Update on libya: On the road to war again, can’t wait to go to war again!

Posted: March 20, 2011 in Africa, Europe, Government, UK-England, USA
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Fucking war mongrels! Why did the US UK UN not press to go to war in Bahrain, Yemen, or Egypt? Is it because they are “allies” and give up their oil easily? So it’s ok to murder your citizens in countries like, torture them and dictate them as along as they are friends of the UN? So the issue isn’t with dictatorship. The issue is oil. Venezuela lookout, you are next. Obama is coming to latin countries to organize and oust you. Obama is something we can believe in. We can believe he is a war lover like the others, we can believe the policies will stay the same, we can believe he cares about corporate interests! This makes me sick to my stomach.

International forces bombard targets in Libya

Coalition forces launch Libya assault, which Gaddafi calls “colonial, crusader” aggression

United States and European military forces have bombarded Libya with cruise missiles and airstrikes as part of a broad international effort to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone.

French planes fired the first shots on Saturday in the biggest international military intervention in the Arab world since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, destroying tanks and armoured vehicles in eastern Libya

Hours later, US and British warships and submarines launched more than 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles at more than 20 coastal targets to clear the way for air patrols to ground Libya’s air force.

An unnamed US national security official said the air defences in the oil-producing North African country have been “severely crippled” by the barrage of missile strikes.

“Gaddafi’s air defence systems have been severely disabled. It’s too soon to predict what he and his ground forces may do in response to today’s strikes,” the military source said on condition of anonymity.

Libyan state television later said civilian areas of Tripoli and fuel storage tanks that supplied Misurata had been hit.

In Tripoli residents said they had heard an explosion near eastern Tajoura district, while in Misurata they said strikes had targeted an airbase where Gaddafi’s forces were based.

Several thousands gathered at the Bab al-Aziziyah palace, Gaddafi’s compound in the capital that was bombed by US warplanes in 1986, to show their support.

Defiant Gaddafi

In response, Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, vowed to arm civilians to defend the country from what he called “colonial, crusader” aggression by western forces against him.

Rest of story:

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/03/201132002236603156.html

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