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Bancan
March 19, 2011, 08:01 PM
The UK, US and France have attacked Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's forces in the first action to enforce a UN-mandated no-fly zone.

Pentagon officials say the US and the UK have fired more than 110 missiles, while French planes struck pro-Gaddafi forces attacking rebel-held Benghazi.

Col Gaddafi has vowed retaliation and said he will open arms depots to the people to defend Libya.

Missiles struck air defence sites in the capital, Tripoli, and Misrata.

A French plane fired the first shots against Libyan government targets at 1645 GMT, destroying a number of military vehicles, according to a military spokesman.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed that British planes are in action over Libya.............

Continue reading: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12796972

Zeeshan
March 19, 2011, 09:35 PM
I hope we are not at the onset of another uncalled for war.

shaad
March 20, 2011, 10:22 AM
Parallels:

Gaddafi bring in foreign mercenaries to attack rebels looking for better representation.
The Sultan of Bahrain brings in foreign mercenaries (Saudi troops) to attack protesters (Shiites who are the majority of the population) asking for better representation.


Yet, the former gets a lot of press on the Western media, and now a UN-sponsored no-fly zone. The latter gets hardly a mention.

Note, of course, that Bahrain is a major naval base for the US navy.

ammark
March 20, 2011, 11:34 AM
BBC Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman interview with Noam Chomsky on the current events in Libya and the Arab countries (8th March 2011).

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/newsnight/9418922.stm

Nafi
March 20, 2011, 03:12 PM
Parallels:

Gaddafi bring in foreign mercenaries to attack rebels looking for better representation.
The Sultan of Bahrain brings in foreign mercenaries (Saudi troops) to attack protesters (Shiites who are the majority of the population) asking for better representation.


Yet, the former gets a lot of press on the Western media, and now a UN-sponsored no-fly zone. The latter gets hardly a mention.

Note, of course, that Bahrain is a major naval base for the US navy.

Well Saudi Arabia is one of the USA's biggest, they got away with having nine of the hijackers allegedly behind 9/11 being from Saudi Arabia, they can get away with anything.

Alien
March 20, 2011, 08:18 PM
I absolutely hate this Arab League (if not all the countries in it). Today they are condemning the air strikes when exactly a week ago they were asking UN for it.

FFS, it saved countless people. Had it come a day later, Gaddaffi would have overrun Benghazi and started another genocide by now. These ungrateful pricks should lined up and shot. Obviously they don't have the guts to go in and do anything themselves.

cricket_pagol
March 20, 2011, 08:27 PM
Parallels:

Gaddafi bring in foreign mercenaries to attack rebels looking for better representation.
The Sultan of Bahrain brings in foreign mercenaries (Saudi troops) to attack protesters (Shiites who are the majority of the population) asking for better representation.


Yet, the former gets a lot of press on the Western media, and now a UN-sponsored no-fly zone. The latter gets hardly a mention.

Note, of course, that Bahrain is a major naval base for the US navy.

Definitely a huge irony! But in case of Bahrain, the mercenaries are not just thugs... there are provided by another government, so the Saudis deserve a lot of blame along with US.

Bonglababu
March 22, 2011, 11:21 PM
The Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, has appeared at a site in Tripoli that was recently attacked by the Western coalition and told his followers: "We will be victorious in the end."

source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12826744

reverse_swing
March 27, 2011, 09:17 AM
This news breaks my heart. I'm praying for you Iman. A lot of people are. Stay strong.
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/africa/2011/03/201132617491827374.html

PoorFan
March 27, 2011, 09:31 PM
Iman may never be seen again ... in every war, ultimate victims are women and children, in the name of whatever justice.