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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 04:24 PM
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Gunmen try to assassinate head of Libyan army
Source: AP

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Gunmen tried to kill the head of the Libyan army Saturday in a bold daylight attack in the country's capital, setting off hours of intense gunbattles along the main highway to the airport. Assailants in Tripoli also attacked one of Libya's largest military bases.

The gunmen were believed to be from renegade groups of former rebel fighters. The violence deepens concerns about unity among the ex-rebels - many of whom remain heavily armed - while the police and military struggle to restructure their forces after the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi.

Military officials said revolutionary fighters from the western mountain town of Zintan were likely behind the violence. They spoke on condition of anonymity because an investigation was still under way.

The violence began in the morning with the attack on the army chief of staff's convoy as it moved from his home in Tripoli to the military headquarters, said a military spokesman, Sgt. Abdel-Razik el-Shibahy.

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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 07:22 PM
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1. How long before ...
...Western "PeaceKeepers" are called in to restore order
and ensure the "fair" election of Western Corporate Puppets?

The plan for Libya is the same plan used for Iraq.
Libya, formerly the African Country with the highest Standard of Living, WILL be turned into a NeoLiberal Free Market HELL,
with the Western Banks, the Western Resource Extraction Corporations, and the IMF owning everything.

Its the "Uniquely American Solution"!!!

You will know them by their WORKS,
not by their excuses.

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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 08:23 PM
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2. Why do you hate freedom?
I find it curious that people who were so glad to be paying for all of the freedom-bombs we were dropping on Libya are silent about shit like this. See, we gave them all of this awesome freedom!! Delivered via bomb, because nothing else gets it there as fast.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-11-11 02:46 AM
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3. what if the current wave of rebels gets a hold of NATO's phone number?
"oh yeah, oh yeah, I was eavesdropping and heard them say they want to kill all 5 million Libyans. Yeah, that's right. AND they said they'd sell oil to China."
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