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Its not over


Frank Lamb


24 hours ago,  Franklin send me his latest report claiming that “The Battle for Tripoli is not yet over”
After 24 hours, Obama confirmed Franklin’s Claim 

“if you can do graphics it would be great…..please do not release until i update with new info ok? will contact you soon if internet holds………i am ok…..thanks for being concerned…..the damn leg just hurts…….” Franklin

Since then I heard nothing from him, therefore, I shall wait for his update.

May be Franklin was the first telling that the game is not yet over. In his report he asked 

“Are the Kaddafi forces opening a trap for the rebel forces allowing them to come in quickly and easily and then when they are gathered in public celebrations and seek rest, counter attack? “

Col Gaddafi’s son and heir apparent emerged amongst supporters 

in the capital Tripoli late on Monday quashing reports of his arrest 

by rebels and highly embarrassing the rebel leadership and the 

International Criminal Court who claimed he had been in the

 custody of anti-Gaddafi fighters for the past 24 hours.

He added “The claim of the NTC representative this morning that the rebels control 95% of Tripoli seems farfetched. This is a very spread out city and its clear rebel forces are not deployed everywhere.””I have the feeling that Kaddafi’s forces may be preparing a counterattack”Reports issued later confirmed what Fraklin felt

“Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam, wanted by the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, has not been arrested by rebels – despite earlier reports – and is still in Tripoli. 

Col Gaddafi’s son and heir apparent emerged amongst supporters in the capital Tripoli late on Monday quashing reports of his arrest by rebels and highly embarrassing the rebel leadership and the International Criminal Court who claimed he had been in the custody of anti-Gaddafi fighters for the past 24 hours.

“Firstly I want to deny all the rumors,” Saif al-Islam Gaddafi told foreign journalists. “Nato and the West have modern technology and they blocked and jammed communications. They sent messages to the Libyan people through the Libyana network, I think. They stopped the (state TV) broadcasts, they’ve created a media and electronic war to spread chaos and fear in Libya.”

“Tripoli is under our control. Everyone should rest assured. All is well in Tripoli,” he told journalists outside the compound at Bab al-Azizya, smiling broadly and flashing the V for victory sign despite the rebels’ encroachment.Along the route, armed men cheered and fired weapons into the air as the convoy passed by.Asked whether he feared he would be handed over to the International Criminal Court, Saif al-Islam replied defiantly: “Screw the criminal court.”

Mohammed Gaddafi, the leader’s eldest son whose arrest had also been announced by rebels, has escaped, the Libyan ambassador to Washington told CNN. The rebels said they had cut off a column of pro-Gaddafi troops attempting to march on Tripoli from the city of Sirte, the leader’s hometown. The rebels themselves say they are awaiting thousands of reinforcements from around Libya.

The mood around the iconic Green Square, renamed “Martyrs Square” by the rebels, has been joyous with fighters and their supporters dancing through the night and waving the red, black and green flag of anti-regime forces.

US President Barack Obama called for “an inclusive transition” in Libya, demanding that Gaddafi “explicitly” give up power and warning the rebels that their struggles were “not over yet”.”

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