posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 09:24 AM
Not sure that this is the correct forum, but IMO we are witnessing the opening salvos of WW III so I will place it here.
The leaders of the U.S., France and the U.K. said the North Atlantic Treaty Organization must continue operations in Libya until Col. Moammar
Gadhafi leaves power, raising the stakes in the showdown with the Libyan ruler.
So, the truth is finally revealed and as it turns out, contradicting all prior statements, this really is about regime change. Or is it.
Libya: Nato appeals for more planes
Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has told a foreign ministers' summit the alliance needs "a few more" aircraft for its mission in
Mr Rasmussen said he had received no offers from any ally at the meeting in Berlin to supply the extra warplanes, but he remained hopeful.
So, as it turns out, NATO is "short on warplanes" and unable to offer as much support to the rebels as they had initially planned. NATO is short of
warplanes? Even if other NATO allies don't want to step up to the plate, do they truly expect us to believe that the U.S., Britain, and France don't
have the available hardware to beat back the Libyan military. And then we have this:
U.S., allies see Libyan rebels in hopeless disarray
U.S. and allied intelligence agencies believe NATO's no-fly zone and air strikes will be effective in stopping Muammar Gaddafi's forces from
killing civilians and dislodging rebels from strongholds like Benghazi, the officials say.
But the more the intelligence agencies learn about rebel forces, the more they appear to be hopelessly disorganized and incapable of coalescing in the
U.S. government experts believe the state of the opposition is so grave that it could take years to organize, arm and train them into a fighting force
strong enough to drive Gaddafi from power and set up a working government.
Now, I'm no genius, but I find it a little odd that these rebels are suddenly in a state of "disarray". Given this and the fact that NATO claims
that they are somehow short of warplanes, sounds to me like the allies are playing both sides to the middle, in essence allowing Gadhafi's forces to
defeat the rebels.
IMO, it is all nothing more than NATO laying the groundwork for the announcement that in order for Gadhafi to be removed from power, ground forces
will have to be used.