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    Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Another US foreign policy success.


    At least four Egyptian embassy personnel have been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan foreign ministry says.

    Another embassy official was seized in the Libyan capital on Friday.

    Several kidnappings of officials in Libya recently have been blamed on militias. They are often paid by the government, but their allegiance and who controls them remain in doubt.


    BBC News - Egyptian embassy staff 'seized'in Libya
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Another US foreign policy success.


    At least four Egyptian embassy personnel have been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, the Libyan foreign ministry says.

    Another embassy official was seized in the Libyan capital on Friday.

    Several kidnappings of officials in Libya recently have been blamed on militias. They are often paid by the government, but their allegiance and who controls them remain in doubt.


    BBC News - Egyptian embassy staff 'seized'in Libya
    That seems more an Egyptian thing than "an American success".

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    Re: Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    That seems more an Egyptian thing than "an American success".
    Such things weren't happening when Gaddafi was there.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Such things weren't happening when Gaddafi was there.
    True. He was a discrete kind of murderer and less the kidnapping kind with foreigners. mostly.

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    Re: Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    True. He was a discrete kind of murderer and less the kidnapping kind with foreigners. mostly.
    Right, so your diminishing the chaotic state of affairs in Libya in order to defend the US interference, I mean I'm not surprised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Right, so your diminishing the chaotic state of affairs in Libya in order to defend the US interference, I mean I'm not surprised.
    Actually that was a case, where the US only supported the intervention by the neighborhood. That was okay. Maybe the neighbors should have helped more and maybe not. But what is your problem? Not everything is the fault of the US even though there are lots of jerks that like to say so.

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    Re: Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Actually that was a case, where the US only supported the intervention by the neighborhood. That was okay. Maybe the neighbors should have helped more and maybe not. But what is your problem? Not everything is the fault of the US even though there are lots of jerks that like to say so.
    This is directly the result of the US abusing the UN resolution to use force to protect the civilians, to overthrow the Libyan government, destabilizing the country as we have been doing elsewhere s in the ME.
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    Re: Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    This is directly the result of the US abusing the UN resolution to use force to protect the civilians, to overthrow the Libyan government, destabilizing the country as we have been doing elsewhere s in the ME.
    You don't think the UN should enforce its own norms?
    And you think dictators should be allowed to use lethal military force to crush resistance against them?

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    Re: Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    True. He was a discrete kind of murderer and less the kidnapping kind with foreigners. mostly.
    I long for the good old days of Gaddafi where planes blew up over the skies of Scotland...
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Egyptian embassy staff "seized" in Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    You don't think the UN should enforce its own norms?
    And you think dictators should be allowed to use lethal military force to crush resistance against them?
    What are you talking about, UN norms??? The US secured a resolution at the UN to use military force to protect civilians, that's it. That resolution was abused by the Obama administration and used to overthrow the Libyan government. I don't know why your having difficulty with that. And no, I don't think any governments should use their military force to "crush resistance". But I can assure you that if there were ever a civilian armed resistance to our government, they would use military force to repel it, don't think for a minute that they wouldn't.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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