Friday, July 29, 2011

Britain takes the lead looking for a way out as US and UK try to give Libyan rebels Gadaffi's money

Britain leads NATO effort to find Libya exit strategy: In one swoop, Britain has recognized Libya's rebel government, expelled the remaining London diplomatic staff of the Tripoli-based regime, and freed up millions in assets that can now be funneled to the cash-strapped rebel troops. That is taking the lead looking for a way out? Seems much deeper to me and Ramadan is approaching, hm? Meanwhile

NATO Strikes Target Gadhafi Compound as Tripoli increasingly under NATO attack: "In Tripoli there were two command and control nodes, two surface-to-air missile launchers and one anti-aircraft gun [hit]," the NATO official said from the mission's headquarters in Naples.Two blasts occurred at 12:50 am local time in the area housing Gadaffi's residence in the heart of the capital, followed by others in the city's eastern and southeastern suburbs.

Libyan Rebels Attack Gadhafi Forces Near Tunisian Border: The fighting is taking place in the town of Ghezaia, which Gadaffi's forces have used as a base to launch attacks on rebels in the region's mountains.

U.S. struggles to free money for Libyan rebels: Despite its decision to grant diplomatic recognition to Libya’s rebels, the Obama administration is struggling to find ways to provide them with the $34 billion in frozen Libyan assets held in U.S.-controlled bank accounts, officials say.

I think it is right to give the rebels a portion of the 34 Billion dollars we seized from Gaddafi's assets but at the same time I believe 100% that we should also pay back the USA for our considerable expense incurred in helping the rebels. I also agree the rebels would agree with that.

The rebels are doing their damnedest with the help of increased NATO attacks to persuade Gaddafi to take an offer to leave but once again there is no way in hell he is going to. I was listening to Saif on CNN and he is more defiant than ever, they are going nowhere.

Whatever happens we have to get out of there and let the rebels now see if they can do this themselves. They now have the weapons they kept saying they needed. If we want to kill Gaddafi as I heard John McCain said was the goal and a must if NATO was to survive we must use bunker busters and do it 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 ready to explode.

Women are now volunteering to fight for Gaddafi, 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 originally said 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 look at the large picture of our future. We really got ourselves into a pickle on this one. We are damned if we do and damned if we don't. We are now in a lose, lose situation!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Demeur said...

What everybody seems to forget is that "we" are not there. We may be giving NATO support but we are not in the country.
Add to that the present debt crisis and things will get really screwed up. If your son is still over there I hope you are prepared to mail him his allowance again because his pay will stop.

an average patriot said...

Demeur the American attitude is that there or not we are NATO. Three of my sons are career military. I mentioned that to Jim who is home on leave and he was not concerned but his wife was annoyed. The others are not concerned either. I am just fed up and wish we could en-masse get rid of them all and replace them.