Sunday, June 05, 2011
Gaddafi: Give me Libya or give me death as NATO Apaches hit first targets in Libya amid boots on ground fears and allied cooperation increases
NATO Apaches hit first targets in Libya amid boots on ground fears: ATTACK helicopters have struck Muammar Gaddafi's forces, as China acknowledged contact with rebels fighting to oust the Libyan leader and Russia prepared to send an envoy to broker a truce.
I think these are good developments, not so much the attack helicopters but Russia's involvement and more so China's. They were a major recipient of Gaddafi's oil and I am sure they would like to see this conflict resolved and continue receiving the oil only from the new rebel Government.
Hague Flies Into Benghazi To Meet Rebels: The Foreign Secretary is visiting Benghazi - after British Apache helicopters destroyed a radar installation and military checkpoint during their first operation in Libya.
Rebels celebrate gains in Libya's west: In a conflict stuck in a stalemate, Libya's rebels are hailing a success. They have taken over two towns in the West, ending months of siege by…
As you may know,Nato extended its mission in Libya another 90 days: Aside from Nato members, the talks at alliance headquarters included ambassadors from the five non-Nato countries participating in the Libya campaign; Jordan, Qatar, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco.
Series of NATO strikes target Tripoli: NATO blasted Tripoli with a series of air strikes early Thursday, sending shuddering booms through the city. Ambulances, sirens blaring, could be heard racing through the Libyan capital after the rattling blasts. A NATO statement said the attacks hit military vehicle and ammunition depots, a surface -to-air missile launcher and a fire control radar.
Death, Prison or Exile: Gaddafi Is Out of Options: Muammar Gaddafi's options for a peaceful exit may have finally run out. For the second time in seven weeks, South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday failed to persuade the Libyan leader to abandon his 42-year rule. Gaddafi's refusal to heed the advice of longtime friends in the African Union (AU) raises the likelihood that his reign will end either with his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague or with his death in a NATO air strike.
British officials say they have finally hit the point where they are considering sending so-called "bunker-buster" weapons, capable of destroying underground shelters in which Gaddafi and his family might be hiding. They should have done that on day one! Do it and in a mass attack of every site he may be at whether he is shielded by civilians or not. If they are stupid enough to be around Gaddafi they have made themselves targets.
I just want to end our commitment and head home where we should be. We have enough to do and Yemen and the Gulf of Aden the next front in the so called war on terror are heating up as we speak and getting reads to explode.
They "the forces loyal to Gaddafi" 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 this war or whatever you want to call it. Gaddafi and his son Saif will never leave their Libya while they are alive so fulfill Gaddafi and Saif's desire to die on Libyan soil though the rebels do not want that as they do not want Libyan soil polluted but at any rate that would barely be a start to the cleansing that will be necessary but by the rebels not us. So sad especially when you laak at the large picture of our future.