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    France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    France24 - France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority


    AP - Libya’s opposition battled for military and diplomatic advantage against Moammar Gadhafi’s embattled regime on Thursday, winning official recognition from France and hitting government forces with heavy weapons on the road to the capital.

    France became the first country to formally recognize the rebels’ newly created Interim Governing Council, saying it planned to exchange ambassadors after President Nicolas Sarkozy met with two representatives of the group based in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

    The international Red Cross said dozens of civilians have been wounded or killed in recent days in grueling battles between Gadhafi’s army and the opposition movement trying to oust him.

    The fighting intensified on the main front line between the Mediterranean oil port of Ras Lanouf and the city of Bin Jawwad, where the rebels appeared to be have established better supply lines bringing heavy weapons like multiple-rocket launcher trucks and small tanks to the battle.


    Obama could take a lesson here.
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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    We don't know who the opposition is, whether or not they're unified (which they most likely are not, except maybe in their shared hate for Gadaffi), who the leaders are, what they represent, how many different factions there are and what they're all fighting for, etc. To recognize anyone's authority at this point is premature. The opposition could consist of equal parts liberal youths, secularists, democrats, and Muslim brotherhood. We don't know who they are. It is simply too early to tell.

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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Obama could take a lesson here.
    surprised to see that you take your guidance in things military from the french

    i can only hope that Obama does not follow your lead
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    surprised to see that you take your guidance in things military from the french
    I'm not like you, I think openly, and when I see something I agree with, I support it. You as an ideologue, well you have your "sides"


    i can only hope that Obama does not follow your lead

    why not? What is wrong with frances response? Seems they took the leadership role sorely lacking in this situation. I applaud France for stepping up to the plate.
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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    I think this is just a preemptive surrender.

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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I think this is just a preemptive surrender.
    Crap, you beat me to it. LOL.
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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Obama could take a lesson here.
    Amen....

    Col. Ralph Peters said last night that Obama loves the idea of being President, but he can't make a decision. He was 100% correct. He is still voting "present" like he has his entire life. He left health care reform up to Pelosi and Reid and they made a mess of it. He refuses to take charge.

    Obama reminds me of General McClelland during the Civil War. McClelland love making grandioise plans and loved being general-in-chief, but he was indecisive. He refused to attack and take charge. Lincoln finally had enough and fired him, then hired Grant who wasn't big on planning or discipline, but he sure knew how to attack the enemy. It's time to fire Obama.

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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Crap, you beat me to it. LOL.
    Tucker nabbed post of the day, no doubt. Lol

    Good for Sarkozy. Hard to believe it took France to step up.
    Last edited by Erod; 03-10-11 at 02:31 PM.

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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    Al Qaeda's first argument against the U.S. is that it supports the tyrannies of the Arab world as they oppress their people.

    Now the U.S. has the opportunity to break the dysfunctional dynamic that produces anti-American hatred and violence.
    a reality that too many Americans seem not to understand ... or avoid recognizing
    Giving arms, food, logistical help, intelligence and other such tools to the Libyan opposition would boost its strength and give it staying power.
    Once Gaddafi realizes that he is up against an endless supply of arms and ammunition, he will surely recalibrate his decisions.
    ... The best way to prevent al-Qaeda from turning Libya into an area of strength would be to have the fighting end — with Gaddafi's defeat. So let's help the Libyan opposition do it.

    The Libyan Conundrum - TIME
    the above recommendations are much better than doing nothing more than the french recognition of the rebel forces
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: France formally recognises Libyan rebels' authority

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Obama could take a lesson here.
    France leads and Obama...

    Waits.
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