Libyan Protesters Hang Two Policemen In Al Baida, As Sermons Urge Locals To Ignore "Imperialist, Zionist" Attempts To Stir Revolution

Tyler Durden's picture

Just headlines for now, but unfortunately the escalation in Bahrain has now spread, as anticipated, to cities in Libya. Dow Jones reports that Libyan protesters have hung two policemen in Al Baida. We will bring more when we see it, but we expect reprisals by the authorities to be harsh and prompt. In addition, in a country that has far less infrastructure than Egypt, and where mass communication and organization is more problematic, protesters have managed to capture a radio station, whose live transmission can be heard streaming here. And while Tripoli has so far not seen the violence of Cairo, the same can not be said for Libya's second largest city. Per Reuters: "Soldiers sought to put down unrest in Libya's second city on Friday and opposition forces said they were fighting troops for control of a nearby town after crackdowns which Human Rights Watch said killed 24 people. Opponents of Gaddafi had designated Thursday a
day of rage to try to emulate uprisings sweeping through North Africa
and the Middle East. Unrest continued well into the night." We are surprised that Hillary Clinton has not yet issued a statement requesting that all Libyan, Bahraini, Iranian, and now Djiboutian protesters peacefully disperse and go their home and iPads.

From Reuters:

U.S. President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" about reports of violence from Bahrain, a close U.S. ally, Libya and Yemen and urged governments to show restraint in dealing with protesters.

The demonstrations have been focused in the country's east, including its second largest city, Benghazi, where support for Gaddafi has been historically weaker than in the rest of the country. The area is largely cut-off from international media.

"Last night was very hard, there were a lot of people in the street, thousands of people. I saw soldiers in the street," a resident who lives on Benghazi's main thoroughfare, Nasser Street, told Reuters.

"I heard shooting. I saw one person fall down (from a gunshot wound) but I don't have a figure for casualties."

The privately-owned Quryna newspaper, based in Benghazi, said security forces overnight fired live bullets at protesters, killing 14 of them. It published photographs of several people lying on hospital stretchers with bloodstained bandages.

Two Swiss-based exile groups said anti-government forces, joined by defecting police, were battling with security forces for control of the town of Al Bayda, 200 km (125 miles) northeast of Benghazi and scene of deadly clashes this week.

A opposition activist in Al Bayda told Reuters the town was calm after the burial of 14 people killed in Thursday's protests. "A massacre took place here yesterday," said the man. The death toll he gave could not be verified.

Ashour Shamis, a London-based Libyan journalist, said protesters had stormed Benghazi's Kuwafiyah prison on Friday and freed dozens of political prisoners. Quryna said 1,000 prisoners had escaped and 150 had been recaptured.

Tripoli, which has for now been spared, may be the next to fall:

The capital Tripoli has been calmer, with Gaddafi supporters staging demonstrations of their own. The leader appeared in the early hours of Friday briefly at Green Square in the center of Tripoli, surrounded by crowds of supporters. He did not speak.

A sermon at Friday prayers in Tripoli, broadcast on state television, urged people to ignore reports in foreign media "which doesn't want our country to be peaceful, which ... is the aim of Zionism and imperialism, to divide our country."

Gaddafi's opponents, using social media networks Facebook and Twitter, had called for new protests after Friday prayers, when most Libyan men visit the mosque.

The Libyan government, instead of paying citizens like its wealthier gulf country neighbors, is instead sending text messages to people to thank them for not rioting:

Text messages sent to mobile phone subscribers
thanked people who ignored calls to join protests. "We congratulate our
towns which understood that interfering with national unity threatens
the future of generations," it said.

According to some, Libyan tensions are not as big as those in Egypt, and the country may avoid the same fate:

Libya-watchers say the situation is different from Egypt, because Gaddafi has oil cash to smooth over social problems. Gaddafi is respected in much of the country, though support for him is weaker in the Cyrenaica region around Benghazi.

"For sure there is no national uprising," said Noman Benotman, a former opposition Libyan Islamist who is based in Britain but is currently in Tripoli. "I don't think Libya is comparable to Egypt or Tunisia. Gaddafi would fight to the very last moment," he said by telephone from the Libyan capital.

We are confident that the long weekend will confirm or deny this hypothesis.

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One_Eyed_Pony's picture

Well, Well, the people are finally catching on the scams and charades of government and the Money Masters.

"When governments fear the people, there is Liberty. When the people fear the government, there is Tyranny!"  ...Thomas Jefferson

 

Pretty much has been the rule throughout history and in any country.

Translational Lift's picture

Coming to a lamp post near you...............

JW n FL's picture

here piggy... piggy.. piggy.

 

here piggy...piggy.. piggy.

 

I have a new neck tie for you, 100% all natural fiber... it may get a lil snug, but we are putting it on you for our safety and yours. we wouldnt want anyone getting hurt (that doesnt work for the system).

StychoKiller's picture

I'm kinda surprised that Kaddafi has more than two non-senile brain cells to think with at this late date.

sheeple's picture

kovalchuk is over priced and he fights like a high school girl

jobs1234's picture

Meanwhile, Sack is getting ready to sip some afternoon margaritas at Tavern on the Green.

 

BTFD

jus_lite_reading's picture

The Tavern is out of business...

SteveNYC's picture

I just heard he had his limo drop him off at PenTop Bar:

http://www.peninsula.com/New_York/en/Dining/default.aspx

 

"I (won't be) seeing you there, Brian"

dark pools of soros's picture

what Dip??  Ben made dips ancient history

cougar_w's picture

The ruling powers over there watched Hosni and learned a lesson; Kill people or lose everything.

Thousands will now die. Tens of thousands injured.

The powers will lose everything anyway.

Hey Bernanke --- you still 100% sure about all this? Or is this what you had in mind?

jus_lite_reading's picture

He was 100% sure that his plan of total chaos and destruction would occur and that he could spark WWIII in 15 mins... if you read between the lines.

Azannoth's picture

1 kind of scum(muslim dictators) is covering the ass with another scum zionists, LOL

Dictators can't be choosers when it comes to the preservation of their power

jus_lite_reading's picture

Nobody really thought Egypt was over, right?

Wisconsin is our Egypt. Everyman for himself, isn't that right Dr.?

ElvisDog's picture

Egypt - poor, repressed people fight for freedom because they can't afford food.

Wisconsin - overweight teachers making above-average salaries with cushy pension and health benefits fight for increased taxes (on everyone else) to continue the gravy train.

Yeah, it's a one-to-one correlation......

shortus cynicus's picture

+0

They are doing it only for children. This clip is documenting it without any doubt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdREEcx0-Qc&feature=player_embedded#at=27

 

StychoKiller's picture

I suspect a few PATCO solutions will soon be implemented...

ElvisDog's picture

Hah, and that video validates my "overweight" comment too. Look at the land whales in that clip.

Matxeu's picture

Any word from the Suez?

Instant Karma's picture

It's either the Jews or the Wisconsin Teachers Union. One or both of these groups is responsible for the disturbances in Libya. Maybe Jewish teachers from Wisconsin? They have infiltrated Libya.

Mr Poopra's picture

Well, he said "Zionists".  Many Jews, myself included, don't particularly care for Zionists.

topcallingtroll's picture

Oh good.  I am glad there are still some Jooz here.  Anti zionist rants are no fun unless there  are zionists to hear them.  Could you pretend to be a zionist?  Please?

And whatever happened to Satansanus or Satsuna?  He is either a jew devil or a sweet delicious tangerine.  I miss his anti-goyim comments.

Mr. Anonymous's picture

Lamp posts, bitchez!

Dr. Porkchop's picture

The State Dept. must be in full freak out mode.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Hilary "I wear the pants suits in this family" Clinton is busy getting some beauty sleep. Epic fail.

Agent P's picture

Hilary "I wear the pants suits in this family" Clinton is busy getting some beauty sleep.

It ain't working.

karzai_luver's picture

daffy is a sick f*ck and should have been taken out decades ago.

A reformed terrorist doesn't get a pass.

He helped to slaughter thousands and gave the go ahead for many acts of terror.

 

A good clean burn every couple of 100 years is just what the doctor orders.

cougar_w's picture

Nothing wrong in Libya that couldn't be solved with a single well-placed 50cal round shot from 800 yards. A good marksman with a fresh barrel could do it easy. 

kaiserhoff's picture

Normally I don't like hollow points for long shots, but something about Hamburger Gaddafi brings a smile.  A-1 sauce with that, Cougar?

cougar_w's picture

Nah. Just a little salt and pepper and yer good.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

That old dried up bastard would be pretty stringy by now.

cougar_w's picture

Plenty of tenderizing left in a 50cal round at 800 yards. Besides, cats aren't known to be that particular.

LongSoupLine's picture

As is that large geometrical military Headquarter complex in WashDC

cougar_w's picture

This means more money for them. A call to the New York Fed should fix that.

born2bmild's picture

All diplomats called back to D.C.:http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/03/world/03Ambassadors.html

Hillary Clinton having a former CIA analyst dragged from her press conference on freedom of expression in the ME: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/02/17/former-cia-analyst-accosted-during...

bankonzhongguo's picture

Holy Cow!

That's not going to make CNN or Faux.

All the more reason to stop watching all TV.

 

 

JW n FL's picture

We are mostly all Americans here... we have the American EGO! we are seekers of freedom for others....

when in reality, we seek money / oil / energy from others... and we really live in a police state.

In Wisconson... the elected officials will be forced to participate at gun point (or by people who carry guns, same fucking thing) to vote or not vote and just be present, legally.

That is a police state action.

now my ego doesnt want to acknowledge that, but it is true.

we should admit we have a problem openly and then try to fix it.

Hanging all the lil piggy's is a GREAT start!

NOTW777's picture

and for cnbc the story of the day is soup; little or no reporting on people being killed in the mideast, or the outrageous cover-up of the so-called "protesters" in wisc who are like pigs at the public tax trough being asked to back up or $3.75/gal gas or soaring silver

Azannoth's picture

When I read the headline "Libyan Protesters Hang Two Policemen" you are not really supposed to be happy about a death, but I my 'natural' reaction was to smile :O

I think Duke Nukem put it best 'Eat Shit and Die!" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysx3nIMeHeE

Arkadaba's picture

Disagree. The policemen may have represented local authority to the people - but they are small cogs in a much bigger machine.

StychoKiller's picture

Maybe so, but sooner or later, the Police are gonna have to choose sides:

1.  Support the will of the majority (including their own relatives more than likely) or,

2.  Support TPTB hiding behind their guns.

StychoKiller's picture

"Suck my boom stick!"  best Duke Nukem line ever!

Caviar Emptor's picture

Wave 2 of revolutionary wave: (Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Algeria, Djibouti) more violent, much more at stake for US. Big oil implications. 

Pakistan hanging on by a shred. And that would be a huge volatile event

jus_lite_reading's picture

I think we will need new mottos come next week-

"Buy the fucking chaos."

"Buy the global revolution."

"Buy the anarchy."

Just make sure you buy food!

pods's picture

Nah, just rename a current acronym:

BTFD= Burn the Fucker Down.

 

pods

Harr Tuttle's picture

We don't need no water.

Sophist Economicus's picture

Let's not forget, " by the flucking lamp post..."

Caviar Emptor's picture

Or Just: STFR.....Sell The Fucking Riff!