Hey all, the past few days I have been posting on the thread Libyan pilots defect to
It started when the two jets landed at Malta.
Since then I have found myself in a place where everything is unfolding in front of my eyes. Please see serenecalamityz thread for the back
I felt that this needed its own thread due the fact I feel my 'sources' who are more like acquaintances, friends of friends and people I have spoken
with whom have a certain position where they have the info have credibility with their 'claims'.
Firstly I posted earlier at around 1800 about Maltese authorities refusing permission for a plane to land for suspicions of having Gaddafi's daughter
This is now being reported for the first time on Al Jazeera about 15 minutes ago - so gave me a certain belief in the credibility (to a certain point)
of the things I am being told.
At the same time I received a phone call telling me about what was happening at the Excelsior Hotel in Floriana / Valletta, Malta.
I had been in the hotel for several hours earlier and witnessed some strange goings on when there, and the call came from the person that I was with
and stayed after I had left there.
When there I saw German Air force in the lobby and by the time I had left there were Journalists checking in and there was a certain commotion and an
air of urgency lingering around.
I have now been informed that the hotel is full and there is no space in the lobby (which is fairly large) full of people with "International S.O.S"
on the back of their jackets.
German, Chinese and American ships are now entering Libyan waters and are to be supported with British fighters to protect them although they have no
authorisation to enter Libyan airspace.
Now these ships are thought to be Navy, but this cannot and has not been confirmed. However, in my perception it does make sense if the rumours
regarding Gaddafi manoeuvring his ships targeted at Tripoli are true.
They are there as an estimated 1.5 million people are to be evacuated immediately and this is why the ships are there with protection,
I will of course update if I learn of anything else.
Please do not take this as the 'truth' this is what I have been told and I can’t confirm all of it.
I have seen some of this with my own eyes and other information has turned out to be confirmed later on independently, so I thought I would put it out
I hope this goes ok and withers out soon, it does seem to have gone very international, very violent, very quick
edit on 23/2/2011 by LestatG because: some typo's, not much sleep over past few days!