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The end appears to be at hand for the Gaddafi regime as the rebel army has entered Tripoli. The...

The end appears to be at hand for the Gaddafi regime as the rebel army has entered Tripoli. The head of the Libyan rebel council tells Al Jazeera that Saif Al-Islam, Gaddafi's son, has been captured. A spokesman for the regime asks for an end to rebel attacks and says the government is ready for immediate negotiations.
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  • bonehead69
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    I smell scuds....
    21 Aug 2011, 05:28 PM Reply Like
  • apberusdisvet
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    A cynic would ask where will the Lybian gold wind up, who will get the oil concessions, and who will have ultimate control over Africa's largest fresh water aquifer.
    21 Aug 2011, 05:31 PM Reply Like
  • Gutshot Bob
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    Stock market going up 600 points tomorrow. Sorry shorts, but you gonna get bbq'ed!
    21 Aug 2011, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • j-dub
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    You realize that, as a bull, you can only rely on successful Arabic revolutions to produce a mirage of a rebound for a day or two. Good luck with that 'can't fail' strategy.
    This bear will sleep soundly knowing that a bull can only hope for revolution, nothing more. Anything to take the minds off economic collapse, I guess.
    If we are up 600 pooints tomorrow, I will take out a personal loan to short indices even further.
    21 Aug 2011, 06:06 PM Reply Like
  • bkpark
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    If this is going to be a positive for the stock market, the futures aren't showing it yet (but then again, futures market was wrong when it rebounded shortly after the debt ceiling deal was agreed upon).

     

    But consider: when these events were unfolding in, what, laste February, market was on the way up. i.e. the market already discounted that these were rather insubstantial events. That cuts both ways now; this getting resolved, even in the most positive terms, is inconsequential to U.S. markets.
    21 Aug 2011, 07:33 PM Reply Like
  • Topcat
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    no kidding
    21 Aug 2011, 10:11 PM Reply Like
  • Gutshot Bob
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    you realize that, as a bear, you are soley relying on fear to bring down the markets and not any fundamentals. Libyan rebels taking down MG brings confidence back into the markets knowing that any unrest that could affect oil prices is no longer an issue for now.
    this bull will sleep really good tonite knowing that a bear like you will be taking out a loan to keep losing more money.
    21 Aug 2011, 10:12 PM Reply Like
  • Topcat
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    biggest (though brief) rally reason would be the substantial oil back being available...
    21 Aug 2011, 10:13 PM Reply Like
  • varan
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    How is a rebound a mirage?

     

    We just imagine that DOW has gone up, but actually it has not? Is Yahoo finance giving the wrong display?

     

    Who decides what is real and what is imagined?
    22 Aug 2011, 12:56 AM Reply Like
  • valueinvestor123
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    I can only hope that Gadaffi is finally sent to meet the devil! It is long overdue. He should have died long ago for the heinous acts he has committed and condoned. He is nothing but a terrorist and a supporter of terrorism!
    21 Aug 2011, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • bonehead69
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    Have you ever seen a cornered rat? Nasty little critter...
    21 Aug 2011, 05:36 PM Reply Like
  • j-dub
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    Yeah, we can only hope that Ghaddafi falls fast and a wonderful new regime takes power. A new American friend has been born tonight!!! America should sleep well tonight knowing that Libya will never pose a threat to any western countries again, EVER.
    Freedom, freedom, freedom!!!!
    2020 Tripoli summer olympics is all but a done deal, right?
    21 Aug 2011, 06:00 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    Nope, the replacement regime will be no friend of America. We were duped again. How long does State have to f***** up foreign policy before we kick them all out.
    21 Aug 2011, 06:23 PM Reply Like
  • losbronces
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    And the Italians will get the oil & gas. They've been working with both sides in this.
    21 Aug 2011, 07:55 PM Reply Like
  • Topcat
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    I doubt that..I know there are fragmented tribes, but I think in general they are very grateful for NATO's help..
    21 Aug 2011, 10:14 PM Reply Like
  • losbronces
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    The Italians are part of NATO and they negotiated contracts with both Ghadafi and the TNC for natural gas and oil supplies while the "war" was going on--there were a number of articles in various publications at the time--to cover all the bases. Italy is very dependent on Libyan supply and natural gas is piped straight from Libya to Italy--this supply was interrupted during the revolution. They will be the main beneficiaries of stabilization with the restoration of this critical supply of natural gas, whether you believe it or not.

     

    They are now solidly on the side of the TNC:
    www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/S...
    21 Aug 2011, 10:32 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    As of 4:00 PM PST apparently 3 of Colonel Gaddafi’s sons are now in the custody of rebel elements that control parts of Tripoli. Aljazeera and the UK’s ‘The Guardian’ have correspondents reporting from the scene in Tripoli on a minute by minute basis. Here are links to what they are reporting.

     

    blogs.aljazeera.net/li...

     

    www.guardian.co.uk/glo...
    21 Aug 2011, 07:04 PM Reply Like
  • Venerability
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    It SHOULD be far less important to the Markets than what happened between Israel and Egypt the past three days, which almost certainly means there is a real showdown on a Palestinian state at the U.N. exactly 2 weeks from now.

     

    But of course, we are never, ever allowed to bring that "into the Market."

     

    21 Aug 2011, 07:13 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    Venerability -

     

    You are right. With the events in Libya, Syria, domestically in Israel over unemployment and the cost of living, in Gaza and domestically in Iraq all reaching a boil, the MENA region will again be front page but the focus of the day within the region will shift dramatically from day to day.
    21 Aug 2011, 07:30 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    V:

     

    The U.N.? Are you serious?

     

    What actions could be more irrelevant to real-world developments on the ground in Israel than any polemics at the U.N.? What, they'll be censured? Their actions "deplored?" They'll have to stay after school? What?
    21 Aug 2011, 08:09 PM Reply Like
  • Topcat
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    No, the U.S. is going to be forced into the uncomfortable position of voting against a Palestinian state (due to strong Israeli lobby and pals in Congress...)..Israel, by refusing to resolve this, is too blame. It's not that the U.S. (at least the various Presidents and Executive branch) have not tried to bring peace there)...
    21 Aug 2011, 10:19 PM Reply Like
  • dividend_growth
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    America only gets 7% of its oil from the Persian Gulf, but East Asia gets more than 50% from there.

     

    When hell breaks loose there, who is going to get hurt more?

     

    As for Libya, the time has come to avenge the Pan Am 203.
    21 Aug 2011, 07:46 PM Reply Like
  • bonehead69
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    So, kicking out Gadaffi suddenly makes all of europe solvent, stops the push to socialize america, ends the worlds deleveraging problem, pays off the US debt, repeals Dodd-Frank and finally fixes our screwed up, money munching healthcare system? After the brief pop in the market, I'll go back to shorting until all this actually looks like it's being addressed.
    21 Aug 2011, 11:28 PM Reply Like
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