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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 06:20 AM
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's plane leaves Libya - report
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 06:35 AM by Turborama
Source: Herald Sun

A PRIVATE plane belonging to embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with unknown passengers aboard has crossed Greek airspace en route to Egypt , a Greek defense ministry source said.

"A private plane of Gaddafi has crossed Greek airspace en route to Egypt," the ministry source said.

"We do not know who is on board."

A Greek air force source said the plane was a Libyan Airlines Falcon 900 that normally carries VIPs, though the pilot denied that dignitaries were on board.

Read more: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/libyan-leader-muammar-gaddafis-plane-leaves-libya-report/story-e6frf7lf-1226018678672



Gaddafi plane flies over Greece: ministry
A Greek air force source said the plane was a Libyan Airlines Falcon 900 that normally carries VIPs

Gulf News Report | Published: 10:54 March 9, 2011

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"The pilot tabled a flight plan from Tripoli to Cairo," the air force source said, adding: "The plane crossed southwest of the island of Crete around an hour ago. It should be landing in Cairo by now."

Gaddafi on Tuesday had called Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, the Greek leader's office said. In the discussion, Papandreou had told Gaddafi to seek a peaceful resolution to the rebel uprising against his government.

Full article: http://gulfnews.com/news/region/libya/gaddafi-plane-flies-over-greece-ministry-1.773749


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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 06:21 AM
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1. That would be too easy
And besides, I doubt it's safe in Egypt for him.
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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 09:02 AM
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10. I dont know...
It appears safe enough in Egypt for Bashir to visit.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 06:29 AM
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2. Three planes
5A-DCN, 5A-UAA and 5A-UAC 3 private jets owned by the Libyan state (www.unitedaviation.ly) passed over Greek aerospace to Egypt #Libya
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:17 AM
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3. Any ideas on destination?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:31 AM
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5. Three planes flying in three different directions.
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 07:37 AM by dipsydoodle
"One is suggested to be Vienna, the other is supposed to be Athens in Greece, and the other is Cairo, Egypt," Stango-Navarra said. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/03/20113911921436551.html
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:36 AM
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6. Thanks for the update
At the airport just started to stream Al Jaz. Very interesting development.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 08:12 AM
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9. Thanks for that link. AJE just said on TV all 3 planes were/are heading for Egypt.
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 08:13 AM by Turborama
I only saw the headlines, though. The wife has taken control of the remote and The Style Network's on now.

:hi:
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oberliner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:25 AM
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4. The Libyan plane that landed in Cairo was carrying Major General AbdulRahman Al Zawia
Edited on Wed Mar-09-11 07:26 AM by oberliner
The private jet 5A-DCN that was headed to Cairo carried Abdulrahman al Zawia, head of supplies and logistics

http://twitter.com/AishaMansurey
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bigworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:44 AM
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7. Why fly over Greece to get to Egypt?
Something weird about this.
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 10:44 AM
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11. "Greece" includes Crete and other islands.
Crete in particular is well within radar range of the North African coast (and it's not wise to be flying over Eastern Lybia these days, so a course over the Eastern Med would likely be taken instead).
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JanDutchy Donating Member (593 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 07:59 AM
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8. Questions on a AWAC-report
Malta is a EU-member, but not a NATO-member. Dilemma's?



A report:

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Some Libyan rebel groups have called for limited military assistance, such as targeted air strikes.

However, one US Senator has said direct military intervention would be counter-productive. John Kerry said the international community should prepare a no-fly zone, in the event of a massacre of civilians by the Libyan air force.

Much of the military equipment needed to enforce a no-fly zone is already based on the Mediterranean island of Malta.

Al Jazeera's James Bays reports from Malta.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epv01JexPzs&feature=player_embedded#at=37
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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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12. Has Gaddafi fled Libya? Three private planes 'leave country bound for Vienna, Athens and Cairo'
Source: The Daily Mail

Has Gaddafi fled Libya? Three private planes 'leave country bound for Vienna, Athens and Cairo'

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:53 PM on 9th March 2011


Three private jets owned by Colonel Gaddafi today left Libya headed for Vienna, Athens and Egypt, according to reports.

Greek officials said they spotted one Libyan Airlines Falcon 900 jet as it briefly entered airspace for around 15 minutes earlier this morning.

The sightings have already prompted speculation that Gaddafi or members of his family have fled the country.

The planes usually carry Libyan officials and VIPs but it is not known who was on board the aircraft.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1364469/Libya-Has-Gaddafi-fled-3-private-planes-bound-Vienna-Athens-Cairo.html#ixzz1G72JwOYx




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1364469/Libya-Has-Gaddafi-fled-3-private-planes-bound-Vienna-Athens-Cairo.html#ixzz1G71yVCnw
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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13. Cairo?
interesting choice.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 04:15 PM
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23. Gee, one might expect him to go to Zurich
and visit his ill-gotten gain$.
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IScreamSundays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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14. don't they have to file flight plans??
What is the mystery??
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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19. What do you think is on a flight plan?
It normally does not include names, just "souls" aboard
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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15. Was it Gaddafi or Gene Simmons?
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Zephie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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16. Well, I can guess which one of those planes he ISN'T on...
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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17. Gaddafi envoy lands in Cairo
Three of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's private planes have taken off from a military airstrip near Tripoli.

One of them has landed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, carrying on board Abdelrahman al-Zawi, the Libyan deputy defence minister, who is also an army general in charge of logistics and supplies.

There were reports that he was to meet with Amr Moussa, head of the Arab league.

meanwhile, the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper said the official was to meet with the military council which is ruling Egypt.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/03/20113911921436551.html
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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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18. His money maybe?
:shrug:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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20. UPDATE Italian foreign minister: Libyan government emissaries fly to Brussels
BreakingNews Breaking News
Italian foreign minister: Libyan government emissaries fly to Brussels to talk to European and NATO officials - Reuters
3 minutes ago
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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22. I bet he is threatening them not to intervene.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 05:23 PM
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24. Shit, they're recruiting kickboxers!
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-09-11 01:09 PM
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21. At this point, he has no reason to leave
His forces are on the offensive and gaining ground.
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