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35. Oops, LOL! Regime shows 'terrorist' to press, but..."I'm NOT Al Qaeda," he says.

Militant contradicts Libya's version of revolt

Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:29pm GMT

By Michael Georgy

TRIPOLI, March 15 (Reuters) - A rebel presented by Libya's government as proof of al Qaeda's role in the rebellion publicly denied any links to the group on Tuesday when foreign journalists met him in the capital Tripoli.

The government took a large group of reporters to meet the Libyan man, Salah Abu Obah, saying he was a militant involved in a four-week-old uprising against Muammar Gaddafi's 41-year rule.

"I can't believe I am sitting next to an al Qaeda affiliate," said a government spokesman, introducing the man sporting a beard and wearing a black sweatshirt with a hood.

Obah gave a different account of himself. "I am not a member of al Qaeda," he told reporters.

The spokesman appeared unmoved by the departure from plan and continued to translate his comments.


At the end of what would appear to have been a less than entirely successful exercise, Obah quietly left with his minder to return to his detention.

His minder may be sharing a cell with him tonight. :rofl:

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  -Libyan Revolution Day 27 (return of the revolutionaries!) joshcryer  Mar-15-11 06:15 PM   #0 
  - Current Time in Libya is 1:16am Wednesday, March 16.  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 06:16 PM   #1 
  - What's your gut feeling on the accuracy of the kamikaze story?  Adsos Letter   Mar-15-11 06:19 PM   #2 
     - It's from a reliable poster, I haven't seen him post something that big without it being true.  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 06:20 PM   #3 
        - Well then...GOOD! I really hope it's accurate.  Adsos Letter   Mar-15-11 06:22 PM   #5 
  - LibyanYouthMovement choice tweets:  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 06:21 PM   #4 
  - Al Manara media reports the fighter pilot who flew his aircraft into Bab Azizia took off at Tripoli  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 06:23 PM   #6 
  - Injuries from fighter crash  tabatha   Mar-15-11 06:23 PM   #7 
  - Good...  CJvR   Mar-15-11 07:16 PM   # 
  - Maybe this will make Gaddafi get out  tabatha   Mar-15-11 06:25 PM   #8 
  - Must certainly be somebody important.  Adsos Letter   Mar-15-11 06:27 PM   #9 
  - the rebels now have planes and pilots  riverwalker   Mar-15-11 06:38 PM   #10 
  - Actually, it was a fighter pilot out of Tripoli under  tabatha   Mar-15-11 07:18 PM   #14 
  - More on the pilot attack:  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 06:48 PM   #11 
  - Two more pilots defect.  tabatha   Mar-15-11 07:11 PM   #12 
  - More defections  tabatha   Mar-15-11 07:16 PM   #13 
  - LibyaFeb17_com tweets from the past few hours, details todays events:  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:34 PM   #15 
  - The battle is NOT lost people. Just wait and see. #Libya is the country of surprises  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:34 PM   #16 
  - Understatement! This was posted hours before the defections and counter attacks!  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:34 PM   #17 
  - Here are the feb17 posts during the day:  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 07:43 PM   #38 
     - Thanks, I believe the veracity of these posts are about 90%-95% true.  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:44 PM   #40 
  - Yes!  catchnrelease   Mar-16-11 02:29 AM   #52 
  - war is never lost until spirit is broken. Even if u loose a few battles #Libya  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:35 PM   #18 
  - Explosions and gunfire heard in Tripoli  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:35 PM   #19 
  - Gordabiya military base in Sirte bombed by Libyan people's air force  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:35 PM   #20 
  - Almanara Media confirms Gurdabiyya near Sirt bombarded by defected airforce  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:36 PM   #21 
  - Almanara Media confirms shooting and explosions occurred inside Baab Al Aziziyah  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:36 PM   #22 
  - Almanara Media confirms that a huge fire has erupted inside Baab Al Aziziyah  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:36 PM   #23 
  - Almanara Media confirms defected Airforce bombed 3 Gaddafi military convoys headed east  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:37 PM   #24 
  - Almanara Media -Fire in Baab Al Aziziyah caused by martyr mission with fighter jet  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:37 PM   #25 
  - Almanara Media: Fighter jet crashed into Baab Al Aziziyah and caused the huge fire!  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:37 PM   #26 
  - Ajdabiya is NOT in the hands of Gaddafi's forces  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:38 PM   #27 
  - Ajdabiya is under the control of the revolutionaries!  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:38 PM   #28 
  - Morale amongst Tripoli youth is SKY HIGH!  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:38 PM   #29 
  - Revolutionaries capture Greek ship loaded with fuel and redirect it to Port of Tobruk instead  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:39 PM   #30 
  - Revolutionaries in Ajdabiya have captured 7 tanks in very good condition!  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:39 PM   #31 
  - 6 cars filled with Khamis battalion troops surrender in Tobruk  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:39 PM   #32 
  - Pilot who crashed jet was assigned to bomb Sirt airbase & return to Benghazi. He flew to Tripoli  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:40 PM   #33 
  - Just as people were losing hope this evening. NFZ rejected, Ajdabiya surrounded. NO HOPE they said!  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:40 PM   #34 
  - Libya should not hold its breath on a NFZ. The people started this revolution & they will finish it!  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:41 PM   #36 
  - Ajdabiya revolutionaries display captured tanks today  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:43 PM   #39 
  - Oops, LOL! Regime shows 'terrorist' to press, but..."I'm NOT Al Qaeda," he says.  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 07:41 PM   #35 
  - That's hilarious! Hahaha!  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:42 PM   #37 
  - NYT on the fall of Ajdabiya (which the revolutionaries dispute):  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 07:49 PM   #41 
  - Sirt: Airport, air base, and 2 Gaddafi battalions reported under control of revolutionaries  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 08:30 PM   #42 
  - Almanara Media: Revolutionaries in Ajdabiya capture 200 and kill 20 Gaddafi troops today  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 08:33 PM   #43 
  - Almanara Media reports the revolutionaries captured 200 and killed 20 from Gaddafis troops today  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 08:33 PM   #44 
  - Laying aside, just for the moment, the humanitarian and political issues involved in all of this...  Adsos Letter   Mar-15-11 08:33 PM   #45 
  - Photo of Muhammad Mukhtar Osman: Martyr who flew his fighter jet into Bab Al-Azziziyah  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 08:42 PM   #46 
  - Thanks, it will go in part 2 update.  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 08:45 PM   #47 
     - They added an inscription when they put it on just now:  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 08:51 PM   #48 
  - Egyptian state security disbanded  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 09:10 PM   #49 
  - Tea of Freedom song  pinboy3niner   Mar-15-11 09:20 PM   #50 
  - Day 27 part 2 here:  joshcryer   Mar-15-11 10:21 PM   #51 

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