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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Huh? Libyan rebels seek Israel's support

Remember that report that the Libyan rebels were supplying weapons to Hamas in Gaza? In a totally bizarre turn of events, now that they are in power, the rebels are claiming that almost-deposed dictator Muammar Gadhafi was the one supplying weapons to Hamas, and that they, the rebels, would like Israel's support (and presumably friendship).
"We are seeking Israel's support and influence around the world in order to bring to an end Gaddafi's despotic rule," Ahmad Shabani, the founder of Libya's Democratic and a spokesperson on behalf of the rebels was quoted as saying.

According to the unconfirmed reports, Shabani, whose family fled Libya after the king was deposed in 1969, said they were seeking the Jewish State's help because "Libya needs all the international support they can get, including Israel's."

Responding to Gaddafi's allegations, according to which al Qaeda was aiding the rebels to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip, Shabani said the deposed dictator was himself cooperating with the terrorist group, adding that the opposition group aims to stop the alleged arms smuggling.
Okay, guys. Let's assume you're accepted as the legitimate government of Libya at the UN in September. I have two questions for you: How are you voting on 'Palestinian statehood'? And are you attending the Durban III conference? And yes, those are serious questions. If the rebels have learned anything from their experience under and fighting Gadhafi, they should know that supporting Israel is just. And support ought to be reciprocal and reciprocated.

By the way, there are some awesome pictures of Gadhafi's palace here.

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At 12:21 AM, Blogger Juniper in the Desert said...

NEVER believe a mozlem!!

At 6:04 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

Considering the dominant faction in the anti-Qaddafi coalition are Al Qaeda Islamists, I'm skeptical. If Libya's liberals manage to emerge from in-fighting on top, things could get interesting.

Its too early to know for now which way the weathervane blows there.


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