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Libyan Foreign Minister Quits Government, Seeks Asylum In UK

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From Reuters:

Libyan foreign minister Moussa Koussa arrived in Britain on Wednesday to seek refuge after quitting the government in protest against leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces attacks on civilians, a friend told Reuters.

"He has defected from the regime," said Noman Benotman, a friend and senior analyst at Britain's Quilliam think tank.

"He wasn't happy at all. He doesn't support the government attacks on civilians," he said.

"He's seeking refuge in Britain and hopes he will be treated well," Benotman said.

Koussa is one of Gaddafi's key officials and the architect of a dramatic shift in Libya's foreign policy that brought the country back to the international community after years of sanctions.

Unclear if he was a CIA operative. (/jk)


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Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:34 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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This must mean he doesn't have the Gold. When you have the Gold you don't seek asylum. You buy it.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Brother CogDis,

I am soooooo cloooose to gettin' bullish.  Been on the fence a looooong time now.  I'm just waiting for....

there to be six wars, three Constitutional Crises, complete dollar collapse, Tokyo radiated and evacuated, and two deep sea drilling rigs on fire and leaking badly in the Gulf.

Almost there.  I can feel my inner bull is all I can do to NOT buy S&Ps just yet....

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Cdad
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oh...and an imminent invasion of Taiwan from mainland China.  But that's it...then I'm a go...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Cdad
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oh...and for Ireland to haircut all ECB and IMF debt to zero...and then bingo, I'm in.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:50 | Link to Comment Cdad
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oh...sorry...and I forgot a massive outbreak of bird flu in Russia.  Remember when that kind of news tanked the market?  Those were the days.  But anyway, if I can get some bird flu on top of all that other stuff, then call me a snortin' bull!!  Woot!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 17:17 | Link to Comment hbjork1
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Personally, I am waiting for the Russian outbrake of Dengue fever.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:49 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Easy as To hell with it. Easy squeezy.

Whew! I thought you were going to make totally unreasonable demands like sound money policy or something.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:49 | Link to Comment the mad hatter
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acronym of the millenium: BTFD!!!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:53 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Check all the sweet and utter obvious and ridiculous stock market manipulation going on over that the Roach Motel [SPY] in the AH session.  Sweet!  Complete and utterly fraudulent trading going on on multiple 1 million share lots below the LOD after a session like today....oh know it...just waiting for all that bird flu and stuff and I'm in man!  

I cannot wait to buy Apple.  Maybe I can get my shares 1% below the think?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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NOW you're being unreasonable. You are a pleb so you pay top dollar. Not shut up and enjoy the abuse slave.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Cdad
Cdad's picture're probably right.  I'm getting carried away with my ubber bullish feelings.  It's know how it is Cog, don't you, when you see everything you ever wanted all rolled up in the perfect picture for just can hardly hold back the urge to go for it?  You know?

Sorry.  I'll be sure to pay up for my Apple while simultanesouly taking a super long term approach should I encounter price plunging and screaming and stuff like that :)

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 20:11 | Link to Comment PY-129-20
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The Empire is strong, brother Cdad. Force corrupt or Force corruption is a dark side ability that can temporarily manipulate the minds of other sentient beings and make them serve one's own cause. But do not surrender. Darth Bernanke will not win.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:36 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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why do they all go to london and wheres the gold?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:36 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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in their mouth. You have to kick it out.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Bause Paris is full.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Smart thinking...

bomb the place, and hide the bastards you've been fighting against...


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:36 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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when does ben announce that instead of AIG, the maidenlane assets will be sold to the libyan rebels

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Cash_is_Trash
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Toxic mortgagezzz

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:49 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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stevey liesman is excitedly reporting ben will have an auction next week - during the obama war games

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Milestones
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MY,my,my--we are in a brand new ball game it would appear. Bammie has an agenda which I am sure will be coming round a bunch of B.S. Exactly where Israel fits in isn't certain yet but I guarantee you they are deeply involved. Pucker up lads, it looks like we got a new show about to open.    Milestones 

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment FunkyMonkeyBoy
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All the actors coming home now their roles have played out. It's all theater for the stupid masses.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:52 | Link to Comment redpill
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So imagine your last name is Koussa, and you have a child.  You really are going to name the poor kid Moussa? 

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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I guess it's better than Loussa Poussa

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:59 | Link to Comment redpill
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Or a post-Taco Bell Loussa Deussa

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 17:19 | Link to Comment Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Or Stinky ...

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 17:05 | Link to Comment Jack Sheet
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Because you most likely Moussa Koussa ass to get into the UK

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 23:55 | Link to Comment I_Am_
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Ha! Ha!.....

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 23:55 | Link to Comment I_Am_
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Ha! Ha!.....

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 16:55 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Maybe there is a place for him in the Obama regime.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 17:49 | Link to Comment samsara
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'Libyan rebel' leader spent much of past 20 years in suburban Virginia

26 Mar 2011

The new leader of Libya's opposition military spent the past two decades in suburban Virginia but felt compelled -- even in his late-60s -- to return to the battlefield in his homeland, according to people who know him. Khalifa Hifter was once a top military officer for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but [later] Hifter switched to the anti-Gadhafi opposition. In the early 1990s, he moved to suburban Virginia, where he established a life but maintained ties to anti-Gadhafi groups... Since coming to the United States in the early 1990s, Hifter lived in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. Abdel Salam Badr of Richmond, Va., said he was unsure exactly what Hifter did to support himself.

<< Um, let's see... it's a tough one... suburban Virginia with *no job* for twenty years. Hmm..

CIA? >>>

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 20:39 | Link to Comment bothsidesnow
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I missed my calling - journalism degree - stupid me I studied engineering. You really can't make this shit up can you. CIA - Virginia unemployment - 5%. This is truly the theater of insanely absurd.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 17:55 | Link to Comment alangreedspank
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Funny. The guy was in charge of going after political opponents in exile and now he's "offended" by the government's violence. How timely.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 18:11 | Link to Comment VogonPoet
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just kill him and be done with this non-sense.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 18:14 | Link to Comment BigDuke6
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Someone was asking why do 'they' go to londonistan?

They go because the uk is open for business.

wealthy arabs have gone there for decades and islam is welcome as long as the dollars are there.

the BBC ensures that multi-culti dogma is fed to the kids and dumb blondes are lining up for diamonds and a bit more than what they bargained for.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 18:34 | Link to Comment long juan silver
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He wants to be near his bullion stash

Thu, 03/31/2011 - 07:29 | Link to Comment TexDenim
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Moussa Koussa belongs in a jail cell, not a plush London hotel.

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