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Libyan rebels embrace U.S. and its flag
Jewish World Review ^ | 8/11/2011 | David Zucchino

Posted on 08/11/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT by Former Fetus

BENGHAZI, Libya — (MCT) Omar el Keish wanted to make a strong statement when he headed out with his wife and daughter recently for a revolutionary rally here in the de facto rebel capital.

Keish decided to bring along a flag. It wasn't the ubiquitous Libyan rebel flag that flutters at every downtown rally. He chose the American flag — the Stars and Stripes — on a long, heavy pole.

The 57-year-old airline pilot waved the big fluttering fabric with both arms, and rallygoers smiled and flashed the V for victory sign at the sight of Old Glory.

"Libyans love America," Keish explained as he cut through a boisterous crowd that numbered in the tens of thousands. "They love the flag because it stands for freedom and democracy — exactly what they want for Libya."

In a region where America is often mistrusted and resented, rebel-held eastern Libya stands out as an island of pro-American sentiment. The rag-tag forces that drove out Moammar Gadhafi's security forces in February credit U.S. and NATO warplanes for rescuing Benghazi from a government counterattack in March.

America's popularity has risen further since July 15, when the U.S. formally recognized the rebel Transitional National Council as the sole legitimate representative of the Libyan people.

More American flags have begun to pop up at opposition rallies and outside shops. Some young men sport ball caps emblazoned with a small U.S. flag and the New York Yankees logo.

(Excerpt) Read more at jewishworldreview.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: libya; lybia; nato; obama; rebels; us
When I read the title I couldn't help thinking "sure, they like us because of what we can do for them". Really, if they win their independence, how long will it be before they start shouting "yankee go home" or "death to the great satan"?

I had to laugh when I read the last sentence: the popular small flags feature, for reasons Harari could not explain, 70 stars and 15 stripes. "They just want the flag," he said, shrugging. "They don't care how many stars it has."

Hail the Obama legacy!

1 posted on 08/11/2011 7:47:01 AM PDT by Former Fetus
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To: Former Fetus

When I read the title my first thought was “yeah, till they win.”


2 posted on 08/11/2011 7:48:54 AM PDT by hometoroost (Per Oceander: The only guarantees in life are death, taxes, and stupidity.)
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To: Former Fetus

Setup for an Obama campaign vid clip.


3 posted on 08/11/2011 7:49:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Former Fetus

As they sit there with Mohammar Ghaddafi’s $34 BILLION’s on their plate! I guess next they’ll be soaking themselves in apple pie and baseball any minute.


4 posted on 08/11/2011 7:49:12 AM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: Former Fetus

Really, if they win their independence, how long will it be before they start shouting "yankee go home" or "death to the great satan"?
Right away, since they're affiliated with al-Qaeda . . . ?
5 posted on 08/11/2011 7:49:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Former Fetus

I’m waiting for them to reject Islam.

That’s their problem. And they will continue to fester at the bottom of the cesspool until they decide to throw out that cancer of the mind.


6 posted on 08/11/2011 7:50:41 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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7 posted on 08/11/2011 7:52:04 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Former Fetus

Sure he loves, he loves that is. until he decides to cut your freaking head off.


8 posted on 08/11/2011 7:53:57 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat

I can almost hear Barry proposing Lybia become the 58th state.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 7:57:37 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Former Fetus
the popular small flags feature, for reasons Harari could not explain, 70 stars and 15 stripes. "They just want the flag," he said, shrugging. "They don't care how many stars it has."

When did we pick up thirteen extra states?

10 posted on 08/11/2011 7:58:21 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (The Repubs and Dems are arguing whether to pour 9 or 10 buckets of gasoline on a burning house.)
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To: Former Fetus
Under Obama America's popularity has risen a great deal in Libya. According to a recent poll Muslims in America give Obama 80% approval rating.

I'm sure that approval rating's even bigger among radical islamists in Egypt, Libya and just about everywhere in the Islamic.

11 posted on 08/11/2011 7:59:42 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Let's make the 2012 campaign: "The War on Error")
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To: Former Fetus
Reminds me of a certain bearded individual who declared that

"...[communist] influence is nothing. I don't agree with communism. We are democracy. We are against all kinds of dictators... That is why we oppose communism."
.
- Fidel Castro, 26 April, 1959, New York Times interview.
12 posted on 08/11/2011 8:02:47 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("But resist, we much! We must and we will much about that be committed!" - Al Sharpton)
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To: Former Fetus; All

“... rebel-held eastern Libya stands out as an island of pro-American sentiment. The rag-tag forces that drove out Moammar Gadhafi’s security forces in February credit U.S. and NATO warplanes for rescuing Benghazi from a government counterattack in March.”
///
that is an outright lie! taquiyya and propaganda at it’s finest.
our OWN US Government report, said that Benghazi/ eastern Libya, had the HIGHEST RECRUITING RATE IN THE WORLD,
for Al-Queda and fighters going to Afghanistan to kill OUR troops!
and even Al-Jazeera and FRENCH NGO’s have admitted and reported that Al-Queda and Islamists are behind the “rebels” in the “Arab Spring” in Libya.
= = =
a few quick links:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2714598/posts
Libyan rebel says Osama bin Laden’s death won’t stop jihadist flow
‘Al Qaeda [is] getting more and more organized and bringing people [to Libya] from abroad,’ says the rebel,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2726050/posts
Libyan ‘Freedom Fighters’ Murderous Jihad Against Non-Arab Blacks
american thinker ^ | 5/27/11 | Andrew G. Bostom
An Eritrean priest in Rome, Don Mussje Zerai, who oversees the Habeshia cooperation and development agency, is reporting that murderous atrocities are being committed against non-Arab black Libyans in territories under the control of the US and NATO supported “Libyan freedom fighters.”
Some 800 Africans were massacred in Misrata alone,

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2738916/posts
Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion
National Review Online ^ | June 23, 2011 | John Rosenthal

A new report from two French think tanks concludes that jihadists have played a predominant role in the eastern-Libyan rebellion against the rule of Moammar Qaddafi, and that “true democrats” represent only a minority in the rebellion. The report, furthermore, calls into question the justifications given for Western military intervention in Libya, arguing that they are largely based on media exaggerations and “outright disinformation.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2750907/posts
Exiled Islamists Fuel Libyan Revolution (Obama & NATO islamic allies....)
http://www.onislam.net/english/news/africa/453089-exiled-islamists-fuel-libyan-revolution.html ^


13 posted on 08/11/2011 8:07:41 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Former Fetus

This from Jew hating islamists.


14 posted on 08/11/2011 8:08:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Former Fetus

yes, i don’t believe that.


15 posted on 08/11/2011 8:10:48 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Former Fetus

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY IS MY FRIEND.

Just until I can destroy my enemy. Then I can destroy my “friend”.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 8:12:34 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: Former Fetus

American Flag to them aka “Money Tree”


17 posted on 08/11/2011 8:14:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Mouton
This man was educated and trained to be a pilot by daffy management of the countries oil, he is a disgusting person. Where is your loyalty sir, where is your loyalty. Mr Arnold lives on in Libya.
18 posted on 08/11/2011 8:20:56 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: Former Fetus

“WE LOVE YOU LOOOONG TIME! YOU BUY ME DRINK, GI?”


19 posted on 08/11/2011 8:41:08 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: KarlInOhio
When did we pick up thirteen extra states?

Let me remember... when did Zero claim to have visited the 57 States? Have we had time to add 6 more...?

20 posted on 08/11/2011 8:41:47 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Psalm 144

Been there done that, LOL


21 posted on 08/11/2011 8:53:14 AM PDT by org.whodat (What does the Republican party stand for////??? absolutely nothing.)
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To: org.whodat

I was too young, but I sure heard it a lot at Balibago and Bangkok. Being of an age when I was observant but not ‘engaged’, it sure did make me a cynic.


22 posted on 08/11/2011 9:00:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Former Fetus

70 stars and 15 stripes??

lol

They’ll be burning the flags after Obama/NATO abandons them.


23 posted on 08/11/2011 10:05:57 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Former Fetus

Oops! MY mistake. It is 13 extra states in addition to the 57! I should read my own posts! LOL


24 posted on 08/11/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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