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    Libya rebels seek funds in White House meeting

    He's a chance to make another import decision that could have long term benefits. The only problem is knowing the real agenda of the Rebels, as is the case in all of these seemingly coordinated efforts not only in the Middle East but there are attempts to spread this to Europe and there have been calls for a "Day of Rage" as has been the rallying cry in just about every single rebellion so far.

    It should make you wonder what or who is really behind all these calls for Democracy.

    Keep in mind that we are not a Democracy, we are a "Democratic Republic," and it is not the same thing by a long shot.

    This time at least the Rebels are willing to ask for help in a face to face meeting and I see that as very important, Obama has a slim chance to get some answers to some very important questions.

    Libya rebels seek funds in White House meeting | Reuters


    (Reuters) - Libyan rebels will meet senior White House officials in Washington Friday, seeking both cash and diplomatic legitimacy in their war to topple Muammar Gaddafi.

    The head of the rebel National Transitional Council's executive bureau, Mahmoud Jebril, will meet President Barack Obama's national security adviser, Tom Donilon, and other senior officials, the White House said in a statement.

    Jebril, a U.S.-educated technocrat who has become the public face of the rebel council, made a plea for Washington to free up some $180 million in frozen Gaddafi funds to fund the rebels fighting to end his 41-year rule.

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    Re: Libya rebels seek funds in White House meeting

    Dont give it to em. Libyan issue not a US issue.
    The rebels are a big mixing pot of monarchists, islamists, and left and right wing democracy seekers.


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    Re: Libya rebels seek funds in White House meeting

    England and France better start funding them. They've recognized them as the legit government of the country. From what I've read, the rebels are committed to democracy and have installed local tribunals in a show of dedication. They were missing a figurehead (what puppet could be lacking a figurehead?), it's good to see someone took the helm.

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    Re: Libya rebels seek funds in White House meeting

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    England and France better start funding them. They've recognized them as the legit government of the country. From what I've read, the rebels are committed to democracy and have installed local tribunals in a show of dedication. They were missing a figurehead (what puppet could be lacking a figurehead?), it's good to see someone took the helm.
    England and France are funding them, as is Italy, Poland, Kuwait and Qatar.
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    Re: Libya rebels seek funds in White House meeting

    I would like to see a comprehensive report of the White House meeting, to find out what the rebels have to say, what assurances they present, but I am just as interested in what questions they are asked by those in attendance from our side.

    I want to know if Obama keeps up his amateur hour ways, or gets to something substantial.

    I would have to know all the facts from these rebels like who they are where they are from and who got them started and a lot more before I would back them more than we have already with cash.

    There is a possibility that Obama has already struck a deal and this is all for show. It wouldn't be the first time this was done.

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    Re: Libya rebels seek funds in White House meeting

    Although I favor a courtesy meeting between U.S. officials and the anti-Gadhafi movement, as important questions remain to be addressed, I do not believe the U.S. should supply direct financial aid to the movement at this time. Humanitarian aid to civilians could be considered, but that is different from aiding a movement that has, to date, demonstrated only gross incompetence and an inability to build broad-based popular support among Libyans. In addition, any humanitarian aid should be supplied through NGOs that have adequate financial controls in place to minimize the risk of waste or fraud. The NGOs could, of course, coordinate with the rebels, but the NGOs' financial controls should reduce the risk that the aid would be wasted or used inappropriately.

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    Re: Libya rebels seek funds in White House meeting

    Let's just write-off all Arab nations and let them stew in their own collective juices. Their problems are NOT our problems and we always end up on the short end of the stick...every time.

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