Posts Tagged Libya

Libya: An Arab Perspective

Strong editorial from Arab News calling for intervention in Libya from the Arab League.

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Libya: Extreme Scenarios

When trying to predict the outcome of a complex situation, a start is to produce a broad spectrum of scenario options. So what is at the extreme ends of the spectrum.

From today’s speech. From BBC news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12576427

“Libya will become a red flame, a burning coal.”

As his supporters waved green flags, the symbol of Col Gaddafi’s rule, he said: “Life without dignity has no value, life without green flags has no value. Sing, dance and prepare yourselves.”

Or Sky news

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Libya-Gaddafi-Speaks-To-Supporters-In-Tripolis-Green-Square/Article/201102415940531?lpos=World_News_Carousel_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_15940531_Libya%3A_Gaddafi_Speaks_To_Supporters_In_Tripolis_Green_Square

‘Follow Me Or I Will Burn Libya’

Saif Gaddafi

Plan A live and die in Libya, Plan B live and die in Libya, Plan C live and die in Libya.

And the Colonel did like to mention the Waco siege

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/april/19/newsid_2489000/2489769.stm

Somewhere in all the scenarios the security and intelligence services will be looking at an ‘extreme firework display’.

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What a Tangled Mess

Here’s an article from the Daily Mail. Don’t know how true it is, but it could give some clues to the situation the UK Government etc has evolved into with Libya.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1359330/Gaddafi-heir-Saif-inevitably-friend-Andy-Mandy.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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Plane Stupid

Well the FCO announced a charter plane was on the way to Libya to pick up British nationals in Libya. They they announced it was broken down at Gatwick. Then they announced that even though a civil aircraft needs a landing permit for its destination before it takes off, They didn’t have one.

Wasn’t really a good day to announce 450 job losses at the Foreign and Common Wealth Office was it?

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Libyan Unrest

Is Mr Al Megrahi now wishing for a nice safe Scottish prison cell?

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