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Originally posted by Oaktree
This scenario just played out in my twisted little mind.
I have no proof, so don't ask!!!
SAS and diplomat are sent in to negotiate with rebels.
Negotiations are to deal with Nato support for rebels, in return for oil companies having larger stake in Libyan oil market.
Rebels future goals, however, involve nationalizing much more of Libya's oil, keeping oil profits for Libyan people.
Rebels say thanks, but no thanks. Now get out.
Diplomat says "Are you sure about that?'
Rebels: "We're sure."
Rebels: "Positive, get out".
A few seconds later, KABOOM
Diplomat: "Oh look at that! Was that you munitions depot that just blew up?
Were those all your AA cannons?
Don't tell me your RPG's were in there to!
They were? Dang!
Well, now how do you think you'll fare against Ghaddafi?
Seems his weapons depots are all still intact."
Rebels: "Let's talk".
Probably never happens like that in the real world, though.
Forget it, I'm sure the SAS and diplomat were there to simply offer their best wishes,
maybe even a flower arrangement!
Originally posted by martin3030
The SAS are not known to be going on missions and failing,we have to assume either they were very badly outnumbered or else there was an agenda.
The fact that their capture appears now to be world news has to mean if an agenda was not there to begin with,there has to be one now.
Libyan opposition leaders to get advice from UK military
The foreign secretary, William Hague, has been in telephone contact with General Abdul Fattah Younis Obaidi, the former interior minister, now based in Benghazi, seen as a likely successor to Gaddafi. He was placed in charge of military defences in the city in a sign he is at the helm of the opposition.
The UK government believes the national council in Benghazi is focused on keeping essential services running, but where it can is "now thinking about how they can take the struggle forward to other parts of the country. They are not yet calling themselves a government in waiting, and we have not yet seen a coherent programme,"
Meanwhile the international development minister Alan Duncan warned the price of crude oil could hit $250 a barrel due to the unrest in the Middle East. That would send the UK price of a litre of petrol to more than £2, he tells the Times.
Originally posted by Stewie
reply to post by SLAYER69
Boondock was close.
The U.S. has supported Ghaddafi, but not for 40 years. He came around pretty much after we killed a child of his, if I remember correctly. How do you feel about that Slayer?
According to medical staff in the nearby hospital, two dozen people arrived in military uniform and two without uniform. The total Libyan casualties is estimated at 60, including the bombed airbases. However, the regime created a propaganda campaign with varying stories about killed civilians.
For example, the regime's media claimed that Gaddafi's "adopted daughter" had been killed. The name "Hanna" was given to the press. Nobody had ever heard of such daughter. Information about her was also conflicting, for example, her age varied from 12 months to 6 years. Despite absurdity and variations of the stories, the campaign was so successful that a large proportion of the Western press reported the regime's stories as facts.
And now, Israel is offering Ghaddafi help against the rebels.
What side are you on Slayer? The rebels, or Israel and the U.S.?
World News: Israel’s government has responded to the humanitarian crisis in Libya by offering to send peacekeeping troops to the area ‘to provide aid to the local population and monitor the ongoing situation.’
The Knesset is currently debating whether to send a preliminary strike force of jets followed up by the Israeli Defence Force through Egypt (depositing a few tank divisions on the way to help the new government in Cairo) to meet up with anti-Gadaffi rebels in Benghazi or to take a more circuitous aid route into Syria, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Bahrain and Oman.
Originally posted by Oaktree
No one finds it odd that these men were captured last night, right after a massive explosion that leveled an area the size of three soccer fields, in Benghazi?