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Old 24.02.2011, 15:13
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

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Lots of Algerians in Libya - many who are illegal immigrants.....
again some more blurt outs that are based on fiction rather than fact...

FYI: Libya does NOT have any restrictions on Algerians entering as tourist or engaging in business... and vice versa... saying what you said is like saying there are lots of Welsh immigrants in england many of them are illegal immigrants...
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Old 24.02.2011, 16:35
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

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During the Greek War of Independence, those citizens of comfortable foreign nations who believed in freedom actively volunteered their service and even their lives to the noble cause in which they fervently believed.

During the Spanish Civil War, another generation of foreigners did the same.

Now that the people of the Arab speaking world are clamouring for freedom, those who wish to support them are happy to type away at their desks and proclaim what should and shouldn't be done on their behalf.

How time changes, eh?
Time for Human shields & aid Flottilas to get going.
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Time for Human shields & aid Flottilas to get going.

Yeah, right. What happened to those?


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Now that the people of the Arab speaking world are clamouring for freedom, those who wish to support them are happy to type away at their desks and proclaim what should and shouldn't be done on their behalf.

With remote controlled drones, one can now do a lot of damage with keystrokes.
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Time for Human shields & aid Flottilas to get going.

Yo Israel! How about sending a missile straight for Gaddaffi? It's time to start earning brownie points from the Arabs. It looks like you will be needing them later.
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With remote controlled drones, one can now do a lot of damage with keystrokes.
Remote controlled from the EF, are they?

So long as someone else carries out the bloody business consequent to our beliefs, I guess we can make as many keystrokes as we like, happy in the knowledge that it'll never really affect us.

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Old 24.02.2011, 17:51
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

Gadaffi is now comparing himself with the Queen (The British Head of Monarchy).
Maybe she could lend him some dresses? Anything would be an improvement!
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Old 24.02.2011, 19:11
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Gadaffi is now comparing himself with the Queen (The British Head of Monarchy).
Maybe she could lend him some dresses? Anything would be an improvement!
He's a cultural fashion icon like Karzai. Check Vanity Fair article
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About "Khaddafi has suspended the Libyan membership long ago"

Are you sure? I quote "
Libya currently holds the rotating presidency of the League of Arab States "

How does Libya manage to be the president with suspended membership?
The "rotating president" is a ceremonial function without any real importance, and Libya was next-in-line. The Arab League did not regard the suspension by Khaddafi as relevant. That the League at present does what is done always in case of a civil war, has nothing to do with this. This is just one of the many completely illogical things about the "Leader of the Revolution" who claims NOT to be president and so not in a position to resign
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Old 25.02.2011, 00:04
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The "rotating president" is a ceremonial function without any real importance, and Libya was next-in-line. The Arab League did not regard the suspension by Khaddafi as relevant. That the League at present does what is done always in case of a civil war, has nothing to do with this. This is just one of the many completely illogical things about the "Leader of the Revolution" who claims NOT to be president and so not in a position to resign
Clear as mud, as they say.....................
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

There is concern that Gaddaffi might use chemical and biological weapons on his own people.

"From the halls of montezuma to the shores of Tripoli"

Analysts: More Libyan bloodshed could prompt U.S., NATO intervention
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Old 25.02.2011, 17:42
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There is concern that Gaddaffi might use chemical and biological weapons on his own people.

"From the halls of montezuma to the shores of Tripoli"

Analysts: More Libyan bloodshed could prompt U.S., NATO intervention

He does have the chemical and biological stuff but whether he still has the capability to deliver is not clear.
You need special shells for example plus people have to wear suitable safety suits to fill the shells; it is not so simple.....
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Old 25.02.2011, 17:52
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The "rotating president" is a ceremonial function without any real importance, and Libya was next-in-line. The Arab League did not regard the suspension by Khaddafi as relevant. That the League at present does what is done always in case of a civil war, has nothing to do with this. This is just one of the many completely illogical things about the "Leader of the Revolution" who claims NOT to be president and so not in a position to resign
Todays announcement "The Libyan delegation to the Arab League in Cairo has renounced links to Muammar Gaddafi and said it now represented the will of the people, Reuters is reporting."

Does not sound like Libya ever did suspend their membership of the Arab League?
Anyway positive news.
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Old 25.02.2011, 17:57
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Todays announcement "The Libyan delegation to the Arab League in Cairo has renounced links to Muammar Gaddafi and said it now represented the will of the people, Reuters is reporting."

Does not sound like Libya ever did suspend their membership of the Arab League?
Anyway positive news.
Who said Libya ever suspended their membership in the Arab league ?
The only source is somewhere in 8038, not known for accuracy.

Gaddafi's tribe (the Gaddafi tribe, who would have guessed) is still behind him - it would not be unreasonable to assume some of them know how to use whatever weapons Gaddafi has.
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Old 25.02.2011, 21:41
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No surprise but it would be good to see the "proof" mentioned.

I am worried that Gaddafi will survive because he has endless money to hire mercenaries to protect him in Tripoli. Once his position is secured in Tripoli he also has endless money to hire mercenaries to take back the cities that have seceded.

The same article you quote also says it is unlikely that the UN human rights council will make a strong statement against Gadaffi. Disgraceful.
As forecast pathetic response from UN human rights council
"UN HRC has passed by consensus a resolution against Libya that focuses attention on the terrible human rights abuses happening on the ground. The resolution calls for an independent international commission of inquiry and has recommended that the United Nations General Assembly consider suspending Libya from its seat in the HRC in view of the gross and systematic violations of human rights by the Libyan authorities."
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As forecast pathetic response from UN human rights council
"UN HRC has passed by consensus a resolution against Libya that focuses attention on the terrible human rights abuses happening on the ground. The resolution calls for an independent international commission of inquiry and has recommended that the United Nations General Assembly consider suspending Libya from its seat in the HRC in view of the gross and systematic violations of human rights by the Libyan authorities."
We all know UN stands for " Usless Nutters"
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Who said Libya ever suspended their membership in the Arab league ?
The only source is somewhere in 8038, not known for accuracy.

Gaddafi's tribe (the Gaddafi tribe, who would have guessed) is still behind him - it would not be unreasonable to assume some of them know how to use whatever weapons Gaddafi has.
Khaddafi said so, in speeches and in interviews. His suspension however was ignored by the League, apparently due to some formalities.
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Old 25.02.2011, 23:53
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Khaddafi said so, in speeches and in interviews. His suspension however was ignored by the League, apparently due to some formalities.
Well if we believe Khaddafi this uprising was spurned on through a coalition of USA, Al Qaeda, Isreal, the media and drug addicts, at least he's blamed all of them at some point so We shouldn't believe everything he says. Could this formalities possibly be that he was talking BS as usual? They actively participated in the group up till last week. They postponed the next Arab league summit a week ago. Personally if I withdraw from a club, I don't go and organise their next meeting and offer to have it at my place.

http://www.yalibnan.com/2011/02/18/l...league-summit/
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Re: Libya - 17 Feb "Day of wrath"

Now a slight change of topic has anyone been surprised how public Al Saif has been? He seemed to have a good PR campaign going making him a reformist and then this. He's supposed to be a clever guy but I don't understand the frequent public support he has given his dad. If I was him I'd be concentrating on ways to get my dad out of this mess alive and with immunity. Surely he realises his father is fighting a losing battle? The way things are going he's gonna end up in the Haag beside his dad, or even worse in front of a Libyan court.
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