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Breaking: The Battle For Tripoli Has Begun. W/ Updates. "All Hell Has Broken Out in Tripoli."

Discussion in 'News and Current Events' started by Anonymous, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Hombre Moderator Skandinaviska

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  2. Anonymous Member

    What tanks? Just about all of Libya's tanks and armored personnel carriers were obtained from Russia, their M-113 APCs were obtained second hand from Italy awhile ago. The US supplied weapons to Libya in the 1950s before Ghaddafi was in power.
  3. Anonymous Member

    It's nearly over.
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  4. Smurf Member

    Gadhafi has been seen riding around in a pickup & SUV multiple times cavorting with his supporters. I can't believe in this day & age, with the technology that NATO and the U.S. military has, they can't send a drone in and take him out? Officials claim they never know where he is from one day to another, but ordinary media personnel have no problem finding (and filming) him.

    The Obama administration backs the rebels, but are also playing them for fools.
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  5. slobeck Member

    GOGOGOGO LIBYA!!!!!! Drink in the moment! You deserve it!

    say what u want about Al Jazeera but they're covering this pretty well IMO.
    Al Jazeera English live stream
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  6. hushpuppy Member

    According to Al Jazeera:

    -Rebels are in control of Tripoli except for Bab-Al-Aziziyah.
    -The Presidential Guard has surrendered.
    -2 South African planes are on the Tripoli Airport tarmac w/crew aboard - probable Gadhafi destinations: Angola or Zimbabwe.
    -2 of Gadhafi's sons - including Saif al-islam, the de facto Libyan leader over the last few months - have been arrested.

    Looks like it's just a matter of hours/days now!!!!
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  7. Jinkii Member

    As a First Aid volunteer during the aftermath of the Lockerbie Disaster who had to see a male American passenger on the flight that exploded and crashed into Sherwood Crescent dead still upright in his aircraft seat against a chimney head for the three days we were recovering remains, i truly hope Ghadaffi is dead and he suffered greatly in his passing.
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  8. Dragononymous Member

    It ain't NATO's war...
  9. Smurf Member

    The Obama Administration and, no doubt, NATO is assisting the rebels, douche.
  10. greebly Member

    Hopefully more dox are discovered about the whole mess. Secondly I hope the locals in Tripoli haven't reacted too soon, I keep thinking of Basra:(
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  11. over9000OT Member

    Still not NATO's war.
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  12. Anonymous Member

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  13. Kilia Member

    Congrats Rebels on entering Tripoli. Now HOLD IT!!
  14. greebly Member

    woah!
  15. The Wrong Guy Member

    Posted about two hours ago at http://rt.com/news/tripoli-fights-rebels-shooting-546/
  16. The Wrong Guy Member

    SkyNewsBreak Sky News Newsdesk

    Gaddafi's eldest son Mohammed confirms to Al-Jazeera Arabic TV that he has been detained and is under house arrest
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  17. greebly Member

    I love the huge, long flag they are running through the crowds in Benghazi it looks awesome.

    Big party i'm sure, if things pan out well.
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  19. moarxenu Member

    So awesome to see people celebrating in Green Square, which they have renamed Martyr's Square.

    Libyan Revolution FTW!!!
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  20. Smurf Member

    Ahem... NATO has been very involved, but it's the rebel's war & victory.

    "The Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt said RAF fighter jets had played a "significant" role in Nato attacks on Col Gaddafi's forces in the last 24 hours. The air assault, in which RAF Tornado GR4s struck with precision-guided Paveway bombs in and around Tripoli, came as pockets of rebels rose up overnight in neighbourhoods across the capital, sparking heavy street fighting for the first time in the city since the rebels took up arms."

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...osing-grip-on-regime-as-RAF-backs-rebels.html
  21. The Wrong Guy Member

    From http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/latest-updates-on-the-battle-for-tripoli/

    There are lots of other news sources to follow, including this reporter: http://twitter.com/#!/wasilalitaha
  22. over9000OT Member

    Whoa... this crow tastes moar liek: You should google "ways and means", learn the difference and then revisit how this isn't NATO's war in any nonmoonbattery context.
  23. Smurf Member

    35 minutes ago.. "The Libyan leader's son, Mohammed Gaddafi, spoke to Al Jazeera Arabic for a live interview a short while ago, in which he took a very apologetic tone and said it was a lack of wisdom that caused the revolution and crisis in Libya. As he spoke though, his house was attacked and shot at and the interview ended with the sound of gunfire."

    http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Libya
  24. Smurf Member

    No U, tinfoil boy.
  25. greebly Member

    Sry was phonecall with one of his son's

  26. Chaos Magick Member

    War for OIL!
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  27. moarxenu Member

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  28. greebly Member

    Fix'd
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  29. Savi0r Member

    Dox plz....

    Either way I believe the fucker is on his way out the door, tragically this rebellion dint turn out to be non violent as the Tunisian rebellion or the Egyptian uprising.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Lybia and of Tripoli.
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  30. The Wrong Guy Member

  31. Anonymous Member

  32. vaLLarrr Member

    What a year so far.
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  33. Anonymous Member

    Some U.S. general who's a "Mideast expert" on CNN is reporting that after Gaddafi falls, there will be chao between the East coast rebels who are in control of the oil fields and the better armed West coast rebels because they are under different commands & don't like each other... say what?
  34. Orson Member

    It's chaos magick.
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  35. The Wrong Guy Member

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  36. Anonymous Member

    Nato air forces will stop operations asap.
    It's cost a fortune is the reason.
    As to different factions fighting each other who can say.
  37. Kilia Member

  38. Anonymous Member

    Apparently, this is an historic moment.
  39. hushpuppy Member

    Very much so!
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  40. The Wrong Guy Member

    Battle for Tripoli - live blogging - Reuters.com
    http://live.reuters.com/Event/Tripoli_Besieged
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