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Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'
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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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; islam; khalifahaftar; libya; oup; tripoli; zintan
Hows that arab spring working out for you now Bambi.......looking like a prize idiot right now.

https://twitter.com/wheelertweets/status/503240481510555648/photo/1

1 posted on 08/23/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT by sunmars
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2 posted on 08/23/2014 12:23:20 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: sunmars

I am sure glad Obama got rid of Gaddafi. The world is a better place.


3 posted on 08/23/2014 12:28:59 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: sunmars

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.


4 posted on 08/23/2014 12:31:11 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: billhilly

Sorry for the misspelling.


5 posted on 08/23/2014 12:32:23 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: 2banana

6 posted on 08/23/2014 12:34:11 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: 2banana

Miss me yet?.....Mo Mo Kaddafi


7 posted on 08/23/2014 12:35:05 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: sunmars

Libya Islamist militias ‘seize Tripoli airport’


AND NO ONE CARED....


8 posted on 08/23/2014 12:41:17 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: TigersEye

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.


9 posted on 08/23/2014 12:41:37 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: sunmars

10 posted on 08/23/2014 12:42:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Reaganite Republican

Sorry I noticed this is your pic, hope you don’t mind.


11 posted on 08/23/2014 12:43:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tflabo
She might also be wondering if she wants to risk the
humiliation of losing another DemRat nomination race.
12 posted on 08/23/2014 12:49:55 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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13 posted on 08/23/2014 1:15:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: tflabo
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.

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.

14 posted on 08/23/2014 1:39:40 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

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).


15 posted on 08/23/2014 1:43:44 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: sunmars

Keep an eye on that airport,a missing plane may end up on the tarmac


16 posted on 08/23/2014 1:47:12 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: sunmars

Another successful page for the Obama foreign policy.


17 posted on 08/23/2014 2:18:07 PM PDT by Jack Miller (Pro-American European)
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To: sunmars

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.


18 posted on 08/23/2014 2:26:17 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: CMB_polarization

That being said, it’s time to give Assad what he needs to take back Syria.


19 posted on 08/23/2014 2:27:18 PM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: sunmars

“An’ Obama hel’ped.”


20 posted on 08/23/2014 6:15:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: dfwgator
Shot dead in the streets while in custody, no protests from Amnesty Internationale. Why was that?

#FERGUSONMEETSTRIPOLI

21 posted on 08/23/2014 6:18:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (ISIS has started up a slave trade in Iraq. Mission accomplshed, Barack, Mission accomplished.)
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To: billhilly
"Quaddafi ousted the US from the base after he overthrew King Idris."

Did he have popular support back then? Who supported him the ousting of King Idris? Do you recall the details?

Gonzo

22 posted on 08/24/2014 2:00:24 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII

A communist party had formed in Libya during its occupation by Italy when many people received their education in Italy and encountered Marxism there.


23 posted on 08/24/2014 4:46:51 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: GonzoII

The headquarters of the communist party in Libya was Benghazi.


24 posted on 08/24/2014 4:48:29 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Thanks.


25 posted on 08/24/2014 4:49:17 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Socialist_People%27s_Libyan_Arab_Jamahiriya#Great_Socialist_People.27s_Libyan_Arab_Jamahiriya_.281977.E2.80.932011.29


26 posted on 08/24/2014 5:02:56 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: GonzoII
I can't answer your questions because the overthrow occurred some years after I left the country. With one exception, it was a very peaceful country while I was there. That exception demonstrated to me how the Arab dominated nations stuck together.

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.

27 posted on 08/24/2014 5:34:59 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: billhilly

Thanks for sharing that bit of history!


28 posted on 08/24/2014 5:40:28 AM PDT by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII

Thank you for reading it.


29 posted on 08/24/2014 5:53:49 AM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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To: sunmars

They join forces with ISIS in 3, 2, 1……….


30 posted on 08/24/2014 11:13:10 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: sunmars

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.


31 posted on 08/24/2014 4:00:47 PM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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