Tuesday, March 8, 2011


OK it's apparent now what happened with the SAS men - it was what it seemed it was - they were on a PSD mission, escorting a member of the Foreign Office attempting to reach out to the rebel presence in Benghazi. Their arrival by helicopter spooked the rebels and the rest is history. As of time of writing this, I haven't heard of their fate, although The Telegraph seems to indicate they've been released.

Rebel fighters take cover as a bomb dropped by a Libyan air force fighter jet explodes near a checkpoint on the outskirts of the rebel-held oil terminal town of Ras Lanuf 600 km (400 miles) east of the capital Tripoli.

As the Libyan situation continues to careen out of control, the big question is what we are we actually seeing take place in these popular uprisings throughout the Arab world?

Celebratory gunfire or a desperate attempt at AA during the air strike on the eastern outskirts of Ras Lanuf 600 km (400 miles).

Will what's taking place lead to Democracy breaking out all over the region?

An aircraft rocket attack took place at one of two checkpoints in the city; there were no deaths.

My take on it is that this is a genuine people's uprising, but that one of two outcomes will take place; A) Depending on which country we're talking about, the government forced out of power will be replaced by a new military junta or dictator (as in Egypt), or B) the people's movement will be co-opted by Islamist forces such as the Muslim Brotherhood or al Qaeda, or C) a combination of both A) and B) where the struggle continues against the successor government - which may or may not be making legitimate attempts toward Democratic reform - but the Islamist forces successfully coerce the mob to continue the revolution against the status quo, resulting in the establishment of an Islamic theocracy a la Iran.

No worries, America; according to OUR regime's National Intelligence Director James Clapper, the Muslim Brotherhood is a “secular” organization . . . a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam.”

The CIA’s own website lists the Brotherhood as a “religious-based” party.

And this years Winner for Most Awesome Cool Guy Combat Pose in a Tactical Air Strike goes to Mohammed the Libyan Rebel Fighter . . .



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