August 31st Updates

New York: London: Tripoli:

Reuters20:15 Reuters The British Royal Air Force flew a very special mission today containing crates of freshly printed bank notes worth more than $1.5 billion which will be used to help its new rulers pay public workers and banks to replenish cash machines.

The RAF was planning to hand over the cash to leaders of the National Transitional Council in their stronghold of Benghazi and will help to ease the flow of cash during celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan.

The United Nations Sanctions Committee agreed on Tuesday to release the notes following a request from Britain after the NTC took control of much of the country and Gaddafi went into hiding.

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4 Responses to August 31st Updates

  1. Fredy says:

    O.K. the NTC is starting to get some trust.

    It takes more than a bundle of money to gain the trust of the people, Right ?

    It sure is a good start if that money moves the towards everyone. Money allocation is key. I would stabilize the people more damaged by the war. Libya needs to be productive again and so does every Libyan. So, I would insure those oil refineries are making money again.

    This is good news.

  2. Da Cruz says:

    El watan (algerian newspaper) say that Kadafhi was at Ghadamès with his family and try to negociate his enter but bouteflika refused.

  3. The messages from the Gaddafi brothers followed reports that rebels had captured Col Gaddafi’s Foreign Minister, Abdelati Obeidi.
    Reuters news agency said Mr Obeidi was arrested at his farm in Janzour, a suburb of Tripoli.
    Isn’t this one of Younnes clan.I don’t like the unfreezing of the billion before taking Sirte, it seems to be payoffs.Sitting outside of Sirte is political theatre. The council is going to be discovered for who they really are,and Nato credibility will sit in the toilet for letting these thieving bastards ATTEMPT to undermine democracy………And what does the bush official say about his attempts to aid the gaddaffi regime, and more importantly , to manipulate the American Public!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ahmed Al-Abbar (Arabic: احمد العبار‎) is a member of the Libyan National Transitional Council in charge of Economics.[1] In this capacity, he is in charge of administering the Council’s funds and opening lines of credit from other nations.[2] He resides in Benghazi and runs a company that imports agricultural goods, through which his family has business ties to some in the Senussi.[
    Where have I heard that senussi name before. It would seem that the frickin council are the first cousins of theGaddaffi regime………
    That shyytt just don’t sound right, especially since this guy is economics, and the council is steadily about money andnot pursuing closure. Seems like, when Gaddaffi’sassets started to be frozen he came up with, in collusion wit american government officials as aforementioned in the video, he and saif created this council. Did they just get back a billion or so…..Hmmmm
    20,000 armed people, especially considering those that will cross over into Sirte in te next week and change back into his colors again.
    I don’t know what you’re doing in that g-d-am-n desert…but no council led initiative has worked out to this poin t. They couldn’t move in the east until the west was taken. That does for Misirata also. They will kill a freedom fighter dead…………Attack now, or leave the Nafusa mountains full of widows……

  4. Fredy says:

    Breaking News

    Report: Gaddafi foreign minister arrested
    http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa...
    Abdelati Obeidi reportedly arrested on Tuesday from his farm near Tripoli.

    The NTC arrested this pig.