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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:02 AM
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Libyan Rebels Want $3 Billion to keep going. Deal struck with "Foreign Powers."


How quickly we forget


With our allies the Saudi Rulers (and other financiers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), WE CREATED AL QAEDA. We began creating Al Qaeda under a Democratic President (Carter) and continued under a Republican (Reagan).

Now are we doing it again, under Obama, in Libya, by encouraging, arming and now funding sincere militant Islamic rebellion?

John Brennan yesterday that he hoped the death of bin Laden would de-fuse the notion that political objectives should be achieved through MILITANCY. But that is EXACTLY the fuse we lit and the flames we fan by our military support for the militant factions in Libya.

Like the Afghan mujahideen, their cause might be just, their spiritual and ideological devotions sincere, but they brought to their struggle an intense militancy that undermines the kind of dialog, compromise and inclusion that in our modern world makes for a good society.

And, again, the West with their Oil Potentate allies, are using these sincere people for their own purposes, and will deliver to them the terrible social consequences of a bloody civil war. In this war, we are not risking our lives, but we are systematically destroying their society.

John Brennan and others in Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism strongly advised the President against the current course in Libya. Lets hope our President keeps an open ear to this advice now our rebels are call for the big bucks.


http://www.undpi.org/Lybia-March-2011/LIBYA-REBELS-WANT...

http://www.ansamed.it/en/news/ME.XEF45382.html


LIBYA: REBELS WANT 3 BILLION DOLLAR LOAN




(ANSAmed) - BENGHAZI (LIBYA), MAY 3 - Libyan rebels have today warned that their economy could collapse in the next few months if France, Italy and the United States do not provide loans worth three billion dollars guaranteed by the frozen funds of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
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"I think that if we can obtain credit lines from our friends in France, Italy and the United States, we will be fine," he said in Benghazi, adding that the rebel movement needed "two or three billion dollars". Tarhouni said that the rebels had struck a deal with foreign powers, with whom they will hold talks next Thursday in Rome as part of a meeting of the contact group, over the launch of the mechanism of opening credit lines.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:04 AM
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1. let's all start a revolution and get billions nt
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:11 AM
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6. Just need to find the right "bogey man" to rebel against. Pretty good SCAM
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:05 AM
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2. good, they need money.
glad to see it k&r
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 06:49 PM
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16. I was kinda shocked at the 3 Bill request. Expected more like a few hundered Mill
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:05 AM
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3. They can go fuck themselves.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:06 AM
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4. can you imagine if they ask China for the $3 bil
and secure it with oil futures? I think we would cough up $3 bil in hurry if that happens.
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:16 AM
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9. And, of course, we would have to make sure the right people get control of the OIL
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Poll_Blind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:10 AM
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5. Ha ha ha ha ha! I betcha we pay up, too! HA HA HA HA!


FUCKED



PB
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Skink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:15 AM
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7. We loan the money then sell them the hardware at huge markups.
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 10:12 AM
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12. The usual MO. Unfortunately, all Libyans will pay for the bloody civil war.
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WatsonT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:16 AM
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8. And assuming they can't pay back that loan . . . then what?
We move in and offer to help run some oil wells until they get their finances in order?

Europeans have been playing that game in the middle east for a while now. Just look up their history with the Ottoman empire.

And likely someone over there will have read a history book and will point this out.

And then there will be a reaction against western imperialism.

And then we'll have to invade and occupy Libya in say 20-30 years.

Hurray for historical ignorance!
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Statistical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:57 AM
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11. loans guaranteed by billions frozen in US banks.
US (and other countries) froze billions of assets held by Qaddafi.
Rebels request loans with those assets as collateral.
Rebels fail to repay. Funds frozen in backs are used to make lender whole.
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 10:32 AM
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13. And, of course none goes to the stupid Africa Development projects that were started by the madman
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 09:38 AM
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pot Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 11:12 AM
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14. "sincere militant Islamic rebellion" Any evidence? n/t
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 11:15 AM
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15. k&r
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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-11 06:51 PM
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17. Really? REALLY???
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 01:16 PM
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18. Yes. They are REALLY going to GIVE THEM 3 BILLION to keep the peaceful protests going!


They are such good boys.







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Gravel Democrat Donating Member (598 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 02:11 PM
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19. k^ >24
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Drew Richards Donating Member (507 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-05-11 02:59 PM
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20. WHy should France Italy and US fund them?
Where is the UAE who "supported" all this...

Let them foot the bill NOT the American tax payer.

Get us out of the middle east now.
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