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  • At least 141 people reported killed in Libya airbase attack

    05/20/2017 8:51:37 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 21 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | Friday 19 May 2017 20:25 UTC | MEE and agencies
    A militia loyal to the unity government attacked an airbase controlled by Khalifa Haftar's forces, according to reports At least 141 people, mostly soldiers loyal to Libya's Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, have been killed in an attack on a southern airbase, a spokesman for his forces said on Friday. Reports suggest the Third Force militia, which is loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord in Tripoli on Thursday attacked the base used by Haftar's self-proclaimed Libyan National Army (LNA). LNA spokesman Ahmad al-Mesmari on Friday said the victims included civilians who worked at the Brak al-Shati airbase or were...
  • The Man Who Was Beheaded the Day He Became a Christian

    05/13/2017 8:56:58 PM PDT · by boycott · 9 replies
    stream.org ^ | May 12, 2017 | Dr. Michael Brown
    Most of us know the story of the 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt who held fast to their faith and were beheaded by ISIS in February, 2015. But did you know that only 20 of them were actually Copts from Egypt? Did you know that one of the martyrs was from Chad, and he had not been a Christian prior to the day of his beheading? This story was previously reported. But I had not heard it before this week, when I attended the World Summit in Defense of Persecuted Christians hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. A Coptic...
  • Libya: African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in 'Slave Markets' in Libya

    05/12/2017 9:27:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9 MAY 2017 Inter Press Service | Baher Kamal 9 MAY 2017 Inter Press Service
    Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) had already sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia. They described 'slave markets' tormenting hundreds of young...
  • Libyan Coastguard in Altercation with NGO Ship

    05/11/2017 2:46:19 PM PDT · by Oatka · 15 replies
    gCaptain ^ | May 10, 2017 | Ahmed Elumami
    [Reuters] Libya’s coastguard intercepted about 300 migrants packed onto a wooden boat and returned them to Tripoli on Wednesday after warning off a ship that was preparing to pick them up for passage to Europe. Footage filmed by Sea-Watch, a non-governmental organization, showed a Libyan coastguard vessel coming within meters of its own ship as it sped to stop the migrants.
  • Trump State Department Fights to Keep Clinton Benghazi E-mails Secret

    05/08/2017 4:53:41 PM PDT · by detective · 87 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 May 2017 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Candidate Donald Trump said of Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal, “This corruption and collusion is just one more reason why I will ask my attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor.” He later upped the ante with the declaration, “She has to go to jail.” Now, it appears that the Trump State Department is working to keep the e-mails secret. On May 5, Judicial Watch issued a press release announcing that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ordered the U.S. Department of State to turn over to the watchdog organization "eight identical paragraphs" of previously redact material in two September 13,...
  • Trump says only role for US in Libya is defeating Daesh (AKA ISIS or ISIL)

    04/20/2017 8:16:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Memo ^ | April 21, 2017
    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he does not see a role for the United States in Libya apart from defeating Daesh militants. “I do not see a role in Libya. I think the United States has right now enough roles. We’re in a role everywhere. So I do not see that,” Trump said during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni. “I do see a role in getting rid of ISIS [Daesh], we’re very effective in that regard … I see that as a primary role and that’s what we’re going to do, whether it’s in...
  • This is a good time to recall W’s Axis of Evil

    04/18/2017 10:56:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-18-17 | DrJohn
    That wiley W. It's like he knew. Do you remember George W. Bush's Axis of Evil? At one time, the Washington Post considered it to be part of the 4th most important State of the Union address. "States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world. By seeking weapons of mass destruction, these regimes pose a grave and growing danger. They could provide these arms to terrorists, giving them the means to match their hatred. They could attack our allies or attempt to blackmail the United States. In any...
  • Libya: African migrants sold as slaves in slave markets

    04/13/2017 12:24:27 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 04/13/2017 | Robert Spencer
    "Does this have anything to do with Islam? Why, certainly. We constantly hear in the West that Islam forbids slavery. Reality is otherwise. The Qur’an has Allah telling Muhammad that he has given him girls as sex slaves: “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.” (Qur’an 33:50) Muhammad bought slaves: “Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported: There came a slave and pledged allegiance to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) on migration; he (the Holy Prophet) did not know...
  • WHY Did The United States Really Topple LIBYA – Same Reason They Want To Topple ASSAD?

    04/12/2017 11:26:31 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State under President Barack Obama, seems to have gotten away with all her crimes against the American people. Of course, it was not just the American people she betrayed There are many around the world whose suffering has been revived by Clinton. When she and Obama toppled Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, they invited in a new modern day slavery. The ISIS invasion brought with it a revival of human trafficking, slavery, and flesh markets. I think the word “freed” was what she did for the Libyan people after brutally murdering Qaddafi. That “freedom” brought Libya...
  • A Warning Against The “No Fly Zone Approach” in Syria – It’s Bait…

    04/10/2017 8:13:51 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 10, 2017 | Sundance
    We know from the Bret Baier interview with Hillary Clinton that she was physically located at her 7th floor office in Washington DC on Sept. 11th 2012, the night of the attack. Unfortunately we also know during the November 2012 Thanksgiving holiday a mysterious fire took place in that building. Well, actually directly above her exact office – cause undetermined. March 2011 through Pre 9/11/12 attack: Who knew of Operation “Zero Footprint”?: President Obama and Vice President Biden (both Dems) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (Dem) CIA Director Leon Panetta (March 2011 – June 2011) *CIA Director General David Petraeus...
  • Susan Rice Lied About Syria Chemical Weapons

    04/09/2017 1:41:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-09-17 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chemical weapon attack by the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad on the rebel-held town Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib Province on April 4 once again underscores what a foreign policy failure President Obama was and what a serial liar Susan Rice is. On January 16, 2017, Rice, who served as U.N. Ambassador during Obama’s first term and was rewarded for her Benghazi lies with the post of National Security Advisor, where she could be compelled to testify before Congress, Gave what amounted to an exit interview with NPR. During the interview she crowed about the Obama administration’s success in eliminating...
  • Trump's AG Once Scolded Obama's Defense Secretary for not getting Authorization for War

    04/08/2017 10:28:08 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 69 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 04-08-2017 | Tim Brown
    Back in 2012, then Senator Jeff Sessions chided then-Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta before the Armed Services Committee about the Obama administration acting unlawfully in Libya without coming to Congress. Sessions also questioned General Martin Dempsey asking what law the US military serves under. This should be brought out front in light of the recent missile attack authorized by the Trump administration in Syria. To the question of what law Dempsey said that the US military serves under, he replied (and everyone should be shocked at his answer): At the consent of a foreign government (by invitation).National Self Defense which...
  • [From Apr 2016] Seymour Hersh Says Hillary Approved Sending Libya’s Sarin to Syrian Rebels

    04/06/2017 12:55:48 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Strategic Culture ^ | 4/28/2016 | ERIC ZUESSE
    The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles. Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set...
  • Trump administration hosting first meeting of anti-ISIS coalition

    03/21/2017 10:51:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Reuters
    <p>Washington -- Foreign ministers from 68 countries meet in Washington on Wednesday to agree on the next steps to defeat Islamic State, the first such gathering of the U.S-led military coalition since the election of President Donald Trump in November.</p>
  • US Has Panic Attack After Libyan Puppets Lose Control of Oil Ports

    03/21/2017 8:37:02 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 99 replies
    Russia Insider ^ | 20 March 2017
    The EU and US urge "strongman" Khalifa Haftar to return oil ports to the "Libyan people". We're glad that Washington has a sense of humor ___ Libya was the richest, most developed, most educated country in North Africa. It was a model of much-needed stability in the region, with a government that was considerably less terrible than NATO's numerous medieval dictator-allies. Before the "revolution", the Libyan government used oil revenues to subsidize a whole range of social benefits for its citizens. And now that Libya is a moon crater, the U.S. and its European poodles are whining about "returning oil...
  • How Not to Indict a Terrorist

    07/05/2014 8:56:45 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Saturday, July 5, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    What happens when the president who has politicized law-enforcement to a degree unprecedented in American history meets a terrorist responsible for killing Americans he has recklessly failed to protect, decimating his pretensions about “decimating” al-Qaeda? What happens is: You get the most politicized terrorism indictment ever produced by the Justice Department. Behold United States v. Khatallah, Case No. 14 Crim. 141, quietly unsealed in a Washington courtroom last Saturday while the country dozed off into summer-vacation mode. Ahmed Abu Khatallah, of course, is the only suspect apprehended in connection with the Benghazi massacre, a terrorist attack on a still-mysterious U.S....
  • Russia moving special forces into Libya

    03/14/2017 5:29:03 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 71 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 3/14/17 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    U.S., Egyptian and diplomatic sources say that Russia has apparently been moving special forces to an airbase in western Egypt near the border with Libya in recent days, according to a report by Reuters. The U.S. is concerned that such a Russian deployment may signify Russian support for Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who suffered a setback on March 3 when the Benghazi Defense Brigades (BDB) attacked oil ports controlled by his forces. U.S. officials claimed that their surveillance units had observed Russian special operations forces and unmanned aircraft at Sidi Barrani, which is about 100 km from the Egypt-Libya...
  • Former Dem Rep Dennis Kucinich: I got wiretapped during Obama admininstration (VIDEO)

    03/14/2017 9:32:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/14/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    While Congress gears up for an investigation into Donald Trump’s allegations that the Obama administration had tapped lines at Trump Tower before the election, one former member of the House warns not to be too skeptical of the claim. Retired Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) told Bill O’Reilly last night that he discovered that a phone call with one of Moammar Qaddafi’s sons and himself got tapped and recorded, even though that violated the separation-of-powers doctrine. Kucinich even holds up redacted transcripts of the call as evidence that the intelligence community had gone beyond its boundaries on at least this...
  • New ‘Face the Nation’ Host Urged Obama to ‘Pulverize…Destroy…Delegitimize GOP’

    05/15/2015 2:58:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/13/15 | John Nolte
    It was announced over the weekend that on June 7 John Dickerson will replace Bob Schieffer as the host of CBS News’ “Face the Nation.” CBS News president David Rhodes — whose brother Ben is a top Obama official most famous for editing the truth out of the infamous Benghazi talking points — said of Dickerson, “John is first and foremost a reporter — and that’s what he’ll be as anchor of ‘Face the Nation.’ “His work in the studio will always be informed by what he’s learned in Iowa, in New Hampshire, on Capitol Hill — anywhere there’s news.”...
  • Just How Deadly Is Assad's Arsenal? (Much Worse Than You Can Imagine)

    11/22/2012 4:54:28 PM PST · by lbryce · 64 replies
    Foeign Policy ^ | July 16, 2012 | John Reed
    The latest estimates say that the Assad regime has hundreds of tons of mustard gas, a blister agent, and large stockpiles of sarin and possibly VX, both of which are nerve agents -- all of which can be launched by Scud missiles, artillery, or aircraft, according to Charles Blair, a specialist in chemical and biological weapons at the Federation of American Scientists. "I've heard that Syria has 100 to 200 missiles with nerve agents loaded and ready to go, but that seems extreme," said Blair, noting that the nerve agents are usually stored separately from the weapons and that exact...