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Post by Lurker on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:43 am

goodmockingbird wrote:
Janey wrote:
BelgianBoy wrote:The 32nd Brigade led by #Gaddafi son Khamees totalling 10,000 men They are better equipped & more loyal than the rest of the military #Libia

thanks for that! Not good if they are making a play for oilfields

Khameez/ Khamees/ Khamiss/ Kamissi/ etc spellings = Gaddafi "praetorian guards" -- most loyal -- lived lives of special favor - much like Saddam's Republican Guards = most feared and hated.

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The Libyan Army

In his televised address to the Libyan people, Mu’ammar’s son, Sa’if al-Islam al-Qaddafi, told Libyans: “The army will play a big role [in defending the regime], it is not the army of Tunisia or Egypt. It will support Qaddafi to the last minute” (al-Sayda (Libyan State TV), February 20; Quryna.com, February 21).
Bereft of real threats to its territory, whose security is guaranteed both by the strategic importance of Libya’s ample oil reserves and Mu’ammar Qaddafi’s considerable (if somewhat baffling) status in the African Union, Libya’s “Guide” has been able to indulge in periodic purges of his officer corps while keeping most elements of his armed forces under-armed and short of ammunition. The exception to this is the 32nd Brigade, popularly known as the “Khamis Brigade” after its leader, Khamis Abu Minyar al-Qaddafi, one of Mu’ammar Qaddafi’s seven sons. Khamis is a graduate of the Libyan Military Academy in Tripoli and received further training in Moscow at the Frunze Military Academy and the General Staff Academy of the Russian Armed Forces. The Brigade under his command typically receives better arms, equipment and salaries than the rest of the army and serves as a kind of Praetorian Guard to defend the regime. Brigade members have been active in trying to repress the demonstrations.

The Khamis Brigade was supplied with the British-made Bowman tactical communications and data system in a $165 million deal with General Dynamics UK, though the equipment has been modified through the removal of U.S. technology in the system (Defense News, May 8, 2008). [5] The Khamis Brigade has also taken part in joint exercises with the Algerian military (JANA [Tripoli], December 1, 2007).

Since Libya reconciled with the UK in 2008, the latter has become a major supplier of military gear, and even military training, though London has now revoked arms export licenses to Libya (Guardian, February 19). Units of the Special Air Service (SAS) have been involved in training Libyan Special Forces, unpopular duty for SAS veterans who were involved in a deadly decades-long struggle with the Libyan-armed Irish Republican Army (Telegraph, September 11, 2009). A December 2010 U.S. embassy cable released by Wikileaks also shows interest from Khamis al-Qaddafi and Sa’if al-Islam al-Qaddafi in obtaining U.S. made military equipment, including helicopters and parts for armored vehicles. [6]

Aside from the Khamis Brigade, most of the rest of the military has access only to obsolete Soviet-era equipment after enduring years of sanctions. This situation is not necessarily regarded as unfavorable by the regime, as it diminishes the chance rebel officers could mount their own coup similar to Colonel Qaddafi’s 1969 military takeover. Officers are subject to frequent transfers to prevent them from developing personal ties of loyalty with any one command.

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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by cab123 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:50 am

Janey wrote:AFP wire talking about some of the statements coming from Gadaffi Duck in the past and questioning his sanity.

Gadaffi Duck at work,Funny

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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by Lurker on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:52 am

Al Jazeera: Eyewitness in Tripoli: vehicles labelled "Revolutionary Guards" are shooting at citizens.

Al Jazeera: Libyan Ambassador in South Africa condemns the violence & says the embassy represents the people only


Reuters:
MOSCOW Feb 25 (Reuters) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev condemned on Friday the use of force against civilians in Libya and warned that Libyan authorities would face prosecution under international law if they did not stop the violence.

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Post by Lurker on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:55 am

translated, from:
http://twitter.com/Libya_United

The military official that there are tunnels from the door of Aziziyah to some areas in Tripoli, AS FOLLOWS:

Through the tunnel to the rail next to the building energy.
Through the tunnel to the airport, where farm-Qadhafi.
Tunnel to the Egyptian street, Sir Shadow.
Tunnel to Camp Al Furjan Bouklp Thurs.
Tunnel to red and Palaces Central Bank of Libya.
Tunnel to the headquarters of the former Crown road coast.
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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by Janey on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:58 am

goodmockingbird wrote:
Janey wrote:He also proclaimed that America was really founded by the Arabs, when the Emir Ka settled there and that is where the name comes from!

This sort of nonsensical rapidfire word association ( 'Emir Ka' = 'America') -- the belief that concepts, ideas, or words themselves are connected simply because they sound the same is extremely typical -- almost diagnostic -- of schizophrenia.

I think that sums him up perfectly

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Post by Janey on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:01 am

reports now of british oil workers heading to the coast in armed convoys.

May well be the first signs of special forces action becoming public

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Post by Muhajiir on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:01 am

goodmockingbird wrote:
Janey wrote:He also proclaimed that America was really founded by the Arabs, when the Emir Ka settled there and that is where the name comes from!

This sort of nonsensical rapidfire word association ( 'Emir Ka' = 'America') -- the belief that concepts, ideas, or words themselves are connected simply because they sound the same is extremely typical -- almost diagnostic -- of schizophrenia.

Two weeks ago Gaddafi said and explained that Democracy means ruler of the chair...Cracy in arabic = chair/throne. So he explained that DemoCracy is the ruler of the chair/throne....
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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by flick on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:02 am

Janey, do I understand correctly that many of those oil workers were in the southern parts of the country, scattered around? And how many, do you know?

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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by Janey on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:03 am

flick wrote:Janey, do I understand correctly that many of those oil workers were in the southern parts of the country, scattered around? And how many, do you know?

that is correct, I can only give you UK numbers, but we have about 160 nationals spread across the fields

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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by Godzilla85 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:05 am

Janey wrote:reports now of british oil workers heading to the coast in armed convoys.

May well be the first signs of special forces action becoming public

Let's just hope Gaddaffi's people aren't stupid enough to open fire on them cuz that's asking for a serious whooping

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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by goodmockingbird on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:05 am

wackywace: Have learned a Libyan government private jet is on approach to land in Tripoli; not clear why or who is on board. #Libya #feb17
7 minutes ago via web

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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by flick on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:07 am

British Airways 777 appears to be approaching Tripoli. At least, flying that direction and fairly close now. For those workers?

Now has disappeared from radar, and Egyptair flight that appeared to be approaching Tripoli is circling north of it.

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Post by Godzilla85 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:07 am

goodmockingbird wrote:wackywace: Have learned a Libyan government private jet is on approach to land in Tripoli; not clear why or who is on board. #Libya #feb17
7 minutes ago via web


Maybe it's Bin Laden, he just heard that Gaddafi blamed everything on him so he wants a word with him Razz

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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by Janey on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:12 am

flick wrote:British Airways 777 appears to be approaching Tripoli. At least, flying that direction and fairly close now. For those workers?

Now has disappeared from radar, and Egyptair flight that appeared to be approaching Tripoli is circling north of it.

The BA aircraft is not for those oil workers but the Brits at Tripoli airport. They were asked to gather there today for the final flight out

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Post by goodmockingbird on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:13 am

Godzilla85 wrote:
Janey wrote:reports now of british oil workers heading to the coast in armed convoys.

May well be the first signs of special forces action becoming public

Let's just hope Gaddaffi's people aren't stupid enough to open fire on them cuz that's asking for a serious whooping

'Morning, evil illuminati banker.

Except for Sirte, virtually all of the oil production and infrastructure eastern and central parts of Libya are liberated.

There remains, however, a significant possibility of conflict with tribals who may express cultural hostility towards internationals during evacuation procedures.

Respective nations' special forces extraction teams will be extremely sensitive to this, and do everything humanly possible to complete their mission without conflict with locals.
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Post by cbfunk on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:16 am

Ok some of the austrian papers are also reporting the rumours started on Twitter last night
that Gaddafi daughters are in Vienna. The ministry of Interior declared it had no such information and that they were definitely not at the Imperial.
Nevertheless immediate demonstrations by Lybians & austrians in front of Imperial Hotel.
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Re: Libya In Crisis - Saturday 26 Feb MILITARY OPERATIONS CONFIRMED

Post by Janey on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:16 am

goodmockingbird wrote:
Godzilla85 wrote:
Janey wrote:reports now of british oil workers heading to the coast in armed convoys.

May well be the first signs of special forces action becoming public

Let's just hope Gaddaffi's people aren't stupid enough to open fire on them cuz that's asking for a serious whooping

'Morning, evil illuminati banker.

Except for Sirte, virtually all of the oil production and infrastructure eastern and central parts of Libya are liberated.

There remains, however, a significant possibility of conflict with tribals who may express cultural hostility towards internationals during evacuation procedures.

Respective nations' special forces extraction teams will be extremely sensitive to this, and do everything humanly possible to complete their mission without conflict with locals.

absolutely spot on analysis

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Post by Godzilla85 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:17 am

goodmockingbird wrote:
Godzilla85 wrote:
Janey wrote:reports now of british oil workers heading to the coast in armed convoys.

May well be the first signs of special forces action becoming public

Let's just hope Gaddaffi's people aren't stupid enough to open fire on them cuz that's asking for a serious whooping

'Morning, evil illuminati banker.

Except for Sirte, virtually all of the oil production and infrastructure eastern and central parts of Libya are liberated.

There remains, however, a significant possibility of conflict with tribals who may express cultural hostility towards internationals during evacuation procedures.

Respective nations' special forces extraction teams will be extremely sensitive to this, and do everything humanly possible to complete their mission without conflict with locals.

Evil Iluminati banker is gonna stick isn't it? I don't even have the decoder ring or know the secret handshake. Razz

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Post by Godzilla85 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:22 am

goodmockingbird wrote:


if it wasn't for him being a pyschopathic murdering dictator, that would actually be a good picture cover for a rap album

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Post by Janey on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:22 am

Godzilla85 wrote:
goodmockingbird wrote:
Godzilla85 wrote:
Janey wrote:reports now of british oil workers heading to the coast in armed convoys.

May well be the first signs of special forces action becoming public

Let's just hope Gaddaffi's people aren't stupid enough to open fire on them cuz that's asking for a serious whooping

'Morning, evil illuminati banker.

Except for Sirte, virtually all of the oil production and infrastructure eastern and central parts of Libya are liberated.

There remains, however, a significant possibility of conflict with tribals who may express cultural hostility towards internationals during evacuation procedures.

Respective nations' special forces extraction teams will be extremely sensitive to this, and do everything humanly possible to complete their mission without conflict with locals.

Evil Iluminati banker is gonna stick isn't it? I don't even have the decoder ring or know the secret handshake. Razz

hey EIB, I know the secret handshake but for the life of me cannot do it Wink I am pretty good at the secret sock shake!

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Post by Janey on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:23 am

security situation at Tripoli Airport deteriorating rapidly - British Foreign Office statement

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Post by Lurker on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:24 am

twitter again having problems

packets get either loss or have terrible response time




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Post by Janey on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:24 am

brutality and intimidation will not be tolerated - Cameron after discussion with EU leaders about urgent action

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Post by Godzilla85 on Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:25 am

Janey wrote:
Godzilla85 wrote:
goodmockingbird wrote:
Godzilla85 wrote:
Janey wrote:reports now of british oil workers heading to the coast in armed convoys.

May well be the first signs of special forces action becoming public

Let's just hope Gaddaffi's people aren't stupid enough to open fire on them cuz that's asking for a serious whooping

'Morning, evil illuminati banker.

Except for Sirte, virtually all of the oil production and infrastructure eastern and central parts of Libya are liberated.

There remains, however, a significant possibility of conflict with tribals who may express cultural hostility towards internationals during evacuation procedures.

Respective nations' special forces extraction teams will be extremely sensitive to this, and do everything humanly possible to complete their mission without conflict with locals.

Evil Iluminati banker is gonna stick isn't it? I don't even have the decoder ring or know the secret handshake. Razz

hey EIB, I know the secret handshake but for the life of me cannot do it Wink I am pretty good at the secret sock shake!

At the next meeting we'll have to discuss creating a new softer gentler "Sock Iluminati Secret Society" I would nominate you as the leader of course Very Happy

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