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The implications are serious. Now the missiles and B52s have begun their dreadful work, Gaddafi knows, if he didn't already, that he's in a fight to the finish - and for him, there may be no escape. His course of action in the coming days will be influenced by this realisation, and may be consequently more extreme and more aggressive than otherwise.
His defiant overnight statement, when he condemned the "crusader colonialism" afflicting his country, was clearly aimed at Arab and Muslim world opinion in particular, and the non-western world in general (major countries such as China, India, Brazil and Germany have not supported the intervention). Regime claims about mounting civilian deaths will play big there, Iraq-style. Gaddafi will press his propaganda advantage for all its worth.
The demonisation of Gaddafi has made it impossible for western leaders to countenance his continuation in power. But without the ground invasion they have pledged not to undertake, he could well survive as the overlord of western and southern Libya following a de facto partition, hostile, vengeful and highly dangerous.
Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavour.
Originally posted by Golf66
Originally posted by 12voltz
It's probably because it easier to see whats going on when there is a full moon.
That was true pre-thermal imaging, geomaping, laser designation and other modern precision targeting methods. Now having a full moon is a poor time to fly night operations because the increase in ambient light increases the outline of the aircraft against the night sky which would be especially bad in countries that use a lot of AAA as opposed to AA or SAMs like say Libya.
We even avoided executing ground missions on the nights of the full moon because again our modern night vision is not as dependant on ambient light as the older models and gave us a clear advantage.
So…full moon = evening of the odds for forces without modern night vision (bad guys) and is a poor tactical choice since say 1991 to start a war.
edit on 20/3/2011 by Golf66 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Misoir
Odyssey: It says Odyssey has come to represent an "epic voyage".
Now when Dawn in robe of saffron was hastening from the streams of Oceanus, to bring light to mortals and immortals, Thetis reached the ships with the armor that the god had given her.
Thus Eos, preceded by the Morning Star (Venus), is seen as the genetrix of all the stars and planets; her tears are considered to have created the morning dew, personified as Ersa or Herse.
Operation Odyssey Dawn.
Anyone know what that could mean plus what the OP was talking about?
Paganism (from Latin paganus, meaning "country dweller", "rustic") is a blanket term, typically used to refer to polytheistic religious traditions.