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October 20, 2011

Moammar Gadhafi Dead?

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Jessica Herrera-Flanigan on October 20, 2011

The Libyan National Transitional Council is reporting that Muammar Gaddafi has been captured or killed in his hometown of Sirt.  These reports have not yet been confirmed by U.S. officials, who are awaiting final word.

If it is true, then 2011, which will probably be remembered more for global economic upheaval, has been a bad year for terrorists and dictators.  Among the terrorists killed this year – Osama Bin Laden, Anwar al-Awlaki, Abu Hafs al Shahri, and Atiyah Abd al-Rahman.

In addition to the above, there has been regime change in Tunisia and Egypt.

These changes could potentially make the U.S. more complacent in its homeland security efforts or, hopefully, more diligent as the removal of leaders and structures in terrorists network means that the U.S. may be more in danger from lone wolf  attacks or rogue cells, both of which are challenging from an intelligence standpoint.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

October 20, 2011 @ 10:17 am

I would argue that there has been a leadership change in Egypt but not a regime change. Egypt remains a military dictatorship which is to USA official liking. Basically the leadership of Egypt as in the USA distrust what democracy might surface!

Comment by Egypt: Just The Beginning

October 21, 2011 @ 9:21 am

Let us not even perceive that the US State Department has any real notion as to the upcoming events which will take place in Egypt or for that matter in Libya, however most importantly, an Egypt which will step forward despite the good people of Egypt whose businesses I have visited and streets I have walked and jubilant to see their history and pride as a people with such a long history, an Egypt which will be inherent with far much more radical Islamic rule and gverning which Will affect the entire Middle East as well as today’s moderate Turkey which will succumb as well to the more radical Islamic leanings….

….very much a challenge to the Europeans and the Vatican and one which for both Christianity and Islam, let’s say, a worsening scenario placing many, many millions and even billions of God’s creation in harm’s way as this ultimate generational quest to control Jerusalem continues…Both the Qur’an and the Bible teach Rspect and Love. We have seen WWI, WWII and soon WWIII depicting man’s inability to communicate and discuss, even compromise and while not necessarily embracing one another, at least to allow everyone to live as they prefer…It seems picking up the sword and reopening old woounds is the future destiny and demise of humanity.

Be weary of the bankers here and especially in France and other European banks. Here and there, many will fail and again, lust for power and control such as the folks herein mentioned who professed violence rather than peaceful ways, well, all to their demise…

Next, a failed US election to turn the tide of such obvious ineptness and intent to alter America and then the “Brutes of Tehran” –

Christopher Tingus
chris.tingus@gmail.com

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