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  • Libyan Rebels: We Killed 57 Soldiers

    05/09/2011 4:23:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/11
    Rebels in Libya claimed on Monday that they killed 57 of leader Muammar Qaddafi’s soldiers and destroyed 17 military vehicles in a shootout that took place on Monday in the city of Ajdabiya. One of the rebel commanders told the Al Jazeera network that two of his men were killed during the shootout and added that the Libyan troops were led by one of Qaddafi’s sons
  • NATO Strike Kills 12 Libyan Rebels in Misurata (Oooops! NATO hits their Al-Qaeda Allies)

    04/27/2011 3:45:34 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 35 replies
    ny times ^ | 4/27/2011 | By C. J. CHIVERS
    NATO warplanes attacked a rebel position on the front lines of this besieged city here on Wednesday, killing 12 fighters in what the rebels called a friendly fire accident. The rebels, who did not want to be identified for security reasons, were at first reluctant to admit the accident had occurred, not wanting to discourage further strikes against the forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. The pace of NATO strikes had picked up noticeably in recent days, after rebel leaders complained of a lack of support in the weeks after the United States turned over operational control of the air campaign...
  • Libyan army to withdraw from Misrata, official says

    04/22/2011 4:13:31 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | April 22, 2011
    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Libya's army will withdraw from the besieged coastal city of Misrata and allow tribal leaders to attempt to deal with the rebels, Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Khaim said Friday in Tripoli. "The situation in Misrata will be eased and will be dealt with by the tribes surrounding Misrata," Khaim told reporters. "You will see how they will be swift and quick and fast." He added that the residents of Libya's third-largest city have been in the grip of the conflict. "The tactic of the Libyan army is to have a surgical solution, but it doesn't...
  • Mounting Evidence of Rebel Atrocities in Libya

    04/20/2011 4:47:41 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 20, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    While the International Criminal Court has announced that it is investigating charges of war crimes against Muammar al-Gaddafi and other members of the Libyan regime, harrowing video evidence has emerged that appears to show atrocities committed by anti-Gaddafi rebels. Among other things, the footage depicts summary executions, a prisoner being lynched, the desecration of corpses, and even a beheading. The targets of the most serious abuse are frequently black African prisoners. The ultimate source of the footage appears to be rebel forces or sympathizers themselves. (Warning: Due to the graphic nature of the videos linked below, viewer discretion is advised.)
  • Libya rebels will receive $25 million from U.S.

    04/20/2011 11:30:11 AM PDT · by Species8472 · 62 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-20-2011 | Eli Lake
    Dismissing concerns over possible links between Libyan rebels and al Qaeda, the Obama administration has notified Congress it is providing $25 million in nonlethal aid to the rebels’ effort to drive Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime from power. “The president’s proposed actions would provide urgently needed nonlethal assistance to support efforts to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas under threat of attack in Libya,” said Joseph E. Macmanus, acting assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, in an April 15 letter. A copy of the letter, sent to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was obtained by The Washington Times.
  • Gaddafi Forces Advance on Key Rebel Stronghold of Ajdabiya as Sandstorms Ground NATO Planes

    04/18/2011 6:26:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 18, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    High winds and low visibility allow Tripoli  to break out the rocket launchers while  completely ignoring all UN resolutions Military forces loyal to longtime Libyan strongman Moammar Gaddafi spent yesterday morning shelling Ajdabiya hard -the last major town before the rebels' Benghazi base- then advanced on the town's western gate while engaging the insurgents in brutal combat at close quarters.Although the day before the rebels had advanced 100km further westward under substantial NATO air cover, just one day of low visibility had all that lost and then some. But while late Sunday afternoon pro-government forces had been repelled at Ajdabiya, the...
  • Libya: All About Oil, or All About Banking?

    04/14/2011 8:27:27 AM PDT · by Ricochet11 · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/13/2011 | Ellen Brown
    Several writers have noted the odd fact that the Libyan rebels took time out from their rebellion in March to create their own central bank - this before they even had a government. Robert Wenzel wrote in the Economic Policy Journal: I have never before heard of a central bank being created in just a matter of weeks out of a popular uprising. This suggests we have a bit more than a rag tag bunch of rebels running around and that there are some pretty sophisticated influences. Alex Newman wrote in the New American: In a statement released last week,...
  • Lose in Libya, lose the Middle East

    04/12/2011 2:45:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 11, 2011 | Benny Avni
    We are in Libya for a reason, and for that reason it's important to win -- which means avoiding any trap that would allow the war to end with Moammar Khadafy still in power. Over the weekend, the African Union set just such a trap. Led by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, an AU group arrived yesterday at Benghazi, the Libyan rebels' stronghold, offering a "ceasefire" plan that Khadafy had agreed to a day earlier. Of course, the rebels declined, vowing to reject any future "solution" that would fall short of Khadafy's ouster. But the goal of Khadafy and his...
  • NATO says its planes struck Libyan rebels

    04/08/2011 5:46:25 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 8/4/11
    BRUSSELS -NATO said Friday its airstrikes had hit rebels using tanks in their fight with the government forces in eastern Libya, but said it would not apologize for the deaths. Rear Admiral Russell Harding, the deputy commander of the NATO operation, said NATO had no previous information the rebels were operating tanks. In the past, only forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi had used heavy armored vehicles, he said. Harding says the situation between the eastern coastal towns of Brega and Ajdabiya remains fluid, with the opposing forces engaged in a series of advances and retreats, making it difficult for pilots...
  • Libyan rebels angry after airstrike blamed on NATO

    04/07/2011 1:19:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4/7/11 | Sebastian Abbot
    Ajdabiya, Libya - An apparent NATO airstrike slammed into a rebel combat convoy Thursday, killing at least five fighters and sharply boosting anger among anti-government forces after the second bungled mission in a week blamed on the military alliance. (Snip) In a sign of the hair-trigger tensions along the front, thousands of civilians and fighters raced out of the rebel-held city of Ajdabiya in eastern Libya after reports that Moammar Gadhafi's forces gained ground in the chaos after the bombing. Some militiamen shouted insults against NATO as they retreated. "We don't want NATO anymore!" cried fighter Basit bin Nasser. Another
  • Rebels Shore Up Status With Diplomacy, Oil

    04/07/2011 5:55:47 AM PDT · by throwback · 4 replies
    The opposition in eastern Libya took further steps toward establishing its legitimacy Wednesday, meeting with a U.S. envoy and loading its first shipment of oil for export since the uprising began. U.S. envoy Chris Stevens, a former deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, met with members of the rebels' provisional government in talks both sides said were aimed at giving the Americans a better sense of the opposition leadership and how the U.S. can help them. Hafiz Abdel Goga, a member of the Transitional National Council in Benghazi, said the council hoped the talks would lead...
  • Libyan rebel leader says NATO isn't doing enough

    04/05/2011 5:34:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Daily Finance/AP ^ | 6/4/11 | BEN HUBBARD and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI
    See full article from DailyFinance: If you really must see anything beyond the headline.
  • US Ending Its Air Combat Role in Libya (Video of 'Rebels' Running Away)

    04/01/2011 3:40:14 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 39 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 1, 2011 | ROBERT BURNS
    The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack. The announcement Thursday drew incredulous reactions from some in Congress who wondered aloud why the Obama administration would bow out of a key element of the strategy for protecting Libyan civilians and crippling Moammar Gadhafi's army. "Odd," ''troubling" and "unnerving" were among critical comments by senators pressing for an explanation of the announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen that American combat missions will end Saturday. "Your timing is...
  • Libyan Rebel Commander Is From Fairfax, Virginia

    03/31/2011 5:56:27 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 16 replies
    abc ^ | March 30, 2011 | ALEXANDER MARQUARDT and MARK MOONEY
    Gen. Khalifa Haftr, the self-proclaimed commander of the Free Libyan Army, does not dress for battle. On a recent day after his forces had reclaimed much of the territory they had lost, the commander was wearing a pinstripe suit and a black turtleneck sweater. Haftr, who lived in Fairfax, Va., until recent weeks when he returned to join the rebellion against Moammar Gadhafi, was appointed to lead the rebel army earlier this month. His top aides appear to be his sons. It is difficult for the media as well as the Obama administration to determine who, if anyone, is in...
  • LIBYA: Rebels execute black immigrants while forces kidnap others

    03/31/2011 10:06:41 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 95 replies · 1+ views
    SomalilandPress ^ | March 5 2011 | Qalinle Hussein
    ADDIS ABABA — While much of the world’s attention is focusing on crude oil prices and the Libyan pipelines in the east of the country– human right groups say rebels are committing crimes against humanity. In east Libya, African hunt began as towns and cities began fall under the control of Libyan rebels, mobs and gangs. They started to detain, insult, rape and even executing black immigrants, students and refugees. In the past two weeks, more than 100 Africans from various Sub-Sahara states are believed to have been killed by Libyan rebels and their supporters. According to Somali refugees in...
  • Libyan Rebels Advancing — to the REAR!

    03/31/2011 7:43:01 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 23 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 03-31-11 | J. D. Longstreet
    Libyan Rebels Advancing — to the REAR! A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet I watched a couple of commentators gently arguing with each other, a few days ago, about who was winning the fight in Libya. The commentator from the left proclaimed the rebels were winning and she was interrupted by the commentator from the right who asked the piercing question: If they are winning why are they going in the wrong direction? He went on to say the rebels were going east while Gaddafi and his troops were in the west. I had to laugh as I remembered the...
  • Undisciplined Libyan rebels no match for Gaddafi's forces

    03/30/2011 6:55:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/30/11 | Chris McGreal
    If there's an ammunition shortage, no one has told Khalif Saed. He was firing off a large machine gun welded to the back of a pick up truck, sending the contents of the heavy belt of bullets darting through the weapon and in to an empty sky. It's a regular enough occurrence on the open desert road along which Libya's conflict has swung back and forth through this month. Sometimes the stream of fire is celebratory, as earlier this week when it was falsely claimed that Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte had fallen.
  • Who are the Libyan Rebels?

    03/30/2011 2:39:21 PM PDT · by Signalman · 4 replies
    Jewish Policy Center ^ | 3/30/2011 | Samara Greenberg
    Concerns over Libya's rebels began to surface Tuesday as the U.S. considers arming the opposition and NATO moves closer to taking charge of the campaign. In a Senate hearing Tuesday, U.S. Adm. James Stavridis, NATO's supreme allied commander in Europe, testified that intelligence agencies had picked up "flickers" of the presence of extremists among Libyan rebel fighters. Noting that most of the opposition's leaders are "responsible men and women who are struggling against Col. Qaddafi," Stavridis also said that intelligence has reported the presence of al-Qaeda and Hezbollah on the ground, although he lacks sufficient detail to say that their...
  • Obama authorizes secret support for Libya rebels

    03/30/2011 2:13:28 PM PDT · by walterandrews · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:54pm EDT | Mark Hosenball
    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert U.S. government support for rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, government officials told Reuters on Wednesday. Obama signed the order, known as a presidential "finding", within the last two or three weeks, according to four U.S. government sources familiar with the matter. Such findings are a principal form of presidential directive used to authorize secret operations by the Central Intelligence Agency. The CIA and the White House declined immediate comment.
  • Washington in fierce debate on arming Libyan rebels

    03/30/2011 6:44:05 AM PDT · by throwback · 15 replies
    The Obama administration is engaged in a fierce debate over whether to supply weapons to the rebels in Libya, senior officials said on Tuesday, with some fearful that providing arms would deepen American involvement in a civil war and that some fighters may have links to Al Qaeda. The debate has drawn in the White House, the State Department and the Pentagon, these officials said, and has prompted an urgent call for intelligence about a ragtag band of rebels who are waging a town-by-town battle against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, from a base in eastern Libya long suspected of supplying terrorist...
  • Intelligence on Libya rebels shows "flickers" of Qaeda

    03/29/2011 4:24:18 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/29/11 | Missy Ryan and Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Intelligence on the rebels battling Libya's Muammar Gaddafi has shown "flickers" of al Qaeda or Hezbollah presence, NATO's operations commander said, but U.S. officials said there were no indications militant groups are playing a significant role in Libya. "We are examining very closely the content, composition, the personalities, who are the leaders of these opposition forces," Admiral James Stavridis, NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, said in testimony to a U.S. Senate hearing on Tuesday. But several national security officials quickly and firmly denied that al Qaeda or Hezbollah were significantly...
  • AEI VP Danielle Pletka on Libya the President's Oval Office speech

    03/29/2011 1:37:22 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 4 replies
    On this special edition of Banter, Stu and Apoorva are joined by AEI Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies, Danielle Pletka (on Twitter @dpletka). They discuss the ongoing situation in Libya and President Obama’s speech about the operation.
  • Susan Rice: Obama Administration Has Not Ruled Out Military Support for Libyan Rebels

    03/29/2011 9:29:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 29, 2011 | Susan Jones
    ( – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice says the Obama administration has not ruled out military support for the Libyan rebels. “We have not made that decision, George, but we’ve not certainly ruled that out,” Rice told “Good Morning America” anchor George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday morning. She did not answer a question about whether military support would include arming the rebels.
  • NATO commander: Signs of al-Qaida in Libyan rebels

    03/29/2011 9:21:47 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/29/11 | Lolita C. Baldor and Donna Cassata - ap
    WASHINGTON – As the United States and other nations build ties with Libyan rebels and leaders of the political opposition trying to oust Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, intelligence suggests al-Qaida and other terrorists have a small presence within the opposition group, a top military commander said Tuesday. Adm. James Stavridis, the NATO Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, told Congress that officials have seen "flickers" of possible al-Qaida and Hezbollah among the rebel forces, but at this point no evidence there are significant numbers within the group's leadership.
  • Admiral: U.S. studying Libyan rebels -- after going to war on their behalf

    03/29/2011 9:15:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/29/11 | Byron York
    Admiral James Stavridis, commander of NATO and overall chief of U.S. and coalition forces in the Libyan war, says American intelligence agents are "examining very closely" the rebel forces for whom U.S. forces have gone to war. So far, Stavridis says, the U.S. has discovered "flickers" of the presence of al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, although Stavridis calls the opposition leadership "responsible."
  • U.S. NATO Commander Doesn't Rule Out Al Qaeda Presence in Libyan Rebels

    03/29/2011 9:11:59 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 7 replies ^ | March 29, 2011 | Fox News
    A U.S. NATO commander does not rule out an Al Qaeda presence in the Libya opposition against Muammar al-Qaddafi. Adm. James Stavridis says that intelligence has shown "flickers" of potential Al Qaeda in opposition groups but that there is still no detailed picture of rebel groups. "At this point, I don't have detail sufficient to say there is a significant Al Qaeda presence," Stavridis, who is NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and also the commander of U.S. European Command, said during Senate testimony Tuesday.
  • US Plans to Arm Rebels in Libya?

    03/29/2011 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Harley · 52 replies
    Fox ^ | Mar 29, 2011
    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice says the Obama administration has not ruled out arming Libyan rebels in their fight against Muammar al-Qaddafi, according to Reuters. This comes Libyan government tanks and rockets blunted a rebel assault on Qaddafi's hometown of Sirte on Tuesday and drove back the ragtag army of irregulars, even as world leaders prepared to debate the country future in London.
  • Libyan rebels: “Now is the time of Jihad!”

    03/27/2011 6:08:05 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The journalist Marc de Chalvron was in Libya ten days ago. He accompanied rebel forces as they advanced to the oil-producing town of Ras Lanuf and then were turned back by Libyan government forces. On a broadcast today on the French news channel i-Télé, de Chalvron showed footage from his trip. The footage includes interviews with rebels on the back of a pick-up truck on the road to Ras Lanuf. The full report can be viewed here (in French). The relevant portion is between 3:45 and 4:20 of the clip. One rebel says: “We were at Benghazi with many other...
  • Let’s Work Closely with the Rebels

    03/24/2011 10:32:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 3/24/11 | Max Boot
    The White House and Africa Command have insisted that we are not coordinating air strikes with the Libyan rebels. I suppose it all depends on the meaning of “coordinate.” The Los Angeles Times reveals: Leaders of the opposition national council in rebel-controlled eastern Libya say they are making regular, secure contacts with allied military representatives in Europe to help commanders identify targets for the U.S.-led air assault. The contacts, conducted through the council’s civilian representatives in France and elsewhere in Europe, are made by secure satellite telephone connections
  • "To My Dear Obama, Our Son", Says Gaddafi, Defending Attack On Rebels

    03/21/2011 4:14:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies ^ | March 21,2011 | AGENCIES
    Calling Barack Obama as "our son", Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi sent a message to the US President defending his decision to attack the rebels fighting to overthrow him. Gaddafi(68) also wrote a letter to the French and British leaders, and the UN Secretary General, saying the Security Council resolution was "void" and violated the UN charter, warning them that they would "regret" any intervention. "Libya is not for you, Libya is for the Libyans," he said.
  • Saving the Libyan Islamists

    03/20/2011 11:30:16 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 20, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    For weeks as international pressure built against him, Muammar al-Gaddafi insisted again and again that the rebel forces that he was fighting in eastern Libya were linked to al-Qaeda. The mere fact that Gaddafi said it was seemingly enough for virtually all commentators to dismiss the claim out of hand. And in case doubts about the source were not enough, then we had the New York Times to send a reporter to Darnah, one of the eastern Libyan towns at the heart of the supposed Islamist uprising, and to assure us that there was nothing to see there, “move...
  • It's a Tricky Situation in Libya

    03/19/2011 5:52:17 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 25 replies
    But I mean, folks, as we told you yesterday, the rebels, who are they? I mean, suppose the rebels are the Muslim Brotherhood. It's a fascinating thing. Whose side do you choose here? It's not altogether clear. Do we sit around and want to openly help establish Middle Eastern regimes that are hostile to us? No, we don't, obviously we don't, but are we in the process of doing that? Only time will tell. Al Arabiya, quoting medical sources, says 25 people are dead in a bombardment of the Libyan city of Misurata after Khadafy forces ignored the ceasefires. It's...
  • Allies launch Libya force as Gadhafi hits rebels

    03/19/2011 12:56:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/19/11 | Hadeel Al-ShalchiI and Ryan Lucas - AP
    BENGHAZI, Libya – French fighter jets fired the first shots at Moammar Gadhafi's troops on Saturday, launching the broadest international military effort since the Iraq war in support of an uprising that had seemed on the verge of defeat. In the hours before the no-fly zone over Libya went into effect, Gadhafi sent warplanes, tanks and troops into Benghazi, the rebel capital and first city to fall to the rebellion that began Feb. 15. Then the government attacks appeared to go silent.
  • Gaddafi pummels rebels as war outpaces diplomacy

    03/16/2011 3:45:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/16/11 | Mohammed Abbas - Reuters
    TOBRUK, Libya (Reuters) – Libya's army pounded an opposition-held city in the country's west and battled fighters trying to block its advance on a rebel bastion in the east on Wednesday amid flagging diplomatic efforts to end the bloodshed. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for an immediate ceasefire by all parties and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States hoped for a U.N. Security Council vote aimed at ending Libya's conflict "no later than Thursday. Saying Muammar Gaddafi seemed determined to kill as many as Libyans as possible in his violent effort to quell a month-long uprising, she...
  • Qaddafi Forces Bombard Rebels in East and West

    03/16/2011 5:42:43 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 21 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 16 March 2011 | Ryan Lucas and Maggie Michael
    <p>TOBRUK, Libya – TOBRUK, Libya -- Muammar Qaddafi intensified offensives in the east and the west Wednesday with relentless shelling aimed at routing holdout rebels and retaking control of the country he has ruled with an iron fist for more than four decades.</p>

    03/04/2011 4:26:20 PM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 4, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    A total reversal from yesterday. But first, the scoreboard: Dow: -96.04 NASDAQ: -15.30 S&P 500: -10.23 And now the top stories: The day was dominated by two stories: Libya and the Non-Farm Payrolls report. First we'll talk payrolls. After three straight months of massive disappointment, we FINALLY got a solid number -- 192K net new jobs created -- that was bang-on in line with expectations. It's not amazing, but the unemployment rate fell below 9.0%, so The White House will take it. Naturally, there were some internals that weren't so hot, including the continued exodus of folks from the workforce.
  • Libyan Rebel Fighter Begs For Help From GEORGE BUSH. Obama isn't cutting it.

    03/03/2011 11:59:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/03/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Hysterical little nugget here from Reuters. It seems that the Libyan freedom fighters don't see much hope in Obama: _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Rebels called on Thursday for a no-fly zone, echoing a demand by Libya's deputy U.N. envoy, who now opposes Gaddafi. "Bring Bush! Make a no fly zone, bomb the planes," shouted soldier-turned-rebel Nasr Ali, referring to a no-fly zone imposed on Iraq in 1991 by then U.S. President George Bush.
  • Rebels Corner Fleeing Gadhafi Forces After Battle

    03/02/2011 5:21:40 PM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies ^ | March 2, 2011 | Paul Schemm
    BREGA, Libya – Rebel forces routed troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in a fierce battle over an oil port Wednesday, scrambling over the dunes of a Mediterranean beach through shelling and an airstrike to corner their attackers. While they thwarted the regime's first counteroffensive in eastern Libya, opposition leaders still pleaded for outside airstrikes to help them oust the longtime leader.
  • Whatever Happened to the Counterculture? (Where are the Rebels of the 1960s today?)

    09/24/2010 1:32:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2010 | Carol Perrachio
    What a long, strange trip it's been. In the 1960s, young people, moved by opposition to the Vietnam War, rebelled against the values of their parents' generation in what came to be known as the "Counterculture." They detested authority. They called policemen "pigs." They said, "Never trust anyone over 30."    When the Vietnam War ended, the Counterculture as a widespread movement fizzled out. Rock music gave way to disco, and the hippies started turning 30. The vast majority of these rebels found jobs and started families. And a surprising number of them voted for Ronald Reagan. But the political...
  • Students Vote To Develop New Mascot (Ole Miss's Colonel Reb)

    02/23/2010 9:40:10 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 14 replies · 637+ views
    The Daily Mississippian ^ | February 23, 2010 | Staff
    University of Mississippi students have chosen to lead the way in developing a new on-field mascot, based on results from Tuesday’s campus-wide vote.
  • U.S. forces fight Taliban in Afghan south, 13 rebels dead (Godspeed, Marines!)

    01/12/2010 11:50:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 749+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/12/10 | Jonathon Burch
    DELARAM, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Hundreds of U.S. Marines were engaged in a second day of fighting on Monday with Taliban insurgents as they tried to clear a militant stronghold in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, U.S. officials said. Thirteen insurgents were killed in the early hours of Monday when the Marines called in a Hellfire missile strike from an unmanned Predator drone, U.S. Marine Major Dale Highberger, second in command of the operation, said. Around 10,000 U.S. Marines moved into Helmand in spring last year, more than doubling the numbers of other NATO forces in the province, who had reached what...
  • Abducted Colombian state governor found dead

    12/22/2009 7:49:07 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 7 replies · 430+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | December 22, 2009 | Vivian Sequera
    BOGOTA (AP) - The governor of a southern state was found dead Tuesday, his throat slit, the day after being abducted by leftist rebels in the the first kidnapping of a major Colombian politician since 2002. The body of Gov. Luis Francisco Cuellar of Caqueta state was found not far from Florencia, the state capital where the 69-year-old was kidnapped late Monday, security official Edilberto Ramon Endo told The Associated Press. A grim President Alvaro Uribe later went on national television to say Cuellar's throat had been cut, speaking in a sober monotone, in contrast to his anger early in...
  • Chavez foe: Venezuela a refuge for Colombia rebels

    11/11/2009 4:21:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 283+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/11/09 | Christopher Toothaker - ap
    CARACAS, Venezuela – A prominent opponent of President Hugo Chavez accused the socialist leader's government on Wednesday of turning a blind eye to leftist Colombian rebels taking refuge in border areas of Venezuela. Tachira state Gov. Cesar Perez said both leftist guerrillas and righist paramilitary groups from Colombia operate in nearly a third of his border state, but he said Venezuelan troops ignore the rebels and try to root out only the right-wing militias. "The guerrillas are there with the government's blessing and the military has orders to leave them alone," Perez told The Associated Press in an interview. "The...
  • Iran 'Sentences Three To Death' [No Comment From Peace Prize Recipient?]

    10/10/2009 9:50:05 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 689+ views
    BBC News ^ | October 10th 2009
    Iran 'sentences three to death' President Ahmadinejad's re-election in June triggered mass protests Three people detained after June's disputed presidential election have been sentenced to death, Iran's Isna news agency reports. The judgements are preliminary and must be confirmed by a higher court, Isna says. Full names have not been given. So far the only named opposition activist reported as having been sentenced to death over post-election protests is Mohammad Reza Ali Zamani. The unrest was triggered by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election. On Saturday Isna quoted Zahed Bashiri Rad, a justice ministry official, as saying: "Three people who were accused...
  • Rebels and Radicals: The New American Revolution

    09/08/2009 3:41:52 AM PDT · by Walter Scott Hudson · 3 replies · 395+ views
    Fightin Words / RightNation ^ | September 8, 2009 | Walter Scott Hudson
    Radicalism and rebellion can be vilified or canonized without much thought. In the context of the American Revolution, we view the radicalism and rebellion of our founding fathers as good, even sacred. Yet we often use the terms radical and rebel as pejoratives in a modern context. Why is that? Radicalism and rebellion are healthy when the system rebelled against acts to deprive free men of their natural rights. But radicalism and rebellion can also be used against a system which recognizes and preserves those rights. This is the situation we find ourselves in today, with radicals rebelling against the...
  • Sri Lankan troops take last Tiger bastion, rebels flee to jungle

    01/25/2009 9:10:43 PM PST · by DTAD · 5 replies · 484+ views
    Sri Lankan government troops were Monday pushing into the last pockets of jungle still held by Tamil Tigers after the capture of the rebels' last urban stronghold and military headquarters. Soldiers on Sunday overran Mullaittivu, a northeastern coastal lagoon town that was the Tigers' main base for more than a decade, the island's army chief announced in a televised address to the nation.
  • Snead, Ole Miss down Texas Tech in Cotton Bowl

    01/02/2009 5:22:03 PM PST · by Cedar · 13 replies · 455+ views
    Ole Miss isn't just the team that handed Florida its only loss. These Rebels are seriously on the rise. Behind Jevan Snead's passing, Dexter McCluster's squirming runs and some big returns by Marshay Green, No. 25 Mississippi overcame an early deficit and beat No. 7 Texas Tech 47-34 Friday in the final Cotton Bowl played in the stadium of the same name. The Red Raiders (11-2) converted a pair of early turnovers into a 14-0 lead, but Snead led the Rebels to touchdowns on their next three drives, followed by a go-ahead field goal shortly before halftime. Once Green returned...
  • You Can Still Hear The Rebel Yell

    12/22/2008 4:43:29 AM PST · by Davy Buck · 29 replies · 1,421+ views
    I recall reading that a Union soldier, observing his comrades fleeing in wide-eyed panic from the "rebel yell" at Chancellorsville said his former unit resembled "close-packed ranks rushing like legions of the damned."
  • Steve Godbold Released by Chad Rebels!!

    07/25/2008 8:31:55 PM PDT · by epow · 14 replies · 466+ views
    UP-DATE: Steve Godbold - Chad Thursday, July 24, 2008 Steve Godbold Released For release: July 25, 2008 The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) is very pleased to announce the release of Cash Stephen Godbold, a missionary held captive in northern Chad for more than nine months. Godbold was released by his captors in Chad on Thursday evening, July 24th. He was released near the town of Bardai in northern Chad, and is presently a guest of local officials in Bardai. Arrangements are in process to send an aircraft to Bardai to evacuate Godbold to N'Djamena. From there he will travel to...
  • US-led coalition, Afghan troops kill 32 rebels

    06/28/2008 9:59:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 189+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/08 | AFP
    KABUL (AFP) - Afghan and US-led coalition forces killed 32 Taliban-linked militants in fighting in southern Afghanistan, the coalition said Saturday. The rebels were slain after attacking the forces patrolling in southern Uruzgan province's Khas Uruzgan district on Thursday, the statement said. "A total of 32 militants were killed by Afghan National Security Forces and coalition forces in two separate engagements in the Khas Oruzgan District, the statement added. A 10-year-old Afghan child and two Afghan national policemen were wounded during the battle, it added, without giving details on how the child was hurt. The attack, the latest in an...