renewed interest in control of Benghazi (the closest port).

26 posted on 07/30/2014 7:21:53 AM PDT by grania
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To: Eagles6

Quinn & Rose haven’t.


27 posted on 07/30/2014 1:05:48 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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