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  • Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: We came, we saw, he died (VIDEO) (2011)

    03/29/2016 5:29:09 PM PDT · by dennisw · 39 replies
    youtube ^ | Uploaded on Oct 20, 2011 | Hillary Clinton
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fgcd1ghag5YHillary Clintoon created this mess a lot more than Obama. She laid the groundwork for the great Muslim migration/invasion of Europe by manufacturing war and chaos in Libya and Syria. Egypt too with her promotion of the Muslim BrotherhoodObama was his usual passive self who hitched a ride (all that crap about the Arab Spring) onto Hillary's bull in a China shop activism
  • Guiliani: "Hillary Clinton could be considered a founding member of ISIS"

    03/23/2016 8:36:13 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/23/16 | Rebecca Savransky
    Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday slammed Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, saying she helped to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "I mean, Hillary Clinton could be considered a founding member of ISIS," the former mayor of New York City told Bill O'Reilly on Fox News on Wednesday night. Giuliani said Clinton had her chance to do something about the terror group when she was secretary of State, but said she helped to create ISIS by "being part of an administration that withdrew from Iraq." "By being part of an administration that let Maliki run Iraq ... into...
  • Clinton’s Jaw-Dropping Claim About U.S. in Libya: ‘We Didn’t Lose a Single Person’

    03/14/2016 8:22:00 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-14-2016 | Jon Street
    Hillary Clinton said at the MSNBC Democratic town hall Monday night that “we didn’t lose a single person” in Libya, despite the fact that four Americans died in Benghazi while she was secretary of state. Clinton was defending the Libyan state and what the Obama administration has billed as one of its greatest foreign policy successes. But Clinton was also among the first to point out there’s still much more work to do in the North African country. “Is Libya perfect? It isn’t,” Clinton explained. “But did they have two elections that were fair where they voted for moderates? Yes...
  • The Libya Gamble Part 1: Hillary Clinton, "Smart Power" and a Dictator's Fall

    03/04/2016 7:46:40 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | 27 February 2016 | Jo Becker and Scott Shane
    From the earliest days of the Libya debate, Mrs. Clinton was a diligent student and unrelenting inquisitor, absorbing fat briefing books, inviting dissenting views from subordinates, studying foreign counterparts to learn how to win them over. She was a pragmatist, willing to improvise — to try the bank-shot solution. But above all, in the view of many who have watched her up close, her record on Libya illustrates how, facing a national-security or foreign-policy quandary, she was inclined to act — in marked contrast to Mr. Obama’s more reticent approach. Anne-Marie Slaughter, her director of policy planning at the State...
  • Hillary Clinton,‘Smart Power’ anda Dictator’s Fall

    02/28/2016 6:48:17 AM PST · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 Feb 2016 | JO BECKER and SCOTT SHANE
    The president was wary. The secretary of state was persuasive. But the ouster of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi left Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven. By the time Mahmoud Jibril cleared customs at Le Bourget airport and sped into Paris, the American secretary of state had been waiting for hours. But this was not a meeting Hillary Clinton could cancel. Their encounter could decide whether America was again going to war. In the throes of the Arab Spring, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi was facing a furious revolt by Libyans determined to end his quixotic 42-year rule. The dictator’s forces were...
  • Hillary’s Libya Post-War Plan Was ‘Play It By Ear,’ Gates Says

    10/20/2015 5:35:42 PM PDT · by Mariner · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 20th, 2015 | Nancy Youssef
    When Hillary Clinton appears before Congress’s special committee on Benghazi Thursday, she’ll likely be asked all the wrong questions. Clinton will be peppered with queries about why she kept a private email server, what caused the 2012 attacks on the U.S. special consulate in Benghazi, and how come U.S. forces didn’t respond more quickly to the strikes. But the really important issues—the questions longstanding followers of the U.S. and NATO intervention want answered—are: Why did Hillary Clinton push for strikes that contributed to the fall of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi? And why didn’t the Obama administration bother to plan for...
  • What Clinton left out about her history with Gadhafi

    10/15/2015 12:19:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    yahoo. ^ | October 14, 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    During Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton ... obscures a largely forgotten moment in U.S. diplomacy: a period less than two years earlier when she and the Obama administration were actively cozying up to the “murderous” Gadhafi. “I am very pleased to welcome Minister Gadhafi here to the State Department,” she said, warmly greeting Mutassim Gadhafi, the Libyan dictator’s son and national security adviser, at the State Department in April, 2009. “We deeply value the relationship between the United States and Libya.” To be sure, the rapprochement with Gadhafi began under President George W. Bush in 2003 when the Libyan...
  • Emails show Qaddafi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take...(Video)

    10/07/2015 5:17:56 PM PDT · by blueyon · 8 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 10/07/15 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    "Emails show Qaddafi son offered talks – but Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call,' source says" Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya – but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power vacuum. While the Obama...
  • Emails: Qadaffi son offered talks, Clinton ordered top general to 'not take the call (Shortened)

    10/06/2015 8:05:36 PM PDT · by Amntn · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/6/15 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Exclusive - New emails obtained by Fox News show that in March 2011, at the height of the Arab Spring revolution inside Libya, dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif was willing to talk peace from the ground in Libya – but a source told Fox News the offer was rejected by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In the years since Qaddafi was forced from power, Libya's government has collapsed, and extremist groups including ISIS have exploited the power vacuum. While the Obama administration has promoted the use of "soft power" and diplomacy, the documents suggest the option was not vigorously pursued...
  • MAJOR Book Publisher BANS Use Of Words ‘Pig’ And ‘Pork’ So As To Not Offend Muslims

    08/12/2015 9:22:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    The Politistick ^ | 8/11/15 | GREG CAMPBELL
    American Christians remain under siege. From Supreme Court rulings to executive orders to the military’s continued prioritization of social experiments over fighting, Christians are under siege in the nation that promised to never victimize based on religion. However, as the left wages their war against Christians, they crusade for a perverse extension of religious tolerance for Muslims. Though content with insulting and debasing the very foundations of one Abrahamic religion, the left strongly favors walking on eggshells for another. This is not merely a governmental phenomenon, however; the culture war that is occurring is every bit as real as the...
  • Amal Clooney in last-ditch legal bid to save life of hated son of Colonel Gadafi

    08/01/2015 7:48:08 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    Amal Clooney – the barrister and glamorous wife of Hollywood actor George Clooney – has made an 11th-hour bid to save the lives of the son of Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi and his hated spy chief. Saif Gaddafi and the former intelligence boss Abdullah al-Senussi were sentenced to death in a Tripoli court last week for crimes against the Libyan people. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182483/Amal-Clooney-ditch-legal-bid-save-life-hated-son-Colonel-Gadafi-sentenced-death-Libya-week.html#ixzz3hcddqIdV Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Emails show Clinton's interest in arming Libyan rebels despite prohibitions

    05/28/2015 1:05:09 PM PDT · by CutePuppy · 32 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 2015 May 28 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela Browne
    Recently released emails detail then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's interest in arming Libyan opposition groups using private security contractors before the fall of Muammar Qaddafi in 2011 – though at the time, the opposition was not formally recognized by the U.S. or United Nations, which prohibited arming without following strict guidelines and oversight. The issue remains so sensitive that the emails recently released by the State Department redacted a key line on the matter. But the unredacted version of the same email, released to the congressional Benghazi Select Committee and first posted by The New York Times last Thursday, showed...
  • War Crime: NATO Deliberately Destroyed Libya's Water Infrastructure

    05/30/2015 12:58:58 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 34 replies
    The Ecologist | Report ^ | Saturday, 30 May 2015 | By Nafeez Ahmed,
    The military targeting of civilian infrastructure, especially of water supplies, is a war crime under the Geneva Conventions. Yet this is precisely what NATO did in Libya, while blaming the damage on Gaddafi himself. Since then, the country's water infrastructure - and the suffering of its people - has only deteriorated further. Numerous reports comment on the water crisis that is escalating across Libya as consumption outpaces production. Some have noted the environmental context in regional water scarcity due to climate change. But what they ignore is the fact that the complex national irrigation system that had been carefully built...
  • Was toppling Libya all about the money?

    05/19/2015 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-19-15 | DrJohn
    In 2011 Barack Obama led from behind a NATO coalition bent on removing Moammar Gaddafi from power in Libya. The removal and death of Gaddafi was, Obama put it, a warning to "iron fisted" rulers everywhere. Syria, Iran and North Korea excepted, of course. Over at Foreign Policy this was hailed as a huge success. "Leading from behind" is an important element of this doctrine. It is no insult to lead but let others feel they too are architects of a plan, to lead without making others feel you are bullying, to lead but do so in a way in...
  • A Sausage Saga: UK publisher bans pork references in children's books [Dhimmitude]

    01/14/2015 10:32:49 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 43 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/14/2015 | Jpost.com Staff
    Schoolbooks will not be allowed to publish references to pork, for fear of offending Muslims or Jews. According to a speech made Monday on BBC Radio 4, a leading educational publisher, Oxford University Press, is banning the reference to pigs, sausages, or anything pork-related in their books. The wife of the 'Today' program's presenter, Eleanor Updale received a letter from the publishing company after pitching an idea for an educational series, the Daily Mail reported. "Among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP [Oxford University Press] was the following: Pigs plus sausages, or anything else which...
  • Oxford University Press Bans Mention of Pigs, Pork in Books "So as not to Offend Muslims"

    01/14/2015 8:30:20 AM PST · by rightistight · 28 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/14/15 | Aurelius
    In the wake of the shootings in Paris that left over a dozen people dead, Oxford University Press (OUP) has issued “guidance,” telling publishers to avoid “offensive” references to pork or pigs. During a BBC discussion, these guidelines were revealed by news presenter Jim Naughtie. “I’ve got a letter here,” he said, “which was sent out by Oxford University Press to an author doing something for young people. “Among the things prohibited in the text that was commissioned by OUP was the following; ‘Pigs, plus anything else which could be perceived as pork.'” Eating pork is strictly forbidden in Islam...
  • Libya’s Parliament Moves To Small Port City As Dangers In Tripoli Increase [Leading From Behind!]

    10/05/2014 9:16:31 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 05, 2014 | Yasmine Ryan
    Libya’s Parliament Moves To Small Port City As Dangers In Tripoli Increase The Dar al Salam, a five-star hotel in Tobruk, Libya, is being used by members of paliament who have relocated to the small port city because of the dangers in Tripoli. By Yasmine Ryan October 5 TOBRUK, Libya — Being a parliamentarian in Libya is a death- defying act. Entissar Chennib’s car was blown up in the eastern city of Derna on election day in June. Another representative, Ali Omar Tekbeli, knows it is too hazardous to go home to the capital. “I receive death threats almost every...
  • Islamic militia groups says it has 'secured' US compound in Libya

    08/31/2014 8:10:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 36 replies
    An Islamic militant group said Sunday it has “secured” a U.S. Embassy compound in Libya’s capital city of Tripoli. American personnel evacuated the area roughly a month ago amid ongoing fighting in the country. An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside. Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched.
  • Libya’s Islamist militias claim control of capital

    08/24/2014 3:59:26 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 30 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 25 August 2014 | anon
    CAIRO: Libya’s Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub. ...
  • Libyan Militia Accuses Egypt, UAE of Airstrikes

    08/23/2014 12:52:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    abc ^ | Aug 23, 2014, 3:16 PM ET | MARIAM RIZK
    Two unidentified airstrikes targeting Islamist militia positions in Libya's capital killed 15 fighters and wounded 30 on Saturday. A senior militia leader accused Egypt and the United Arab Emirates of being behind the attacks on their posts. The mysterious airstrikes Saturday were the second this week to target Islamist militia posts in the capital. They have fueled speculation that foreign powers are covertly intervening in Libya's militia violence because Libya's air force does not possess the guided ordinance apparently used in the strikes, while the country's army is reeling from weeks of intense fighting driven by polarized politics. The violence...
  • Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'

    08/23/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT · by sunmars · 30 replies
    A statement shown on screen on An-Nabaa television, regarded as close to the Islamists, said: "Fajr Libya announces that it totally controls Tripoli international airport." Earlier on Saturday, leaders of the Islamist coalition, partly comprising men from Misrata, east of Tripoli, said their forces were advancing on the airport, having taken a bridge and a military base. The strategic site 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Libyan capital, has been shut since July 13 amid skirmishes between the Islamists and the Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar, based at Benghazi in eastern Libya and hostile to the...
  • US intervention in Libya now seen as a cautionary tale

    06/27/2014 8:56:33 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 6 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | June 27, 2014 | By Paul Richter and Christi Parsons
    A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group “just to touch us and thank us,” recalled Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s national security adviser. The Libyans were emotional because the U.S. and its allies had toppled leader Moammar Gadhafi in a military campaign that averted a feared slaughter of Gadhafi’s foes. Obama administration officials called the international effort, accomplished with no Western casualties, a “model intervention.” But in three years Libya has turned into the kind of place U.S....
  • US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines near Libya, asks Americans to 'depart immediately'

    05/27/2014 6:18:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 27 May 2014
    The US is sending 1,000 Marines in an amphibious assault ship to Libya's coast as a “precautionary” move should the US embassy require evacuation, a US official said. Security concerns also led the US to suggest Americans in Libya "depart immediately." Adding to tensions, gunmen attacked the Tripoli home of Libya’s new prime minister, Ahmed Maiteeq, on Tuesday. Businessman Maiteeq, 42, and his family escaped harm, according to AFP. An aide to Maiteeq said "there was an attack with rockets and small arms on the prime minister's house" in Tripoli at 3:00 a.m. (0100 GMT). Maiteeq’s guards opened fire on...
  • Obama administration telegraphs terrorists: Don't attack us NOW, marines arriving within DAYS!

    05/27/2014 4:19:07 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 15 replies
    Despite the latest security concerns in Libya - due to the recent escalation of violence in the terrorist infested country - and despite the recent decision by several other countries to shut down their embassies there, the Obama administration, thus far, has refrained from taking similar action, presumably because the apparent urgency to close down the embassy would reflect poorly on the administration's failed policies there. A defense official told CNN early last week that the decision to evacuate the embassy is "minute by minute, hour by hour," which means that the safety and security of US embassy personnel there...
  • In lawless Libya, Egypt's Sisi becomes a star

    05/27/2014 7:09:04 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 3 replies
    reuters.com ^ | May 26, 2014 | Ulf Laessing and Feras Bosalum
    Many Libyans compare the bumpy transition of both Arab neighbors since their "Arab spring" revolutions in 2011. Both have seen political unrest, though Egypt avoided anarchy like its neighbor where four decades of quirky one-man rule and an eight-month civil war destroyed state institutions. Enemies denounce Sisi as the author of Egypt's toughest crackdown in decades after ousting Islamist president Mohamed Mursi last year. But many Libyans say Mursi's removal was a blessing ending a chaotic year in power comparable to their unproductive government and parliament, dominated by an Islamist party allied with the Muslim Brotherhood, which failed to stop...
  • US recommends its citizens depart Libya 'immediately'

    05/27/2014 4:38:25 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 95 replies
    Washington (AFP) - The US State Department recommended Americans in Libya "depart immediately," in its latest travel warning on Tuesday.
  • Nader: Libya mission was 'impeachable offense'

    04/29/2014 7:07:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/29/14 | Mario Trujillo
    Ralph Nader on Tuesday said President Obama has committed impeachable offenses dating back to the United States' effort in 2011 to create a no-fly zone in Libya. Nader, who has previously called for Obama's impeachment, said Congress would not take up articles of impeachment at the time of the Libya mission because it has “abdicated” its responsibility in matters of war. "Libya was the most egregious violation of the Constitution by President Obama," Nader told ABC News-Yahoo News. "He attacked Libya with European nations without a declaration of war, he didn't ask Congress for an authorization of funds. He didn't...
  • Obama’s Failed Libyan War

    04/02/2014 12:59:02 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 53 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 2, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The Libyan civil war did more harm to the country, its people, economy and its neighbors in North Africa when NATO intervened at the behest of U.S. President Barack Obama, concluded a University of Texas-Austin professor Alan Kuperman. He gave his remarks at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute. Associate professor of public affairs Alan Kuperman is an associate professor of public affairs and he criticized NATO’s intervention in the Libyan civil war. The civil war pitted rebels against government forces loyal to dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Kuperman was grateful to Obama for outlining the definition of success in Libya for...
  • AP: Three years after US-NATO intervention, Libya is a failed state

    03/22/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 42 replies
    HotAir ^ | 03-22-2014 | Morrissey
    An anniversary passed this week that went almost completely unremarked — and for good reason. March 17th marked the three-year anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution imposing a no-fly zone over Libya to stop the Moammar Qaddafi regime from attacking rebel-held Benghazi and Ajdabiya, and the three-year anniversary on the 19th of the NATO war on Libya. French, British, and American planes began bombarding the Qaddafi regime, an air war that would continue for months — while Barack Obama refused to request Congressional approval for it. Later, Obama would claim that Libya represented the smart model of Western intervention....
  • Obama Asks: "Would Libya Be Better Off With Gaddafi?"-What to do with 6,400 Barrels of Uranium

    09/27/2013 7:06:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 26, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama Asks: “Would Libya Be Better Off With Gaddafi in Power?”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 26, 2013 @ 4:07 pm In The Point | 16 Comments That’s an interesting question considering that the government has broken down, the country is on the verge of civil war and Al Qaeda terrorists are openly operating training camps there.“In Libya, when the Security Council provided a mandate to protect civilians,” Obama said at the UN “America joined a coalition that took action. Because of what we did there, countless lives were saved, and a tyrant could...
  • Obama Asks: “Would Libya Be Better Off With Gaddafi in Power?”

    09/26/2013 3:50:32 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 39 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | Obama Asks: “Would Libya Be Better Off With Gaddafi in Power?” | Daniel Greenfield
    That’s an interesting question considering that the government has broken down, the country is on the verge of civil war and Al Qaeda terrorists are openly operating training camps there. “In Libya, when the Security Council provided a mandate to protect civilians,” Obama said at the UN “America joined a coalition that took action. Because of what we did there, countless lives were saved, and a tyrant could not kill his way back to power.” Obama went far beyond the UN mandate by bombing his way to regime change. His actions resulted in the ethnic cleansing of Africans in Libya,...
  • More than 1,000 inmates escape Libyan prison

    07/27/2013 1:04:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox ^ | July 27, 2013/
    In Tripoli, protesters appeared to be inspired by events in neighboring Egypt, where millions took to the streets Friday to answer a call from the army chief, who said he wanted a mandate to stop "potential terrorism" by supporters of the country's ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood. "We don't want the Brotherhood, we want the army and the police," Libyan protesters chanted, repeating a slogan also used in Egypt.
  • Swedish jets make first combat mission in 50 yrs

    04/07/2011 9:56:58 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 7, 2011 | Niklas Pollard & Simon Johnson
    Swedish jets make first combat mission in 50 yrs Thu Apr 7, 2011 8:03pm GMT STOCKHOLM, April 7 (Reuters) - Swedish warplanes operating from Sicily took part in NATO's operations against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday, the first combat sortie by the Nordic country's air force since the early 1960s. A Swedish military spokesman said the aircraft had carried out a mission lasting about 40 minutes, according to plan, and had returned safely to their base in southern Italy. He would not provide any further information due to NATO regulations. The last time Sweden flew combat missions was in...
  • A land of militias, Libya struggles to build a military

    02/24/2013 6:44:56 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 24, 2013 | Maggie Fick
    Tripoli, Libya In the seventeen months since Muammar Qaddafi was killed, Libya has made building an army a top national priority. But progress toward achieving this goal has been slow at best, with an official admitting that he does not even know how many soldiers are currently in the army. Public statements by senior Libyan leaders suggest that there is little disagreement over the notion that the country desperately needs a functioning military to ensure a peaceful transition – and a clean break from the Qaddafi legacy of a weak army dwarfed by powerful brigades loyal to the autocrat’s sons....
  • White House Backpedals From Military Action on Libya

    03/09/2011 11:59:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    AOL News ^ | Mar 9, 2011 – 2:34 PM | Joseph Schuman Joseph Schuman Senior Correspondent
    The Obama administration today stepped back from the prospect of imminent U.S. military action to support rebel forces in Libya, voicing reluctance to enforce a no-fly zone without United Nations approval. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, CIA Director Leon Panetta and other national security "principals" were meeting in the White House situation room to discuss administration options for Libya. But Obama had no plans to attend, and press secretary Jay Carney repeatedly made clear that this is "not a decision meeting." "I don't want to raise expectations that this is a meeting that will lead to imminent, concrete action,"...
  • Benghazi, Libya, deteriorating into security nightmare

    02/03/2013 8:02:29 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sunday, February 3, 2013 | Ashish Kumar Sen
    Security in Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city where four Americans were killed Sept. 11 in a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate, has decayed to the point where Westerners are fleeing, assassinations and kidnappings are rife and residents worry that U.S. drone strikes on jihadist targets are imminent. ... In January, Britain, the Netherlands, Germany and Canada urged their citizens to leave Benghazi. The British Foreign Office said it was aware of “a specific and imminent threat to Westerners in Benghazi.” Several nongovernmental organizations already have left. ... Over the past year, militants in Benghazi have attacked the British envoy’s...
  • Before He Was Overthrown and Killed...Gaddafi Warned Jihadists Would Conquer N. Africa

    01/27/2013 8:37:32 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The National Post ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013 | Scott Barber
    Full headline: Before he was overthrown and killed, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi warned jihadists would conquer northern Africa During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy. If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror. “Al-Qaeda considers all the people to be infidels,” Mr. Gaddafi declared in a speech weeks before NATO began its military intervention in Libya. “They deem all people their enemies. They know nothing but killing.” The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with...
  • NATO called - Shaw responded

    02/11/2012 6:52:26 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 12 replies · 2+ views
    f-16.net ^ | February 3, 2012 | SrA Daniel Phelps)
    Jets from the 20th Fighter Wing provided a key role in taking a down corrupt regime during Operation Unified Protector. Their actions in OUP led to the capture of Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan dictator for 42 years, by the Libyan revolutionaries on Oct. 20, 2011. The 20th FW first sent support at the beginning of April to support NATO forces in protecting the Libyan civilians from the dictatorship. "Around the middle of March, when things were starting to heat up in Libya, we were starting to pay attention," said Col. Charlie Moore, 20th FW commander. "It became apparent that we...
  • (PressTV, Iran) U.S. sends 12,000 troops in Libya

    01/22/2012 3:42:47 PM PST · by this is my country · 41 replies
    Press TV ^ | 1/21/12 | Press TV News
    The United States has sent some 12,000 soldiers to Libya, in the first phase of deployments to the oil-rich North African nation. According to Asharq Alawsat, the troops landed in the eastern oil port city of Brega. Although the deployment is said to be aimed at generating stability and security in the region, the troops are expected to take control of the country's key oil fields and strategic ports. Brega, the site of an important oil refinery, serves as a major export hub for Libyan oil. The town is also one of the five oil terminals in the eastern half...
  • AP Exclusive: NATO may face posible ICC probe (Libya)

    11/11/2011 3:56:33 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 7 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | November 11 2011 | MIKE CORDER and SLOBODAN LEKIC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Some NATO members are worried that their organization may be investigated by the International Criminal Court after its prosecutor said allegations of crimes committed by NATO in Libya would be examined "impartially and independently," according to diplomats accredited to NATO headquarters. The diplomats said action to pre-empt a war crimes investigation would likely include an immediate internal legal review of all incidents in which NATO bombing or other actions caused civilian casualties. They spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue. Currently, nearly 120 states are parties to the ICC. All European NATO...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi 'captured' as rebel forces take control of Sirte

    10/20/2011 4:39:01 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Dailymail ^ | 10.20.11
    BREAKING NEWS: Gaddafi 'captured' as rebel forces take control of Sirte Leader wounded in both legs prior to capture By DAILY MAIL REPORTER Last updated at 12:27 PM on 20th October 2011 Comments (0) Add to My Stories Share Muammar Gaddafi has been captured by revolutionary forces in Libya, it has been reported today. Gaddafi and his family have been on the run since Nato and rebel forces started closing the net on Tripoli in mid-August. The reports of Gaddafi's capture came on the same day that revolutionary forces said that they had taken control of Sirte - the leader's...
  • NATO extends Libya mission another 90 days

    09/21/2011 10:51:27 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 21st 2011 | Staff
    NATO agreed on Wednesday to a three-month extension of its air-and-sea campaign in Libya as the country's new rulers try to dislodge well-armed Gaddafi loyalists holding out in several towns. The agreement to extend the United Nations-mandated mission, which NATO took over on March 31, came at a meeting of ambassadors of the 28 NATO states in Brussels, a NATO diplomat said. The current operations mandate was due to expire on Sept. 27, and it was the second 90-day extension to the mission to protect civilians that has involved a campaign of air strikes and a naval mission to enforce...
  • Buzzkilling Secretary Donley brings the malaise, warns Air Force cuts are coming

    09/19/2011 8:10:10 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 24 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 19, 2011 | Kevin Baron
    WASHINGTON – What a buzzkill. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley faced a huge ballroom on Monday morning ready to kick off the biggest Air Force conference of the year. But instead of giving them the old Rick Perry red meat and whipping the crowd into a frenzied, spontaneous singing of “Into the wild blue yonder,” Donley delivered a dose of Jimmy Carter malaise. The Air Force is at war, but there also is a war on debts and deficits in Washington, he warned a cavernous ballroom of generals gathered the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference. “Efficiency” programs won’t...
  • Libyan rebels launch Sirte offensive

    09/15/2011 7:36:25 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 15 September 2011 | Chris Stephen
    Rebel forces head towards the frontline near the coastal city of Sirte, where troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi remain in control. Libyan rebels claimed on Thursday night to have captured Sirte, the birthplace of Muammar Gaddafi and the last of his coastal strongholds. The city was said to have fallen after an attack involving 900 "technicals" – armed pickup trucks – that attacked loyalist positions from three directions. "Thwar Misrata [the Misrata revolution] now control the entrances to Sirte city," said a statement from the Misrata military council. There was no independent verification that Sirte had fallen. The council, which...
  • NATO airstrikes hit Gadhafi stronghold

    09/10/2011 10:31:15 AM PDT · by Borough Park · 9 replies
    NATO has carried out airstrikes on the Moammar Gadhafi stronghold city of Bani Walid, as fighters seeking to rout him retreated after heavy battles there overnight, reports from Libya said Saturday. A Reuters reporter on the ground said there were at least five explosions Saturday as NATO flew aircraft overhead. Earlier, anti-Gadhafi fighters pulled back from Bani Walid, saying they expected NATO attacks on the town. In a new audio message from hiding, Gadhafi calls on his followers to rise up and fight, saying "this is the zero hour."
  • Large Libyan military convoy arrives in Niger: source

    09/05/2011 11:49:48 PM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | September 6, 2011 | AFP
    AGADEZ, Niger — A large military convoy from Libya arrived in the northern Niger city of Agadez late Monday, a military source told AFP. "I saw an exceptionally large and rare convoy of several dozen vehicles enter Agadez from Arlit... and go towards Niamey," the source said, amid speculation that toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi may be in it. "There are persistent rumours that Kadhafi or one of his sons are travelling in the convoy," the source said. A journalist from a private radio station in Agadez said he saw "a convoy of several dozen vehicles crossing the city and heading...
  • The Navy Did ?!?!? Over Libya?

    09/02/2011 12:48:50 PM PDT · by blasater1960 · 32 replies
    Information Dissemination ^ | 8-31-11 | Gahlran
    If it's true the Navy has been shooting down scud missiles over Libya from sea, and for whatever reason Navy information never reported this, it's time to cut the Navy Information budget by 75%.
  • U.S., allies planning rapid de-escalation in Libya

    09/01/2011 11:55:18 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 1, 2011 | PAUL RICHTER
    Despite signs of dangerous fractures among the Libyan rebels who ousted Moammar Gadhafi, the United States and its European allies have ruled out a significant nation-building role or major infusions of aid to the postwar government in Tripoli. The moves toward disengagement reflect the allies’ desire to scale back after a 5 1/2-month air war that strained their militaries and treasuries, and exposed their leaders to criticism at home. The United States, France and Britain were the leading participants in the NATO campaign. President Barack Obama and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are especially eager to put the war behind them...
  • Libya Tripoli rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi fought with and recruited Al-Quida

    08/31/2011 12:34:35 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 15 replies
    London Daily Telegraph ^ | 31 Aug 2011 | Praveen Swami, Nick Squires and Duncan Gardham
    Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links Mr al-Hasidi...added that the "members of al-Qaeda are also good Muslims and are fighting against the invader". His revelations came even as Idriss Deby Itno, Chad's president, said al-Qaeda had managed to pillage military arsenals in the Libyan rebel zone and acquired arms, "including surface-to-air missiles, which were then smuggled into their sanctuaries". Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against "the foreign invasion" in Afghanistan, before being "captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan". He was later handed over to the US, 5 years later released from GITMO and then...
  • Gaddafi foreign minister arrested by rebels-witness

    08/31/2011 12:24:19 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 31st 2011 | Ismail Zitouny and Salah Sarrar
    JANZOUR, Libya Aug 31 (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's foreign minister, Abdelati Obeidi, was arrested on Tuesday at his farm in Janzour, a suburb west of Tripoli, a Reuters correspondent said.