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A Tour of Gadhafi’s Compound

Posted on Aug 24, 2011
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Although Moammar Gadhafi’s military compound in Tripoli may have been an icon of palatial luxury in the North African country at some point, now, after the Libyan rebel fighters have had their way, it is a tattered, graffiti-covered mess.

Take a tour of the Bab al-Azizia compound with Al-Jazeera correspondent Andrew Simmons below. See Gadhafi’s bedroom, a conference room and an odd collection of rubble he saved to memorialize the 1986 U.S. raid on the compound. —BF


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By blogdog, August 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm Link to this comment

Libya: NATO’s Long-Drawn-Out Bay Of Pigs

by Konstantin Bogdanov

NATO troops in Libya: No entry, no exit

Libya, of course, is not the “Bay of Pigs” where in April 1961 CIA-trained Cuban
exiles, backed by the U.S. Air Force, landed on the island in the hope that they
would overthrow the Castro government.  The European allies are getting
bogged down in Libya much more slowly and therefore more deeply. All they
can do is clench their teeth and try to push on through until victory can be
proclaimed, if not actually achieved.

The Libyan rebels’ somewhat dubious success in Tripoli threatens to draw
NATO into a ground operation while Washington is wondering whether the
European coalition was right to rush into battle.

Who is fighting on the side of the rebels in Libya?

The saga of Tripoli’s fall and the toppling of the Gaddafi regime in Libya
continues. The European allies seem to be launching a new phase of their
Libyan operation, one that is marked by even greater military involvement. So
far, only one thing is certain: increased activity in terms of technical intelligence
gathering and on the part of the Special Forces.

“I can confirm that NATO is providing intelligence and reconnaissance assets to
the NTC (National Transitional Council) to help them track down Colonel
Gaddafi and other remnants of the regime,” Britain’s Defense Minister Liam Fox
said Thursday in an interview with Sky News.

But all the signs are that this involvement is not limited to sharing intelligence
with the rebels. Citing UK defense sources, The Daily Telegraph reported “the
SAS has been in Libya for several weeks.” If the newspaper’s sources are to be
believed, British Special Forces “played a key role in coordinating the fall of
Tripoli” and that they were even to be found mingling in rebel ranks “dressed in
Arab civilian clothing and carrying the same weapons as the rebels.”

The Special Forces being referred to are the elite 22 SAS Regiment comprising
experts in air assault and counter-terrorist operations. The newspaper’s
sources add that SAS men will now be re-oriented to hunting down Gaddafi.
Reporting Liam Fox’s interview with Sky News, Reuters noted that he declined to
comment on this Daily Telegraph story.

and you know this pathetic sod on this phony set in Qatar is MI6 - Robert
Scheer, you’re a dupe!

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By jr., August 25, 2011 at 9:40 am Link to this comment

Ah, the gluttons move in; and the virus grows. 

Let this be a lesson to the few remaining independent contries that want to remain independent; and the need for developing weapons to kill rebellious cancerous outgrowths, masses.

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By SarcastiCanuck, August 25, 2011 at 4:39 am Link to this comment
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Yes,time to replace the tribe in charge with another tribe.And the oppressed become the oppressors….Maybe not,sometimes pigs do fly.

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By blogdog, August 24, 2011 at 7:23 pm Link to this comment

Andrew: update - hope you end up on the right side -

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