Friday, April 22, 2011

US using armed drones in Libya is a game changer

13 Libyan soldiers, including a General turned themselves over to the Tunisian military at the border as rebels seize border post. The rebels seized the Wazin post after up to 200 pro-Gaddafi soldiers fled to Tunisia on Thursday.Libyan rebels 'seize Tunisia border post' A spokesman for the rebel transitional council, Abdul Hafeez Ghoga, said Col Gaddafi wanted a ceasefire because his forces were being destroyed by Nato air strikes. That I would have to hear for myself!
Libya conflict: EU awaits UN approval for deployment of ground troops

Libyan government troops pounded the besieged rebel-held city of Misrata overnight, undeterred by Western threats to step up military action against Muammar Gaddafi's forces.

NATO has issued a new warning to Libyan civilians to stay away from military areas -- foreshadowing plans for stepped-up air strikes on targets seen as strategically significant in stopping the Gadhafi regime's attacks against civilians, according to a NATO military official. NATO warns Libyans to avoid military areas

Britain, France and Italy are sending military advisers and the US contribution is going to be drones.US to use armed drones over Libya Those are going to be the game changer as they will be able to watch for muzzle flash of tanks and weapons hiding in buildings.

Misrata: Lethal stand-off explained

Misrata map: City under siege

Tripoli witness: Covert defiance

We are getting in deeper and deeper. I understand Gaddafi has a lot on some of our misleaders and they do not really want to kill him but we are getting dragged into a third protracted war with a Muslim country. This is going to work against us. We are also gearing our navy with weapons to deal with the unique threat Iran portrays in the Gulf. I am absolutely nonplussed over all this!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Weaseldog said...

Drones will be a game changer in that civilian causalities (collateral damage) will increase dramatically.

This will splinter the rebel groups.

There is no way for civilians to know what our targets are. If we tell them, then the military there has time to leave to.

In Baghdad, the military targets included, civic buildings, markets, hospitals, schools, sewage treatment plants, water supplies and power generation systems. These all had military significance.

Demeur said...

Of course they don't want to kill him, war is big business.
The only reason I can see that he's not gone sooner is that Russia and China aren't on board.

an average patriot said...

Wease they said that is a trade off they wanted to take and were upset because we were not taking more changes. We'll see how long that lasts. I suspect if and until they are willing to take this on themselves.

an average patriot said...

Demeur Russia and China want his oil! I see that we are finally hitting Tripoli but there is no way his followers are going to turn on him as we hope.

Ranch Chimp said...

I think this week if I recall seeing on the tele last night on PBS NewsHour ... they are calling it "Libyan Crisis" ... heh, heh, heh, heh, heh :) ... as I was talking about in that piece I done the first couple dayz of it where I said they will call it, "Operation Odyssey" "Good Morning Libya", or just "Ronald McDonald's Charity House" or whatever, anything but "war" :) ... Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... I dont think of the situation as funny ya'll, but the bullshit we are fed is what I am saying is funny, it is so professionally manipulated, and I must admit ... some of the best bullshit in the world money/ advertising can buy! ... Heh, heh, heh, heh, heh ... is that not new wave pop culture propaganda or what?! :) Ole Hitler/ Goebbels didnt have shit on us! :) Oh yeah ... we will use "Drones" now as the USA part, eh? (How much does that cost? , and how many more teacher's will have to get pink slip's or laid off?, or if the GOP get's their way, forfeit their bargaining right's? ... perhap's they can take it out of our senior's social programme's, after all they will be dead soon, and most sap's will forget) ... I figure after a few of them strike's ... the media's will be saturated with angry citizen's in Libya crying out that we are accidentally bombing civilian's or whatever, humanitarian's will be getting in an uproar, Obama will be called "Hitler II" ... Secy Clinton will have to hit every network saying how we/ she "Feel's the Pain" ... and I believe we got Sen. McCain today over there walking the street's and handing out toy's to the kid's. :)

I need to get outta here, it's gettin too deep and I forgot to wear my cowboy boot's today and only have my sandal's on. :)

Thanx for the posting Guy!

an average patriot said...

I need to get outta here, it's getting too deep and I forgot to wear my cowboy boot's today and only have my scandal's on. :)

RC I have to laugh, when I first read that I thought you said scandals not sandals and thought that was quick of him.

Ranch Chimp said...

OPP'S ... I did mean "sandal's" :)

S.W. Anderson said...

"I understand Gaddafi has a lot on some of our misleaders and they do not really want to kill him. . ."

Something oddly counterintuitive in that, don't you think?

The drones no doubt will help preserve the lives of some rebels and hapless civilians, but they can't get the rebels' act together or beat back Gadhafi's forces.

I really wonder what the point of this is, from Ghadafi's side. He would've been so much smarter to gather up his billions and move on to a life of luxury in Monaco or somewhere. The U.S. and European countries would have gladly given him safe passage.

If he's hanging on for his sons, Gadhafi would do well to review the fate of Saddam's evil spawn. For that matter, he'd do well to review Saddam's fate.

an average patriot said...

No RC you got it right! I just thought it would have been clever of you if you put scandals as my tricky eyes thought they saw at first.

an average patriot said...

Oh yeah SW! Politics as usual, we never know the truth. The only thing we can be sure about is we are living a lie.

Gaddafi will not leave because Libya is his. Him and his kids want to die on that soil period. The rebels say no, they do not want him to pollute it.