Skip to comments.Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'
Posted on 08/23/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT by sunmars
A statement shown on screen on An-Nabaa television, regarded as close to the Islamists, said: "Fajr Libya announces that it totally controls Tripoli international airport." Earlier on Saturday, leaders of the Islamist coalition, partly comprising men from Misrata, east of Tripoli, said their forces were advancing on the airport, having taken a bridge and a military base. The strategic site 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Libyan capital, has been shut since July 13 amid skirmishes between the Islamists and the Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar, based at Benghazi in eastern Libya and hostile to the Islamists.
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I am sure glad Obama got rid of Gaddafi. The world is a better place.
It is bad form to talk about oneself, but in this case I cannot resist. The International Airport in Tripoli was once the largest US Air Base, Wheelus AB. In 1956 I was assigned there and I served there until 1958. Quaddafi ousted the US from the base after he overthrew King Idris.
I would like to speak with others who may have been stationed there from one time or another, or answer any questions that I may be able to remember from those days long ago.
I will not be able to respond for a few hours.
Sorry for the misspelling.
Miss me yet?.....Mo Mo Kaddafi
Libya Islamist militias ‘seize Tripoli airport’
AND NO ONE CARED....
DemoRats may want Hellary to run but she’s probably thinking about hiding. She and Bam look like utter fools now that Libya is going down the toilet. Epic fail and she’s linked to Obastard on his one.
Sorry I noticed this is your pic, hope you don’t mind.
Doesn't matter. McCain and Graham gave them political cover. Without GOP pressure, would Obama have bombed Libya? Revenge (over Lockerbie) clouded their minds, as well as the illusion of moderate Islam. In reality, the moderate Muslims are generally the rulers of Muslim countries. It's the Muslim populace we need to worry about.
Islamist Libyans join up with Muslim Brotherhood to join forces with the Islamic Caliphate in Saudi Arabia (after ISIS overthrow the decadent Saudi Royal Family).
Keep an eye on that airport,a missing plane may end up on the tarmac
Another successful page for the Obama foreign policy.
I think we’ve learned it’s best to keep the iron-fisted dictator in place in most countries of the third world. He keeps his subjects in line.
That being said, it’s time to give Assad what he needs to take back Syria.
“An’ Obama hel’ped.”
Did he have popular support back then? Who supported him the ousting of King Idris? Do you recall the details?
A communist party had formed in Libya during its occupation by Italy when many people received their education in Italy and encountered Marxism there.
The headquarters of the communist party in Libya was Benghazi.
We had a radar site, an Aircraft Control and Warning, AC&W site which was where I worked. We witnessed the air armada that attacked Suez in the fall of 1956 as it flew across the Northern Mediterranean. We were baffled by the number of aircraft, but since they were not penetrating our air space, we took no action.
After that bombing raid, jointly conducted by Britain, France and Israel, we got our first look at the fury of a united Arab World.Although President Eisenhower was kept in the dark about the raid the Arabs stormed our base in protest. Our Air Police were able to close the gates before the mobs were able to get into our base, they demonstrated for several days. Other than that, King Idris and the USAF seemed to have amicable relationships. Looking back to those times, and in case any old pilots who flew in and out of Wheelus read this, our call sign was Farnsworth and our AC&W site had two detachments that reported on aircraft in their airspace. They were in two locations east of Tripoli that would become household words in recent times. Misrata and Benghazi.
Thanks for sharing that bit of history!
Thank you for reading it.
They join forces with ISIS in 3, 2, 1 .
He would look like a prize idiot - and a mass murderer - if the full story on Libya were well known. But the media pays very little attention.
In the end, though, the disaster in Libya will have consequences.