Civil war in Libya?

  • metta

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    Feb 21, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    Wow...seems like almost the entire middle east is in turmoil right now

    Gadhafi's son warns of civil war in Libya


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110221/ap_on_re_af/af_libya_protests
  • DCEric

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    Feb 21, 2011 12:40 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    Wow...seems like almost the non or low oil producing parts of the middle east are in turmoil right now


    FTFY
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    Feb 21, 2011 1:31 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    metta8 said
    Wow...seems like almost the non or low oil producing parts of the middle east are in turmoil right now


    FTFY


    ahahaha
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 21, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    The media was reporting that Gadhafi had fled the country.... not confirmed, but there are lots of reports that things are totally coming apart over there.
    I'm not at all suprised.... a country situated between Tunisia and Egypt with
    the 41 year rule of a tyrant who has abused the country. I just wonder if this is going to have the same "good turnout" as Egypt.
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    Feb 21, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    I hope the bastard burns.
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    Feb 21, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    TigerTim saidI hope the bastard burns.


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  • kew1

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    Feb 21, 2011 2:21 PM GMT
    DCEric said
    metta8 said
    Wow...seems like almost the non or low oil producing parts of the middle east are in turmoil right now


    FTFY


    What, we let the Lockerbie bomber go & they don't have oil?
    Actually, they have loads
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 21, 2011 3:37 PM GMT
    Watching that son of Gadhafi speak gave me the creepiest feeling. He just looks evil to me. I hope he and his father both end up having to flee the country. I know it's not going to be easy for the people to get that to happen, as the Gadhafi's are ruthless and cruel people who will stop at nothing to hold onto their power and fortunes.
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    Feb 21, 2011 3:53 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWatching that son of Gaddafi speak gave me the creepiest feeling. He just looks evil to me. I hope he and his father both end up having to flee the country. I know it's not going to be easy for the people to get that to happen, as the Gaddafi's are ruthless and cruel people who will stop at nothing to hold onto their power and fortunes.
    I could say something... but I wont. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 21, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWatching that son of Gaddafi speak gave me the creepiest feeling. He just looks evil to me. I hope he and his father both end up having to flee the country. I know it's not going to be easy for the people to get that to happen, as the Gaddafi's are ruthless and cruel people who will stop at nothing to hold onto their power and fortunes.
    I could say something... but I wont. icon_wink.gif




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    Feb 21, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWatching that son of Gaddafi speak gave me the creepiest feeling. He just looks evil to me. I hope he and his father both end up having to flee the country. I know it's not going to be easy for the people to get that to happen, as the Gaddafi's are ruthless and cruel people who will stop at nothing to hold onto their power and fortunes.
    I could say something... but I wont. icon_wink.gif


    Why do I have a sneaking suspicion that the comment witheld would have quickly devolved into an anti-GOP/anti-Bush slam-fest, lol...

    My bigger (and more localized) worry is that oil speculators will seize upon this to make a few trillion dollars by hyperinflating oil to $170/Bbl. which would work out to around $5.50-$6.00 USD per gallon, and triple the cost of heating oil.

    Winter weather in the northern states isn't over by a long shot.

    Gonna have to watch those oil ETFs and figure out where the massive share dump (short sales) might happen; the peak in 2008 held until $149/Bbl. if memory serves correctly.

  • metta

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    Feb 21, 2011 7:36 PM GMT



    Gadhafi's hold on Libya weakens in protest wave

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110221/ap_on_re_af/af_libya_protests


    http://news.yahoo.com/video/world-15749633/mideast-unrest-spreads-in-bahrain-yemen-libya-24262964
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    Feb 21, 2011 7:56 PM GMT
    I'm so proud of the middle east right now, this needed to happen for a while and it's not a corrupt outside force assisting them but the people themselves. I really hope the U.S and the west in general keeps their noses out of the liberation process.........the people don't need their help, just like the Iraqi's didn't. That revolution would have happened on it's own also given time.

    My greatest hope is that the Middle East forms a community, like the EU, then they will be much more powerful and able to deal with the threats the rest of the world poses to their resources and freedom.

    It's critical though that in each country they completely get rid of the corrupt administrations in place and appoint leaders democratically.

    Roll on Saudi !
  • metta

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    Feb 21, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    Analysis: Why Arab Spring could be al Qaeda's fall

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    "If you have freedom, al Qaeda will go away," says Osama Rushdi, a former Egyptian jihadist. "Al Qaeda can work under a dictatorship regime but I think if we open the door for all people to be part of society and have human rights, then there will be security not just in Egypt but around the world," Rushdi told CNN.
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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/02/21/arab.unrest.alqaeda.analysis/index.html?hpt=C1
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    Feb 21, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    metta8 saidAnalysis: Why Arab Spring could be al Qaeda's fall

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    "If you have freedom, al Qaeda will go away," says Osama Rushdi, a former Egyptian jihadist. "Al Qaeda can work under a dictatorship regime but I think if we open the door for all people to be part of society and have human rights, then there will be security not just in Egypt but around the world," Rushdi told CNN.


    http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/02/21/arab.unrest.alqaeda.analysis/index.html?hpt=C1[/quote]

    This is what I've always felt. Fat and happy people rarely feel the urge to become terrorists. Sad how long its taken the US to realize that in terms of security and foreign policy. Once you have legitimate avenues for expression and dissent, why blow yourself up?
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    Feb 21, 2011 10:43 PM GMT
    MSNBC just reported on a new addres by him in which he called on the people to stop demonstrating or the government woukld defend itself to the last bullet.
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    Feb 21, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!

    SO proud of everyone in the middle east.

    This shows the rest of the world how much they take freedom for granted and the stereotypes they put on Middle eastern people!
  • metta

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    Feb 27, 2011 9:50 AM GMT


    A glimpse into Gaddafi's palace
    Libyan leader's palace outside Benghazi is not just luxurious, but a bunker designed to withstand a nuclear attack.




    http://english.aljazeera.net/video/africa/2011/02/20112276522858202.html
  • metta

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    Feb 27, 2011 10:02 AM GMT
    Pariah to partner - and back again


    Really interesting to hear about his son around 12:20min and the paper he made in 2008




    http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/countingthecost/2011/02/201122611462476276.html
  • metta

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    Feb 27, 2011 10:20 AM GMT
    Libyan revolt appoints provisional government


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110227/ap_on_re_af/af_libya
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    Feb 27, 2011 10:34 AM GMT
    Tunisia, Egypt and now Libya. Where's next? Hopefully not Tanzania!!!
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 27, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    Crescendo saidTunisia, Egypt and now Libya. Where's next? Hopefully not Tanzania!!!



    I really need to brush up on my geography. I have never even heard of Tanzania icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 27, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Crescendo saidTunisia, Egypt and now Libya. Where's next? Hopefully not Tanzania!!!



    I really need to brush up on my geography. I have never even heard of Tanzania icon_eek.gif
    Yeah you do..

    Ever heard of Ouagadougou? (pronounced 'wahh gah do goo')
    I used to live there.
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    Feb 27, 2011 4:37 PM GMT
    I think Ghadfi is gay....no straight guys would be caught wearing such Flamboyant uniforms....and what's with the green swagger stick.....???lmao..Keithicon_wink.gif