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Libya Islamists say they have taken Tripoli airport

Tripoli (AFP) - Islamist fighters in the Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) coalition said on Saturday they have captured Tripoli airport after 10 days of clashes with nationalist militiamen.

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."

The strategic site 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Libyan capital, has been shut since July 13 amid skirmishes between the Islamists and nationalist fighters from Zintan west of Tripoli, who had held the airport since the 2011 fall of long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi.


Hmmmm..... do we need to attack these guys too? (sarcasm)

US considers air strikes in Syria after murder of James Foley

Officials briefed American media organisations that the White House was now considering seeking Congressional approval for unlimited use of force against the jihadi group. Such approval was last given in 2001 against al-Qaeda and in 2002 against Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.

That would allow an expansion of American military action which is at present limited to Iraq for 60 days, under presidential powers.

An administration official told Washington Post that contingency plans for broader air strikes in Syria had been drafted although Mr Obama had not yet asked for them.

Other options include stepping up training and equipping moderate rebel groups or Kurds within Syria.


I love that last line- cuz that's exactly how we got ISIS! Yesterdays moderate is tomorrows terrorist!

It's exactly how we got OBL and al Qaeda as well.

Consider this - one of ours is murdered and the administration wants to spend billions and kill thousands - imagine how the Iraqis must feel who've seen their lives shattered by our 12 years of aggression.

At least, for goodness sake, can the administration press for a tax on the wealthiest to pay for this new debacle???? (of course not - cuz it's meant to benefit the wealthy military contractors).

I also imagine, if you look at a map of force deployment and air strike, that what we're defending is the oil fields.

"We created the breeding ground for a force that is much more significant than al Qaeda.....

Al Qaeda considers it 'too militant'. A force that hardly had any leverage before.

So that in the name of defeating al Qaeda, we invaded a country that had nothing to do with all Qaeda, and now we've created an even worse force in a strategically far more important and sensitive area of the world" - Robert Scheer

Let's not do it again by prolonging our engagement further.

We've Always Been at War With: "US 'Ready To Take Action Against IS In Syria'"


The US has said it will not be restricted by the Iraq-Syria border as it considers further action against Islamic State militants.

White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes the US stood ready to take action to protect American citizens as the group was more dangerous now than it was six months ago.

I voted for this guy to get us out of Iraq, instead we get a war in Iraq AND Syria!

We are sooooo gonna get killed in 2014

Welcome back to The Suck.

'Thank God for the Saudis': ISIS, Iraq, and the Lessons of Blowback

“Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar,” John McCain told CNN’s Candy Crowley in January 2014. “Thank God for the Saudis and Prince Bandar, and for our Qatari friends,” the senator said once again a month later, at the Munich Security Conference.

McCain was praising Prince Bandar bin Sultan, then the head of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence services and a former ambassador to the United States, for supporting forces fighting Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria. McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham had previously met with Bandar to encourage the Saudis to arm Syrian rebel forces.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA), the “moderate” armed opposition in the country, receives a lot of attention. But two of the most successful factions fighting Assad’s forces are Islamist extremist groups: Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the latter of which is now amassing territory in Iraq and threatening to further destabilize the entire region. And that success is in part due to the support they have received from two Persian Gulf countries: Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

Qatar’s military and economic largesse has made its way to Jabhat al-Nusra, to the point that a senior Qatari official told me he can identify al-Nusra commanders by the blocks they control in various Syrian cities. But ISIS is another matter. As one senior Qatari official stated, “ISIS has been a Saudi project.”


Here We Go Again!!! "Islamic State militants pose 'biggest threat' to US"

Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US air strikes had helped to break the Islamist advance in Iraq, but the militants could be expected to regroup.

America's top general Martin Dempsey stressed that IS could not be defeated without attacking their base in Syria.

The warnings come after IS posted a video showing the beheading of US journalist James Foley.


Here we go again. Get ur duct tape! Don't forget about terrorists with pen guns, baby carriages, and dressed as santa!

Maybe if we stopped invading Muslim countries and bombing Muslim cities then they'd be less pissed. Imagine, some dude from Canada goes to china and blows up a building, then china carpet bombs The US AND Mexico... Maybe we'd act like animals too (maybe we already do... Our torturers are called patriots by our President!). Maybe these 'animals' were children 12 years ago, and they've seen their parents, family, and friends blown asunder, and have been forged by horrors you can't imagine. Not to mention they were funded by the US and Saudi Arabia against Assad to start with.

Anyway, let's remember, it's about the oil and war profiteering.... Any excuse in the book to continue the neo-con vision of the "long war".

At least, that's what I'm thinkin'

Q: Why Did an American Journalist Get His Head Cut Off?

A: Because GWB illegally invaded Iraq.

Q: Why did the Yazitees head up the mountain?

A: Because GWB illegally invaded Iraq.

Q: Why did ISIS come into being?

A: Because GWB illegally invaded Iraq.


Can we please prosecute the people responsible for the situation in Iraq?

At least, that's how I see it

Shenzhen to impose HK$126,000 fines on companies that mislabel genetically modified food


This Man Slept Through the Islamic State's Takeover of His Town


Did you think they would kill you?
No, why would they kill me? I am Muslim and Kurdish, I told them that and the sheikh said that this wasn't their business. He told me, "As long as you are Muslim and you can declare Allah as your god and Mohammed as your prophet, then why would we kill you? You aren't a fighter."

Let this be a lesson to Republicans:

Man killed attempting to sodomise donkey

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