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Diplomats and Executives Evacuate Libya as Former Government Takes Tripoli Back With Military

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posted on Apr, 8 2019 @ 04:51 PM
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Here are higher resolution images of the US Marine evacuation that landed at Janzour. We can see there is an LAV-25 amphibious armored recon vehicle inside, just in case! Im betting these were the NSA, CIA and DIA guys at their situation room for Libya. Maybe someone from British intel as well.


We can see our NBC and CBS primetime dramas unfolding raw before it is spun into 1-3 seasons of award winning fiction.

Hopefully you guys picked everything up! Last thing we need is a loose forgotten flash drive laying around. Or maybe we drop bait and set up an ambush?? I'm ok with a stealth air strikes on the SA-6's, may as well force whichever side wins to upgrade their defense contracts 😉
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posted on Apr, 9 2019 @ 10:39 AM
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Good riddance Muslim Brotherhood. Hopefully Libya can sue certain parties to get some of their gold back and rebuild some of their at one time excellent infrastructure.



posted on Apr, 12 2019 @ 11:05 AM
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Video from April 9 shows that the GNA captured some young males of the LNA, some or many appear to be minors. This could lend some credibility to the accusations that General Haftar has been conscripting child soldiers.




Also South front presents a report of an IL-39 GNA plane shot down by the 166th Brigade of the LNA on April 10th, likely from AA gun fire.

I infer that because this low flying armed trainer jet was shot down with AA gun fire, that it is very likely neither of the SA-6's in possession by both sides is functional. However, images showing up in social media also show some MANPAD's as well in the possession of the LNA themselves.


Cᴀʟɪʙʀᴇ Oʙsᴄᴜʀᴀ
‏ @CalibreObscura

LNA fighter, #Libya with 9K32 Strela-2 MANPADS & 1PN79-M, 1P45-1 sights for 9M133 Kornet in front of a Streit Cougar.

The presence of 1PN79-M thermal optics is actually quite curious, as Gaddafi's Kornets were not afaik delivered w/ them, meaning that it was externally supplied
Given that Haftar's LNA has a number of benefactors that could supply modern Kornets with new-manufacture thermal optics, it's not clear where this could be from. It is green, not sand-coloured however 😉




The GNA also captured some spoils of war from the LNA. A handful of ATGM's.


Cᴀʟɪʙʀᴇ Oʙsᴄᴜʀᴀ
‏ @CalibreObscura

Apr 10

Some ghanimah captured from the LNA around #Tripoli

- 9M111-2 Fagot (AT-4B), improved version of 9M111 Soviet ATGM
- 9P135 series launcher for the aforementioned ATGM

Quite a few 9K111 systems in #Libya, but quite rare to see in use!


#Libya- brief recap of #Tripoli theater so far:
*April 4: offensive begins
*5-7: rapid LNA advances, opposing forces launch counter-offensives
*8: offensive stalls, airstrike on Mitiga Airport leads to airstrikes all over
*9-10: back & forth advances by all sides
*11: stalemate

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posted on Apr, 12 2019 @ 11:44 AM
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A more clear picture is developing now of the outside influences to this conflict. Wall Street Journal reports that Saudi Arabia (KSA) jump started the entire conflict with tens of millions of dollars subsidy to General Haftar and the LNA, while the New York Times reports that France is blocking any EU calls to stop the offensive.

Days before Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive to seize the capital and attempt to unite the divided country under his rule, Saudi Arabia promised tens of millions of dollars to help pay for the operation, according to senior advisers to the Saudi government.

The offer came during a visit to Saudi Arabia that was just one of several meetings Mr. Haftar had with foreign dignitaries in the weeks and days before he began the military campaign on April 4.

PC member Amari confirms support of the US, Britain, Germany, Italy, and Kuwait to the government in Tripoli


France blocked the draft statement, which was drawn up in Brussels, through a process by which individual EU member governments could voice objections. The EU will now try to draw up a new text on which everyone can agree.
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday the bloc was united in calling for a truce and a return to diplomacy in Libya.
The EU draft statement would have said that "hostilities must cease immediately, the LNA must withdraw and the humanitarian truces called by the U.N. must be heeded."

The EU would also have asked "international and regional partners to exert their influence and send an unequivocal message to the aggressors that there is no military solution to the crisis, only a political one," according to the draft.
France and Italy disagree on how to handle the latest escalation in the troubled north African country.

France, which has oil assets in eastern Libya, has provided military assistance in past years to Haftar in his eastern stronghold, Libyan and French officials say..

Italy, the former colonial power and a big player in Libya's oil sector, has supported the U.N.-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj.

Paris and Rome are kind of reminding me right now of the guys from Trading places. They are betting on a winner, probably over a dollar.

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posted on Apr, 12 2019 @ 11:52 AM
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I read somewhere that France was encouraging the UN-backed leader to stay in Tripoli and fight it out.




After reading this ^^^ it sounds like they're actively trying to get him killed.



posted on Apr, 12 2019 @ 11:57 AM
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Hmmmm

Where is the American Media on this?

This is more news worthy than anything they have reported on in the last year at least, and yet nothing.



posted on Apr, 14 2019 @ 10:59 PM
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After what happened during the past week, it is clear that ITALY is running and financing Haftar in Libya , more than anybody else ...







 
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