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Old 02.03.2011, 20:03
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

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The Chinese are sending a frigate to Libya - Even Qaddafi should get the message by now.
Good gesture but I am not sure how useful a guided missile warship is in this sort of situation.
It was formerly helping with anti-pirate patrols - also not a lot of use there I guess. Would anybody seriously launch a missile costing say a quarter of a million dollars at a speedboat carrying 4 or 5 pirates?
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Old 02.03.2011, 20:27
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

Please somebody take Kaddafi outtttttttt. Who's volunteering??
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Please somebody take Kaddafi outtttttttt. Who's volunteering??
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Old 02.03.2011, 21:30
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Old 02.03.2011, 21:40
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Good gesture but I am not sure how useful a guided missile warship is in this sort of situation.
It was formerly helping with anti-pirate patrols - also not a lot of use there I guess. Would anybody seriously launch a missile costing say a quarter of a million dollars at a speedboat carrying 4 or 5 pirates?
Gunship diplomacy still has it's uses - and the Chinese are not known for paying too much attention to human rights.

I seriously doubt that Gaddafi has the speedboats and trained suicidal idiots to man them against a warship. but if he does - they can be dealt with much cheaper Swiss weapons: .
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Old 02.03.2011, 22:48
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

AlJazigzag reports: The libyan situation is lot worse than expected: fierce air battles rage.

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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

Have you heard Negadi's statement about allowing protesters to demonstrate freely and without harassing them? He does make a good comedian doesn't he?
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Old 02.03.2011, 23:14
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Somalia doesn't have a government (Lebanon is not far behind)- hardly peaceful.

replace governments by dictators and I'll agree with you
Lebanon HAS a government, a democratically elected parliament, and a state-president elected by parliament.

Your comparison is wrong.
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Old 02.03.2011, 23:19
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Lebanon HAS a government, a democratically elected parliament, and a state-president elected by parliament.

Your comparison is wrong.
More like Belgium...hey they don't have a government yay!
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Old 02.03.2011, 23:31
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Lebanon HAS a government, a democratically elected parliament, and a state-president elected by parliament.

Your comparison is wrong.
Lebanon has a bunch of tribes who hate each other but can't achieve dominant position. There are no significant political parties - only secterian ones.

The army is weaker than Hizbullah, There is no accountability (see the Hariri investigation farce, for example) - Lebanon is never far for civil war.

Do do make some nice wine & Arak, but that doesn't make them into a functioning democracy.
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Old 02.03.2011, 23:51
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AlJazigzag reports: The libyan situation is lot worse than expected: fierce air battles rage.
I think they got a crossed line with starwars
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Lebanon has a bunch of tribes who hate each other but can't achieve dominant position. There are no significant political parties - only secterian ones.

The army is weaker than Hizbullah, There is no accountability (see the Hariri investigation farce, for example) - Lebanon is never far for civil war.

Do do make some nice wine & Arak, but that doesn't make them into a functioning democracy.
There are political parties, which means more than one party per religious grouping. The army controls most of the country and has A) to act sensibly and B) to work along a consensus of the various parties AND the various militias out of which this army resulted, unlike the Hizbullah who only controls some small slices of territory and takes its freedom to act like loonies. Overall, the army IS stronger than Hizbullah.

For most Lebanese, Hizbullah AND the IDF are simply a threat to live and peace in Lebanon alike, even for different reasons.

The Hariri murder investigation a failure ? Maybe, but what about the Olof Palme murder investigation in Sweden ? A strange comparison I admit, but the whole Hariri investigation was conducted by foreign experts who right from the beginning had a clear idea what the result ought to be. They had their theory and collected evidence to prove their theory, instead of first of all checking all evidence and then look at possible theories. Was it a coincidence that he was killed right outside the St. Georges, whose former owners his lawyers had evicted just the day before ? And no one witnessed the preparations ? In spite of having one side of the road cafés opening very early in the morning, on the other side of the road nightclubs and night-cafés open until "late" in the morning, and above those cafés the front of the Phoenicia Intercontinental with uncountable rooms.

Something else. Everybody in Beirut now claims to have been a victim in the years of the Civil War ! Which means that those rifles, machine guns and artillery guns apparently worked without humans operating them !? Wonders apparently happen

Back to Rafiq Hariri. The Lebanese should do what the Swedes have done a while ago. Close the case as "unsolved". Final point
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Old 03.03.2011, 14:10
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There are political parties, which means more than one party per religious grouping. The army controls most of the country and has A) to act sensibly and B) to work along a consensus of the various parties AND the various militias out of which this army resulted, unlike the Hizbullah who only controls some small slices of territory and takes its freedom to act like loonies. Overall, the army IS stronger than Hizbullah.

For most Lebanese, Hizbullah AND the IDF are simply a threat to live and peace in Lebanon alike, even for different reasons.

The Hariri murder investigation a failure ? Maybe, but what about the Olof Palme murder investigation in Sweden ? A strange comparison I admit, but the whole Hariri investigation was conducted by foreign experts who right from the beginning had a clear idea what the result ought to be. They had their theory and collected evidence to prove their theory, instead of first of all checking all evidence and then look at possible theories. Was it a coincidence that he was killed right outside the St. Georges, whose former owners his lawyers had evicted just the day before ? And no one witnessed the preparations ? In spite of having one side of the road cafés opening very early in the morning, on the other side of the road nightclubs and night-cafés open until "late" in the morning, and above those cafés the front of the Phoenicia Intercontinental with uncountable rooms.

Something else. Everybody in Beirut now claims to have been a victim in the years of the Civil War ! Which means that those rifles, machine guns and artillery guns apparently worked without humans operating them !? Wonders apparently happen

Back to Rafiq Hariri. The Lebanese should do what the Swedes have done a while ago. Close the case as "unsolved". Final point
Like I said before: Conspiracy theories are history for Idiots.

Speaking of Idiots: The LSE (London School of Economics) seems to be full of them - Libya can be the Norway of North Africa ? it's one thing to be financed by dictators, but this is embarrassing.
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I found this man interesting, he was on an interview with Eliot Spitzer. I love Eliot Spitzer! Spitzer asked if he had the telephone number of the head of the provincial government in Libya that they could give him a call, the man said ' Yes he did' and found the scrap of paper in his coat jacket with the name and number on it. Now the only place I can find the video and link is here all other copies have been taken down.
I have no idea what the site is or what they support but they have the CNN video posted.

His name is Mansour El Kikhia and it is the first video, so watch it now before it goes!

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/201...r-open-thread/
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Old 03.03.2011, 23:08
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I found this man interesting, he was on an interview with Eliot Spitzer. I love Eliot Spitzer! Spitzer asked if he had the telephone number of the head of the provincial government in Libya that they could give him a call, the man said ' Yes he did' and found the scrap of paper in his coat jacket with the name and number on it. Now the only place I can find the video and link is here all other copies have been taken down.
I have no idea what the site is or what they support but they have the CNN video posted.

His name is Mansour El Kikhia and it is the first video, so watch it now before it goes!

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/201...r-open-thread/
Are you kidding me ! this guy is a wacko,a nut .I am glad he is historySpitzer of course

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Are you kidding me ! this guy is a wacko,a nut .I am glad he is historySpitzer of corse
Okay. But I would have liked to see that wacko nut take down some of the parasites at Wall Street. If only he could have controlled his appetite for prostitutes.
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Okay. But I would have liked to see that wacko nut take down some of the parasites at Wall Street. If only he could have controlled his appetite for prostitutes.
At last it was his own money that he was throwing away on the prostitutes- he has expensive tastes -and so many 6-7 a day? and unlike Berlusconi, none were underage.
Anyway he is brilliant at getting people on the ropes, pinning them down and pummeling them- figuratively speaking of course.

My personal opinion is that the man who has the blog where I found the link is a bit strange
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Old 04.03.2011, 11:25
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

About the journalists who were invited by Gadaffi to visit Tripoli to see how "normal" Libya now is; they have been locked in their Tripoli hotel today.

Would be funny if it was not such a tragic situation with so many people hurt or killed.
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What galls those Merkuns have! They are using aircraft carriers to help evacuate Egyptians fleeing Libya.

U.S. aircraft to help return Egyptians fleeing Libya

Are they perhaps harvesting oil from their oily hair and skins? Surely there is some ulterior motive behind this evil act.
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What galls those Merkuns have! They are using aircraft carriers to help evacuate Egyptians fleeing Libya.

U.S. aircraft to help return Egyptians fleeing Libya

Are they perhaps harvesting oil from their oily hair and skins? Surely there is some ulterior motive behind this evil act.
They will show subliminal messages during the in flight movie...
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