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(BBC) NewsFlash Libyan Prime Minister kidnapped (update: he's since been freed)   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-10-10 01:14:11 AM  
3 votes:

Karma Chameleon: On Monday Libya questioned the US ambassador over the capture of suspected al-Qaeda leader Anas al-Liby in Tripoli.

I'm sorry, but it's kind of disturbing that overtly violating other countries' sovereignty isperfectly acceptable now because terrorism.


We've been in the "overtly violating other countries' sovereignty" business for a long, long time.
2013-10-10 12:55:46 AM  
3 votes:
It takes some balls to be a public official over there.
2013-10-10 03:16:22 AM  
2 votes:
I'm talking with some people online who are in Libya and others who have family in Libya, and they are saying this sounds like a coup or attempted coup by militias and/or Islamist opponents of Zeidan. It's not entirely clear which groups may be involved, but if what I am hearing is correct, this thing may have been planned for months and they are just using the al-Libi thing as an excuse. There have been several kidnappings, attempted kidnappings, and assassinations of police, soldiers and politicians in the months leading up to this.

I know, this is Fark, but all snark aside, I hope they don't harm this guy. By all accounts he's supposed to be a decent man.
2013-10-10 01:12:01 AM  
2 votes:
ionetheurbandaily.files.wordpress.com

Approves
2013-10-10 12:48:04 AM  
2 votes:
I read this and responded "seriously?"

Apparently, yes.

I don't think he'll make it home :(

I had high hopes for Libya actually working well in post-KaDaffyduck leadership, but I have to admit I haven't kept up with it since then.
2013-10-10 09:18:16 AM  
1 vote:

cc_rider: [i28.photobucket.com image 635x408]
R.I.P. Zidane


Your notification is premature. Mr. Zidane was in fact rescued; below is an image of his rescuer

images4.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-10-10 07:07:03 AM  
1 vote:
i.qkme.me
2013-10-10 04:04:50 AM  
1 vote:
by the way, WTF was the US doing inside foreign territory? This kind of imperialistic crap has gotten the US in a lot of trouble, but since everything is exceptional about the US, I guess it is ok.
2013-10-10 03:35:49 AM  
1 vote:

cc_rider: I'm talking with some people online who are in Libya and others who have family in Libya, and they are saying this sounds like a coup or attempted coup by militias and/or Islamist opponents of Zeidan. It's not entirely clear which groups may be involved, but if what I am hearing is correct, this thing may have been planned for months and they are just using the al-Libi thing as an excuse. There have been several kidnappings, attempted kidnappings, and assassinations of police, soldiers and politicians in the months leading up to this.

I know, this is Fark, but all snark aside, I hope they don't harm this guy. By all accounts he's supposed to be a decent man.


Yeah, it does sound like a coup. Or some other sort of power play. The people who took him are claiming to have a warrant from somewhere; the source of that order is likely removing an obstacle to his ability to make money.

On a guess from the recent news in the article, they are annoyed about U.S. incursion or about attempts to disarm militias and stop smuggling. Or all three. I'd bet that the smuggling is the straw that broke the camel's back. Zeidan was trying to fark with someone's money.

The world is, sadly, a very simple place.
2013-10-10 02:06:10 AM  
1 vote:

ciberido: Trance354: so, this is bad, right?
[upload.wikimedia.org image 520x324]

Tell him about the Twinkie.


t.qkme.me
2013-10-10 01:54:40 AM  
1 vote:

Trance354: so, this is bad, right?
[upload.wikimedia.org image 520x324]


Tell him about the Twinkie.
2013-10-10 01:48:14 AM  
1 vote:

wejash: kombi: Its sad. Im getting old. I remember when channels like CNN and even fox in the beginning was a 24 hour news channels.CNN is worthless. They have just turned into the court network. A god one for US news during an emergency is ABC news now. Not in all markets, on one of the secondary HD channels. But at least they go to local coverage when something happens.

Al Jazera and the BBC are your best options for actual news with real reporters in places where the words "sound" and "bite" are usually not connected.


I would add the Christian Science Monitor as well. I ignorantly discounted that source for a long time because of it's name.
2013-10-10 01:41:46 AM  
1 vote:
media-social.s-msn.com
Mr. Prime Minister, are you there?

www.libya-businessnews.com
Yes, I'm here.

disciplesofalbertoriveron.files.wordpress.com
Listen carefully, they're going to take you....

magharebia.com
Yeah, I don't ..uh... Who is this?

2.bp.blogspot.com
This is Brian Mills, retired CIA agent.

www.aljazeera.com
Yeah, I'm not really sure who you a....

www.screengeek.co.uk
You just have to trust me on this. I have a particular set of skills I've acquired over a long career.
2013-10-10 01:30:41 AM  
1 vote:
How the fark does this happen?

Things like this help me realize how fortunate I am to be here in the US.

And shut the fark up about Benghazi, whoever is about to bring it up as a smear piece.
2013-10-10 01:23:52 AM  
1 vote:
www.markelo.net
So Libya's becoming more like its former colonial master, Italy

/you don't just lose a Prime Minister
//even you, Australia
2013-10-10 01:20:57 AM  
1 vote:
aidanfromworcester.files.wordpress.com
2013-10-10 01:20:26 AM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com
2013-10-10 01:19:14 AM  
1 vote:
img.fark.net
2013-10-10 01:13:12 AM  
1 vote:

Ctrl-Alt-Del: I eagerly await the wingnut talking points that will fill the gaping void in my consciousness that is the explanation of how Obama is to blame for this


I'm waiting to see how fast this will be blamed on The Shutdown.
2013-10-10 01:12:41 AM  
1 vote:
jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com
2013-10-10 01:08:44 AM  
1 vote:
On Monday Libya questioned the US ambassador over the capture of suspected al-Qaeda leader Anas al-Liby in Tripoli.

I'm sorry, but it's kind of disturbing that overtly violating other countries' sovereignty isperfectly acceptable now because terrorism.
2013-10-10 01:03:53 AM  
1 vote:
came here to ask this
i1.kym-cdn.com
2013-10-10 01:01:10 AM  
1 vote:
The CIA got him.
 
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