US To Purchase Oil From Libyan Rebels, Thereby Funding "Flickers" Of Al Qaeda

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Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:21 | 1114454 tekhneek
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Shocker, bitchez.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:31 | 1114506 redpill
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Afghanistan 1979 all over again


Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:55 | 1114606 Dr. Porkchop
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Just wait until this new rebel government becomes the biggest purchaser of Treasuries, next to the Fed!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 18:10 | 1114671 SilverIsKing
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What are they getting per gallon for Premium Unleaded?  It's $3.959 near me and I could use a break.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 19:34 | 1114953 Pseudo Anonym
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It's $3.959 near me and I could use a break.

move to Canada/Ontario where it is US$4.80/gal.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 20:45 | 1115145 Dr. Porkchop
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I live there!


...but I beat the system by purchasing it cheaper by the litre for about $1.24


/sarc tag for the humor impaired.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 07:29 | 1116272 tonyw
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Move to London where it's GBP1.35 x 1.61 (exchange rate) x 3.785 (litres to US gallons) = $8.23


Tue, 03/29/2011 - 18:51 | 1114809 Manthong
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“The earliest plan has the president arriving in Dublin for several events and then flying by helicopter to Moneygall, the ancestral home  of his sixth great grandfather Falmouth Kearney…”

Since O’Bama is going to be on that side of the world visiting his ancestral home, he might as well swing Air Force One over to Libya and drop a few wheelbarrows of 400 oz. gold bars off to Al Qaeda, err, I mean the Muslim Brotherhood, no wait… I mean the rebels in payment for the oil.


Tue, 03/29/2011 - 23:54 | 1115769 Tail Dogging The Wag
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Spot on, mate!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 19:22 | 1114907 Rahm
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Welcome back Carter, Bitches!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 19:32 | 1114941 Rodent Freikorps
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RAS LANOUF, Libya – Moammar Gadhafi's forces hammered rebels with tanks and rockets, turning their rapid advance into a panicked retreat in an hourslong battle Tuesday. The fighting underscored the dilemma facing the U.S. and its allies in Libya: Rebels may be unable to oust Gadhafi militarily unless already contentious international airstrikes go even further in taking out his forces.

Opposition fighters pleaded for strikes as they fled the hamlet of Bin Jawwad, where artillery shells crashed thunderously, raising plumes of smoke. No such strikes were launched during the fighting, and some rebels shouted, "Sarkozy, where are you?" — a reference to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, one of the strongest supporters of using air power against Gadhafi.


Wed, 03/30/2011 - 07:34 | 1116278 tonyw
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The rebels are totally unorganised, they stream westwards using up precious fuel then as soon as Gadhafi's forces attack them they run back. They have no concept about planning an operation and are defeated by simply outflanking them.

What happened to all the army guys who defected?

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 08:08 | 1116336 SWRichmond
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Afghanistan 1979 all over again

Does anyone still believe this is unintentional?  Coming across the bottom of Bloomberg TV: "Obama does not rule out arming Libyan rebels."  Welcome to the new war.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:23 | 1114456 tekhneek
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4 in the stink, 1 in the pink. The Obama 5000.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:25 | 1114477 jkruffin
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ROFLMAO!!!  Post of the day!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:55 | 1114602 DoChenRollingBearing
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Wuuuuu, very good!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:23 | 1114467 Tense INDIAN
Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:25 | 1114475 jkruffin
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Ok, be honest, who didn't actually know this was all about "OIL" again?


Who believed Oshama?

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:35 | 1114518 Raynja
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He said we are protecting 'our interests' about 41 times and I'm pretty sure they don't export porn or coke

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 22:54 | 1115534 tekhneek
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Hey, you leave porn and coke out of this.

...besides, last time I checked lubes handy to have when you're "consuming" either (both) of those things.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 22:14 | 1115370 Alienated Serf
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Look, as long as we can rescue that poor terrorist that BP got released from Scotland, it is all worth it.  We can't have people suffereing under quadaffi.

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 02:19 | 1116067 AnAnonymous
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Ok, be honest, who didn't actually know this was all about "OIL" again?



Many, many others. All the crowd who think that until the gas pump price has not changed for them, it is not about oil. Duplicity is high in the US, and people will stick to their fallacies because they choose to. For them, it will never be about oil. And this piece of news is not enough to corner them in.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:26 | 1114478 John Law Lives
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This would motivate Gaddafi to destroy the oil infrastructure rather than watching rebels make money.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:37 | 1114526 Mike2756
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That would motivate the allies to eliminate Gaddafi! He'll take the easy way out and leave the country.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 23:39 | 1115705 dark pools of soros
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why?  he's gonna die soon - why not go out full bonkers?

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:28 | 1114480 cossack55
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And how many people with only 1/2 brain did not know this was happening since day one? Research ICG, CFR, Brookings Institute.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:29 | 1114484 Mongo
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This would give Al Quaida the opportunity to fund their own airline business... one-way trips to selected building in Europe and the US...

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:34 | 1114519 duckduckMOOSE
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LOL! 72 Virgins Airlines.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 21:52 | 1115297 TBT or not TBT
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Come, on, I'm sure most of these rebels are just moderate evildoers, not radical ones.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:29 | 1114487 Sudden Debt
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WE'LL LIBERATE IRAN!! lots of oil over there to.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 19:19 | 1114899 dbTX
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let's liberate ourselves from this yo yo in the WH

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:30 | 1114500 Stuck on Zero
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And no doubt they only accept dollars in payment for crude.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:37 | 1114537 Raynja
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pretty sure they are trading oil for humvees and ak47s

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:43 | 1114560 tekhneek
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eh, prolly mosin nagant's. straight through concrete/armor and about 4:1 ratio w/ AK-47's. Oh yeah. LOL, and NATO makes the ammo.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:32 | 1114503 alien-IQ
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I guess this will help cut the US deficit by reducing the amount of money the CIA has to pump into Al-Qaeda...after all...a bogeyman ain't cheap to manufacture let alone sustain.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 21:43 | 1114939 i-dog
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+1  LOL

However, the CIA doesn't need to use taxpayer funds ... too traceable! ... they pay Al-Qaeda from the profits of drug trafficking out of Afghanistan and Colombia.

On the other hand, the US military presence to protect the drug trafficking costs the taxpayer a motza!

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 05:57 | 1116223 The Rock
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Iran-Contra bitchez!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:30 | 1114504 Bobbyrib
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I see, the Patriot Act only applies to the public, not the government. Fund al Qaeda on!

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 23:42 | 1115718 dark pools of soros
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can I put my 401k in Al Q?

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:33 | 1114505 midget
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Support the camel jockeys

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:31 | 1114507 Shameful
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See now the US will have an excuse to forever stay in Libya.

"We know there is Al Quaeda in Libya! They are extremely well trained, armed, and funded. We would know we armed, trained, and funded them...but we have to occupy Libya till they have democracy..or no more light sweet. Whichever happens first."

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:33 | 1114513 Mike2756
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All wars end, not necessarily on a good note, look at how many Nazis skated.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:37 | 1114533 alien-IQ
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Only wars against armies end...a war against an idea is forever...hence the "war on terror".

If you can brand an idea as being the enemy...go long body bags and detention centers and short the bill of's a winning trade.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 18:11 | 1114666 TBT or not TBT
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The british navy declared war on "slavery", unilaterally, and kept it up until it was pretty well elliminated on the seas they controlled.     Ditto with "piracy" back when we used to just kill them and used to be OK with merchant ships and pleasure craft being armed.    So there are two bad phenomena that go away when you wage war on them.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 18:19 | 1114705 alien-IQ
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are you intentionally being obtuse? or do you really not see a difference between slavery, piracy and "terrorism"?

and also...piracy ended? really? are you sure about that? think...

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 22:02 | 1115330 TBT or not TBT
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Indeed, piracy has restarted, because we no longer handle it the way we used to..i.e. killing them, and having arms on private vessels.   It is a piece of cake for crew of a freighter to ward off small pirate boats with small arms, nevermind, oh, a 50 cal deck gun, even a semi-automatic one.   Smaller private craft would have a harder time, but then smaller craft have less booty on them, and why in Allah's name would pirates want to be shot at for so little potential upside?    An armed society is polite society, and so is a sea filled with armed merchant marine and private craft.    Thing is, you can't dock in most of the world, as a private vessel while so equipped.   So we have piracy.    Pirates and governments have arms, but not their victims, and we get the expected results.

As to rumours of my obtusity, some of them are true, but not this one.   Slavery and piracy are phenomena, methods...just as  terrorism is, and there is a long history of largely wiping such phenomena out.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:34 | 1114515 macholatte
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Peel back all the humanitarian/human rights bullshit and get down to brass tacks.... FOLLOW THE MONEY!

Who are the Rebels?

Where did they get their toyz?

Who has been financing them?

How long have they been active?

Why didn't Libyan intelligence know about them?

Who are the puppet masters?


It's not just about oil. The oil is a means to acquire money to do other things, like create another Islamic state with the assistance of our Communist Muslim President and all his minions and handlers.

I'm not surprised. I'm disgusted.


Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:37 | 1114527 Bobbyrib
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I hope you're kidding.

Tue, 03/29/2011 - 17:51 | 1114583 macholatte
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I'm not kidding. You, anybody, answer those questions. I can't.


Tue, 03/29/2011 - 18:00 | 1114617 Bobbyrib
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I was referring to the Muslim part.

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