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Old 26.08.2014, 12:40
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Re: Libya Post Qaddafi- Sharia State?

Further to Marton's post above, quote from Guardian:

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If the US allegations are true, both countries now want to expand their campaign beyond their borders, seeking to curb the rise of Brotherhood-affiliated militias threatening to take over Libya. The move could turn Libya into a proxy war between the country's elected government, backed by UAE and Egypt, and Islamists backed by Qatar, another Gulf state.
makes one wonder if they ever go the direct way i.e., UAE bombing Qatar
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Old 01.09.2014, 12:33
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Re: Libya Post Qaddafi- Sharia State?

Oh, how cute:

Libyan militia uses vacated U.S. Embassy in Libya as swim club

Its good to have some fun. They ought to do that more often.
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Old 01.09.2014, 15:20
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Re: Libya Post Qaddafi- Sharia State?

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Oh, how cute:

Libyan militia uses vacated U.S. Embassy in Libya as swim club

Its good to have some fun. They ought to do that more often.
Better than a WC?
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Re: Libya Post Qaddafi- Sharia State?

The lights finally go out in Libya

Libya cut off from world by air as last foreign airline suspends flights

Turkish Airlines suspends flights to Misrata after earlier pulling routes to Tripoli, Benghazi and Sebha


A rocket propelled grenade lies on the tarmac of Tripoli International Airport in July 2014.

Louisa Loveluck, Cairo 2:35PM GMT 06 Jan 2015
The last foreign airline operating in Libya has suspended all flights to and from the country, cutting the North African nation off from the world by air as it slides further into chaos.
Turkish Airlines said on Tuesday that it had suspended flights to Misrata, its only remaining destination in Libya, after it had earlier pulled its flights to the capital, Tripoli, as well as Benghazi and the inland desert city of Sebha.
"We have suspended our Misrata flights until further notice, due to operational issues," a company spokesman said.
Since the fall of longtime dictator Muamar Ghaddafi in 2011, Libya has been a country divided and spiralling ever-further into chaos. While its UN-recognised government skulks in the eastern city of Tobruk, an Islamist-dominated assembly has clung onto power in Tripoli, despite losing an election. The two governments are nominally allied to rival militias but their control over the fighters can be limited in practice.
Forces loyal to Libya's internationally-recognised government began airstrikes on militia-held Misrata at the end of December, hitting its school of aviation, just thirty minutes after a Turkish Airlines flight had taken off from the city's airport. The port and a steel plant were also hit

On Tuesday, the Tobruk government demanded tighter control over sea routes into the country, threatening to shoot at any vessel approaching ports without prior permission.
A day earlier, it had drawn stinging criticism from the Greek authorities, after Libyan warplanes bombed a Greek-owned oil tanker, killing two European crewmen. Greece's foreign ministry condemned the attack as "unprovoked and cowardly", but the Tobruk government insisted the tanker had been carrying militants to the Islamist-held town of Derna, where one of the town's patchwork of militant groups has declared allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil).
On Monday, a Tobruk representative had appealed for weapons to combat its rival militias, calling on member nations to fulfil their "legal and moral responsibilities".

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Old 07.01.2015, 00:39
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Re: Libya Post Qaddafi- Sharia State?

So the Turks abandon Libya again (last time was 1912).

But not to worry - Libya is not cut off from the world. plenty of refugees will still come from Libya by boat.

(PS - the photo shows a mortar bomb, not an RPG)
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Another "Conspiracy Theory" Becomes Conspiracy Fact

From a thread on another site entitled: Another "Conspiracy Theory" Becomes Conspiracy Fact

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Back on New Year's Eve, there was a dump of over 3,000 unclassified emails from your next President of the United States (POTUS), Hillary Clinton. Most of these were garbage and BS but you might want to take a close look at this one:
https://www.foia.state.gov/searchapp.../C05779612.pdf

Here's the critical excerpt:

"On April 2, 2011 sources with access to advisers to Salt al-Islam Qaddafi stated in strictest confidence that while the freezing of Libya's foreign bank accounts presents Muammar Qaddafi with serious challenges, his ability to equip and maintain his armed forces and intelligence services remains intact. According to sensitive information available to this these individuals, Qaddafi's government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver. During late March, 2011 these stocks were moved to SABHA (south west in the direction of the Libyan border with Niger and Chad); taken from the vaults of the Libyan Central Bank in Tripoli.

This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French.franc (CFA).

(Source Comment: According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy's decision to commit France to the attack on Libya."

Well, there you have it. What we've all long-suspected. And straight from the US Secretary of State and her most trusted adviser, Sid Blumenthal. You can read more about this at the source link here:
http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/...-intervention/
Surprising what eventually comes out with the wash.
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Re: Libya Post Qaddafi- Sharia State?

Gaddafi accused Tony Blair of supporting al-Qaeda as he refused calls to stand down during the height of the Libyan uprising, newly-released transcripts have revealed.
Records of two phone conversations between the pair on 25 February 2011 have been published by the British Foreign Affairs Committee as its inquiry into Britain’s intervention in Libya continues.
Mr Blair made his first call to the Libyan dictator at 11:15 am, saying he had tried to reach him for days as the “difficult and dangerous situation” escalated with global calls for intervention.


As Arab Spring protests grew and were brutally crushed by Libyan forces, sparking the formation of militarised anti-government rebel groups that started to seize territory, Gaddafi blamed al-Qaeda for the violence.



Gaddafi warned Blair that jihadis were already wreaking havoc in the North African state despite his governance - and that if he was to be toppled it would pave the way for the rise of an Islamic State that would open the doors to a deluge of migrants heading for mainland Europe.



Gaddafi warned Blair his ousting would 'open door' to jihadis
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Re: Libya Post Qaddafi- Sharia State?

Seems that the Libya militias are earning pocket money selling ex-Gadaffi weapons over Facebook!
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Re: Libya Post Qaddafi- Sharia State?

Libya should be split into 2 parts - Libya minor and Libya major, they would be a pleasure to visit again and again.
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