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    Libyan rebels enter Tripoli, Gadhafi's sons held - World news - Mideast/N. Africa - msnbc.com

    Sidiq al-Kibir, the rebel leadership council's representative for the capital Tripoli, confirmed the arrest of Seif al-Islam to the AP but did not give any further details.
    This is indeed the endgame.
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    I expected Gaddafi's 'loyal' troops to switch sides before the rebels got too close.

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    6 months with superior AF clearing the routes and navy blocking the ports. Not bad, eh?

    How crazy that Colonel is, wont be surprised if whole Tripoli goes skyhigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doktor View Post
    6 months with superior AF clearing the routes and navy blocking the ports. Not bad, eh?

    How crazy that Colonel is, wont be surprised if whole Tripoli goes skyhigh.
    I recall some years back reading that he was never a Colonel , just self imposed , maybe then he should have been a General ,,,like idi am,out

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    IIRC, he was at military academy in Libya and was later in UK for training.

    He could have ranked himself marshal and would still be crazy
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    Well, I can't wait to see the craziness and retribution ensue when whomever starts trying to form some government. The factions crawling out of the walls, all claiming to have been the indispensible cog that held this together and demanding their just due, will be mind-boggling.

    Of course the U.N. (meaning America, Canada and Europe) will be footing the bill over the next five years for Libya's "reconstruction".
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    We won't get Lockerbies. That alone is worth the effort.

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    I imagine Mr Assad is somewhat worried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Officer of Engineers View Post
    We won't get Lockerbies. That alone is worth the effort.
    Forgive me Sir, if you think I am rude but shouldn't you also nuke Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to prevent 9/11 in future....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 667medic View Post
    Forgive me Sir, if you think I am rude but shouldn't you also nuke Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to prevent 9/11 in future....
    If there was any evidence that Fiad or Musharaff gave the order, then both Riyard and Islamabad would be growing mushroom clouds.

    The same cannot be said of Lockerbie.

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    "Forgive me Sir, if you think I am rude but shouldn't you also nuke Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to prevent 9/11 in future...."

    How might Canada accomplish that?
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    They finally did it. A month or two ago, things weren't looking so great for the rebels, but I guess they managed to finally pull it together. Yes, the so-called "loyalists" should start deserting Gadhafi any minute now, just like rats leaving a sinking ship . . . . .
    "There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. Remember Scrooge, time is short, and suddenly, you're not there any more." -Ghost of Christmas Present, Scrooge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitch View Post
    They finally did it. A month or two ago, things weren't looking so great for the rebels, but I guess they managed to finally pull it together. Yes, the so-called "loyalists" should start deserting Gadhafi any minute now, just like rats leaving a sinking ship . . . . .
    Sir, you can gloat all you want but Gaddhafi had balls of steel for sure. And I am quite sure that the sudden turn of events involved paying huge bribes to the so called "loyalists"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 667medic View Post
    Sir, you can gloat all you want but Gaddhafi had balls of steel for sure.
    Horse puckey! If he had balls of steel, he would have lead the situation instead of letting the situation dictate him. Deng Xia Peng got balls. Daffy Duck does not.

    Quote Originally Posted by 667medic View Post
    And I am quite sure that the sudden turn of events involved paying huge bribes to the so called "loyalists"....
    In short, Daffy Duck got outbid, why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S2 View Post
    How might Canada accomplish that?
    By send SWSNBN to Libya.

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