Monday, May 16, 2011
Gaddafi taunts the west: "I'm in a place where you can't get me" as Obama senses weakness, re-focuses on war in Libya, time to up the ante?
Obama re-focuses on war in Libya: President Obama is re-focusing U.S. efforts in Libya, amid reports that Moammar Gadhafi is struggling.
Nato Says Colonel Gaddafi Is Losing Support: Nato has said there is growing evidence Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is losing the support of his troops, as the Libyan government denies that he is dead or injured.
Captive Soldiers Tell of Discord in Libyan army: The soldiers, interviewed at a rebel prison, spoke bitterly of their lot but also chose their words carefully.
Libyan Opposition Reaches out to France: Libyan opposition leaders will seek additional support from France on Saturday, a day after the U.S. stopped short of granting the opposition's Transitional National Council (TNC) full diplomatic recognition.
time to up the ante: NATO must step up bombing missions over Libya to increase the pressure on the Gaddafi regime or risk allowing the dictator to cling to power, the head of the UK's armed forces said
In the west's eyes we are being forced to step this up and we should not. It was obvious from the get go that the rebels could not do this on there own not from lack of desire but because Gaddafi the mad man would kill as many as he could and he is. It would make him very happy if we put boots on the ground as it would in the very least motivate the mercenaries fighting for him and his loyal followers. We are beginning to recognize the rebel Government more and more, that I am afraid means we are in this fore the long haul and will have to come to the rescue if this goes south instead of leaving the rebels to their own demise.
I am afraid this is just beginning unless we can kill them all and we can't so WTF are we doing there? We can't go in Osama style with seal team 6. Our only option is to get the hell out of there and supply the rebels with arms food money and medicine unless Gaddafi tries to mine the sea ports again. I said it when we first got involved in Libya but this whole thing just blows me away. Then there is Syria, Iran, and the rest of the middle east and Africa.
I said from the beginning in Libya that if we are serious we had to go directly after Tripoli and Gaddafi's extensive military assets there. We are finally doing that. If there was a way to totally neutralize Gaddafi's heavy weapons and defenses those rebels may stand a chance. Still, remembering Gaddafi's original statement that many thousands will be killed I am afraid he is getting closer to using his cyanide, mustard gas and vast reserves of chemical weapons.
Gaddafi already issued gas masks to those doing his murdering for him. What choice will we have but to drop a MOAB (mother of all bombs) or a 30,000 pound bunker buster in the middle of his compound designed to dig 7 or 8 stories underground before detonating and take as many of them out as we can. They are not going to relent period. We can not get any deeper than we are so I am happy to see the rebels making gains.