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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
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!
Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, Saif al-Islam Kadhafi