Rebels reach Tripoli; Gadaffi reportedly flees

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33 Responses to “Rebels reach Tripoli; Gadaffi reportedly flees”

  1. ocschwar says:

    Mabrouk ya Lybia! Mabrouk ya Trablous!

  2. gwailo_joe says:

    Great news….that has been 7 months coming.  Good luck you plucky rebels!  Hope you can run the country better than the last guy…

    Muammar: GTFO!!!  -tho I cant imagine there could be that many places that would want you-

    delusional old fool…

  3. Guest says:

    Obama’s third war is almost over!! Yah!!!

    • C.Nate says:

      Because Obama started the rebellion along with the Iraq and Afghanistan wars right?  #Bullshit

      • Guest says:

        Is he not the president?

      • Aloisius says:

        Actually, Obama personally started not only the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars, but he visited the UN and personally beat up members of the UN Security Council until they authorized defense of the Libyan people. Obama is basically Rambo. Couldn’t you tell?

    • alec bennett says:

      Couldn’t you maybe consolidate all your many trolling comments in multiple postings to maybe just a few? Maybe by using the snazzy new “edit” button when you feel you really need to defile the discussion yet again? As of this moment you have 5 comments in this thread, and at least that many in the Wikileaks thread I just read, every one of them clumsily grinding an axe.

  4. Guest says:

    Hopefully France will retake the country and oversee the oil production. We could use a discount.

    • ocschwar says:

      “Retake”?

      The Lybians got the “joy” of being colonized by Italy, not France

      • sagodjur says:

        Never let the truth get in the way of good trolling.

      • Guest says:

        Sorry I thought it was France that had tried to take the country back in March…has it really been that long? “Days, not weeks”

        • ocschwar says:

          Sorry I thought it was France that had tried to take the country back in March…has it really been that long? “Days, not weeks”

          last I checked those green, red, black flags are not French.

          • Guest says:

            President Obama said he expected that the period that the US would be involved in heavy kinetic activity would be “days, not weeks.”

  5. kyoorius says:

    Have to take into consideration that this news could be part of the disinformation campaign that is in progress. NATO/the rebels objective is to promote an uprising in the city to flush out Gadaffi.

  6. Green Ghost says:

    Soon we will find out if the people of a middle-eastern muslim nation can create a reasonably free and functioning democratic society. I sure hope so. History is not on their side but there’s a first time for everything (Although I haven’t heard much about Tunisia lately. Have they done it yet?) Good luck Libya!!

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Soon we will find out if the people of a middle-eastern muslim nation can create a reasonably free and functioning democratic society.

      That wouldn’t pander to the oil and security needs of the West, so we’d have to destabilize it.

  7. gws says:

    If this is accurate then I strongly hope this marks the end of this war. It sure does look like Gaddafi has packed up his crazy and left the country. It’s about time. I wonder what happens when they catch up with this guy?

  8. What really makes this different, though, is that the military fought tooth and nail against the people. They’re not just going to stand down and party like it’s 1951. They’ve got huge grudges, they still probably have caches of weapons, and they haven’t been fighting “in support of Gaddafi”. They’ve been doing it to stay on top, and to keep the status quo. They’re not happy. They’re pissed off, and there’s going to be a ton of violence to follow.

    That being said… I truly wish Libya all the best.

  9. At worst, this war will serve as a wake-up call that the pseudo-political “alternative press” could think of nothing better than mindless repetition of the most basic coup d’etat psyop: the status quo has fled the palace! We’ve been hearing this one since Gaddafi had supposedly fled to Venezuela on Day #2.

    At best, Gaddafi and the Libyan majority will stand up to this insane aggression + aforementioned apologists willl be forced to re-examine their role as cheerleaders of NATO bombing runs. 

    P.S. Mr Moderator, how *does* one spell Libya? Hint: you start by using a different alphabet. Anything else is transliteration (and, thus, phonetic) … hence, the disagreement on the spelling of Gaddafi. 

    • ocschwar says:

      Hello, Saif. Don’t you think instead of throwing forward the usual anti-imperialist rubbish you should be packing your bags and leaving Tripoli? 

      “At best, Gaddafi and the Libyan majority will stand up to this insane aggression”

      Teehee. Seen the celebrations in Ben Ghazi yet, Saif? 

      • mm, good arguments. it’s that strong, vibrant commit to freedom of speech, intellectual debate and other liberties that make ‘general washington’-esque leaders like guma al gamaty appear as noble figures. see http://bit.ly/rentarebel

        No one here can defend the Libyan opportunists as a meaningful popular resistance nor can anyone here indict Gaddafi or his Pan-African movement for any kind of unusual crimes against humanity.

        ocschwar: Pull out a population density map of Libya. Celebrations in Ben Ghazi. Wow. Good to know that cheap, see-through propaganda is working on somebody. 

  10. Robert Hall says:

    Guess part of this is payback for Lockerbie…..

  11. sultanica says:

    Rebel Advances on Tripoli is Fake Disinformation Campaign
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tghoRiZ3ek
    go figure

  12. Link47 says:

    See: Lebanon, Turkey.

  13. benher says:

    Regardless of what happens to Libya I’m sure I’m not alone when I say to it’s former leader:
    “don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.”

  14. IRMO says:

    “No one here can defend the Libyan opportunists as a meaningful popular resistance nor can anyone here indict Gaddafi or his Pan-African movement for any kind of unusual crimes against humanity.”

    True enough. His brutality was distinctly usual.

  15. IRMO says:

    “ocschwar: Pull out a population density map of Libya. Celebrations in Ben Ghazi. Wow. Good to know that cheap, see-through propaganda is working on somebody.”

    Very relevant observation, given that Lybians don’t have cars with which they can cross municipal boundaries to attend a celebration.

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