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Libya militants seek to avenge al Qaeda leader capture

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posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 06:41 AM
Well, it's shaping up to be a busy day for news, it seems. Libyans or...the terrorists elements within Libya anyway, are pissed. Very pissed to read about it. It may spell a whole new level of complication for the US and the region over there.

(Reuters) - Libyan militants have called for the kidnapping of American citizens in Tripoli and for attacks on gas pipelines, ships and planes to avenge the capture of a senior al Qaeda figure by U.S. special forces in Libya last week.

Nazih al-Ragye, better known by the cover name Abu Anas al-Liby, is a suspect in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 civilians.

That crossed Reuters 2 hours ago.

This...crossed Breaking News within the last few minutes...

Report: US moving 200 Marines to base in Italy in case embassy security needed in Libya - @BarbaraStarrCNN via @PCNN
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Busy day in North Africa? Losing an Embassy would be real ugly. I'm glad we have at least a few Marines being moved into position for short notice support and reinforcement. A few more might help, but that's not a bad start if Tripoli turns on the Embassy compound.
edit on 8-10-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 06:53 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

this liby fellow is detained.....

The US Defense Department said Liby was ‘lawfully detained under the law of war in a secure location outside of Libya’.

since when did congress declare war?
i heard on the radio that he was flown to a military ship off the coast.

posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 07:04 AM
reply to post by subfab

Indeed... The Reuters story mentions he's sitting on a US ship offshore. I don't much care for that approach, personally. Unless we actually intend to give the guy back (that would be treason, outright, in this case IMO) then why dangle him so close to tempt kidnappings or other action to demand release? We don't see release demands in the streets for people back in the U.S. proper or vanished into the network of black sites.

It's like baiting a trap with cheese or something. So close...yet so far...nyah nyah.

Err..... baiting these guys never ends well as America learned in past mistakes.

posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 09:47 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

200 Marine's...that's about all you would need to take on the whole of Libya .................I know , not practical,just being proud.

posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 10:16 AM
reply to post by Battleline

To the shores of Triploi once again, eh? lol....

I don't think 200 Marines would win that fight without air support...but I sure wouldn't want to be in front of them. They'd take many times their own number down in the process, of that I'm sure.

posted on Oct, 26 2013 @ 03:39 PM
reply to post by subfab

I think you'll find that the jundies declared war on America and it's allies - that's we Brits by the way - about 15-20 years ago. They've only just got round to doing something about it!

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