Monday, May 23, 2011

The noose is tightening as fighting continues on Tunisian side of Libya Tunisia Border

Nato strikes hit eight warships at ports in Libya What I want to know is what took so damn long?

Toughing it out: When the Libyan government announced plans earlier this week to deploy human shields to protect telecommunications sites from Nato bombing, it quickly prompted comparisons with Saddam Hussein's past tactics in Iraq. It smacked too of desperation Sounds like they are using human sacrifices as you know NATO will not stop in fact they have gone so far they can not.

Libya: gunmen on both sides should withdraw from cities I could agree with that if there was an independent force on the ground that could verify for once that Libya was being honest.

South Africa's top diplomat charged Friday that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi fed South Africa misinformation about a journalist whose death in the north African country weeks ago has just been confirmed. South African foreign minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane told ... His death at the hands of Gaddafi forces was confirmed by photographers who saw him shot in the stomach and killed by Gaddafi forces once they were safe outside the country themselves.

Gaddafi's fall from power inevitable says Obama: Only Muammar Gaddafi's exit from power will allow Libya a democratic transition and the clock is ticking on his four-decade rule, U.S. President Barack Obama said.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton pledged support for rebels in east Libya on Sunday, making the most senior visit to the area by a foreign official since a revolt against Muammar Gaddafi began. Her visit was to open an EU representative office.

NATO widens air strike attack on Libya: NATO widens campaign to weaken Muammar Gaddafi's regime with air strikes on desert command centers and sea patrols to intercept ships, the military alliance said on Saturday amid growing anger over fuel shortages in government territory.

We are beginning to recognize the rebel Government more and more, that I am afraid means we are in this for 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 but leery with Gaddafi forces encroaching on Tunisia and attempting to widen thus war or whatever you want to call it..

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

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