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Old 02-21-2011, 05:24 PM   #1
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Gaddafi 'may have fled Libya' as Tripoli burns

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These revolutions have similarities, but each situation is very different.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:54 PM   #2
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I heard he was going to hide in Venezuela.


That's funny.


Seeing as what's happening to brutal and repressive regimes, that may not be the safest place to go.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:02 PM   #3
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Has not fled. Yet.

Gadhafi goes on Libyan TV amid wave of protests - Yahoo! News
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:15 PM   #4
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Then I hope the protesters overrun his palace or wherever it is that he dwells and execute him.
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well, it will probably be to the death then that man isn't going anywhere..
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #6
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Not to make light of the situation, but we should have a "New Revolution" general discussion thread. There seems to be a new one every other week.
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #7
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Fingers crossed for Venezuela!
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Fingers crossed for Venezuela!
You knoooowww... the US could use a strong ally in South America...

hmm...
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Old 02-22-2011, 02:26 AM   #9
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Then I hope the protesters overrun his palace or wherever it is that he dwells and execute him.
You're a charmer, aren't you?

Never mind submitting him to due legal process or anything.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:17 AM   #10
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If true, a particularly grotesque feature of the violence against the protesters is the widely alleged presence of mercenaries reportedly brought in from Chad and other sub-Saharan neighboring countries by the planeload. I assume from the repeated use of that term by various outlets that they mean just that, killers for hire, as opposed to political allies through clan/tribal/etc. ties.
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All this political upheaval, it all started on Chinese New Year when The Egyptians found it a good time to protest against national police day

However the problem is:

The Americans (World Police) have expressed ambivalence to these movements for change in those countries because. 1. The countries of upheaval are all American allies. 2. There is no freedom in the middle east, but the Americans couldnt care less about them unless the political systems of those countries abide by them. 3. Israel - a state which is hated on the whole by all in the middle east is a major American ally, the key to keeping these leaders in power is to ensure that Israel can still exist.
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You're a charmer, aren't you?

Never mind submitting him to due legal process or anything.
Well that would come first, hopefully.
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Glad some of the military has seen through the madness.

PICTURE: Libyan pilots flee to Malta in armed Mirage F1s

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The two Libyan Arab Air Force Dassault Mirage F1 fighters that landed at Malta international airport on 21 February were armed with unguided rocket pods and had not sought permission to arrive in the Mediterranean nation.

Local reports suggest that the air force pilots fled Libya after having been instructed to perform air strikes against protestors in the country's second city, Benghazi, in a bid to quell growing civil unrest against the rule of Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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Prayers and fingers crossed for diplomats trapped in Libya:

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The United States says it has not been able to move some of its non-essential diplomats from Libya, as governments send airplanes and ships to pick up their citizens stranded by Libya's bloody unrest.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Tuesday the United States was looking at various ways to move the diplomats, their families, and other Americans out of Libya. He did not elaborate on why the U.S. was unable to do so on Tuesday.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the safety and wellbeing of Americans there is the highest U.S. priority.

Meanwhile, Britain's foreign secretary says his country has redeployed a warship closer to Libya to aid in the evacuation effort. William Hague says the Royal Navy warship HMS Cumberland has been put on standby to help Britons return home from Libya, should it be needed.

The U.S., European countries and Libya's neighbors are evacuating thousands of foreign citizens trying to flee deadly violence triggered by a Libyan uprising against longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

The Netherlands and France have confirmed that their planes received permission to land in the city of Tripoli, but the French news agency reports that one of France's three planes has been diverted to Malta.
US Unable to Evacuate Diplomats from Libya | News | English
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If true, a particularly grotesque feature of the violence against the protesters is the widely alleged presence of mercenaries reportedly brought in from Chad and other sub-Saharan neighboring countries by the planeload. I assume from the repeated use of that term by various outlets that they mean just that, killers for hire, as opposed to political allies through clan/tribal/etc. ties.
Lovely .

Such a disturbing scene. I hope that they manage to stop the psychos committing these killings as quickly as possible and give them the punishments they deserve.

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