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Subject: The Arab Spring (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt,Yemen,Syria)UPDATE 433

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

This thread was started after the UNSC approved the no-flyzone over Libya, and mostly follows the events surrounding The Arab Spring that began in Tunisia, on the fateful day a man was denied his fruit cart, and spread across the Arab world in a push for democratic reform.

AlJazeera LIVE

Current LIVE Blog On Libya Courtesy of AlJazeera

Current LIVE Blog on Yemen Courtesy of AlJazeera

Current LIVE Blog on Syria Courtesy of AlJazeera
BBC Africa

BBC Middle East

CBC World News




As people seem to still be posting here, I will add this updates again as i see them rather than creating a new thread, if you guys keep posting i'll keep updating.


LIBYA
Gaddafi is dead. He was captured after a NATO plane hit his convoy escaping Sirte after the rebels took it earlier today, heavily wounded, he was taken to a hospital in Misurata where he succumbed to his wounds. NATO has confirmed that they hit the convoy, but has not directly seen the body yet.

it's worth noting that some other sources say he died under different circumstances, killed by NTC forces in Sirte when found, shot in the head, or shot in both legs and dieing of blood loss. All that is confirmed is he is dead and taken to a location in Misurata

17:01 10/21
LIBYA
The NTC is allowing for the UN to send a 3rd party investigative group to look into the circumstances of Gaddafi's death, after questions were raised by Russia suggesting Gaddafi was executed rather than killed in a crossfire during his trip to hospital in Misurata

the NTC maintains he died in crossfire when a firefight broke out around the ambulance he was being carried in.


09:09 10/24
TUNISIA
Due to a massive voter turn out (more than 90% of the country) election results will be announced later today or early tomorrow, due to the extra time needed to count the votes. The Election committee did not expect such enthusiastic turnout and were caught unprepared.

The views of the currently leading al Nahda party can be found here. They are pro-western, and follow a Malaysian/Turkish model for allowing Islam to exist but refusing to allow extremism in rule.


LIBYA
The NTC has called for an investigation into how Gaddafi died, after allegations going both ways have emerged.

The NTC also Announced Libya's formal Liberation yesterday, and said elections will happen in the next 6 to 8 months

Gaddafi's second son Saadi, fled to Niger and has been arrested by authorities there. They will hand him over to the NTC.

EGYPT
Parliamentary elections are to be held in a matter of weeks, and Presidential Elections to be held in early 2013. There is growing concern in the populous that the SCAF will only allow people to run who had connections to the Mubarak regime, resulting in no change. People are stirring and suggestions of armed revolution in the coming months are floating.


YEMEN
The Yemeni government has accepted and agreed to a UNSC resolution that called for Saleh to step down in exchange for immunity, and that condemned the Government's crack down.

The government said they would work with the UN on this matter.


Syria
The US has withdrawn it's ambassador for security reasons and closed it's embassy in Syria, It is one of the last to do so from western nations.



Thanks for paying attention to these major world events, a country's journey to freedom requires the support of the entire world, and even just paying attention helps.






[Edited on 10.24.2011 8:09 AM PDT]

  • 03.17.2011 5:30 PM PDT
Subject: No Fly Zone Has been declared over Libya
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Well there goes my smile...

  • 03.17.2011 5:31 PM PDT

Things just got interesting.

  • 03.17.2011 5:31 PM PDT

the ninja's are -blam!-.

Well, now the -blam!-'s going to hit the fan..

  • 03.17.2011 5:32 PM PDT
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Has this not been posted numerous other times?

But good on them for doing something to stop the murders.

  • 03.17.2011 5:32 PM PDT
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Life is just a dream.

There goes the middle east neibhorhood...

Freedom may be at hand for the Libayan people, but the Gaddafi supporters must want it too after its over, or its not going to work.

  • 03.17.2011 5:33 PM PDT

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.


Posted by: MOB74656
Has this not been posted numerous other times?

But good on them for doing something to stop the murders.
hadn't seen it posted yet

  • 03.17.2011 5:34 PM PDT

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

update on forces contributed

  • 03.17.2011 5:41 PM PDT

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

Update on Gaddafi intent

  • 03.17.2011 5:46 PM PDT

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

UN COALITION has now been authorized to use airstrikes to eliminate attacking Loyalists

  • 03.17.2011 5:50 PM PDT

I'm all excited, I can't wait. I wonder if we will get a live cam of all the -blam!- going down.

  • 03.17.2011 5:53 PM PDT
Subject: Libya NO FLY ZONE and pending ATTACK on BENGHAZI UPDATE 4

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

Comments from Germany and Egypt.

UN airstrikes authorized

[Edited on 03.17.2011 5:56 PM PDT]

  • 03.17.2011 5:56 PM PDT
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I hope that the loyalist just give up after the first couple strikes like the Iraqis did.

  • 03.17.2011 5:57 PM PDT
Subject: Libya NO FLY ZONE and pending ATTACK on BENGHAZI UPDATE 5
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Posted by: Phoenix1330
Canada first to give hard numbers of support 6 CF-18s are en route to Libya and the support ship HMCS Charlottetown is in the Mediterranean and is providing artillery and electronic warfare support

US is not disclosing force to the public.

No word on contribution from Britain or France.

Arab League is asking UN to step in on their behalf in ground operations.

Gaddafi to "fight to the last man"

Germany: Gaddafi's reign is over.

Egypt is skeptical of Western intervention. Is pleased with no-fly zone and will supply troops to monitor western involvement to avoid any needless western aggression.


GET EM

  • 03.17.2011 5:58 PM PDT
Subject: Libya NO FLY ZONE and pending ATTACK on BENGHAZI UPDATE 4

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

Italy and Malta show support for UN coalition

  • 03.17.2011 5:58 PM PDT
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It is amazing how little the media has focused on this. I know the trauma in Japan is a really big deal, but this is just as important.

  • 03.17.2011 5:59 PM PDT

“If we will disbelieve everything, because we cannot certainly know all things, we shall do much what as wisely as he who would not use his legs, but sit still and perish, because he had no wings to fly.” - John Locke

"How can anyone be enlightened? Truth after all is so poorly lit." - Rush

-blam!- just got real

  • 03.17.2011 6:00 PM PDT
Subject: No Fly Zone Has been declared over Libya

;)


Posted by: PutaSmileonThat
Well there goes my smile...

Well it's not tha-

*gas hits 4 dollars*

FUUUUUUUUUU

OT: OP, please keep us updated :3

  • 03.17.2011 6:01 PM PDT
Subject: Libya NO FLY ZONE and pending ATTACK on BENGHAZI UPDATE 4

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

Gaddafi will "Die for his [cause]"

  • 03.17.2011 6:01 PM PDT
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GAZEBOS!

AHH MAN!!! S**T JUST GOT REAL!!!

  • 03.17.2011 6:02 PM PDT
Subject: No Fly Zone Has been declared over Libya

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It looks like his reign...
*sunglasses*
is down to its last drop.

  • 03.17.2011 6:03 PM PDT
Subject: Libya NO FLY ZONE and pending ATTACK on BENGHAZI UPDATE 4

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

Gaddafi challenges Coalition to use all force they can bring to bear, including nuclear weapons, saying it will not break his resolve

  • 03.17.2011 6:03 PM PDT

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

UN Coalition to supply rebels say unconfirmed reports

  • 03.17.2011 6:05 PM PDT

Duracell.
I don't keep going and going and going and...
but i Start, and just don't Stop.

So what if the saxophone is black?
it has better tone the the gold one.
damn straight i play Jazz.

i have to relocate. i will continue posting and updating in about 40 minutes

  • 03.17.2011 6:05 PM PDT

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Posted by: Phoenix1330
Gaddafi challenges Coalition to use all force they can bring to bear, including nuclear weapons, saying it will not break his resolve

Yes it will.

He's crazy.

  • 03.17.2011 6:06 PM PDT