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A Libyan rebel fighter looks out from a high building in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya, Saturday, April 23, 2011. (AP Photo) A Libyan rebel fighter looks out from a high building in the besieged city of Misrata, Libya, Saturday, April 23, 2011. (AP Photo)  

Al-Jazeera footage captures ‘western troops on the ground’ in Libya

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Armed western men have been filmed on the ground with rebels in central Libya in the first apparent confirmation that Nato has sent military advisers to train anti-government forces.

A group of six westerners were clearly visible, according to a report by al-Jazeera from Dafniya, described as the westernmost point of the rebel lines west of the town of Misrata. Five of them were armed and wearing sand-coloured clothes, peaked caps, and cotton Arab scarves.

The sixth, apparently the most senior of the group, was carrying no visible weapon and wore a pink, short-sleeve shirt. He may be an intelligence officer. The group is seen talking to rebels and then quickly leaving on being spotted by the television crew.

Full story: Al-Jazeera footage captures ‘western troops on the ground’ in Libya | World news | The Guardian

  • kingfish

    This news is not surprising, since OBAMA, the Pentagon, and Congress have REPEATEDLY LIED to Americans about every facet of these wars, to include the dead (now over 77,000). The more LIES exposed, the better!

    • nax777

      Yea, it’s working wonders.
      George I, Bill, George II and Barack have all lead us to today. The era of fear continues and our children are going to grow up with government workers shoving their hands between their legs because this is the America you want and did not grow up in yourself!
      Or is this the kind of national defense that you wish you would have grown up in?
      Too many people or more brain washed by the media than care to admit out of fear! Speak sound bites and wear a leash is the new motto that Dem and Pub supporters live by today.

      I am out of patients and will strive to have words hit like a ton bricks and let the chips fall where they may!

      Replace the powers with citizens that can be immediately removed by citizens and never serve for a life time. We must take control ourselves. Please join with us at Goooh.com you might be able to click on my name. This will take you to my link page that links to Goooh.com, NumbersUSA.com and SBA-list.org.

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  • bigdave

    “Americans” range from brave soldiers who throw themselves on a live grenade to save their pals to a CNN “journalist”(?!) who goes on a ridealong and films muslim snipers shooting in the back the soldier son of an AMERICAN MOM!! The man should be in front of a firing squad!! no one should ever spend a second watching that evil network..cnn! lower case of course! no one is lower than them and that idiot wolf blitzed and the rest of their commie types.

  • slinky

    Does this surprise anyone? Barry can’t even tell the truth about his past.

    • HamiltonJeffersonian

      God forbid we don’t announce military actions in advance.

  • gc

    i would believe Al Jazeera before i would believe cnn, or nbc, or mslsd.

  • tinteardrop
  • lwallace2000

    Hi pictorial, I agree….but I work with a guy that goes out on limited actions, and he told me that Libya is a choice for him to go fight. I was surprised, but not really, because you just can’t trust a word that our president says. I realize that we need to keep secrets from our enemies, but I think he really needs congressional approval if our guys are going over there. Congress, get a backbone and impeach this awful president!!

  • pictorial

    Al Jazeera has as much credibility as say… NBC, CNN, ABC, CBS….

    http://wwwtwosetsofbooks.blogspot.com/2011/05/gq-columbia-journalism-review-cnn-al.html