Reader’s links for May 10 – 2016

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  1. Gaddafi loyalists join West in battle to push Islamic State from Libya

    Former henchmen of Colonel Gaddafi are being recruited to join the Western-backed battle to drive the Islamic State from Libya, the Telegraph has learned.

    Commanders who fought on Gaddafi’s side during the revolution in 2011 have signed up to a coalition now gearing up to push Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) from his home city of Sirte.

    The commanders – some of whom fled Libya after the revolution – see the move as a chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of their fellow countrymen.

    In joining the anti-Isil coalition, which is made up of different Libyan militias, they will be fighting on the same side as SAS teams sent to help behind the scenes.

    British and American special forces have already spent several months on intelligence-gathering operations around Sirte, from where Isil is feared to be planning attacks on European soil.[…]

    […]Plans to send up to 1,000 British troops to Tripoli as part of a joint British-Italian training mission now appear to have been shelved, amid fears that it would make the new government seem like the puppet of an occupying force.

    Instead, the Western presence is in discreet groups of special forces, whose main task is liaising with local militias, and building up an intelligence picture of Sirte to assist with air strikes.

    Yet even with outside help, it remains to be seen whether the campaign will draw Libya’s different factions back together or simply drive them further apart.

    Already, there are fears that the different factions are competing rather than co-ordinating with each other, prompting a warning from the new government last week that an “absence of unified leadership” could lead to a “confrontation between those armed forces.” It pleaded with all sides to submit to a new “joint leadership” under its command.

    Libya’s militias are laws unto themselves at the best of times, and in Misrata, there is growing unease that Col Heftar’s forces may be planning to take not just Sirte but also the valuable oil fields to the city’s east and south.

    “People are worried that if the Sirte operation isn’t handled correctly, then this could be the start of a full-scale civil war,” warned Mr el-Gamaty.

  2. USA – TAUNTON stabbing ( near Boston )

    3 dead after stabbing rampage that ended at the Taunton Galleria mall

    Pic of the unidentified bearded suspect on the Daily Mail :

    DAILY MAIL : Two people dead after suspect goes on stabbing rampage in Massachusetts before being shot dead by an off-duty officer

    A man stabbed two people at a Taunton home on Tuesday evening
    He then crashed his car into a mall’s Macy’s store around 7pm
    The suspect, who has not been identified, stabbed two more inside
    An off-duty police officer shot him; the suspect has since died
    Police confirmed two of the victims have died from their injuries

  3. Police Allege 5 Radicals Planned to Leave Australia by Boat (abcnews, May 10, 2016)

    “Five men have been arrested on suspicion that they planned to leave Australia in a seven-meter (23-foot) boat to fight in Syria, police said Wednesday.

    The men, aged 21 to 33, had towed the half-cabin power boat with a car 2,800 kilometers (1,700 miles) from their homes in the southern city of Melbourne to Cairns in Australia’s tropical north before they were arrested Tuesday, police said.

    All had their passports canceled to prevent them leaving the country to fight for extremist groups such as the Islamic State movement.

    The men were being held on suspicion of breaking a federal law banning foreign incursions, Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Neil Gaughan said. Entering or preparing to enter a foreign country to engage in a hostile activity is a crime punishable by life imprisonment….”

  4. A Confession of Liberal Intolerance
    WE progressives believe in diversity, and we want women, blacks, Latinos, gays and Muslims at the table — er, so long as they aren’t conservatives.

    Universities are the bedrock of progressive values, but the one kind of diversity that universities disregard is ideological and religious. We’re fine with people who don’t look like us, as long as they think like us.

    O.K., that’s a little harsh. But consider George Yancey, a sociologist who is black and evangelical.

    “Outside of academia I faced more problems as a black,” he told me. “But inside academia I face more problems as a Christian, and it is not even close.”

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