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US Cannot Confirm Rumors Gaddafi Shot; Oil Tumbles

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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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The U.S. government cannot confirm rumors circulating online that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is dead, a senior U.S. official told NBC News, after oil traders cited a rumor that Gaddafi had been shot as reason for falling oil prices.

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Rumors swirled Thursday that Muammar Gaddafi, pictured here speaking last week, had been shot.

Asked if Washington had reason to believe that Gaddafi, who is seeking to crush protests against his 41-year rule in the oil-exporting North African nation, was dead, the U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: "No."


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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:15 PM
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Oil tumbles on rumors Gaddafi shot:

weird times we are wittiness.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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I hope that dirty madman is dead more than just about anything right now.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Hmmmm . The world can hope I guess.
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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:18 PM
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I wonder if this has anything to do with the Fatwa issued by an influential Muslim cleric.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir
I wonder if this has anything to do with the Fatwa issued by an influential Muslim cleric.

www.abovetopsecret.com...


I don't know why but all this activity in the ME is chilling me to the bone.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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The markets move so much based on rumors. Everybody trying to get the dollar jump on everyone else.

The point of the story I'm taking has nothing to do with whether the godfather of terrorism is alive or dead. It's how big a story can impact the markets and the price of petrol at our local stations.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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Bulgarian Expert: Gaddafi Murder Not Ruled Out


The murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is one possible outcome of the ongoing protests in the North African country, according to a Bulgarian expert.

Kiryak Tsonev, a specialist on the Arab world, said in an interview for the Bulgarian Darik Radio on Thursday that the murder of the Libyan dictator is a possible end to the protests because Libyans are emotional people.

"Libyans would first shoot and then think about what they have done. I do not rule out this option because I do not think that it is possible for Gaddafi to voluntarily give up the power. In fact, in Libya Gaddafi is nobody. He is an ordinary citizen like all the rest. He is not the president, or prime minister, or minister. He is a leader of the revolution, which is not an official post, according to the Constitution," Tsonev said.
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In his opinion, the situation in the Arab country could be described as "chaos", rather than revolution. He also explained that the protests have begun from Benghazi because it was the city of the former king Ali al-Sanousi, taken down by Gaddafi, and Benghazi has become the major opposition city.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:25 PM
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The point of the story I'm taking has nothing to do with whether the godfather of terrorism is alive or dead. It's how big a story can impact the markets and the price of petrol at our local stations.


Never thought of it that way.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:27 PM
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Saudi Arabia assured European refiners the kingdom could step in to fill any supply shortfalls.
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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:28 PM
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they better hope he is dead and not wounded.




WASHINGTON—The government of Col. Moammar Gadhafi hasn't destroyed significant stockpiles of mustard gas and other chemical-weapons agents, raising fears in Washington about what could happen to them—and whether they may be used—as Libya slides further into chaos.


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posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by TreadUpon
The markets move so much based on rumors. Everybody trying to get the dollar jump on everyone else.

The point of the story I'm taking has nothing to do with whether the godfather of terrorism is alive or dead. It's how big a story can impact the markets and the price of petrol at our local stations.


The dollar is all but dead. In the past something like this turmoil would have made the dollar go up because it was known as the haven of stability. But it still went down this time and everyone is looking to the Swiss Franc or Gold for stability.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by SkipperJohn
they better hope he is dead and not wounded.




WASHINGTON—The government of Col. Moammar Gadhafi hasn't destroyed significant stockpiles of mustard gas and other chemical-weapons agents, raising fears in Washington about what could happen to them—and whether they may be used—as Libya slides further into chaos.


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This reminds me of something that was written a long time ago,



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by Misoir
I wonder if this has anything to do with the Fatwa issued by an influential Muslim cleric.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

maybe, maybe not

I'd rather think it was done by a US Navy SEAL Team
Sniper from about 700 meters away with a westerly wind
at 2 knots. Course there may be a Libyan Military Commander
take credit for it and draw heat away from the US.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
Saudi Arabia assured European refiners the kingdom could step in to fill any supply shortfalls.
news.yahoo.com...

d.yimg.com...


sure they will as soon as prices move to $150 a barrel. it is all about the profit. I would unload as much as I can for that price!



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:36 PM
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Isn't it amazing how a rumor will effect the markets! Thanks for posting this, I've been seeing many tweeting about it, but nothing confirmed.

I found out this morning that he has a personal guard of 40 females (supposedly virgins). I did a thread on BTS about it. These woman are said to be highly trained and surround him at all times. Maybe one of them took care of him.

There are now reports that the Swiss have ordered a freeze on his assets. www.france24.com...



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:38 PM
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Good point man.

I realize I said "dollar jump" but I meant the jump on the price of commodities. Especially futures...



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

Originally posted by Misoir
I wonder if this has anything to do with the Fatwa issued by an influential Muslim cleric.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

maybe, maybe not

I'd rather think it was done by a US Navy SEAL Team
Sniper from about 700 meters away with a westerly wind
at 2 knots. Course there may be a Libyan Military Commander
take credit for it and draw heat away from the US.



You should write novels,


With the internet, a rumor sure travels fast.



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:40 PM
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There are now reports that the Swiss have ordered a freeze on his assets. www.france24.com...


I saw that, thanks for posting, none of this is happening by accident,



posted on Feb, 24 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
You should write novels,

With the internet, a rumor sure travels fast.

lol,
I have often thought about it.
But I'd rather read Clancy instead

he does a much better job than I
could do




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