Thursday, March 03, 2011

live feed: Libya revolt as Gadhafi blames former Gitmo prisoners for the unrest Vows Fight to 'Last Man despite the people's growing hell

Live feed: Libya revolt

Turkey offers to attack Libya in exchange for EU membership, Whoa! Gaddafi: Forces responding 'like Israel in Gaza

After facing Gaddafi's extensive air force's unsuccessfully REBEL leaders in eastern Libya have called for international military intervention to help topple Muammar Gaddafi, fearing people power alone may not be enough to dislodge their nation's autocratic leader from his last remaining strongholds.The rebels said they didn't want ground forces and we better not use them, but they are coming round to the view that help in the form of a flight exclusion zone, as well as air strikes and supplies of weapons, will be necessary to ensure Colonel Gaddafi's fall. Libyan rebels call for foreign military help

Qaddafi Vows Fight to 'Last Man' as Rebel Town Is Hit We really have to enforce a unilateral no fly zone somehow or those people are in trouble and we will be worse off than before this started. You have to believe that is what China and Russia are hoping for and why they remain silent except for insisting there be no military intervention!

David Cameron defends no-fly zone plan for Libya We were behind the idea at first and I really believe it is necessary in order for the overwhelmed revolutionaries to succeed but including the US many nations for now have cooled to the idea!

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Tuesday played down the possibility of American military intervention in Libya, saying that there was no agreement within NATO about the use of force and that now was not the time for the United States to be entering into another war in the Middle East. We can all agree with that and we have to hope the ships we sent dock off Tunisia and get bust offloading supplies and giving food supplies and humanitarian aid. Gates Plays Down Idea of U.S. Force in Libya

Gadhafi blames former Gitmo prisoners for the unrest

Forces loyal to Col Gaddafi are still in control of Tripoli

Along with swamped NGO's Britain, France and the group of 57 Islamic nations each launched refugee operations Wednesday as U.N. experts warned of an urgent need to prevent racially charged violent clashes among a crush of people fleeing Libya to Tunisia and Egypt. Nations flock to help refugees from Libya go home

we are moving in military assets needed to enforce a no fly zone which means a military action to at least take out Libya's air defenses which are said to be substantial.

I really wish that would not be necessary but Gaddafi and saif are going to push this as far as they can. The Libyan's want to do this and as painful as it may be, we had better let them and just supply them as we can and be there for them. Defense officials said a warship, the USS Kearsarge, with hundreds of Marines on board was headed towards Libya on Tuesdaybut I hoe they dock in Tunisia. The amphibious assault ship accompanied by two other naval vessels, was expected to pass through the Suez Canal soon from the Red Sea, two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP.

US officials "are taking prudent steps to prepare for potential humanitarian contingencies," Rice told NBC television's "Today Show" program. with an estimated 200,000 refugees already overwhelming the Tunisian border humanitarian needs are right now and I would hope the assets we have sent would get to work taking care of them immediately and keep boots off the ground or it will back fire on us.

I am suspect about what role an amphibious assault ship would play in that. We must get medical supplies, food, and necessities to refugees and revolutionaries immediately and keep our military out of it or this will be turned on us. Do that then sit and watch what the revolutionaries do and keep an eye on the Gaddafi's. I just do not see any type of military action working in our favor. Help the people as they need it and wait watch and listen!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Kadhafi


Tim said...

Kadhafi Duck is as batty as Bachmann.

There is no reasoning with a madman.

an average patriot said...

He is truly mad Tim, knowing him and his sons will not give up you have to hope someone will kill the bastard. His friend Chavez is trying to mediate but the rebels say no.

tony said...

Dont you think what is happening in Libya "feels" different to the events in Eygpt?
Now, I know the Egyptians have more access to Internet Social Sites etc .But it felt more organic + "from the people" when they 'took-on' their Leaders .Wereas , I worry about the nature of those Rebel Forces in the East of Libya.
My fear is that the leaders might just be Enemies of Gaddafi rather than Friends of the people.
I'm not saying they are sponsored by the West or by al-Qa'ida, just that the real Anger & Pain of ordinary people is being used by forces that are no different from Gaddafi.
It would be a terrible thing if the Libyans,after so much abuse, ended up swapping an old tyrant for a new one.
Great Blog ,by the way, greetings from Tony & England!
Massachusetts is my favourite State Of The Union! I have many happy memories around Northampton MA.

an average patriot said...

Welcome Tony and thanks. There is a big difference. Mubarak had enough and just wanted out plus the military was with the people.

Gaddafi wants rivers of blood and all his people dead.

Libya's tribes rise up against Gadhafi as soon after the Libyan rebellion escalated, a senior member of the nation's powerful Warfallah tribe announced it would no longer support Moammar Gadhafi, saying that "he is no longer a brother."

nomadic Tuareg mercenaries from Mali, Niger, and Algeria join Gaddafi lured by huge salaries

At least 30 civilians killed after Gaddafi loyalists try to retake rebel-held town of Az Zawiyah, witnesses say.

At least 30 civilians have been killed after security forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, Libyan leader, attempted to retake the rebel-held territory.

They are not Gaddafi loyalists they are mercenary killers given $10,000 and $1,000 a day to kill Libyans.

Both sides claim victory but it looks like the rebels took the oil port and despite the Barbary shown by Gaddafi, his sons, and their Tuareg mercenaries, rebels say they can win if someone air drop them much needed food and weapons. Can we do that through the Arabs and African union?

an average patriot said...

By the way Tony my Grandfather came from Harrow on the Hill and I am not far from Northampton in the hills west of Boston. Anyway Greetings!