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"Dawn Of Libya" Islamist Militia Group Seizes US Embassy In Tripoli, Holds Pool Party

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Probably the 'oddest' headline of the day but in yet another show of disdain towards US military might, the Islamist militia group known as "Dawn Of Libya" has 'secured' an annex of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli. As Reuters reports, the United States evacuated its embassy in Tripoli on July 26, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia; but a YouTube video showed the breach of the vacated diplomatic facility by an armed group, with fighters seen milling around a swimming pool. A rebel takeover of the compound would now deliver another symbolic blow to U.S. policy toward Libya, which Western governments fear is teetering toward becoming a failed state.

 

 

As Reuters reports,

Members of a Libyan rebel militia have entered an annex of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, a U.S. official said on Sunday.

 

It was not immediately known how close the annex, apparently made up of diplomatic residences, is to the embassy itself. Libya has been rocked by the worst factional violence since the 2011 fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

 

The United States evacuated its embassy in Tripoli on July 26, driving diplomats across the border into Tunisia. A rebel takeover of the compound would now deliver another symbolic blow to U.S. policy toward Libya, which Western governments fear is teetering toward becoming a failed state.

 

The U.S. government believes the main embassy compound is still intact and has not been taken over, the U.S. official in Washington told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity.

An Associated Press journalist walked through the compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside.

Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched.

A commander for the Dawn of Libya group said his forces had entered and been in control of the compound since last week.
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US Embassy compound seized... time for a pool party!!!??

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It appears we are gonna need a bigger strategy...

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Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:54 | 5164775 JustObserving
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Any state that Obama touches becomes a failed state - Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Ukraine, Syria.  And, of course, USA.  But, at least, he looks marvelous in his taupe suit

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:57 | 5164790 Escrava Isaura
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Pool?

It comes handy around labor day!

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:04 | 5164814 mvsjcl
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Edited. DB51 below made the comment first.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:04 | 5164823 drdolittle
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I was thinking looks pretty good for a month without maintenance. Little shock and filtration oughta get that cleared right up.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:35 | 5164929 strannick
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Yea. Militias are more about breaking Windows than building maintenance.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:16 | 5165058 Skateboarder
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All I need to break do to break Windows is turn a computer. :-)

It aint a pool party without beer and women. Didn't western movies teach them anything?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:29 | 5165112 El Oregonian
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CIA recruiting video?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:59 | 5165190 The_Dude
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If that was the case, they would have showed the goat kennel also...

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:21 | 5165272 The Big Ching-aso
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U.S. outta just air drop an unwrapped Baby Ruth in that sucker.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:52 | 5165350 Supafly
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or a pork chop.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:35 | 5165460 The Big Ching-aso
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Shit. That sure looks like no pool party. More like a pool potty.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:46 | 5165806 mjcOH1
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"It aint a pool party without beer and women. Didn't western movies teach them anything?"

 

Drip-dry burkas FTW.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:38 | 5164936 TahoeBilly2012
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I hate to keep saying it, but the Protocols of Zion say to destroy all nation states in the push for One World Order. Y'all keep pointing out the failures, but what if it's a plan??

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:04 | 5165025 y3maxx
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...As We speak, Putting out on 16th Green for a Quadruple Bogie, Our "Golfer in Chief" is developing His new foreign policy.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:40 | 5164941 strannick
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Yea. Militias are more about breaking Windows than building maintenance. Be lucky if they can clean their AKs

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:25 | 5166962 StormShadow
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Why do you need to clean an AK?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 15:13 | 5165241 Renewable Life
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Hey Islamist militias, here's something I'm sure you cats haven't thought of, but might want to consider as you ascend from uneducated, poor desert dwellers to powerful and rich whatever the fuck you'll call yourselves.......

Labor Day Pool parties just ain't the same without bitchez in bikinis and a cooler of cold ones!!

Start making your ideological adjustments now, so when you finally get the "respect and power, money and pussy" you all crave, you'll be able to actually enjoy it:) I know I know, your idiot leaders have told you it's only possible to get unlimited virgins after death, but let me tell you another secret.........you keep kicking ass all over the Middle East and you'll be enjoying the Saudi Royal Families virgins and trust me those motherfuckas ain't dead! Food for thought boyz!

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 20:19 | 5166046 TuPhat
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There is no respect for someone swimming in a pool of green water.  Since it hasn't been maintained for a while there is no telling what is growing in that water.  On the other hand that might be clean for Islamists.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:57 | 5164793 kliguy38
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Do you really think O is pulling the strings??? Just like Shrub was in charge??? hehehheheheheeh

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:58 | 5164795 remain calm
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Looks like fun, they just need to invite the nakid women

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 14:08 | 5165042 Skateboarder
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I went to fill up the water container at the water purifying place this morning. Next door is a hair salon - Latino owned. Saw posted on the salon's door: "Private room for Muslim women" Never seen that before.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:43 | 5166696 newbie vampire
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"Looks like fun, they just need to invite the nakid women"

Not too sure about them nakid women.   Think they may prefer goats or camels.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:02 | 5164820 Dr Strangemember
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Hey Akkbali, don't let that ameba swim up your ear hole.  : )

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:24 | 5164901 dobermangang
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Obama deserves a Nobel Prize for incompetence.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:29 | 5164917 I-am-not-one-of-them
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"Any state that Obama touches becomes a failed state"

 

by design

 

it's easy to loot an empty house

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:03 | 5165381 Canadian Dirtlump
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This has deep state and cia all over it. Berri is either high,golfing or unengaged.

 

Doing NOTHING IS perferable. Libya is a failed state thanks to nato and the meddlers already.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:53 | 5165674 PGR88
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I have yet to see a logical explanation for why Obama and Clinton would turn Libya on its head and let the country fall into chaos and Islamism.

Who benefits?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 18:39 | 5165787 mjcOH1
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"I have yet to see a logical explanation for why Obama and Clinton would turn Libya on its head and let the country fall into chaos and Islamism."

 

Stupidity.   He's a 'community organizer' for fuck's sake.   He wasn't elected because he's one of the great minds of the 20th century.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:45 | 5165940 swmnguy
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PGR88: I don't know either, but here's my working theory.  Libya has been a major energy supplier to Europe.  China made a lot of investments in oil export infrastructure in the East of the country.  Gadhafi had never been compliant to the West.  He was talking about using Libyan oil wealth to set up a Pan-African bank to get the World Bank/IMF out of Africa.  He was making noises about accepting currency other than US Dollars for oil.

The Islamic militant bit is a smokescreen in the theory.  They're just the ones available for the purpose.  In Ukraine it's Nazis, but the overall strategy is the same.  

The idea is to prevent any other entity from becoming a challenge to US supremacy.  This includes China, Russia, and the EU.  Causing chaos all around the perimeter of those areas forces them to use up a lot of their wealth, energy, power and attention on that nearby instability.  Creating that chaos where there's energy, and on the routes that energy has to travel to market, gives the nation best able to project force anywhere on the globe the advantage.  That, of course, is the US.

Should the US have a compelling reason to control the area, a we have the military ability to do it; at least securely enough to get the energy flowing.  It gives us, and our proxies, control over the energy spigot to potential rivals.

By the way, these are our guys.  We've been supporting them for years. We brought in outside mercenaries to reinforce them on the ground, while we provided air power, to take out Gadhafi, chase out the Chinese, and bring a major supplier of energy to Europe into our control.  Then we took many of our guys out of Libya and sent them to Syria, about the time that war got big enough.  Now they're the main force of what we're calling ISIL.  These guys are very useful because they're incredibly violent, they can't surrender because anybody would just kill them in that case, and they are too unpredictable to form a stable society that can't be manipulated or disposed of when it would suit us.

It's no coincidence that it's only been since we killed Gadhafi that Boko Haram suddenly became competent, better armed and coordinated.  And look where any pipeline from Nigeria to Europe would have to traverse?  Either Libya or Algeria, where there have been some mysterious "Islamist" attacks on remote outposts near the Libyan border.

The theory is, we benefit, by beggaring our neighbor/rivals.  And should we want to, we double-cross our proteges and do as we see fit with the resources.

That's just my guess. But it seems to fit the whole Kissinger/Wolfowitz/Brzezinski worldview.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:51 | 5166566 cynicalskeptic
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And bonus - ding, ding, ding - all the gold held by Libya went where?

 

Killing multiple birds with one stone......eliminating another threst to the petrodollar, grabbing more physical to feed the suppression schemes, guaranteeing western dominance of the local oil industry while freeing up arms and 'jihadists' to further destabilize the Middle East - the whole goal.   Israel and the US want the energy rich Middle East in chaos woith no strong governments that can stand up to western military intervention.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:42 | 5166101 Andre
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* Qaddafi was trying to establish the gold dinar as a pan-African currency. Not anymore - petrodollar saved.

* Libya has been the supply base for the jihadis sent to take out Syria,

* Israel benefits because Qaddafi had significant diplomatic support in the rest of the Arab world. At this point there is almost ZERO effective diplomatic opposition to the Israelis anywhere.

* Instability abroad can be used to create fear at home, and PNAC/neocons believe you can never have enough of that.

You cannot approach this in terms of rational thought or in terms of governments.

* Politicians are great at influencing people. Unfortunately, by and large they are also more stupid than a box of rocks. They do not know history, math, chemistry, biology, meteorology, physics, or any other fact-based discipline. Individually and jointly they are incapable (with remarkably few exceptions) [x] of analysis or independent critical thought once they get past "what's in it for me".

* Governments are a collection of factions, not a cohesive whole. As power grows and existential fear eases, more people look out for themselves and their "sub-tribe" rather than the common good. That could easily include making deals with ideologically compatible groups in other countries at the expense of the common good of all countries.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:49 | 5166703 newbie vampire
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"

I have yet to see a logical explanation for why Obama and Clinton would turn Libya on its head and let the country fall into chaos and Islamism.

Who benefits?"

 

My money's on the State dept/CIA sponsored AK47 carrin "freedom luving liberal democratic muslim fundamentalists" who excell at shooting the unarmed civilians.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:54 | 5164782 kowalli
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Democracy

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:57 | 5164783 db51
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I'd be super chlorinating that pool water after those dirty goat herders washed their ass and balls in it.  Just saying.  Where the hell are the babes in bikinis?  Those embassy personnel were living large in that resort.  Here I thought those Diplomats were sacrificing for their country to live in those desolate regions of the world.   hmmmm....Suppose there will be some openings there now.  

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:08 | 5164840 zorba THE GREEK
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I would be drunk and jumping off the balcony too if I could never get laid.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:47 | 5164961 Latina Lover
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Your implied definition of getting laid assumes a shortage of available women. There are always goats.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 16:05 | 5165387 scrappy
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The Men Who Stare At Goats?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS-jutv-rh0

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:51 | 5166709 newbie vampire
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"I would be drunk and jumping off the balcony too if I could never get laid."

Thass why them fellas luv shootin up buildings, them bullit holes are the closest thing they be gitting to a piece of pussy.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:43 | 5164911 Freddie
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The cash just tumbles in when you have a global heroin and drug business. 

(ps: I am referring to to Foggy Bottom and their co-workers in Langley).   Their stock in trade is murder, drug running plus extortion.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:00 | 5164785 remain calm
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You see see Hilary dive.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:05 | 5164830 drdolittle
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Ah, my mind's eye! Picturing Hitlary in a one piece. You bastard.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:49 | 5164959 Pool Shark
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"What difference, at this point, does it make?!"

 [P.S.: "Hitlary." Freudian slip?...]

 

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:54 | 5166715 newbie vampire
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"Ah, my mind's eye! Picturing Hitlary in a one piece. You bastard."

Aye, Hitlary in her trouser suit would have all them varmints jerking off alrite.

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 01:56 | 5166716 newbie vampire
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"Ah, my mind's eye! Picturing Hitlary in a one piece. You bastard."

Aye, Hitlary in her trouser suit would have all them varmints jerking off alrite.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:56 | 5164786 Ignatius
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This propaganda seems to be aimed at winding up the angst in the West (swimming in our pool? Attack!).

Or maybe it's just my imagination.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:55 | 5164788 order66
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What time is severed head water polo?

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 17:05 | 5165536 Space Animatoltipap
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It's pretty hard to know the time in that sphere.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:56 | 5164789 CheapBastard
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"Serfs up!"

 

I think that fellow on the left in the green/beige camo suit is the lifeguard.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:05 | 5164824 boattrash
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 "I think that fellow on the left in the green/beige camo suit is the lifeguard."

The Lifeguard was pictered in the Taupe Suit, stateside, behind the podium a few days ago, running his useless pie-hole.

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 13:01 | 5164804 dobermangang
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"US embassy compound in Libya overrun by armed militants. #1 trending topic on Twitter: Michael Sam. Congrats, White House PR staff." - Iowahawk

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