Saturday, July 23, 2011
Libya rebels claim strike on regime officials: Libya denies report Gadhafi would blow up Tripoli
Battles rage as more than 30 countries, including the United States, recognized the rebels' TNC Friday and declared Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi politically illegitimate. 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! We better leave this up to the rebels now!
Libya rebels claim strike on regime officials: Rebels say rare RPG attack hit meeting in Tripoli attended by Gaddafi's son, intelligence chief and prime minister. The Libyan capital was rocked by a series of explosions, thought to be the result of NATO air strikes, in the early hours of Saturday ...
Libyan rebels in big push on two fronts: Libyan rebels have launched a major double-pronged offensive against forces loyal to the regime of Colonel Gaddafi in the biggest push for several. Hundreds of fighters have moved on two fronts to the south and east of Tripoli.
France: Libya emissaries say Gaddafi ready: France said Muammar Gaddafi was ready to leave power, according to emissaries, the latest sign contacts were underway between the Libyan leader and NATO members to find a way out of the crisis. Gaddafi's son Saif is in talks with France. They better make an iron clad deal because "Saif is not Safe"
Libyan rebels set for renewed push to Tripoli: Libyan rebels looked set for another push against leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces on Friday, just days after the opposition made hefty advances towards Tripoli on two fronts.
UK sends more warplanes to Libya: The UK is sending four more Tornado warplanes to support the Nato mission in Libya, in addition to 12 aircraft it has already deployed. You have to wonder if the mad man will break and what disaster will ensue in the region if and when he does.
Libya denies report Gadhafi would blow up Tripoli: Kremlin envoy Mikhail Margelov was quoted in Thursday's edition of the Izvestia newspaper as saying Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmudi recently told him "if the rebels seize the city, we will deluge it with missiles and blow it up."
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!