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Gimel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:49 AM
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Israeli chess officials demand contest be moved from Libya
Israeli chess officials demanded Thursday that this summer's world chess championships be moved, after host Libya said it would bar Israeli players.

Libya's announcement ended expectations that the chess tournament could help improve relations between the longtime Mideast enemies.

"We did not and will not invite the Zionist enemy to this championship," Mohammed Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, told a news conference Wednesday.

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lefty_mcduff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:53 AM
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1. Hey - didn't Shrub tell us that Libya are good guys now?
Having a hard time keeping up George.
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kalian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:19 PM
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2. OK...how about some compromise....
the Israeli players can play on a ship off the Libyan coast in
international waters.
;)
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newyorican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:31 PM
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3. Pariah status...
has a downside.

Unreasonable intransigence meets same.
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Mattforclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:02 PM
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4. That all seems rather silly
Chess? Getting this worked up about chess?
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Aussie_Hillbilly Donating Member (244 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-07-04 09:39 PM
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5. LOL
Two Rogue States boycotting each other. :)

Tell me again why I should care?
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strategery blunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-08-04 04:45 AM
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6. Methinks Gadhafi wants a soundbite to play on state media
Zionism is Middle East dictator staple food.
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