September 16th, 2011
12:56 PM ET

U.N. approves transitional council as Libya's representative

The United Nations General Assembly has approved Libya's newly installed National Transitional Council to represent the country in the international forum.

The body voted 114 in favor and 17 against.

The rebel-led National Transitional Council became Libya's interim governing body following an uprising that ousted longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi.

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  1. Bimbo the Birthday Clown

    Can't find the actual results listed anywhere. I don't know who the 17 are that voted against. I'm sure I could come up with a list of the 17 most radical countries, and there would be a lot of similarity.

    September 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wes

      Here is the list of 17 countries against the vote according to the UN website. Not much of a surprise to me. Sure would like to be able to trace the money of the Gadhafi regime to these places.
      Angola, Bolivia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nicaragua, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe

      September 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Great!

    Now maybe western nations can plunder Libya as Somalia. You folk's do realize that Somalians would be the wealthiest people on earth (per capita) if they were allowed access to their own huge treasures of oil going to foreigners, do you not? No? They are poor for the reasons shown on TV...lack of education and so-forth? Really? You believe that BS?

    September 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. avg. A mericaen

    @Great! No, we believe that it's OK to continue raypeing Africa of her natural resources. We used to import African citizens and whip them into shape to pick our cotton. Now we import African oil and diamonds. No, we don't feel good about this. That's why we send them free food and condoms. We feel good about foreign aid. We even 'adopt' African children for 17 pennies per day through our "christian" relief funds. That feels real good. We even put stickers on the bumpers of our SUV's proving we care.

    September 16, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Rah! Rah! Shish-boom-bah!

    Hi, Bimbo.
    Hi, leeintulsa

    September 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Yo banasy. Have a nice potato dinner.

      September 16, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |

    Just likee good ole usa, there is no favorable political options, just remember that all the local (inhabitants?) boones, that is , blacks wanted political representation, (seeing as they are the majority) Control of their own govrnment, now look t them! sounds alot like the detroit senario, only in detroit they were so sstupid they thought it was funny, like they were fukin whitie by scaming city money, whites with good jobs are gone, your city has no revenue, and your just nowstarting to figure ot the connection beetween kwame stealing millions and millions, and you having no public services. heck the animals on acsp get more compassion

    September 16, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown're selling what now?

      September 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mr President

    I promise a gun for all who want to live in Libya. Let's keep the chaos going for oil is our friend. Vote Democratic

    September 16, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    Am I going to live that down?
    Admit it, folks.
    You would have *loved* me serving you!

    September 16, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    It appears the the right-wing thugs in Washington managed to buy off the U.N. General Assemly and that makes me sick to my stomach! On the other hand, 105 police officers are being laid off in Trenton, NJ, a third of the police force of that city!.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bondo, jaime

    @Mr. President. Any vote cast in the United States of America is democratic. We all vote in a democratic manner. It's called 'democracy' for a reason, and has nothing to do with party affiliation. You are dumber than a third grader.

    September 17, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |