U.S. Formally Recognizes Libya Rebels

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    ISTANBUL (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the Obama administration has decided to formally recognize Libya's main opposition group as the country's legitimate government. The move gives foes of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi a major financial and credibility boost.

    Clinton announced Friday that Washington accepts the Transitional National Council as the legitimate governing authority of the Libyan people. Diplomatic recognition of the council means that the U.S. will be able to fund the opposition with some of the more than $30 billion in Gahdafi-regime assets that are frozen in American banks.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/07/15/world/europe/AP-EU-US-Libya.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss
     
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    Mr.Owl Geaux Tigers!!!

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    Muammar cryin' sour grapes...
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    US recognition of Libya rebels could bring more funds
    July 15, 2011 - At an Istanbul meeting, Secretary of State Clinton announced US recognition for Libya's rebels and pledged more aid to help them oust Muammar Qaddafi.
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    Gadhafi: Recognition of rebels 'worthless'
    July 16, 2011 -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, in a speech broadcast on state TV, told his supporters the international recognition of the rebels is "worthless."
     
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    Isn't this something that should have been done months ago? everything we do in this conflict is either a day late or a dollar short.
     

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