Anza Mk-II MANPADS in Libya « The Rogue Adventurer - Pale Moon. Anza Mk-II Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) have been observed in Libya.
A source working with an NGO in Libya, who wishes to remain anonymous, sent me the images featured in this piece. These images were taken in 2011 at arms depots wrested from government control by rebel forces. Government-allied Libyans seize militia bases in Benghazi after protest, clashes. Magariaf, president of Libya’s General National Congress, spoke at a news conference just before midnight, after meeting with officials and militia leaders in Benghazi.
A day earlier, clashes between protesters and militias left four people dead and dozens injured. Those clashes followed a large-scale protest Friday in which thousands of people marched through the city demanding the dissolution of the militias that have run Libya’s streets in the absence of a strong central government and police force since a revolution ended the 42-year rule of Moammar Gaddafi last year. Many Libyans have blamed extremist groups for the attack on the U.S.
Consulate here on Sept. 11 that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador. More details emerge on U.S. ambassador's last moments. Local official says he warned U.S. diplomats about security in the area"The situation is frightening, it scares us," the official says He says it was not the first time he warned foreigners about the worsening security Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security. Azelin : RT @Hesiod2k11: @azelin... MustafaAG : I condemn these barbaric acts... Dr.Mustafa Abushagur (MustafaAG) sur Twitter. Libya bans religious, tribal or ethnic parties. After Qaddafi, Tripoli is a violent city of armed fiefdoms. TRIPOLI // After not hearing from her brother Mahmoud for several hours earlier this week, Amal Ali Ibrahim dialled his mobile phone number in dread.
He had gone to Tripoli's Gargour neighbourhood to help his brother Ibrahim. There was word of a turf war between forces of the interim government and members of a civilian militia from Zintan, a city in the Nafusa Mountains, 136 kilometres south-west of the capital. The phone rang once. It rang again. Global Security Newswire - U.S. Seeks to Renew Contacts With Libyan WMD Scientists. PrintShareEmailTwitterFacebookLinkedIn The United States is attempting to renew contacts with Libyan WMD experts in order to continue steering them toward civilian jobs as a means of ensuring their unique expertise is not used by hostile nations or terrorists to create new unconventional weapons, the Associated Press reported on Thursday (see GSN, March 10).
The former regime of Muammar Qadhafi at one point employed hundreds of scientists in the research and development of weapons of mass destruction. Qadhafi in 2003 struck an agreement with Western governments to shutter his WMD programs; the following year the Bush administration moved to create a jobs program that would place the Libyan weapons scientists in such nonmilitary fields as gas and oil manufacturing, atomic medicine and water desalination. That program came to a halt when fighting erupted in the North African country in February.
What Do We do about Libya NOW. With the U.S. and NATO's thumb firmly on the scale, the balance of power in Libya seems to be shifting steadily toward the rebel forces.
That's bad news for the Qaddafi family, though their lack of attractive alternatives to fighting on makes it unlikely that they will simply surrender. This outcome is also not that surprising, as the Libyan military was never a first-class fighting force and it was not going to have real trouble standing up to the rebel forces once they started getting lots of outside help. The danger, however, is that the rebel forces will not be able to consolidate control over the entire country without a lot more fighting, including the sort of nasty urban warfare that can get lots of civilians killed.
Libya: Three rookie errors. In March, when China and Russia refused to veto UN Security Council resolution 1973 (authorising the use of force against Libya), alarm bells should have been ringing in Washington.
The arch-realists in Beijing and Moscow were no converts to the lofty liberalism that suddenly overtook US foreign policy, nor keen to embrace a more elastic conception of sovereignty. They were just being pragmatic. NATO's Decline over Libya. Interviewee: Robert E.
Hunter, Senior Advisor, The Rand CorporationInterviewer: Bernard Gwertzman, Consulting Editor, CFR.org April 19, 2011 President Barack Obama and the leaders of France and Britain have in effect called for the ouster of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi, yet the failure to apply sufficient military force is a blow to NATO and U.S. credibility, says Robert E. Libya’s Lessons for North Korea. Hey, remember when Bush Administration officials tried to convince Kim Jong Il that he could get the same denuclearization deal Bush gave Qadhafi?
Yeah, the last couple of days might explain why Kim didn’t think it was such a great idea. Update | 11:25 am 22 March 2011. Sans titre. There are parts of the world that should be declared Zones of Total Bullshit.
Take Libya. It seems like everybody who even tries to talk about the place starts lying.
International reactions to Gaddafi's actions against his populat. Kadhafi - Gaddafi - Gadhafi. Middle East News, Iraq, Iran current affairs. THE ROVING EYE Gaddafi goes Tiananmen By Pepe Escobar "The unity of China was more important than the people of Tiananmen Square. " "It's impossible for the youth to follow anyone else.
If not Gaddafi, who else would they follow? Somebody with a beard? " Libya. Matières premières : Fermeture d'un gazoduc reliant la Libye à l'Europe. Libya’s Oil Money Let Qaddafi Buy Support in Africa. Des milliers de Tunisiens quittent la Libye - Monde. Libya unrest: UN urges mass border evacuation. 2 March 2011Last updated at 07:58 The BBC's Jim Muir: "There are thousands upon thousands of people waiting desperately to cross that border" The UN has called for a mass humanitarian evacuation of people fleeing Libya for Tunisia, saying the border situation is at "crisis point". Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said thousands of lives were at stake. Some 75,000 people have fled to Tunisia since unrest began and 40,000 more are waiting to cross, the UN says.
The organisation has voted to suspend Libya from its Human Rights Council. Libye: les Français rapatriés raconte. Libye : "C'était un carnage absolu", actualité Monde : Le Point. LIBYAN PROTESTERS ATTACK S.KOREAN & CHINESE COMPANIES. Resentment over the comfortable life-style of foreigners working in Libyan projects as compared to the poverty of Libyan workers seems to be playing a role in the current turmoil in Libya. This resentment has led to a number of attacks on South Korean and Chinese companies in Libya. 2. Even before the unrest began in Egypt, there were reports of attacks on South korean construction sites. On January 14 and 15, hundreds of Libyans raided four South Korean-run construction sites, destroying heavy equipment and setting vehicles and other facilities on fire.
According to the South Korean Foreign Ministry, on February 21, about 500 Libyans stormed and looted a South Korean construction site west of Tripoli, injuring South Korean and Bangladeshi workers.It said about 15 Bangladeshis were hurt along with three South Koreans when the mob invaded the site about 30 kilometres west of Tripoli. Kadhafi n'a plus qu'à se pendre.