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    Libyan rebels gain ground

    http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/...a_8511982.html


    Libyan rebels battled their way back into a major oil port just 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Tripoli on Saturday, forcing Moammar Gadhafi's troops to close the vital coast highway and key supply route from Tunisia. The renewed rebel offensive marked a significant rebound for opposition forces who were crushed and driven out of the city nearly three months ago. ...

    While too early to mark a breakthrough in the stalemated civil war between Gadhafi forces and the rebels, who control roughly the eastern third of the country, an opposition offensive so near the capital was bound to put a nearly intolerable burden on Gadhafi forces.

    They have been riddled by defections, badly hurt by ongoing U.N.-sanctioned NATO airstrikes and facing huge resupply problems as a result of the naval blockade that has clamped off ports. The international actions are designed to help the four-month-old rebel uprising to drive Gadhafi from nearly 40 years in power in the oil-rich North African country.
    Amazing, based on this is see Ghadaffi gone by August at maximum.
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    Re: Libyan rebels gain ground

    It ain't over, 'til the fat lady sings.

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    Re: Libyan rebels gain ground

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    Libya rebels battle into key oil port near Tripoli - Forbes.com


    Amazing, based on this is see Ghadaffi gone by August at maximum.
    Who takes over then, Al-Qaeda?
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    Re: Libyan rebels gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Who takes over then, Al-Qaeda?
    Have you not been following the civil war there at all?
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    Re: Libyan rebels gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Who takes over then, Al-Qaeda?
    No it will be some part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Putting in question the sense it all makes in the end.

    We are going be saying either, what the hell did we do, or it cost billions was it worth it. We came add to that what the hell was the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    No it will be some part of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    Putting in question the sense it all makes in the end.

    We are going be saying either, what the hell did we do, or it cost billions was it worth it. We came add to that what the hell was the point.
    Well, even if that were to happen, a radical democracy is better than a radical autocracy...
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    We've danced this waltz before.

    Wake me up when they're actually in Tripoli.
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    Re: Libyan rebels gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post


    We've danced this waltz before.

    Wake me up when they're actually in Tripoli.
    There is some difference given that Misrata is now solidly in rebel hands and you have rebel movement from that direction as well. Should Gaddafhi's sources break away from the area around Brega to prevent an offensive on Tripoli it provides an opportunity for rebels force to make gains in the east and possibly link up with Misrata forces.
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    Re: Libyan rebels gain ground

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It ain't over, 'til the fat lady sings.
    She's not even clearing her throat yet.

    The world's mightiest forces are unable to conquer a two bit third world dictator, and are only furthering an uncertain outcome.

    What a bunch of timid wishy-washy bunch of amateurs we've become. It's shameful!

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