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But there is a story within this story.


The Muslim Brotherhood in next-door Egypt desperately wishes it was the other way around. I recently interviewed one of its leading officials, Esam El-Erian, in Cairo. He yelled at me and my colleague Armin Rosen for an hour. One of his phantasmagorical grievances is his accusation that Qaddafi is an American tool. ¬ďQaddafi is your man,¬Ē he said. ¬ďWho protected Qaddafi¬ís military coup d¬íetat? Who protected him? You had all this military power. You could have stopped him. Who protects all the dictators of the Arab world? Your men are there everywhere, from the king of Morocco to the king of Bahrain.¬Ē
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So now we are being blame for Qaddafi by the lefties lovers the muslim brotherhood. I told youthe shit happening in Egypt wasn't going to turn out good for America. Nor is Libya
 

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African Union Refuses Appeals to Recognize Libya’s Rebels
August 26, 2011 - The African Union [AU] has rejected calls for recognition of Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council. The decision highlights Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s lingering influence at the continental organization he headed as recently as two years ago.
United Nations Deputy Secretary General Asha Rose Migiro opened an African Union Peace and Security summit Friday by urging the continental body to recognize Libya’s new political reality. "We must help the country’s new leaders to establish an effective, legitimate government - a government that represents and speaks for all the country’s diverse people; a government that can deliver on its people’s hopes," said Migiro.

Rebel leaders face pushback

But in a setback for Libya’s rebel leaders, the 15-member Peace and Security Council rejected Migiro’s plea. A communiqué read by AU Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra called instead for a transitional government that would include Gadhafi loyalists. "[It] encourages the Libyan stakeholders to accelerate the process leading to formation of an all-inclusive transitional government," said Lamamra.

The continental body’s refusal to accept what many consider the reality in Libya was met with consternation in many western capitals. The U.S. ambassador to the African Union, Michael Battle, noted that 20 of the 54 AU member states have joined the broader international community in recognizing the rebel TNC.

"They’re at the very brink of sealing the deal in terms of a complete military victory, and with that comes the ushering in of a new government, a new day and a new order," said Battle. "And that’s what the international community was expecting to see, as the Arab league and so many international bodies have already recognized the reality of the TNC."

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African Union Refuses Appeals to Recognize Libya’s Rebels
August 26, 2011 - The African Union [AU] has rejected calls for recognition of Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council. The decision highlights Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s lingering influence at the continental organization he headed as recently as two years ago.
United Nations Deputy Secretary General Asha Rose Migiro opened an African Union Peace and Security summit Friday by urging the continental body to recognize Libya’s new political reality. "We must help the country’s new leaders to establish an effective, legitimate government - a government that represents and speaks for all the country’s diverse people; a government that can deliver on its people’s hopes," said Migiro.

Rebel leaders face pushback

But in a setback for Libya’s rebel leaders, the 15-member Peace and Security Council rejected Migiro’s plea. A communiqué read by AU Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra called instead for a transitional government that would include Gadhafi loyalists. "[It] encourages the Libyan stakeholders to accelerate the process leading to formation of an all-inclusive transitional government," said Lamamra.

The continental body’s refusal to accept what many consider the reality in Libya was met with consternation in many western capitals. The U.S. ambassador to the African Union, Michael Battle, noted that 20 of the 54 AU member states have joined the broader international community in recognizing the rebel TNC.

"They’re at the very brink of sealing the deal in terms of a complete military victory, and with that comes the ushering in of a new government, a new day and a new order," said Battle. "And that’s what the international community was expecting to see, as the Arab league and so many international bodies have already recognized the reality of the TNC."

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Qaddafi issues threats: 'Let Libya burn'
September 1, 2011 - Libya's Muammar Qaddafi spoke on a friendly TV station today and insisted the tide is about to turn in his favor.
As Libya's National Transitional Council continues to make plans for a future without Muammar Qaddafi, the country's all-but-deposed dictator issued a statement on the 42nd anniversary of the coup that brought him to power, insisting that surrender is not an option. In remarks passed to the Syria-based Al Rai TV station, Qaddafi insisted he will continue to fight and that the people of Sirte and Bani Walid, two of three major towns that remain in the hands of his loyalists, are heavily armed and willing to die for for him. "We are not women. We will keep fighting," Al Rai reported him as saying. "Let Libya burn."

In his taped remarks, he insisted that the Libyan people are fighting "colonialism," described supporters of the uprising against him as "traitors" to Libya and gave no signs of being willing to turn himself in. But Qaddafi ¬Ė who as a 28-year-old army captain led a coup against King Idris on Sept. 1, 1969 ¬Ė is running out of time. This time last month Tripoli was firmly in his hands. Today, his family's palaces have been sacked by militias fighting with the NTC. Sirte, his hometown, is surrounded by guerrillas who have cut off much of the city's power and water, and are demanding the fighters that remain inside surrender.

There are signs that he's even losing control over his family, who have issued a series of contradictory statements in recent days. His daughter Aisha and sons Hannibal and Mohammed have fled to Algeria. His son Saif al-Islam, his father's political fixer, has strongly backed calls for the supporters of the revolution to be wiped out. Yesterday, Saif al-Islam issued a reality-challenged audio statement of his own. He insisted "victory is near" and said that he expected troops loyal to his father to soon be in Green Square, the Tripoli central plaza that has been renamed Martyr's Square by the victorious rebels.

But that statement came shortly after his brother Saadi ¬Ė a former professional footballer and long-time rival of Saif's for power and influence with their father ¬Ė called Al Arabiya television and said he was trying to negotiate a surrender, claiming he was speaking on his father's behalf. Abdel Hakim Belhaj, the rebel military leader in nominal command of their forces in Tripoli, told The Independent yesterday that Saadi was in talks regarding his own surrender, seeking guarantees of his personal safety.

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Russia, in swift about-face, recognizes Libyan rebels
September 1, 2011 - The Kremlin opposed NATO's air war and called for negotiations between the rebels and Qaddafi. But its concern about keeping billion-dollar contracts with Libya seems to have caused the switch.
Russia has been one of the loudest critics of NATO's air war against forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi over the past six months. But on Thursday Moscow suddenly pushed the mute button on its criticism, joined a Paris conference of some 60 nations aimed at consolidating support for the victorious anti-Qaddafi insurgents, and surprised many by extending immediate official recognition to Libya's rebels as the country's only legitimate government.

"The Russian Federation recognizes the Transitional National Council of Libya as the ruling authority and notes the program of reforms announced by it, which envisions developing a new constitution, holding general elections and forming a government," the foreign ministry said in a terse statement posted on its website Thursday. In recent weeks Moscow had urged the rebels to seek a negotiated settlement with Mr. Qaddafi, and President Dmitry Medvedev suggested earlier this week that Russia might withhold official recognition from the TNC until it demonstrated an ability to unite Libyans and control the country's whole territory.

But the foreign ministry statement offered a small, diplomatically-worded hint on the reasons for Russia's swift about-face: "We presume that the contracts previously concluded by the Russian Federation and Libya, and the other mutual obligations of the parties continue in effect in relations between the two states and will be carried out in good faith," it said. In plain terms, Russia has economic interests to protect ¬Ė $10 billion worth.

These include about $4 billion in arms contracts that were negotiated with Qaddafi, including a $1 billion deal to supply anti-missile systems that was shut down by sanctions when the war began. There is also a $3 billion contract for the state-owned Russian Railroads company to build a high speed rail link between the Libyan cities of Sirte and Benghazi, and another $3 billion or so in oil and gas related contracts signed by Qaddafi with Russian state companies such as Gazprom and Tatneft.

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UN seats new Libyan representatives...
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UN eases Libya sanctions, gives seat to anti-Kadhafi leaders
16 Sept.`11 — The United Nations on Friday eased sanctions against Libya and gave the country's UN seat to the former rebel government which toppled Moamer Kadhafi and is still battling his forces.
Western nations who were at the forefront of the push for sanctions and help for the rebels battling Kadhafi, hailed the "historic" double breakthrough for the interim government on the international stage. The 15-member Security Council unanimously passed a resolution to ease an assets freeze and arms embargo against Libyan companies and the government. It maintained sanctions against Kadhafi and a no-fly zone which has been used to justify NATO air strikes against Kadhafi targets. Security Council resolution 2009 also set up a UN mission to go to Libya to help the interim government to arrange elections and write a new constitution. The measure eases sanctions against major enterprises such as Libyan National Oil Corporation, the central bank and the Libyan Investment Authority sovereign wealth fund in a bid to get the economy moving again.

The Security Council expressed concern at the "proliferation of arms in Libya and its potential impact on regional peace and security." But the resolution allows arms supplies and technical assistance to the transitional government for the security of the authorities and for the protection of UN personnel, media and aid workers in the country. The Security Council passed resolutions in February and March allowing for sanctions and measures to protect civilians, which NATO has used to justify its military strikes in Libya over the past six months. While agreeing to keep the no-fly zone in place, Russia's UN envoy Vitaly Churkin demanded that it be quickly reviewed, renewing accusations that NATO has acted outside the UN resolutions. The UN Support Mission in Libya, UNSMIL, would be set up for an initial three months to help in what diplomats insist is essentially a political operation.

It would give advice on restoring security but would concentrate on efforts to "undertake inclusive political dialogue, promote national reconciliation and embark upon the constitution-making and electoral process." Earlier, the UN General Assembly voted by 114 countries to 17, with 15 abstentions, to let the interim government take up Libya's UN seat. A group of Latin American countries, led by Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua, demanded the vote on the Libyan application. Some southern African nations wanted a decision postponed. Venezuela's ambassador, Jorge Valero, called Libya's rebel leadership a group guided by the United States and NATO "which has no legal or moral authority."

But the UN vote allows interim government leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil to attend next week's UN gathering of world leaders in New York. Jalil is to meet US President Barack Obama and other key figures on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. About 90 countries now recognize the National Transitional Council, whose leaders moved to Tripoli this week. Libya has had no official UN representative since March, when Kadhafi withdrew the credentials of the ambassador, Abdulrahman Shalgham, his former foreign minister, who went over to the rebels. "It is a very successful day for all the countries which have really contributed to the liberation of Libya from the dictatorship of Kadhafi," said France's UN ambassador Gerard Araud. Ibrahim Dabbashi, who was deputy ambassador under Kadhafi but went over to the rebels after the strongman's crackdown on protests and is now representing the interim government, told the Security Council it had been a "historic" day for Libya.

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U.N. Releases Libyan Assets to Aid New Leaders
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011, Even as fighting continued in parts of Libya, the United Nations on Friday took steps to help the country's transitional government on its feet, including loosening sanctions against the country and paving the way for a U.N. mission to Libya.
To spur the country's economy, the U.N. security council passed a resolution unfreezing assets of two Libyan oil companies as well as of several Libyan financial institutions, including the country's central bank and the Libyan Arab Foreign Bank. It also lifted restrictions on Libyan commercial air travel, as well as specified ways other funds could be unfrozen.

The resolution does not unfreeze any of the billions of dollars of assets belonging to Col. Moammar Gadhafi or his family. "This is to mark the transition from war to peace," said Peter Wittig, Germany's ambassador to the U.N., in an interview before the vote. "To help get the NTC moving." The measure does not affect the military operations in the country, such as a previous U.N. resolution mandating a "no-fly" zone, which led to airstrikes by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization against forces loyal to Col. Gadhafi. It loosens the arms embargo on the country, allowing weapons for security purposes for U.N staff and other officials.

The U.N. general assembly also voted to give Libya's seat at the U.N. to the National Transitional Council, a step allowing the opposition government to formally participate in the annual meetings over the coming days. Libya's mission to the U.N. had defected last February . Mr. Wittig said that while the continued fighting complicates efforts to move toward rebuilding the country, it was important for the U.N. take these steps. "We do not need to wait until Gadhafi was found or until every piece of territory is in control to move ahead," Mr. Wittig said. "We could begin to lay the groundwork."

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Why are you clapping for you do realize the rebels are alqueda?
 

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