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Response to leveymg (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 16, 2012, 05:15 PM

25. Do you have a citation for that?

I do not think that is true because a third of the fighters were from Misrata, a moderate Muslim city, a third were from the Berber areas (lol, they're all jihadists too I suspect), and a third were from Benghazi. You could maybe make the argument that Benghazi was totally composed of radical extremists and that by NATO stopping Gaddafi's convoy that we were "supporting" the radical extremists but it doesn't really make sense given that Misrata and the western mountains were already under siege for a month before NATO acted. Misrata remained under siege for a further two months or thereabouts before NATO dropped one munition in Misrata.

It really is a narrow and ignorant view imo that the fighters were mostly extremists. Even if they started growing beards after they started the revolution.

So did fucking Che.

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