It is more than likely that you will not agree with my POV. However, I am going to state what I feel so that people know from where I am coming and why I would, for example support the Libyan protesters but not those in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria etc. This is despite the fact that there is some evidence that some of the people involved are Islamists and have been in Iraq to fight with Al Qaeda.
Where to begin? I spotted that something was up in Libya during the protests in Egypt. It was a snippet in one report that caught my attention. I wrongly speculated at the time that I thought that Gadhafi would go in an opposite direction to the one that he has chosen. I do not have the links because I did not save them, but Daffy Duck was starting to become bold again, with regard to his attitude towards the west at the time that the protests began.
My understanding of the sequence of events is as follows: in a matter of days prior to the first protest in Benghazi, Daffy Duck released about 100 people he had detained because they were associated with Al Qaeda. Some of those 100 live near or around Benghazi. However, I have no proof that they were involved in the initial protests.
The protests began when Daffy goons arrested a man who had links to the families of those who had disappeared, or were killed in 1996. The story goes that there was an uprising in the jail amongst the political prisoners. Many of those prisoners had been held for several years, and Daffy eliminated something like 1000 of them at the time of the uprising. Around the same time there had also been an attempted coup. The families of the officers involved in the attempted coup live in Zintan (sp) which is one of the towns that has faced heavy bombardment from the Daffy goons. This included the destruction of the town mosque.
The man who was arrested was released, but we need to look more closely at who organized the protests. From my understanding, the organizer was a lawyer from Zawiyah. He and his friends were encouraged by the protests in Egpyt and Tunisia, and they also used Facebook to find like-minded people. The lawyer had been taken to see Daffy Duck who had intimidated him… but it seems to have left little impression upon him. The man is a part of the National Transition Council.
The first protest was a small group of people. The Daffy goons were ready, and they opened fire with water canons, and other weapons. The protesters, like those in Egypt were not deterred. They went to the town square to protest again, but the crowd protesting began to swell. The Daffy goons shot and killed some of the protesters, which led to a funeral procession past the fort. This in turn led to more people being shot and killed, and that in turn led to the swelling of the protest. Several young men were killed by Daffy snipers within the fort in Benghazi. However, things changed when one man, who had decided to carry out a one-man jihad, packed his car with cooking gas bottles and he breached the fort. The people took over the fort and the town. At the same time the justice minister and an army unit turned up… it was thought that they came as reinforcements for Daffy, but they had defected to the rebels. They were the first of the military to defect.
By this stage, however, there had been two pilots who flew to Cyprus and requested asylum. They refused to bomb their own people. There were other members of the military who refused to take part in the slaughter of the people. They were either shot on the spot, or they were tied to the army tanks and then shot and killed.
The protests had also erupted in other cities throughout Libya, including Tripoli, Zawiya, Misrata, and Brega. Since Daffy had already anticipated the protests, he had brought in mercenaries from the African nation of Malia. He used the mercenaries to try and enter Zawiyah and he used them on the streets in Tripoli. These mercenaries have been used as snipers, shooting at anything that moved. The death toll, and the injury toll is actually quite high. Many were killed in Zawiyah.
In those early days, the man in charge in Zawiyah made sure that the journalists who were taken there by the regime go the message that they were nothing to do with Al Qaeda. This is because Daffy was putting around a false claim that those protesting against him were thugs and members of Al Qaeda. It looks like a lot of people have swallowed the bait and for some reason they think that all of the rebels are members of Al Qaeda. What I am saying is that there is a good reason to dispute such claims, even if there are some who have been to Iraq. They are not the majority involved.
To date there have been several defections from the Daffy regime. The most high profile is that of Moussa Khoussa. This man is one who was very close to Daffy Duck. It is suspected that he was involved in two incidents involving the bombing of aircraft. In one case, that of Lockerbie, another former member of the Daffy regime has indicated that it was Daffy who in fact gave the orders, not Khoussa. I have heard nothing about the bombing of the French aircraft, and whether Khoussa was indeed responsible. Either way, the man is a big fish, with a lot of information on Daffy Duck.
As I build this blog, I hope to provide more detailed information. There is a lot to absorb because Libya is less clear cut than say Egypt or Yemen, where in the case of Egypt it was easy to spot the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood, and with regard to Yemen, it could be argued that Al Qaeda were somehow behind the protests. In Bahrain it looks like it is the Iranians who had been doing the shit stirring. This post is an introduction to the subject. If I find information that negates my beliefs then I will post that information.