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#1 Marcello

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 1257 PM

Islamic emirate in Benghazi.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 0751 AM

Tripoli under air attack from unidentified jets.


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 1137 AM

Apparently Egyptian and Emirates aircraft that are bombing. News just out bad details to come
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Posted 25 August 2014 - 1226 PM

Apparently Egyptian and Emirates aircraft that are bombing. News just out bad details to come

 

I thought they were just egyptian. Have the emirates jumped in the fight?


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 1231 PM

Apparently Egyptian and Emirates aircraft that are bombing. News just out bad details to come

Algeria has also been blamed.

 

We need identification of aircraft type(s). That would give us a clue.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 0335 AM

US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist militia.

A senior US official told the BBC that Washington was not consulted about the attacks and was "caught off-guard".

The air strikes on militia positions around Tripoli's international airport were reportedly carried out by Emirati fighter jets using bases in Egypt.

The Egyptian authorities have denied involvement, and there has been no direct comment from the UAE.

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...africa-28933070


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 0946 AM

 

US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist militia.

A senior US official told the BBC that Washington was not consulted about the attacks and was "caught off-guard".

The air strikes on militia positions around Tripoli's international airport were reportedly carried out by Emirati fighter jets using bases in Egypt.

The Egyptian authorities have denied involvement, and there has been no direct comment from the UAE.

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...africa-28933070

 

 

From the quoted article, you can cut the irony with a butter knife  :P

 

On Monday, the US, France, Germany, Italy and the UKissued a joint statement denouncing "outside interference" in Libya which it said "exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya's democratic transition".


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 1028 AM

"Only we Western nations are allowed to bomb indiscriminately anyone we don't like"


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 1111 AM

Allegedly this is a war-by-proxy between, of a all people, Qatar and the UAE who are jockeying for influence in the Arab world while the traditional big players like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria are pre-occupied with internal problems. If Clancy had come up with this, I'd have declared that he had totally gone over the edge now in his desparation to cook up some background for his techno masturbations.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 1119 AM

 

 

US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist militia.

A senior US official told the BBC that Washington was not consulted about the attacks and was "caught off-guard".

The air strikes on militia positions around Tripoli's international airport were reportedly carried out by Emirati fighter jets using bases in Egypt.

The Egyptian authorities have denied involvement, and there has been no direct comment from the UAE.

 

http://www.bbc.com/n...africa-28933070

 

 

From the quoted article, you can cut the irony with a butter knife  :P

 

On Monday, the US, France, Germany, Italy and the UKissued a joint statement denouncing "outside interference" in Libya which it said "exacerbates current divisions and undermines Libya's democratic transition".

 

 

Yeah...that's pretty pathetic.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 1124 AM

facepalm time, indeed.


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 1256 PM

Allegedly this is a war-by-proxy between, of a all people, Qatar and the UAE who are jockeying for influence in the Arab world while the traditional big players like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria are pre-occupied with internal problems. If Clancy had come up with this, I'd have declared that he had totally gone over the edge now in his desparation to cook up some background for his techno masturbations.

Hehehe 

 

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#13 Colin

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Posted 26 August 2014 - 1422 PM

Must use on FB.....


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Posted 26 August 2014 - 1443 PM

Allegedly this is a war-by-proxy between, of a all people, Qatar and the UAE who are jockeying for influence in the Arab world while the traditional big players like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria are pre-occupied with internal problems. If Clancy had come up with this, I'd have declared that he had totally gone over the edge now in his desparation to cook up some background for his techno masturbations.

Add to it that at the same time Russia is leading a proxy war in Ukraine ... Well, then again, he thought that even one airliner used for suicide attack is pushing credibility...


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 0031 AM

Allegedly this is a war-by-proxy between, of a all people, Qatar and the UAE

 

The mind boggles.

 

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 0317 AM

Egypt And The United Arab Emirates Bombed Libya, And Qatar Could Be A Big Part Of The Reason Why

 
JEREMY BENDER 
 
AUG. 25, 2014, 5:39 PM
 
Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have jointly bombed Islamist militants in Libya twice without U.S. notification or knowledge, The New York Times reports, citing four senior U.S. officials. 
 
The strikes, which Egypt has vigorously denied having any part in, come as Libya continues to fracture amidst fighting between various armed groups. Islamist-oriented militants have clashed with government forces throughout the country, and the country even has two competing governing bodies — one dominated by Islamists, the other by liberals and federalists. 
 
The Egyptian and UAE airstrikes were intended to prevent the Islamist rebels from taking Tripoli's international airport, although the strikes ultimately proved ineffective. 
 
Egypt and the UAE's involvement revealed how Libya is becoming yet another venue for proxy war in the Middle East, according to officials that spoke with the Times spoke.
 
Qatar has allegedly supported Islamist forces in the country, in a continuation of the country's policy of supporting Islamic movements and the Muslim Brotherhood. Renegade Libyan general Khalifa Hifter, who attempted to disolve Libya's government in response to to its alleged takeover by Islamists, has made this allegation of Qatari support explicitly. 
 
Qatar's larger strategy of supporting Islamists throughout the Middle East has brought it into conflict with Egypt before. After the Egyptian military overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood government of former President Mohammed Morsi, relations between Qatar and Egypt rapidly cooled. Egypt has imprisoned three journalists from Al Jazeera, a Qatari-funded media company, on trumped-up terrorism charges. 
 
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain have also taken issue with what they saw as Qatar's meddling in their internal affairs. The three countries withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar in March, in an unprecedented move among the countries, over protest of Qatar's support of Islamist movements. 
 
Bombings carried out by Egypt and the UAE against Islamists in Libya could be an extension of an anti-Qatari policy aimed at limiting the reach and impact of Islamist movements throughout the Middle East. 
 
At the beginning of August, Amr Moussa, Egypt's former foreign minister and a close ally of Sisi, argued that Egypt should consider a military response to the chaos in Libya. Egypt and Libya share a porous 700-mile border.
 
"Statelets, sects and extremist factions in Libya directly threaten Egypt's national security," Moussa said in a statement. "I call for a broad public debate to sensitize public opinion to the risks, and to build the necessary support in case we have to exercise our right to self-defence."
 
Aside from air strikes, U.S. officials told The New York Times, a special forces team likely comprised of Emirati and Egyptian personnel destroyed an Islamist camp in eastern Libya as well.

 

http://www.businessi...8#ixzz3BZwire2Z


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Posted 27 August 2014 - 0659 AM

 

Allegedly this is a war-by-proxy between, of a all people, Qatar and the UAE

 

The mind boggles.

 

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This new ME is so much more interesting than the old one. Every week a new plot twist; even the islamic snuff movies have much better production values. I would not be suprised to wake up one day to find we have had to ally ourselves with Al Qaeda. Also watch out for guys like  these to eventually emerge to spice things up.


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 0023 AM

Strange things continue to happen  http://awdnews.com/t...ish-nation.html


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 0152 AM

Strange things continue to happen  http://awdnews.com/t...ish-nation.html

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That should not be surprising.

 

The Arab elite has for many years viewed the Palestinians with contempt:

 

 

 

In 1994, during the signing of the Cairo Israel-PLO agreement, President Mubarak expressed his attitude toward the PLO, scolding Arafat in public: "sign, you dog." 

http://www.theetting...erspective.aspx


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Posted 28 August 2014 - 2223 PM

Excuse me...TN reported the schism in Team Sunni 2 years ago.


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