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3/18/2011 1:30:35 AM
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The Arab Spring (Tunisia, Libya, Egypt,Yemen,Syria)UPDATE 433

This thread was started after the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council]UNSC[/url] approved the no-flyzone over Libya, and mostly follows the events surrounding The Arab Spring that began in Tunisia, on the fateful day a man was denied his fruit cart, and spread across the Arab world in a push for democratic reform. [url=http://www.youtube.com/user/aljazeeraenglish#p/u/1/ULw5lUG5wl0] AlJazeera LIVE[/url] [url=http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/libya]Current LIVE Blog On Libya Courtesy of AlJazeera[/url] [url=http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Yemen]Current LIVE Blog on Yemen Courtesy of AlJazeera[/url] [url=http://blogs.aljazeera.net/liveblog/Syria]Current LIVE Blog on Syria Courtesy of AlJazeera[/url] [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/africa/]BBC Africa[/url] [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/middle_east/]BBC Middle East[/url] [url=http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/]CBC World News[/url] [quote][/quote] As people seem to still be posting here, I will add this updates again as i see them rather than creating a new thread, if you guys keep posting i'll keep updating. [u]LIBYA[/u] Gaddafi is dead. He was captured after a NATO plane hit his convoy escaping Sirte after the rebels took it earlier today, heavily wounded, he was taken to a hospital in Misurata where he succumbed to his wounds. NATO has confirmed that they hit the convoy, but has not directly seen the body yet. it's worth noting that some other sources say he died under different circumstances, killed by NTC forces in Sirte when found, shot in the head, or shot in both legs and dieing of blood loss. All that is confirmed is he is dead and taken to a location in Misurata 17:01 10/21 [u]LIBYA[/u] The NTC is allowing for the UN to send a 3rd party investigative group to look into the circumstances of Gaddafi's death, after questions were raised by Russia suggesting Gaddafi was executed rather than killed in a crossfire during his trip to hospital in Misurata the NTC maintains he died in crossfire when a firefight broke out around the ambulance he was being carried in. 09:09 10/24 [u]TUNISIA[/u] Due to a massive voter turn out (more than 90% of the country) election results will be announced later today or early tomorrow, due to the extra time needed to count the votes. The Election committee did not expect such enthusiastic turnout and were caught unprepared. The views of the currently leading al Nahda party can be found [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Party#Political_positions]here[/url]. They are pro-western, and follow a Malaysian/Turkish model for allowing Islam to exist but refusing to allow extremism in rule. [u]LIBYA[/u] The NTC has called for an investigation into how Gaddafi died, after allegations going both ways have emerged. The NTC also Announced Libya's formal Liberation yesterday, and said elections will happen in the next 6 to 8 months Gaddafi's second son Saadi, fled to Niger and has been arrested by authorities there. They will hand him over to the NTC. [u]EGYPT[/u] Parliamentary elections are to be held in a matter of weeks, and Presidential Elections to be held in early 2013. There is growing concern in the populous that the SCAF will only allow people to run who had connections to the Mubarak regime, resulting in no change. People are stirring and suggestions of armed revolution in the coming months are floating. [u]YEMEN[/u] The Yemeni government has accepted and agreed to a UNSC resolution that called for Saleh to step down in exchange for immunity, and that condemned the Government's crack down. The government said they would work with the UN on this matter. [u]Syria[/u] The US has withdrawn it's ambassador for security reasons and closed it's embassy in Syria, It is one of the last to do so from western nations. Thanks for paying attention to these major world events, a country's journey to freedom requires the support of the entire world, and even just paying attention helps. [quote][/quote] [Edited on 10.24.2011 8:09 AM PDT]
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  • [u]TUNISIA[/u] Due to a massive voter turn out (more than 90% of the country) election results will be announced later today or early tomorrow, due to the extra time needed to count the votes. The Election committee did not expect such enthusiastic turnout and were caught unprepared. The views of the currently leading al Nahda party can be found [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renaissance_Party#Political_positions]here[/url]. They are pro-western, and follow a Malaysian/Turkish model for allowing Islam to exist but refusing to allow extremism in rule. [u]LIBYA[/u] The NTC has called for an investigation into how Gaddafi died, after allegations going both ways have emerged. The NTC also Announced Libya's formal Liberation yesterday, and said elections will happen in the next 6 to 8 months Gaddafi's second son Saadi, fled to Niger and has been arrested by authorities there. They will hand him over to the NTC. [u]EGYPT[/u] Parliamentary elections are to be held in a matter of weeks, and Presidential Elections to be held in early 2013. There is growing concern in the populous that the SCAF will only allow people to run who had connections to the Mubarak regime, resulting in no change. People are stirring and suggestions of armed revolution in the coming months are floating. [u]YEMEN[/u] The Yemeni government has accepted and agreed to a UNSC resolution that called for Saleh to step down in exchange for immunity, and that condemned the Government's crack down. The government said they would work with the UN on this matter. [u]Syria[/u] The US has withdrawn it's ambassador for security reasons and closed it's embassy in Syria, It is one of the last to do so from western nations.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Phoenix1330 [u]LIBYA[/u] The NTC is allowing for the UN to send a 3rd party investigative group to look into the circumstances of Gaddafi's death, after questions were raised by Russia suggesting Gaddafi was executed rather than killed in a crossfire during his trip to hospital in Misurata the NTC maintains he died in crossfire when a firefight broke out around the ambulance he was being carried in.[/quote]They shouldn't waste their time.
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  • [u]LIBYA[/u] The NTC is allowing for the UN to send a 3rd party investigative group to look into the circumstances of Gaddafi's death, after questions were raised by Russia suggesting Gaddafi was executed rather than killed in a crossfire during his trip to hospital in Misurata the NTC maintains he died in crossfire when a firefight broke out around the ambulance he was being carried in.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] I Nebula I [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SC Matt Klassen [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] derka derka Now Gaddafi is dead, there's only one more target that needs to be dealt with. David Cameron.[/quote] The person who made the Avatar movie? [/quote] And this is the lowest form of intelligence on the flood.[/quote]That's enough of that, keep it clean.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SC Matt Klassen [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] derka derka Now Gaddafi is dead, there's only one more target that needs to be dealt with. David Cameron.[/quote] The person who made the Avatar movie? [/quote] And this is the lowest form of intelligence on the flood.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] derka derka Now Gaddafi is dead, there's only one more target that needs to be dealt with. David Cameron.[/quote] The person who made the Avatar movie? IMO there are two more targets. Bashir Al-Asad and Kim Jong Il.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] derka derka Now Gaddafi is dead, there's only one more target that needs to be dealt with. David Cameron.[/quote] [i]Ze liberation of Roma has begun...[/i]
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  • Now Gaddafi is dead, there's only one more target that needs to be dealt with. David Cameron.
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  • What's this? News report says he was taken to hospital? I thought they killed him on sight. Suspicious.... As ever, Phoenix, thank you for these updates. But I reiterate that the liberation is 10, maybe 20% complete.
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  • [url=http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/world/middleeast/qaddafis-death-stirs-new-protests-and-hope-in-syria.html?_r=1&ref=middleeast]Qaddafi's Death Stirs New Protests, and Hope, in Syria[/url]
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  • It is hyperlinked in the OP
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] SC Matt Klassen [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Demon potatoe I thought the UNSC was busy fighting the covenant[/quote] ... Phoenix, could you please hyperlink the anagram UNSC on the front page of the thread to the UNSC's main website?[/quote]Seconded.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Demon potatoe I thought the UNSC was busy fighting the covenant[/quote] ... Phoenix, could you please hyperlink the anagram UNSC on the front page of the thread to the UNSC's main website?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Mereel N7 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Phoenix1330 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Mereel N7 [url=http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/20/world/meast/libya-region-effect/?hpt=wo_c2] Syria, Yemen opposition warn dictators: You're next [/url] yeah, Syria is turning into a civil war...[/quote]It really is turning into that. The NTC recognized their government in exile as the legitimate government, and the army is defecting like you wouldn't believe.[/quote] i think al-Assad is getting desperate now to, i saw a article last week saying that Syrian Army Tanks had killed people in Homs. i'll be honest, China and Russia are making a military intervention more likely with every Veto in the UN now.[/quote] Wow. Those two countries are STILL blocking our efforts to help? Really?
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  • Gosh dang it, why do I find this AFTER I post another thread on it...
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  • Another day another dictator.
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  • On a more direct note, I found a nice collection of photos of the body...Question is how to handle them for this thread.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AoN64 It's rather ridiculous how threads like this, in one day, settle with the top hottest threads of all time. [/quote]Many people saved this thread, and many people show massive interest in it...how is that ridiculous?
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  • It's rather ridiculous how threads like this, in one day, settle with the top hottest threads of all time.
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  • I hope they know how important it is that they get the right government and leader put in. They have to do everything just right or they'll pull a french revolution.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Sergeant Kyuun When I saw that on the newspaper this morning, I choked and woke up my parents showing them the article. I have never seen two old people celebrate as much as them when they saw that. [/quote]Just one less bastard in the world. Now we watch and see how the Libyan people handle themselves from this point.
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  • When I saw that on the newspaper this morning, I choked and woke up my parents showing them the article. I have never seen two old people celebrate as much as them when they saw that.
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  • I thought the UNSC was busy fighting the covenant
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  • Without a decent caliphate the arab countries will never be peaceful. It's the sad truth.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] TwiggyShip So.... how long have they got before we send all our oil tankers over?[/quote]Odds are we won't.
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  • So.... how long have they got before we send all our oil tankers over?
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