Regime Change

Libya wanalia kwa choo, yaani they’re crying in the toilet :D:D:D

[SIZE=7]Libya Chaos: Rockets Rain Down On Tripoli, Mass Prison Break Of 400, Week Of Street Battles[/SIZE]
After we reported heavy inter-factional fighting within the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA)-controlled Tripoli last week, Libya’s capital city has only descended into further chaos and is quickly sliding toward full-on civil war.
On Saturday a barrage of rockets rained down on the city center, reportedly striking residential homes and a popular hotel; and tanks continue to roam the streets amidst intensifying street-to-street fighting which after a week has left 40 dead, nearly half of those civilians, and four of those children. Local authorities also have cited over 100 wounded in battles that have often raged in the heart of residential areas in Tripoli’s southern districts.
And what’s more, the largest prison break in the country’s recent history occurred on Sunday, with some 400 detainees taking advantage of nearby fighting in southern suburbs to escape Ain Zara prison, according to the AFP. of intense militia clashes in Tripoli this week. Via Nadia Ramadan/Twitter
The 15 or more rockets landing on the capital city and its surrounding environs over the weekend forced the suspension of all flights at Tripoli’s only operational airport. A state of emergency has been declared by the ruling GNA over the entirety of the capital area.
Though post-Gaddafi Libya, long forgotten about in the media after its “liberation” by NATO and Islamist militants, has since 2011 existed in varying degrees of anarchy and chaos with up the four governments recently ruling different parts of the country, this past week has witnessed the worst unrest in Tripoli in years.

Al Jazeera summarizes the factions involved and their motives in some of its latest coverage:

[INDENT]The fighting between the rival armed groups broke out earlier this week. Street battles on Monday and Tuesday pitted the Seventh Brigade, or Kaniyat, from Tarhouna, a town 65km southeast of Tripoli, against the Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigades (TRB) and the Nawasi, two of the capital’s largest factions.
The Kaniyat and other groups from outside Tripoli have noticed the success of rivals inside the city with growing unease. Reports about the wealth, power and extravagant lifestyles of some Tripoli rebel commanders have fuelled resentment.[/INDENT]
So nearly seven years after Muammar Gaddafi’s field execution beside a ditch outside of Sirte in October 2011, the dozens of factions ruling the streets of Tripoli are still essentially fighting for the spoils of power.

Local and international reports confirm that both sides of the fighting are loyal to the UN and internationally backed GNA.
In a joint statement released through the the French foreign ministry, Britain, France, Italy and the US condemned the violence as “attempts to weaken the legitimate Libyan authorities”.

“We are calling on the armed groups to immediately stop all military action and warn those who seek to undermine stability, in Tripoli or elsewhere in Libya, that they will be made accountable for it,” the statement added.

And on Sunday a massive prison break occurred in connection with the fighting, according to the [I]AFP[/I]:

[INDENT]Some 400 detainees escaped after a riot on Sunday at a prison in the southern suburbs of the Libyan capital Tripoli, theatre of a week of deadly battles, the police said.
“The detainees were able to force open the doors and leave” as fighting between rival militias raged near the prison of Ain Zara, the police said in a statement, without specifying what crimes the escapees had committed.
Guards were unable to prevent the prisoners escaping as they feared for their own lives, the statement said.[/INDENT]
Likely, many of the escaped prisoners will themselves join the fighting alongside rival factions, though most are reported to be former Gaddafi loyalists and petty criminals. Ain Zara prison in Tripoli, scene of Sunday’s mass prison break. Image via AFP
The Government of National Accord (GNA) has long tried to bring its own armed factions, who are in real powers in de facto control of streets and checkpoints throughout the city, to heel.
The internationally backed government in Tripoli attempted to broker a short-lived ceasefire on Thursday. A subsequent official GNA statement blamed unnamed factions for “undermining the ceasefire … by blindly launching rockets and shells on Tripoli and its suburbs”.
Since the NATO-backed overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has remained split between rival parliaments and governments in the east and west, with militias and tribes lining up behind each, resulting in fierce periodic clashes.
Perhaps the most significant of these warring militias nationwide is Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army, which controls much of eastern Libya and is the chief rival to the GNA in the western half of the country.
Haftar is reportedly poised to make a move on Libya’s vital “oil crescent region” while bolstering his forces with Chadian mercenaries, according to local reports.
ISIS also maintains a scattered presence in various parts of the country, claiming responsibility for a deadly attack on a security checkpoint as recently as a week ago in the western part of the country. Six soldiers loyal to the GNA were reportedly killed in that attack.
Meanwhile the GNA continues to appear helpless to act as international pressure increases to stop the fighting: “We warn these gangs and outlawed groups that have terrorised civilians and residents; there is no space for such lawlessness and chaos,” the GNA’s Presidential Council said in a statemen early in the week. “We have given orders to the interior ministry to counter these attacks,” the statement said.
Though the recently “liberated” Libya has remained conflict-prone after NATO and US forces promised an “Arab Spring”-style “blossoming of democracy” things have clearly only gone from worse to worse as the capital now inches toward full blown civil war.

Welcome to the “new” Libya… where the US and UN recognized government is at war with itself.

Let them enjoy the sweet taste of ‘democracy’ brought by the west

Very unfortunate. This was a country with the highest standard of living in Africa and its all gone to hell.

Democracy and Freedom Salad. Don’t export the recipe

Libyans let down the whole of Africa by murdering Gaddafi like a dog on the behest of Beberus. Stupid people. Let them enjoy their democracy in pieces.

Wah… Yani there are people benefiting from these chaos…

When the West sees a progressive African or Middle East nation, this is the result. They tried invading Iran through their proxy Iraq and failed.

I also don’t believe that for all his faults, he should have been murdered that way. That’s why I give kudos to the Zimbabweans for not murdering Mugabe

While Tunisian and Egyptin revolutions were led by the people, The Libyan one was not, hence the result.
I am always against situations where rebels backed by foreign govts take over, it mostly ends up in a civil war because if you can’t over-power a regime militarily it most likely means the regime has more support and sooner it becomes a war of rebels.

As the saying goes ‘wakule ujeuri wao’ tunavyo kula wetu wa tano tena .

Behalf of Obama and Hillary.
Next up is Malema, he’s started talking of a united states of Africa.


Maybe one day one of Gaddafi’s sons will return and stabilize the country.

Wakufe wote

Hillary Clinton’s emails from wikilieaks.

[INDENT]The email identifies French President Nicholas Sarkozy as leading the attack on Libya with five specific purposes in mind: [/INDENT]
[INDENT]*to obtain Libyan oil, [/INDENT]
[INDENT]*ensure French influence in the region, [/INDENT]
[INDENT]*increase Sarkozy’s reputation domestically, [/INDENT]
[INDENT]*assert French military power, [/INDENT]
[INDENT]*and to prevent Gaddafi’s influence in what is considered “Francophone Africa.”[/INDENT]
[INDENT]Most astounding is the lengthy section delineating the huge threat that Gaddafi’s gold and silver reserves, estimated at “143 tons of gold, and 143 tons of silver,” posed to the French franc (CFA) circulating as a prime African currency.[/INDENT]
Aren’t Hillary Clinton and Sarkozy and Obama pure evil? Thank goodness that Hillary Clinton never became POTUS
In case you are curious about the gold and silver, it was all stolen. Nobody knows who took it. My suspicion is it was taken to France

The French have always tried to have excessive influence in their former African colonies to a much greater degree than the British. For example, countries using the CFA franc have to deposit 50% of their foreign exchange reserves in France. Hio ni mingi sana and will erode alot of independence of CFA countries.

Whenever I think Trump is a bad president, I remember this and think, maybe , just maybe, Africa is better off with him at the helm

All mbecos of Hillary

Wacha wauane kabisaa.Humbwer wao.Waliua mzito Gaddafi ati ni demokrasia.Wapanue mapaja mikwaju haijaisha.Watafirwa na Ufaransa na wabeberu makafiri hadi wapate blisters kwa mikia

you are somehow right. I also think China is good for Africa. These Europeans especially France have messed up Africa in a big way.

Nimepata a few likes so I’ll share the link and ctrl+c ctrl+v the whole email hapa. Africa Union just stood by and let an African nation be destroyed. That is sad

From: Sidney Blumenthal
To: Hillary Clinton
Date: 2011-04-01 15:44

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05779612
Date: 12/31/2015


From: sbwhoeop
Sent: Saturday, April 2, 2011 10:44 PM
To: Subject: H: France’s client & Q’s gold. Sid Attachments: hrc memo France’s client & Q’s gold 040211.docx; hrc memo France’s client & Q’s gold 040211.docx


April 2,.2011

For: Hillary
From: Sid

Re: France’s client & Qaddafi’s gold

  1. A high ranking official on the National Libyan Council states that factions have developed within it. In part this reflects the cultivation by France in particular of clients among the rebels. General Abdelfateh Younis is the leading figure closest to the French, who are believed to have made payments of an unknown amount to him. Younis has told others on the NLC that the French have promised they will provide military trainers and arms. So far the men and materiel have not made an appearance. Instead, a few “risk assessment analysts” wielding clipboards have come and gone. Jabril, Jalil and others are impatient. It is understood that France has clear economic interests at stake. Sarkozy’s occasional emissary, the intellectual self-promoter Bernard Henri-Levy, is considered by those in the NLC who have dealt with him as a semi-useful, semi-joke figure.

  2. Rumors swept the NLC upper. echelon this week that Qaddafi may be dead or maybe not.

  3. Qaddafi has nearly bottomless financial resources to continue indefinitely, according to the latest report we have received: On April 2, 2011 sources with access to advisors to Salt al-Islam Qaddafi stated in strictest confidence that while the freezing of Libya’s foreign bank accounts presents Muammar Qaddafi with serious challenges, his ability to equip and maintain his armed forces and intelligence services remains intact. According to sensitive information available to this these individuals, Qaddafi’s government holds 143 tons of gold, and a similar amount in silver. During late March, 2011 these stocks were moved to SABHA (south west in the direction of the Libyan border with Niger and Chad); taken from the vaults of the Libyan Central Bank in Tripoli. This gold was accumulated prior to the current rebellion and was intended to be used to establish a pan-African currency based on the Libyan golden Dinar. This plan was designed to provide the Francophone African Countries with an alternative to the French.franc (CFA). (Source Comment: According to knowledgeable individuals this quantity of gold and silver is valued at more than $7 billion. French intelligence officers discovered this plan shortly after the current rebellion began, and this was one of the factors that influenced President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to commit France to the attack on Libya. According to these individuals Sarkozy’s plans are driven by the following issues:
    a. A desire to gain a greater share of Libya oil production,
    b.Increase French influence in North Africa, UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05779612 Date: 12/31/2015
    c. Improve his intemai political situation in France,
    d. Provide the French military with an opportunity to reassert its position in the world,
    e. Address the concern of his advisors over Qaddafi’s long term plans to supplant France as the dominant power in Francophone Africa)

On the afternoon of April 1, an individual with access to the National Libyan Council (NLC) stated in private that senior officials of the NLC believe that the rebel military forces are beginning to show signs of improved discipline and fighting spirit under some of the new military commanders, including Colonel Khalifha Haftar, the former commander of the anti- Qaddafi forces in the Libyan National Army (LNA). According to these sources, units defecting from Qaddafi’s force are also taking a greater role in the fighting on behalf of the rebels: