Friday, July 01, 2011
Libyan rebels seize Gaddafi weapons depot, France admits dropping weapons to Libyan rebels
France secretly supplying weapons to Libyan rebels: France has begun supplying weapons to the Libyan rebels despite the UN arms embargo, confirming on Wednesday it had dropped assault rifles into the Nafusa Mountains south-west of Tripoli.
Is France right to arm Libyan rebels? Can anyone seriously claim to protect civilians by providing them with weapons? Or is that a contradiction in terms? I am not sure how I feel about it but it is making a difference.
Libyan rebels seize Gaddafi weapons depot: Rebel fighters have managed to capture a significant munitions depot from Libyan government forces in the west of the country, near the town of Zintan.Tuesday's development is seen as a major victory for the rebels as they make their way to Tripoli, the seat of Muammar Gaddafi's power.
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 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.