Libyan forces turn on Gadaffhi, declare "Free Benghazi," capture foreign mercenaries

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10 Responses to “Libyan forces turn on Gadaffhi, declare "Free Benghazi," capture foreign mercenaries”

  1. SteveKiwi says:

    Where does one get 4000 mercenaries? Is there a Mercenaries-R-Us? Does Amazon deliver them? Or do you just have to know the right people?

    Not that I’m needing any right now, it’s just for future reference.

    • Anonymous says:

      Africa mostly. But there are several folks thinking that it may be exaggerated and that several of the “mercenaries” are simply immigrants.

  2. jungletek says:

    Good for them.

    I hope that if the time ever comes, we westerners will be similarly active, and have the balls to stand up for what is right, and what we believe in.

  3. Brainspore says:

    I hope that if the time ever comes, we westerners will be similarly active, and have the balls to stand up for what is right, and what we believe in.

    What is right and what we believe in are not always the same thing, unfortunately. The last time we had a widespread armed uprising against the Federal government it was largely led by people who wanted to keep slavery legal.

    • travtastic says:

      To be fair, most southerners didn’t much care about slavery. Racism, hell yes. But not slavery.

      The civil war was no more detached from the top one percent than any other war has been.

  4. Prufrock451 says:

    Here’s a good Guardian peace about the reports of mercenaries.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/feb/22/gaddafi-mercenary-force-libya

  5. rebdav says:

    It is interesting that UnitedStatesians look toward their right to keep and bear arms as a bulwark against despotism. Unfortunately while arms in the hands of citizens makes a revolt much more effective it also requires a citizenry who cares enough about freedom or whatever cause riles them to get off the sofa and demand freedom not more bread and circuses.

    In Libya I am not clear on the sudden motivation other than everyone else is throwing out the dictators. I wish these movements were able to express what they want beyond no more of the same.
    If FoxNews makes up the news, AlJazeera seems to be creating their own real news. Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani funds AlJazeera and is probably the man most responsible for the uprisings via his popular Arabic news channel. It could be he is a good guy, he actually has dialogued with the Israeli opposition parties, not enough data.

  6. ultranaut says:

    About an hour ago I heard a report from another Libyan city that had just liberated itself and is now holding a public assemblies to democratically form a new government. Fucking incredible.

    I predict Gadhafi will be dead very soon.

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