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Libyan PM kidnapped by armed men: Arab TV channels
Reuters ^ | 10/10/2013 | Reuters

Posted on 10/09/2013 9:35:55 PM PDT by CMB_polarization

Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia quoted Libyan security sources as saying that Zeidan was seized from a hotel where he was staying in the Libyan capital and taken to an unknown destination.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alizeidan; allibi; alruqai; atcf; kidnapping; libya; libyapm; zeidan
Will it be blamed on the shutdown?
1 posted on 10/09/2013 9:35:55 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization
Retaliation for the capture of Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai?


2 posted on 10/09/2013 9:42:22 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization

What!


3 posted on 10/09/2013 9:43:01 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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The circumstances were unclear, but guards at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli said gunmen had taken the Libyan leader from the hotel. One guard described it as an "arrest". Government officials could not immediately be reached to confirm his whereabouts.

Two years after a revolution toppled Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's central government has been struggling to contain rival tribal militias and Islamist militants who control parts of the country.

(Reporting by Ghaith Shennib and Ulf Laessing in Tripoli; writing by Patrick Markey; Editing by David Brunnstrom)

4 posted on 10/09/2013 9:46:13 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization

BTTT


5 posted on 10/09/2013 9:47:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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Ali Zeidan, Prime Minister of Libya

"He was appointed by the General National Congress on 14 October 2012, and took office on 14 November after Congress approved his cabinet nominees. Prior to the Libyan civil war, Zeidan was a Geneva-based human rights lawyer and according to the BBC, is considered by some local observers as a strong-minded liberal. Zeidan was reportedly kidnapped by armed men in Tripoli during the early morning hours of October 10, 2013."

6 posted on 10/09/2013 9:51:22 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization

Barack Obama owns the blame. Braggarts in his admin outed Libya cooperation in al-Libi raid.


7 posted on 10/09/2013 9:51:49 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: CMB_polarization
"Ali Zeidan served as a diplomat for Libya during the 1970s, serving in India under Ambassador Mohammed Magariaf. Both men defected in 1980 and went on to form the National Front for the Salvation of Libya. Zeidan spent nearly three decades in exile in Geneva after the defection.

During the revolution Zeidan served as the National Transitional Council's Europe envoy, and is credited as having played a key role in persuading French President Nicolas Sarkozy to support the anti-Gaddafi forces."

8 posted on 10/09/2013 9:52:55 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization

Thank you.


9 posted on 10/09/2013 9:58:27 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: tsowellfan

One would think the U.S. security umbrella around him after the Al-Libi capture would have anticipated blow back and would have been impervious. We are dealing with groups now that can take over shopping malls and capture high-ranking leaders.


10 posted on 10/09/2013 10:01:29 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization
Yes, the US outed the Libyan government saying they approved the raid. This kidnapping is payback for cooperating with the US. We should never have stated publicly that the Libyan government assisted us.

U.S. Officials Say Libya Approved Commando Raids

"The Libyan government in recent weeks tacitly approved two American commando operations in its country, according to senior American officials, one to capture a senior militant from Al Qaeda and another to seize a militia leader suspected of carrying out the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi."

11 posted on 10/09/2013 10:02:21 PM PDT by kabar
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To: CMB_polarization

I take it he wasn’t running for election.


12 posted on 10/09/2013 10:25:43 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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update:

"Last weekend, the U.S. military captured a top al Qaeda suspect in Tripoli in a raid that angered Islamist militant groups, including one blamed for the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate, in Benghazi.

The U.S. State Department was looking into the reports of the incident and was "in close touch with senior U.S. and Libyan officials on the ground," spokeswoman Jen Psaki said."

13 posted on 10/09/2013 10:47:56 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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Saying they were ‘in touch’ with Libyan officials probably just for their prime minister killed. Way to Go Spite House


14 posted on 10/09/2013 10:52:10 PM PDT by barmag25
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Iyad El-Baghdadi @iyad_elbaghdadi

Picture circulating on FB reportedly showing #Libya PM Ali Zidan at the moment of his kidnapping by militants.

9:22 PM - 9 Oct 2013

15 posted on 10/09/2013 11:02:05 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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He doesn’t look real happy ... which is not surprising.

Libya is in a dreadful mess.

There is some story now circulating that he was arrested by a special anti-corruption unit of Libyan security, but I do not believe that. I think that is the Libyan authorities, trying to save face.


16 posted on 10/09/2013 11:08:56 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Carry_Okie
Breaking news: Libyan Prime Minister kidnapped by armed men from Tripoli hotel

"The men that have taken Mr Zeidan are belived to be former rebels.

Two groups are reportedly suspected of the kidnapping, the chamber of revolutionaries and the brigade for the fight against crime, which in principal fall under the defence and interior ministries.

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On Tuesday, Mr Zeidan called for the West to help stop militancy in his country.

The men are believed to arrived at the hotel in a convoy of vehicles at dawn and led Mr Zeidan out of the hotel. There is thought to have been no gunfire."

17 posted on 10/09/2013 11:09:46 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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@BBCBreaking

Group thought to have seized #Libya PM say they will pursue all who aided US capture of al-Qaeda suspect Anas al-Liby bbc.in/1bdV9zz

Government-linked militia says it has arrested Libyan PM Ali Zeidan “on the order of the prosecutor” bbc.in/19BtDP1


18 posted on 10/09/2013 11:57:37 PM PDT by barmag25
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Mmm ... must be nice having political parties that are allied with Al Queda ... like the Democrats.


19 posted on 10/10/2013 12:10:33 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: kabar
"Yes, the US outed the Libyan government saying they approved the raid. This kidnapping is payback for cooperating with the US. We should never have stated publicly that the Libyan government assisted us."

Another one under the Obama bus. One lesson Obama has taught the world is to never rely on or trust the US. The Obama will turn on anyone in a minute if it is seen in Obama's interest of just if Zero is having a petty irritation.

20 posted on 10/10/2013 2:09:27 AM PDT by Truth29
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"Another one under the Obama bus. One lesson Obama has taught the world is to never rely on or trust the US. The Obama will turn on anyone in a minute if it is seen in Obama's interest of just if Zero is having a petty irritation."

You are absolutely correct. And this lack of trust will fall most heavily on America's allies. America's enemies will simply take advantage of the situation.

Russia is poised to take over the middle east, if they haven't already. China is likely to move on the Spratley's and Taiwan. North Korea is practicing nuclear blackmail and is digging silos for ICBMs. Once America signals that it won't enforce the Pax Americana, war will break out all over the world.

The next three years will be very interesting, and very dangerous.

21 posted on 10/10/2013 5:15:10 AM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: CMB_polarization
The U.S. State Department was looking into the reports of the incident and was "in close touch with senior U.S. and Libyan officials on the ground," spokeswoman Jen Psaki said."

This is the DOS showing that they are relevant, engaged, effective, whatever. The Queen demands it. In our ubiquitously narcissist society, "me" is at the expense of we. It's every power freak for herself.

22 posted on 10/10/2013 6:45:56 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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I guess the ransom was quickly paid and he’s been released.


23 posted on 10/10/2013 6:57:32 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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I guess the ransom was quickly paid and he’s been released.

Well that was a quick buck. Sounds like a good business. Maybe the prime minister should go into time-sharing.

24 posted on 10/10/2013 7:02:41 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (ZeroCare: Make them pay; do not delay.)
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Upset a Libtard.
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LOL!!


25 posted on 10/10/2013 7:46:45 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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What have Obama and Hillary wrought?


26 posted on 10/10/2013 4:23:22 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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Is this the man who stated immediately aftyer the first jihadists invaded our Embassy on 9/11 that it was definitely a terrorist attack?

Who wants this man dead...Obama, Hillary, both?


27 posted on 10/10/2013 4:30:55 PM PDT by miserare (Fire Eric Holder!)
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additional:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3077045/posts


28 posted on 10/10/2013 7:15:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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