Update: Rebels Reject Offer; Latest Libya Development: Gaddafi Offers Rebels To Hold People's Congress To Let Him Step Down With Guarantees

Tyler Durden's picture



Following today's escalation in fighting the probability of any dialogue is exactly zero but let's see what this rumor does to crude prices.

More from Reuters:

Al Jazeera television reported on Monday that Muammar Gaddafi  has proposed to Libyan rebels to hold a meeting of the country's parliament to pave the way for him to step down with certain guarantees.

The television quoted sources for the report, which it ran as a flash on its news ticker during a broadcast. It gave no further details.

It said Gaddafi proposed the meeting of the General People's Congress, or parliament, to the interim council based in the rebel-controlled city of Benghazi.

So just another rumor for the time being. So far the credibility of any Gaddafi permanent resignation rumors is #notwinning.

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EscapeKey's picture

Yes, but Warner Bros just FIRED CHARLIE SHEEN!!!

Let's see what THAT does to crude prices!

Motorhead's picture

Shit, that means the Indians will have another bad year.

Piranhanoia's picture

Cleveland, Native or Asian?

kaiserhoff's picture

Cleveland, Casino, or Asian?

caconhma's picture

AL JAZEERA has it masters and its agenda. They are not any better than BBC, ABC or NPR.

They are all manipulators and liars.

Hdawg's picture


They used to be called freedom fighters....now they call them rebel....someone made a call.

ExpendableOne's picture

freedom fighters == on script

rebels == off script

Hdawg's picture

All part of the same Zionist filth

Beware the Days of Purim 19-20th March 2011

flattrader's picture

That means he'll have more time to spend in Haiti.

First an earthquake and now Sheen.

I fell sorry for them.

I'm cetain his buddy Sean Penn thinks this may offer him a chance to rehabiliatate his image, but I doubt he'll be of much help I or learn anything.

The people of Haiti are such "loosers".

High Plains Drifter's picture

    WINNER, WINNER, WINNER, WINNER.........!!!!!!

JR's picture

John Galliano will no longer be the face of Christian Dior after a video showing him shouting “I love Hitler” in a drunken rant sent “shock waves through the start of Paris Fashion Week” -  leading to his ouster on allegations of bigotry after his 15-year reign as Dior’s mastermind of creation. Not to let PC interfere with the flow of money, however, Dior will go ahead with its Galliano-designed falll-winter 2011-12 collection.

Oscar-winning Natalie Portman, the new advertising face of the Miss Dior Cherie perfume line,” who is Jewish, expressed fury over the remarks,” according to the AP March 2.

Apparently the “shock” was just too much for Dior CEO Sidney Toledano, who “was deeply hurt because he’s Jewish.”

After police investigated Galliano, accused by a couple “of hurling anti-Semitic insults at them at La Perle, a café in Paris’ Marais district – a hip neighborhood known for its sizable gay and Jewish populations" - another woman came  forth accusing Galliano of anti-Semitic insults in October at the same brasserie.

The AP reports that “making anti-Semitic remarks can bring up to six months in prison in France; Galliano appeared in a Paris police station Monday to face the accusations.”

Meanwhile, to continue with the lynching… Anthony Gregory writes today in his piece:  The Cannibalization of Charlie Sheen”:

“That Charlie Sheen has been the biggest national story, while the Arab world is aflame with revolution and the U.S. marches toward ever more war and economic disaster, is not the most remarkable thing. What is most striking is how easily so many line up behind a consensus that someone ought to be the butt of all jokes and the focus of everyone’s mockery and outrage…

“To add to the perfect storm, the TV star has violated one of the greatest doctrines of political incorrectness. Although Sheen himself is Jewish, he has committed the grave sin of involuntary anti-Semitism. This piece in the Telegraph, drawing a bizarre link between Sheen, the Pope and Julian Assange, describes the key allegation as "Charlie Sheen’s renaming of the producer of his former sitcom Chuck Lorre as ‘Chaim Levine’, carrying with it as it does two suggestions: one, that Jews are the controlling forces behind the US media, and two, that they have disguised this fact about themselves and need to be outed."

Gregory concludes:

“But the confluence of factors in the media’s sacrifice of Charlie Sheen tells us more about the media than about the man. There is something rotten in our mass culture. It is the stench of an establishment that pushes a flavor of social progressivism upon the country while reserving the right to burn social heretics at the stake on even the most hypocritical of pretenses.

“And it is against this establishment’s witchhunt and all its nefarious social consequences that a defense must be waged. Most certainly, it can be argued that Sheen has not acted virtuously. But the attacks on him have clearly been more distasteful, more pathetic, more indicative of a society in decline, than his own behavior. For the crimes of drug use, sexual deviance, and political incorrectness, a great talent has been thrown under the bus by a drug addled, sexually deviant, socially insensitive, politically clueless mass media and liberal culture. They have eaten one of their own. It has happened many times before, to Robert Downey, Jr., Britney Spears, Tiger Woods, and now Christina Aguilera. And it will happen again. And if even the most handsomely paid actor on TV is helpless against the official pop culture’s hypocritical lynch mob, what hope do any of us little people have should the mob decide we too deserve to be lynched?”


ZH commenter, Redstone, about summed it up today on “Goldman Now 3 Out of 5 in World Monetary Domination: Goldmanite to Replace Andrew Sentence at Bank of England”:

“The Goldmanites/Rothschilds control the message and now have operational control of much of the world’s commerce. It gets to a certain point that the injustices from this speech bondage and financial incest - which some call the Jewish Brotherhood - cannot be tolerated and it breaks.

“It’s indefensible.

“The key to this power has been UNLIMITED access to the fiat world reserve currency.”


Hdawg's picture

Galliano/Sheen ... let the fake anti-semitism stategy begin...yawn.

Fill the media with fake anti-semitism nonsense in order to prevent their real crimes against humanity being exposed.

No one is falling for it.

Imagine a world without the Khazars....not long now.


JR's picture

We know what Galliano said; what we don’t know is what the two “injured parties” said to Galliano.

Of course, anybody sane knows Galliano doesn’t “love” Hitler; it was a caustic remark, but it makes an excellent headline to keep the sheeple in check.

trav7777's picture

yes but post WW2, US and UK jews were so powerful that they succeeded in making epithets against them a crime.

It won't last forever, but wtfever

JW n FL's picture

FUCK!!! Go-Daffy!!!!


Kill!!! Go-Daffy!!!! Guarantee him a bullet or the end of a rope!

ZerOhead's picture

Decision decisions... but why do they have to choose?

markmotive's picture

Sucks to be Ghadaffi today. But not for the past 40 years.

Strider52's picture

God-Awful should be guaranteed a public hanging.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Maybe they'll hang him upside down like Mussolini?

MsCreant's picture

There is a good comedy routine in this somewhere. 

The Knights of Ni come to mind, sorta...

kaiserhoff's picture

Ve have vays of dealing mit chew, mein Liebchen;)

serotonindumptruck's picture

Or the Knights who say "Ekke, Ekke, Ekke, Ekke, P'tang, Zoo, Boing!"


gorillaonyourback's picture

US govt you can keep a fraction of what you have if you leave, or you can keep it all if you just get those fuckin protesters under control.  The black gold goin through the roof,  we cant have all the natives gittin restless

NotApplicable's picture

Restless while gaining the awareness that any gov is nothing more than a well-armed mob.

"Interim rebel government," what a hoot!

cougar_w's picture

Ah. Trader senses tingling ... tomorrow will open green ...

BigJim's picture

If he steps down (with or without guarantees) it encourages others in the region to revolt... higher oil prices.

If he doesn't step down... the civil war escalates... higher oil prices.

You mean like that?

cougar_w's picture

I mean green like nobody bothers looking more than 24 hours down the road these days green.

kaiserhoff's picture

or .2 nanoseconds, depending... on your preferred status.

cougar_w's picture

And that depends a lot on whether you are carbon-based or silicon-based.

malikai's picture

Yea, carbon based = +.02ms.

carbonmutant's picture

carbon-based with tools...

Rainman's picture

Guarantee request # 1 ....no extradition to the USSA

kaiserhoff's picture

Guaranteed by Smith and Wesson.

baconator3000's picture

The recovery is back on! :-)



irishgurl4's picture

What guarantee?  That they won't cut his head off and parade around Tripoli with it on a stick?

trav7777's picture

Arab League (aka KSA):  time to GTFO, we don't need our subjects getting any ideas.

If he goes quietly, he will be well-compensated, probably the Hague/World Court takes a pass on the war crimes, maybe some more payola for various politicians for lockerbie cover and a modest additional survivors' cash.

PicassoInActions's picture

Gaddafi's jets slow rebel advance on Sirte The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎ Libyan jets have launched multiple strikes on opposition fighters near the oil city of Ras Lanuf in a counterattack designed to halt the rebel advance on Muammar Gaddafi's hometown, Sirte. Sure like he has antyhing to lose.... One way or another he will be canceled and i bet he understands this. There will be no stop nor negotiances.

Ratscam's picture

Fighter jets - of 10 targets they missed 9. Well trained those troops with military gear that's 20+ years old.

Rebels will win, motivated by hope for change unlike Gaddafi's side by monetary bonuses. He might keep Tripolis and it's surroundings for some years, unless change comes from Nato and US. No fly zone = attack of a sovereign nation.

Remember USA 2008 - same story - bad outcome

RECISION's picture

The absolute simplest and easiest solution to the jets problem is to spread around several hundred shoulder launched anti-air missiles.

Shoot down a dozen or so fighter/bombers and then see how many more would still want to play. I believe the Soviets found it quite bad for pilot moral.

Cheap, easy solution and doesn't involve any of the issues involved with a no fly zone.

So of course it wont be considered for a moment.

(them craaazy ragheads might sell them to Al Qaeda afterall)

Also, doesn't give western powers the option of getting involved in dictating  developments.

hambone's picture

Sure sign he's bout to lose it all - absent air power, he's a dead man.

Caviar Emptor's picture

Like Louis XVI calling the Estates General when he needed them.....they cut off his head later too

cougar_w's picture


See, these rebels have no clue. Now me I would have invited him to negotiations, offered him a comfortable chair and a smoke ... and then machine-gunned him with his nurses and his entire staff.

Christ. I guess I'm going to have to go over there myself and straighten that mess out.

dwdollar's picture

I really doubt Gaddafi would come to the rebels.  He would make the rebels come to him and do the machine-gunning.  If I was a rebel, I wouldn't get within a mile of that psycho unless I had adequate backup and then some.  Who knows what he's capable of in defeat.

ExpendableOne's picture

The nurse left last week.  He's toast...

Diamond Jim's picture

Rumor....Hugo just sent his private jet to Libya to pick up the colonel..........