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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:09 PM

Libyan leader opposes aid to Syria rebels

Source: AAP

THE interim president of Libya, who came to power following a NATO-supported rebellion against former leader Muammar Gaddafi, says he opposes foreign intervention in Syria.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday with his Tunisian counterpart, Mohammed al-Megarif said he also opposed arming the Syrian opposition which has been battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad for the past year and a half, with thousands of lives lost.

The two leaders, both products of the wave of uprisings that swept the Middle East in 2011, did call for Assad to step down.

Like the conflict in Syria, the uprising that overthrew former Libyan leader Gaddafi turned into a civil war and the rebels only triumphed with the aid of a NATO campaign of airstrikes and the supply of sophisticated weapons.

Read more: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/libyan-leader-opposes-aid-to-syria-rebels/story-fn3dxix6-1226522559059

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:21 PM

1. Oh what a tangled web we weave...

...when we use our bombs to overthrow foreign governments.

The only winner so far in Libya is the IMF, the Global Oil Corporations, and the IMF.
Go check out their websites.

They are giddy with their new access to the resource riches of North Africa
which was previously blocked by Gaddafi.

For all his dictatorial megalomania, Gaddafi is a committed pan-African - a fierce defender of African unity. Libya was not in debt to international bankers. It did not borrow cash from the International Monetary Fund for any "structural adjustment". It used oil money for social services - including the Great Man Made River project, and investment/aid to sub-Saharan countries. Its independent central bank was not manipulated by the Western financial system. All in all a very bad example for the developing world.


Winners & Losers
Winners & Losers
Who WON, and who LOST?

Freedom isn't FREE, ya know,
and neither are American Bombs.
What price for American Bombs in Libya?

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:52 PM

2. The supply of Libyan arms and Jihadis to Syria been ongoing for at least a year. A little late now.

Is this buyer's regret or announcement of a change in policy?

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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:48 PM

3. Now that he's the status quo

He doesn't like the status quo to be challenged anywhere.

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