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Who is propping up Libya?

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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Who is propping up Libya?


www.bbc.co.uk

Unlike in Egypt or Tunisia, it is not the conventional military that holds the balance of power in Libya.

Instead, it is a murky network of paramilitary brigades, "revolutionary committees" of trusted followers, tribal leaders and imported foreign mercenaries.

The actual Libyan Army is almost symbolic, a weakened and emaciated force of little more than 40,000, poorly armed and poorly trained. It is part of Col Muammar Gaddafi's long-term strategy to eliminate the risk of a military coup, which is how he himself came to power in 1969.

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:53 PM
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And that is why it is not going to be a nice "bloodless" coup as in Tunis and Egypt - those guys might have been corrupt dictators makign themselves filthy rich......but they didn't set up an independant security network like this.

It's also why Iran won't "go" peaceably too - the power doesn't there rest on anything the people can actually affect directly with their presence, emotion, appeals to kinship, etc.

www.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:14 PM
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To avoid a similar problem Stalin wiped out all those "Generals" with real world talent and ability as to not threaten his rule. he paid for it at the beginning of WWII. Saddam Hussein neutered his Air-force brass under the same thinking fearing that intelligent Air-force officers would one day bomb his palace in an attempted overthrow.

It isn't hard to imagine Qaddafi thinking along the same lines and not have a strong military....



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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Saw a report on CNN today that said uncle mohmar had an army that was more like trible militias with mercs from other african nations running them.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:33 PM
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The U.K and U.S arms dealers. That is exactly who/what is propping up this regime.

Cameron was the first global leader to visit Egypt after the false revolution. The only reason why he stopped off was to smooth over the fact that we give so much aid to a country that is such a valuable strategic point in this region. Along with the USA we financed this whole regime, but the Egyptian Army are there to protect the people. The Libyans only have a small Army in comparison, but the regime has a seperate Army and this is what is being used on the people. Full of mercenaries and revolution guard.

Unfortunately it isn't any better in Bahrain. The pictures from there have increased the horror of what we have found out, with the disclosure that the majority of the weapons being used by the armed forces, come from the U.K.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 08:40 PM
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Wake up guys!! Wake up!! The whole world is totally fed up with these dictators whose only claim to fame is the west's bootlicking attitude towards them. Uk, France, USA etc..it's the same pathetic dance. To stay elected they have to throw their principles to the wind,drop their pants and bendover!! Mubarak, Ghaddafi, and a good dozen others have turned the planet into a whorehouse...and who are the whores?? GUESS WHO. We're being governed by them. DOESN'T THAT MAKE YOU FEEL PROUD???



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:17 PM
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You hit the nail on the head Slayer. I think one carrier could shut down the air assault on the civilians in 18 hours.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 10:45 PM
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Mostly Europe and oil majors

Oil basicaly accounts for all of Libyas export proffits, largest fields in Africa. Qaddafi going mental and doing a Saddam is a bad thing.

Crude will sky rocket, especialy with whats just happend in Eqypt. Time to start investing in the commodities market lol.



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