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  • Gaddafi’s Chemical Weapons Factory Found

    10/10/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Asharq Alawasat ^ | 10/10/2011 | Abdul Sattar Hatita
    The al-Sadd battalion was guarding the chemical weapons factory and warehouse. However, the battalion has since withdrawn to Misratah, leaving a stockpile of deadly weapons vulnerable to theft. The current number of guards at the chemical weapons site, which contains 9 tons of mustard gas and dozens of barrels contaminated with chemicals, is just two men armed with Kalashnikov rifles. Hamzah al-Shaibani, spokesman for the “17 February revolution committee” said in a telephone interview with Asharq al-Awsat yesterday that: "We appeal to the United Nations and the Transitional National Council to protect and secure the area, because it represents a...
  • Gaddafi's Spokesman 'Captured In Sirte'

    09/29/2011 12:27:08 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 29th 2011 | Staff
    Muammar Gaddafi's spokesman Moussa Ibrahim has been captured outside the ex-dictator's home town of Sirte, according to anti-Gaddafi forces. Ibrahim had been driving outside Sirte when he was arrested by fighters from Misrata, according to Mustafa bin Dardef a field commander of the National Transitional Council (NTC). There were also reports that the fugitive was dressed as a woman but this could not be confirmed. The public voice of the regime, Ibrahim fled Tripoli with the ousted Libyan leader when anti-Gaddafi forces overran the capital on August 23. However he continued to issue statements through the Syrian-based Arrai television.
  • Iran 'steals surface-to-air missiles from Libya'

    09/28/2011 4:30:34 PM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/28/2011 | Con Coughlin
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards have stolen dozens of sophisticated Russian-made surface-to-air missiles from Libya and smuggled them across the border to neighbouring Sudan, according to Western intelligence reports. The weapons were seized by units attached to the Guards' elite Quds Force, which travelled to Libya from their base in southern Sudan. Acting on orders received from Revolutionary Guards commanders in Iran, they took advantage of the chaos that engulfed Libya following the collapse of the regime of former dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to seize "significant quantities" of advanced weaponry, according to military intelligence officers in Libya. They say the weapons stolen...
  • Libya fighters push into Gaddafi bastion

    09/24/2011 9:37:04 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 9 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | Sepember 24th 2011 | Staff
    Fighters aligned with Libya's National Transitional Council have launched a fierce two-pronged assault on Sirte with the support of heavy artillery, tanks and NATO warplanes. Al Jazeera correspondents said NTC fighters on Saturday had pushed into the center of the city, overrunning positions that forces loyal to deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi had held for months. Gaddafi's forces battled the attackers with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades and snipers as explosions rocked Sirte and its outlying areas and plumes of smoke rose into the sky Ambulances have been carrying casualties from the fighting, with one medic estimating that one NTC fighter had...
  • EXCLUSIVE: McCain praised Libyan rebels at site of their gruesome public beheading

    09/15/2011 8:43:56 PM PDT · by martosko · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | John Rosenthal
    Evidence collected by a young London-based organization called Human Rights Investigations indicates that when Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain went to Benghazi in April to express his support for Libyan rebels, he visited the site at which the rebels publicly beheaded an alleged pro-Gaddafi “mercenary” only weeks before. [ ... ] Arizona senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential candidate, made a surprise visit to Benghazi in order to publicly call for stepped-up American support of the rebellion. McCain spoke glowingly of the rebels and their cause, even saying of the Libyan rebels: “They are my heroes.” Now a new...
  • Shoulder fired heat seeking missiles missing from multiple Libyan stockpiles

    09/08/2011 12:53:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-08-11 | Mataharley
    It can't come as a big surprise to find that multiple Libyan munitions stockpiles have been looted, and shoulder fired heat seeking missiles, such as the SA-7b Grail, are unaccounted for. While one concern would be that bad-guy-in-hiding, Gaddafi, may have absconded a few for personal revenge, analysists tend to think the weaponry is not in the hands of Gaddafi or his loyalists. Western governments and nongovernment organizations have repeatedly asked and prodded the rebel government, the Transitional National Council, to take steps to secure the vast stockpiles of arms that it has inherited, apparently to little avail. “Claims...
  • Gaddafi surrounded: Libya's new leaders

    09/07/2011 3:30:17 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Gaddafi surrounded: Libya's new leaders 07 September 2011 | 08:11:57 PM | Source: AFP A spokesman for Tripoli's new military council says the former rebels know where ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddaffi is hiding, and it is only a matter of time until he is captured or killed. Anis Sharif says Gaddafi is still in Libya, and has been tracked using human intelligence and technology. Sharif refuses to say where he is, but says he is trapped in a 60-kilometre radius area surrounded by rebels, can't get out, and the former rebels are preparing to detain him or kill him....
  • Evidence Mounts that Gaddafi Lied About Losing Daughter in Reagan's '86 Air Attack

    09/02/2011 4:46:46 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 2, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Libyan rebels reveal that Brotherly Leader not only  faked the death, but hid her from the West for 25 years purely for propaganda value (!) When President Ronald Reagan bombed Tripoli over Libyan involvement (via the DDR) in the April 5th 1986 terrorist attack on West Berlin's LaBelle discotheque (one frequented by US soldiers), Col. Gaddafi claimed to have lost an infant daughter -Hana Gaddafi- as even his own personal Bedouin tent at the Bab al-Azizia compound was lit-up in the swift retribution. Taking into account the man's Machiavellian tendencies, cynics noted at the time the Libyan dictator was not above adopting such a girl posthumously- primarily...
  • Col Gaddafi 'ready for long war'

    09/01/2011 7:53:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/1/11 | BBC News
    Libya's fugitive ex-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has said he is ready to fight a long guerrilla war, in an audio message carried by a loyalist TV channel. It was the second message in one day purporting to be from Col Gaddafi, whose whereabouts remain unknown. Anti-Gaddafi forces encircling the city of Sirte have given loyalists an extra week to negotiate their surrender. Meanwhile, Western leaders have urged the interim authorities to engage in reconciliation with their enemies. Delegates from 63 countries met to discuss Libya in Paris, on the 42nd anniversary of Col Gaddafi's emergence as the leader of the...
  • Gaddafi forces cut off most of Tripoli's water: report

    08/30/2011 4:59:21 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:32am EDT | Tom Miles
    (Reuters) - Pro-Gaddafi forces in Sirte have cut two-thirds of the water supply to Tripoli, according to a report by the European Union's humanitarian office (ECHO) obtained by Reuters on Tuesday. Water is in short supply in the Libyan capital, forcing aid agencies to bring tankers by land and sea to keep the Libyan capital functioning. Most of the city's water is supplied by the massive "Great man-made river," a huge civil engineering project built under Muammar Gaddafi that pumps out water from under the Sahara desert. "The valve allowing the transfer of 200,000 cubic meters (a day) from the...
  • Gaddafi privately showed creepy photo album to Condeleezza Rice in 2008

    08/29/2011 7:16:04 PM PDT · by martosko · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/29/2011 | Alexis Levinson
    After rebels ransacked the compound of Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli last week, they discovered an uncanny photo album filled with pictures of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The album was shown to Rice — who Gaddafi fondly referred to as his “darling black African woman” — during a 2008 diplomatic visit to Libya. Former State Department spokesman Sean McCormack told The Daily Caller that the former Libyan dictator whipped out the album during a private meeting with Rice. Rice didn’t talk about the episode to her staff until she had boarded her flight out of Libya.
  • Gaddafi wife and three children in Algeria: report (Another reported dead ... again)

    08/29/2011 11:10:28 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2011
    No excerpt since it is only two sentences. Paraphrase: Wife, daughter Aisha, Hannibal and Mohammed in Algeria confirmed by Algerian government. Related: An official says Col Gaddafi's wife and three of his children are in Algeria, AFP reports. by gary.mitchell2 8/29/2011 4:51:50 PM 12:51 PM Sky News Live updates.Also:SkyNewsBreak Sky News Newsdesk Sky Sources: Rebel commanders claim Khamis Gaddafi has been killed 42 minutes ago
  • African migrants and black Libyans put in danger by 'mercenary' propaganda

    08/28/2011 10:10:34 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 10 replies
    Belefast Telegraph ^ | August 29 | Patrick Cockburn
    The rotting bodies of 30 men, almost all black and many handcuffed, slaughtered as they lay on stretchers and even in an ambulance in central Tripoli, are an ominous foretaste of what might be Libya's future. The incoming regime makes pious statements about taking no revenge on pro-Gaddafi forces, but this stops short of protecting those who can be labelled mercenaries. Any Libyan with a black skin accused of fighting for the old regime may have a poor chance of survival. The atmosphere in the Libyan capital is frighteningly uncertain a week after the sudden collapse of Gaddafi's forces. Nobody...
  • Mutassim Gaddafi's girlfriend tells of the final days of Libyan regime

    08/28/2011 3:42:40 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | August 28th 2011 | Nick Meo
    Mutassim Gaddafi's former girlfriend, Dutch glamour model Talitha van Zon, talks to Nick Meo about the dying days of the Gaddafi regime. Filipino servants wearing spotless white jackets mixed his favourite Jack Daniels whisky and coke, and then Mutassim Gaddafi raised his glass and toasted the victory that he was sure was close. Relaxing in one of his Tripoli homes just over a week ago, during a break from commanding at the front, the fifth son of Libya's ruler was in a defiant mood. Soon, he boasted to the blonde foreigner sitting with him, he would lead his father's regime...
  • Islamic militants among prisoners freed from Libyan jail

    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Hundreds of Islamist militants were among the prisoners freed from a notorious Tripoli prison this week, according to a former Libyan jihadist. The freed militants had been imprisoned in Tripoli's Abu Salim prison by Moammar Gadhafi's regime during the height of the insurgency in Iraq, according to Noman Benotman, once a senior figure in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. Benotman said he believes as many as 600 militants may have been among the prison population at Abu Salim. It's not known how many prisoners were held in the vast facility. Human Rights Watch said Gadhafi's prisons...
  • Leaked cable: John McCain pushed to arm Qadhafi

    08/27/2011 1:49:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-08-26 | Tim Mak
    A leaked U.S. diplomatic cable shows that Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain promised to help Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi obtain U.S. military hardware in 2009. The cable, released by the open information group WikiLeaks, reveals the pledge came at meeting that was attended by other prominent members of Congress, including Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.).In the meeting, Muatassim Qadhafi, the Libyan leader’s fifth son and national security adviser, requested U.S. assistance in obtaining military supplies, both lethal and non-lethal. The cable indicates that McCain was the dominant voice among the congressional delegation in a...
  • Gaddafi 'seen in Zimbabwe on Mugabe's private jet' as Libya rebels march on dictator's home town

    08/27/2011 7:33:34 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:30 PM on 27th August 2011 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has fled Libya to Zimbabwe on a jet provided by Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, it was claimed today, as rebels began the march on his home town. President Mugabe's political opponents claim their spies saw Gaddafi arrive in the country on a Zimbabwe Air Force jet in the early hours of Wednesday morning. They say the Libyan dictator was taken to a mansion in Harare's Gunninghill suburb, where agents from his all-female bodyguard were apparently seen patrolling the grounds. 'There's no doubt that Gaddafi is here as a 'unique guest' of Mugabe,' a spokesman for Zimbabwe's opposition...
  • Gaddafi may have escaped Libya into Algeria early Saturday

    08/26/2011 9:22:27 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 26 replies
    Al Jazeera Blog ^ | Saturday, August 27, 2011 - 02:50 GMT+3
    A convoy of six Mercedes cars have crossed from Libya into Algeria, Egypt's state MENA news agency reported on Saturday, quoting a rebel source. It was impossible to verify the report and it was not immediately clear who might have been in any convoy, but MENA quoted the source as speculating that senior Libyan officials or Muammar Gaddafi himself and his sons may have fled the country. "It is believed that these vehicles were carrying senior Libyan officials, and possibly Gaddafi and his sons," MENA quoted the source as saying. Algerian officials were not immediately reachable for comment.
  • Gadhafi daughter Hana's death in '86 all a hoax?

    08/26/2011 1:23:18 PM PDT · by GeronL · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8-26-2011 | Elizabeth Flock
    Well, duh. It was another case of the MSM taking the word of a dictator and becoming propaganda outlets for the enemy. Happens time and time again.
  • Libya Live: Dozens Found Dead at Abandoned Hospital [Gaddafi's "Creepy" Crush on "Leezza" Rice]

    08/26/2011 1:14:49 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 2 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6:30PM BST 26 Aug 2011 | Matthew Holehouse, Jonny Cooper
    Live coverage of the hunt for Gaddafi as Libyan rebels set up government in Tripoli Latest 20.57 Sources from the French Presidents Office say Gaddafi has been located in his hometown of Sirte, according to a report in Le Parisien. The same report also says Nicolas Sarkozy - and possibly David Cameron - will visit Libya once Gaddafi has been caught. 20.21 Victorious rebels have been enjoying the luxuries of Aisha Gaddafi's apartment [ video]