Site Search:
 
TEFL International Supports Dave's ESL Cafe
TEFL Courses, TESOL Course, English Teaching Jobs - TEFL International
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Unrest in N. Africa
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Africa Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Daktari



Joined: 08 Mar 2010
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:28 am    Post subject: Unrest in N. Africa Reply with quote

Hi

What with Tunisia, Egypt and Algeria having had recent major upheavals - I'm wondering if anyone out in Libya can shed a little light, or just speculate on what, if anything, is happening in the Gt SPLAJ.
I've heard a couple of rumours from some of the Desert Rats, but nothing from anyone in Tripoli or Benghazi.

Cheerz
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
basiltherat



Joined: 04 Oct 2003
Posts: 952

PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i doubt anything like that will happen here.

i think the colonel has pretty much nipped it in the bud by splashing out on the people; free apartments whoever needs one, great loans (returnable or not depending on short term future political circumstances) to any tom, dick and harry who needs one and other 'benefits'. It's not like this place is short of deniros. I doubt very many are going to rock the boat here if the Colonel does these sorts of things.

Didn't the Kuwaiti government recently give every kuwaiti citizen a free gift of 1500 dollars recently while each Bahraini family got 2700 dollars. It doesn't seem to have totally stopped demos but I doubt they will go far.

That's the way to deal with these nations' populations.

Who cares about 'freedom' if you can get free money thrown at you while spending your time sitting on your @ss most of the day.

Wonderful.



Best
Basil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
wilco



Joined: 22 Jan 2009
Posts: 37

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is Africa, anything can happen:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8327919/Protests-in-Libya-over-human-rights-campaigner.html

Dave[/url]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NigerianWhisper



Joined: 21 Mar 2009
Posts: 176

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basiltherat wrote:
i doubt anything like that will happen here.

Basil


Reports of nine dead in protests.

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20110218/tpl-nine-die-in-libya-s-day-of-anger-b04fc5e.html
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Daktari



Joined: 08 Mar 2010
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope you guys are watching events unfold from a bar/hotel over in Malta, or somewhere safe. Looks very unstable at the moment. Wishing you all the best.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bulgogiboy



Joined: 23 Feb 2005
Posts: 788

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 2:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

basiltherat wrote:
i doubt anything like that will happen here.

i think the colonel has pretty much nipped it in the bud by splashing out on the people; free apartments whoever needs one, great loans (returnable or not depending on short term future political circumstances) to any tom, dick and harry who needs one and other 'benefits'. It's not like this place is short of deniros. I doubt very many are going to rock the boat here if the Colonel does these sorts of things.Didn't the Kuwaiti government recently give every kuwaiti citizen a free gift of 1500 dollars recently while each Bahraini family got 2700 dollars. It doesn't seem to have totally stopped demos but I doubt they will go far.

That's the way to deal with these nations' populations.

Who cares about 'freedom' if you can get free money thrown at you while spending your time sitting on your @ss most of the day.

Wonderful.



Best
Basil


You sure got that one wrong.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
basiltherat



Joined: 04 Oct 2003
Posts: 952

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
You sure got that one wrong.


That's a bit of an understatement ! Embarassed

gtg and find some driftwood

best
basil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Prof.Gringo



Joined: 07 Nov 2006
Posts: 2112
Location: Dang Cong San Viet Nam Quang Vinh Muon Nam!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like things are getting really hot over there right now:

"Two leading oil companies, Statoil and BP, said they were pulling some employees out of Libya or preparing to do so. Portugal sent plane to pick up its citizens and other EU nationals and Turkey sent two ferries to pick up construction workers stranded in the unrest-hit country. EU foreign ministers were discussing on Monday the possible evacuation of European citizens. Mobs attacked South Korean, Turkish and Serbian construction workers at various sites around the country, officials from each country said."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110221/ap_on_re_af/af_libya_protests

"TRIPOLI/MANAMA (Reuters) Members of a Libyan army unit said they had defected and "liberated" the country's second city from forces loyal to veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi after scores of protesters were killed in the bloodiest revolt now shaking the Arab world.

Two residents of Benghazi told Reuters on Sunday that members of the army's "Thunderbolt" squad had switched sides after days of violence that mark the most serious challenge to Gaddafi's 42-year rule. Al Jazeera reported clashes in the capital between thousands of protesters and Gaddafi supporters."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110220/ts_nm/us_protests
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ntropy



Joined: 11 Oct 2003
Posts: 650
Location: ghurba

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basil, how are you able to post here? Haven't they shut the internet down?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
basiltherat



Joined: 04 Oct 2003
Posts: 952

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Haven't they shut the internet down ?



No. It's up but very slow and very erratic.

    Hotmail
    Mail
    Facebook


.... are all down, tho

gtg n continue work on the raft Very Happy

Best
Basil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mdovell



Joined: 02 Nov 2009
Posts: 131

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stay careful man...

That's some serious stuff going on.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Vanica



Joined: 31 Aug 2006
Posts: 368
Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

''Who cares about 'freedom' if you can get free money thrown at you while spending your time sitting on your @ss most of the day.''

Free chips, fries and Fauxnoise seems to work in the US. Wait a sec, Faux is on pay Cable. But Dancing with the stars is free.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
bulgogiboy



Joined: 23 Feb 2005
Posts: 788

PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume you are leaving?

Let us know how you get on, hope you make it out ok.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Captain_Fil



Joined: 06 Jan 2011
Posts: 604
Location: California - the land of fruits and nuts

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Northern Africa is in flames.

What about sub-Saharan Africa?

Any opportunities there?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
basiltherat



Joined: 04 Oct 2003
Posts: 952

PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I assume you are leaving?


Hopefully be lifted out soon but no certainty. FCO Crisis Centre has been in touch.

Not looking good both up and down the road.

What a friggin' disaster.

Best
Basil
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> General Africa Forum All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Road2Spain - TEFL and Spanish with one year student visa
EBC