Libya Expels 915 Gadhafi Loyalists from New Army
[An Nahar] Libya has expelled more than 900 soldiers from its fledgling army for having fought for now slain dictator Muammar Qadaffy
...The late megalomaniac dictator of Libya, admired everywhere for his garish costumes, funny hats, harem of cutie bodyguards, and incoherent ravings. As far as is known, he is the only person who's ever declared jihad on Switzerland...
during the 2011 uprising, a military front man said Thursday.

A total of 915 personnel of all ranks have been stripped of their uniform by the Commission for the Integrity and Reform of the Armed Forces, general staff front man Ali al-Sheikhi said.

He said all of those drummed out were veterans who had been maimed in action and whose injuries had been recognized by Qadaffy's defense ministry.

The presence of Qadaffy loyalists in the ranks of the new army has been cited as a pretext for not joining by the myriad of former rebel militias that hold sway over large swathes of the country.

The central government's inability to control the militias was thrown into stark relief last month by the brief abduction of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan by a militia commander who later boasted of the exploit.

Posted by: Fred 2013-11-15