Libya Next?

Tyler Durden's picture

The one country landlocked between Tunisia and Egypt has so far been oddly silent. Not so much any more. Al Jazeera reports that the Libyan government has imposed a state of emergency for "fear of demonstrations and rallies" comparable to those in Tunisia and Egypt. And ranked 17 in the world for oil production (and 9th in proven reserves), this is one that crude HFT algos may want to keep an eye on.

From Al Jazeera, google translated:

Libyan sources familiar with the island revealed that a state of alert security prevail in the east of the Libyan cities, confirmed that elements of the police and support central and distributed to all government buildings.

The sources said that the Libyan government imposed a state of emergency and security alert since the outbreak of the revolution, Tunisia, for fear of demonstrations and rallies similar in Libyan cities.

The sources of the existence of orders to stop any gathering, whether in government or outside.

Under these instructions - Sources confirm - The Libyan government later abolished the league matches of Libyan Football Association which was to be organized during the month.

In conjunction with the ongoing events in neighboring Egypt, the forces imposed from the central support and the police since yesterday evening checkpoints in several major regions in both the white and Benghazi and Derna and Tobruk.

These enhancements come at a time when Libya is following with interest the Libyan street events taking place in Egypt over the satellite news channels deployed in all the cafes and shops in cities of Libya.

He said the Libyans before the popular revolution that swept cities in Tunisia and has succeeded in toppling President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, after 23 years of rule.

It is feared the Libyan regime of infection along the Tunisian and Egyptian into Libya, especially in light of similar conditions and problems such as poor living conditions and the absence of freedoms

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Xibalba's picture

Coming to a theatre near you

DavidPierre's picture

Just the trailer!

The big picture...

World War III

Batten down your hatches for asymmetrical warfare.


HarryWanqer's picture

I wouldn't go that far.  I'm sure all of this will calm down in a few days and we'll be on our way to DOW 13,000.  These riots are simple not sustainable.  The people will come to their senses and realize the best options are the ones presented to them by the status quo.

topcallingtroll's picture

I tend to agree with you Mr. Wanger.  I think there will be a slight detour soon to the dow 13000 hypothesis, but I think it is inevitable this year.  What I think doesn't matter though.  The charts rule so let's see what the next month brings us.

Azannoth's picture

Dude I don't know who's paying you to write this, but reading you is like watching a retarded child trying to tie it's shoelaces

tmosley's picture

You've gotta watch his name carefully.  HarryWanqer.

Zaphod B.'s picture

C'mon, man, everyone knows retards use velcro.

ZEITGEIST's picture

spoken like the true asshole that you are....accept the status quo...get back to me after Saudi Arabia falls and your dow goes below nothin but a boot licker...

RockyRacoon's picture

He's licking something a lot less tasty than that.

Howard_Beale's picture

No shit, RR. Actually that probably is what he is licking.

Arch Duke Ferdinand's picture

"Let them eat cake".???

...Well, apparently in Bejing, China, they don't eat cake, but they sure like their bugs....rats, silkworms and who knows what else...

EscapeKey's picture

Well, it's a phrase incorrectly attributed to Marie Antoinette, supposed to indicate how far away from reality she was, when confronted with the fact that the peasants were starving.

What Harry conveniently ignores is the angle of inflation. If he thinks starving populations will just "accept the regime as before" despite starving, then it really shows how utterly disconnected from reality he truly is.

SteveNYC's picture

Ashamedly, this is my first post in response to a "Wanger". The fact that he/she equates civil unrest and revolution in the middle east with "Dow 13,000" should make it glaringly obvious that he is trolling.

If I had been raped by a dictator for 30 years, was getting hungry, unemployed, and pretty much saw no hope for my country, the last thing on my mind would be the day-to-day share price of IBM.

Howard_Beale's picture

As corny as this sounds, Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose. And these guys got nothing left to lose so they might as well fight!

Things that go bump's picture

Even hungry they still have their pride.  Look at how, even in the chaos, they are protecting their patrimony by preventing the looting of antiquities from the museums.  

bobert's picture

Harry is role playing. So is Hamy.

SwingForce's picture

With friends like them, who needs enemas?

topcallingtroll's picture

yeah revolutions have a way of causing hangover and remorse.  You know how you feel when you wake up with a headache with a skank in your bed and you gotta be a gentlemen and at least buy her breakfast and give her cab fare?  yeah that feeling.

topcallingtroll's picture

P.S.  I love you Harry, but there might be a less douchey way to say that last sentence.  However the general way these play out is the riots peter out and compromises occur with a little extra government spending and debt to give the little people their subsidies and make them think they won something.

Mr Lennon Hendrix's picture

Yelled Harry as he stood on his seat.  The theatre was burning down, and Harry wanted to watch the film.

"I paid good monie for this experience," he muttered under his breathe.

10kby2k's picture

HairyWanger--I thought I was supposed to get long Friday afternoon and that

it 'would blow over during weekend'? Because of your name I assumed you knew a lot

about blowing so I followed your advice. Where do I forward a claim for my losses? I

think you need a shave.

bobert's picture

You are covert Harry and humorous and by the way so is your psuedo clone Hamy.

vxpatel's picture



You jesus fuck nutcase, i just figured out who you really are...

Ted Haggard.

sourgrapesson's picture

Well well Harry one month later======It's now March 4 and all is not good in Libya.

So as usual Harry -You are 100% wrong!

dick cheneys ghost's picture

i better make more popcorn. 

Cleanclog's picture

Yemen - 49% youth unemployment and strategic Red Sea location.  

Saudis becoming scared sh--less.

roymunnson's picture

Saudi has 322.9 tons of gold, mostly stored at the Comex....what a bunch of idiots what did they think was gonna happen???


This will be known as the great fulfillment of the  Islamic revolution, but It is actually the greatest robbery of all time. House of Saud is done...


.now if we can just keep them from lighting the oil wells on fire before the hungry masses are allowed to devour them...

Confuchius's picture



Of course you knew that the Saudis have always been prepared to exit. And, all the crude infrastructure is prepared to self-destruct. Like the WTC.

Self-destruct does not necessarily mean "blown-up". Sea water has a deleterious effect on a producing well...

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

EUROPE has got to be shitting bricks now that all of the other side of the Med Sea may go Jihadist...

snowball777's picture

If I was Europe, I'd be more worried about their immigrant populations than the fires in their former colonies.

Dr. Porkchop's picture

Coming ever closer to the moment when the people of western nations identiy themselves with what they're doing in Egypt and take to the streets to demand an end to the bailouts, the debt and the monetary slavery.

serotonindumptruck's picture

Americans will only engage in civil insurrection if they become hungry enough. Interesting that the phrase "food riot" is becoming more prevalent in MSM world news stories.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

snowball, yes.  I should have just come out and said that.

Sudden Debt's picture

It's like they knew that it was going to happen.

4 month ago, all the borders where closed down for immigrants and it's much harder now to get papers.

Sicilia and Gibraltar are like a fortress right now.

They won't come in.

The only reason why they could come in was political. And now their governments have fallen...

There will even be a lot of them that will be send back now their presidents have scipped town.

billhilly's picture

I'm starting to wonder if this is not some "big plan"...export inflation, take on as much debt as possible (U.S.), start the natives in the ME rioting, leading to eventual war, kill off about 1/3-1/2 of the world's population (easier for TPTB to control fewer sheep), then restructure all finance and start the NWO.  Just a thought.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

There ARE such ideas out there.

I believe one name is Michael Ruppert, and if I remember correctly he is one of those who wants the world population to go down to 500 million - 1 billion.  Hmm, who decides?


ANYONE here at ZH who knows about these plans (and if Al Gore is one of these guys), well inquiring minds want to know!

If this whole "Plan" is anything more than a tiny fringey thing, it is important to know.


EscapeKey's picture

Michael Ruppert is a peak oilist. And not one of the centrist ones, one of the out-there Olduvai theory pushing ones. But he doesn't want to shrink the population to 500m, he just thinks it's inevitable.

hugovanderbubble's picture

Hi Escape key?


Are u the girl in the pic? need sissers?:lol


EscapeKey's picture

Hah, no the girl in the pic is Anna Chapman. A hot, but incompetent, Russian spy.

hugovanderbubble's picture

damn i was making illussions about someday meeting u¡ lol,


Im the guy in the pic¡


what ever nice to meet u and good luck trading next week.


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topcallingtroll's picture

I'll decide.  Just give me the button.  Indulgences will be sold to the pretty ladies of all ethnic groups.  What?  Don't have any money?  Don't worry.  We will work something out.