Did Libya Just Invade Tunisia?

Tyler Durden's picture

Sounds crazy but, "Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi crossed into neighbouring Tunisia and fought a gun battle with Tunisian troops in a frontier town as Libya's conflict spilt beyond its borders...Pro-Gaddafi forces fired shells into the town of Dehiba, damaging buildings and injuring at least one resident, and a group of them drove into the town in a truck, local people and a Reuters photographer in the town said. The Libyan government troops were pursuing anti-Gaddafi rebels from the restive Western Mountains region of Libya who fled into Tunisia in the past few days after Gaddafi forces overran the border post the rebels had earlier seized." So is this the carte blanche that Pro Oil liberation forces need in order to justify a land invasion of Libya? And what happens to oil in that case when Gaddafi's back is truly against the wall?

From the Telegraph:

"There were lots of clashes in the town this morning. Lots of gunshots. The Tunisian military clashed with Gaddafi's forces ... Some of Gaddafi's people were killed," said Reuters photographer Zoubeir Souissi from the town.

"There are a lot of Gaddafi's people who were injured. They are in the hospital in Dehiba," he said.

Two residents also told Reuters that shells had fallen on the town from pro-Gaddafi positions across the border in Libya.

"Rounds from the bombardment are falling on houses.... A Tunisian woman was injured," one of the residents, called Ali, told Reuters by telephone.

He said later the fighting and shelling had stopped. "The Tunisian army is combing the town. We have no idea about the fate of Gaddafi's forces there because the Tunisian army closed the gates to the town and nobody is allowed to enter."

A Libyan rebel said anti-Gaddafi fighters had retaken control of the border crossing near Dehiba. The main crossing into Libya, two hours' drive to the north, remains firmly under Libyan government control.

"Right here at this point I'm looking at the new (rebel) flag flying up there at the border. The rebels have got control of it, the freedom fighters. We're just in the process of opening it up," rebel Akram el Muradi said by telephone.

Tunisia, which recently lost its own dictator, has decided to issue a statement, sternly warning against further incursions or else:

Tunisia's government late on Thursday issued a statement condemning incursions by Libyan forces after shells fired by Gaddafi loyalists fell into the desert near the border.

"Given the gravity of what has happened ... the Tunisian authorities have informed the Libyans of their extreme indignation and demand measures to put an immediate stop to these violations," a statement from the foreign ministry said.

Friday's clashes marked the first time that Libyan government ground forces had crossed the border and entered a Tunisian town.

h/t Stuart

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falak pema's picture

the UN now has an international aggression excuse to turn the screw on Q-daffy. The Brit and French special forces will get the green light for an even bigger bunker blitzkrieg

Confuchius's picture

Muammar, it has been reliably reported by the unimpeachable reuterz noos spigot, is also about to invade Iraq and Afghanistan to send the alien invaders packing and to take from them the oil and the heroin which are wasted simply propping up all their bankrupt "banks" such as GSuks, JPMorgue, boa, etc. etc.

kengland's picture

False flag, black ops CIA. Now gives NATO the excuse they need for boots.

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

DOW doesn't care. SPY doesn't care. Gold weak, silver weak, oil weak.

Up is down, down is up. Black is white, white is black.

Order out of chaos : New World Order.

Cpl Hicks's picture

Why, I ask you, should anybody care? It's really just a whoop-de-fucking-do, right? Libyans (presumably the 'Quadaffy' variation) exchanging the usual inaccurate gunfire (really just the ineffectual gestures that the Arab male is so fond of) with Tunisians (the 'we lost our dictator' variations). Why bring up the NWO? Weren't you told not to bring that up? Didn't you get the memo, MonkeyBoy?

The last communique I got from Cheney in the Bilderberg/Trilateral Commision bunker said ixnay on any public discussion of the plans.

Dick is probably looking for you right now.

smlbizman's picture

consider your "carte blanche......sentence as a perfect bulls eye

trav7777's picture

better get those dozers in there to carry off Kaddafi's 599s too

Drag Racer's picture

all-kinda did it

Mercury's picture

Maybe the falafel is just that much better in Tunisia.

An army marches on its stomach you know...

Ruffcut's picture

Didn't you get the NWO memo about the "soldiers without borders" campaign?

Don't need no stinkin borders.

X. Kurt OSis's picture

I think the Archduke Ferdinand just got capped.

tip e. canoe's picture

my thoughts exactly

in Poland with a bolt action rifle and a boxcutter

X. Kurt OSis's picture

It's equally typical that such "small" events get completely overlooked, no reaction whatsoever.

Just another butterfly flapping its wings.

Ahmeexnal's picture

Well, just look at that butterfly's effects down in Mississipi.


Cpl Hicks's picture

I saw Michelle O standing out in public wearing a ratty white t-shirt with her gut hanging out.

Can we blame that on the butterfly?

MonsterZero's picture

I believe the soldiers were trying to show their passports to the rebels who controlled the border crossing. It's the rebels fault for running away.

cxl9's picture

I am shocked at this behavior. Invading another sovereign nation, without a declaration of war and in defiance of international law, on only the most specious of justifications. Good thing the United States would never do something like that.

rodocostarica's picture

Correct. This type of thing would never happen in the USA We have our constitution to protect agianst that.

solidsteele's picture

Global dictatorships don't need permission

luciusfargo's picture

haha lol that's like that time Britain invaded Germany on specious justifications. Hate it when global hegemons push around the nice little guys. Probably for oil or cocoa or something.

Sudden Debt's picture

I had the same kind of event happening to me just a few days ago.

I typed in my GPS go to a city in West Flanders and I ended up over the border of France.


falak pema's picture

but then you have an excuse...you're a Belgian! GPS or no GPS.

andybev01's picture


I had the same kind of event happening to me just a few days ago.

I typed in my GPS go to a city in West Flanders and I ended up over the border of France."

Did they surrender?

Sutton's picture

John McCain: "We're all Tunisians now"

ivana's picture

Looks like europeans and NATO realy fucked up and need some "help" ... jesus help us to survive jerking of powerz

sabra1's picture

Tunisia has better looking women, or guys!

as per CNBC headline:

US Says Gaddafi Troops Raping, Issued Viagra
falak pema's picture

why viagra? that's for seventy year olds!

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

They should go organic and use Ginsing

hbjork1's picture

Ginsing doesn't do it for 70 year olds.  Voice of experience.

Flakmeister's picture

First winner of the ZH Most Candid Truthful Statement award...


Mpizzie's picture

Makes me wonder at which point they will start throwing babies from incubators on to their stiff sabres?

mynhair's picture

Did TRE hit the motherlode?

Montgomery Burns's picture

Oh.... I get it now. (After running and checking yahoo finance TRE quote)  Duh!

FranSix's picture

Tunisia is where the revolution began months ago.  I can see why failed-state Libya harbours animosity towards the neighbouring country.

sun tzu's picture

Sure and NATO is bombing Libya purely for humanitarian reasons

FranSix's picture

If I were to venture an educated guess: any former security apparatchiks escaping punishment from Tunisia who found work in Libya killing more people at random for Quadaffi do not differentiate from operating over the Libyan border.

As for NATO, its no good to them unless its a turkey shoot.

bankonzhongguo's picture

This is another Gulf of Tonkin deal.  The SAS have been operating out of Tunisia in support of some Berber tribes.  They are trying to entice Libya over the border so that British can put ground troops in Tunisia for humanitarian purposes and hence operate closer to Tripoli.  Hey, look a royal wedding!  Its a little disconcerting to see the UN (Russia and China) (must be a "let the US die by a thousand paper cuts" policy) using a rubber stamp on these operations.  Let's hope that Obama doesn't use the Mexican 'drug war' to put blue helmets into Arizona.

1100-TACTICAL-12's picture

I bet those blue helmets show real good in a scope... just sayin.

Bubbles...bubbles everywhere's picture

The people in Juarez have been asking for blue helmets for months.

sun tzu's picture

Yes because a bunch of impotent UN cops will stop the violence just like they did in the Congo

PulauHantu29's picture

"Borders?"....these are nothing more then political boundaries created by some far away powerful nation at some time in the past......the Real Borders are the ancient Tribal boundaries that still exist on the ground.

Once again, it's "Fairy Land" v. "on the ground" reality that determines their intentions.

That being said, I hope their conflict ends soon, Sarkozy gets his Nobel Peace Prize for bombing the heack out of Libya and we all hope the oil starts flowing again.

jesusonline's picture

John McCain: 'The Libyan Rebels Are My Heroes!'


Keep supporting them with MSM propaganda and funds.





What eludes most of the folks is that what's happening in the MENA countries, ie Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Bahrein, Yemen, etc - is all part of the plan to radicalize the whole region. This is going to be a test bed for a whole bunch of Islam regimes who've managed to "break free from their dictators" and then "UNEXPECTEDLY" (haha!) went rogue.  

Libyan rebellion has radical Islamist fervor: Benghazi link to Islamic militancy:U.S. Military Document Reveals