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NATO sinks eight Libyan warships

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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NATO sinks eight Libyan warships




BRUSSELS—NATO aircraft sank eight warships belong to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces in overnight attacks, the alliance said on Friday.

The ships were sunk in coordinated attacks on the ports of Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte, an alliance statement said.

"Given the escalating use of naval assets, NATO had no choice but to take decisive action to protect the civilian population of Libya and NATO forces at sea," Rear-Admiral Russell Harding, deputy commander of the NATO mission in Libya, said in the statement.
(visit the link for the full news article)

www.thestar.com...


edit on 19-5-2011 by BobAthome because: link

edit on 19-5-2011 by BobAthome because: (no reason given)




posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:09 PM
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So sinking their warships,, we would be technically full scale war with Libya??
As a member country of N.A.T.0
What part of the mediterainian does the Atlantic belong too again???
(More comments needed? Isn't this enough for a comment)
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(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:11 PM
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Your link appears to be broken good sir.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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Sort of wonder if they actually have 8 "warships" for nato to sink. Below is from cnn


But a Libyan official who led CNN personnel on a tour of the area said the commercial port, not the nearby military port, was hit. From the distance at which CNN was allowed to view the area, it was not clear what sort of vessels were hit.

The port's general manager, Mohammed Ahmed Rashed, told reporters that six rockets struck in three strikes that hit five coast guard boats and one navy vessel, which had been in dock for maintenance. The port remained operational, he said.


edition.cnn.com...



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:14 PM
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Link Fixed:
NATO sinks eight Libyan warships

And another link, although details seem a little sketchy at the moment
www.reuters.com...



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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try now. thnks



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:18 PM
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Wow this is sure a magical no-fly zone isn't it?

Second



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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I didn't realize it was a no float zone too!!!!! Good golly miss molly!
Next the no fly zone will just be morphed into a no movement zone and anything that moves will be blowed to hell or heaven or wherever u prefer stuff and souls to go after dying! Soooo how is this NOT an act of war?
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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:28 PM
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Ok you need too be "old" to get this joke:

Maybe it was the Spruce Goose
aviation guys
should get it



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:31 PM
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Um... it is war agent blue. It just hasn't been officially declared by congress.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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That would make sense. The report of the earthquake was from that area of the planet. I can not imagine what was used to register a 8.2 earthquake. Maybe a thermobaric bomb? Who knows.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:33 PM
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Until Gaddafi is killed or leaves, it will continue.


This was a preemptive strike, had this been an all out assault on Libya as you are making it out to be those ships would have been one of the first things attacked. Had Gaddafi been leaving them parked and not previously been out with them attacking people he should not have been, then the ships would have been left alone. That is not good strategy because once Gaddafi is gone, Libya still needs a navy and now it is sunk.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:35 PM
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Now it is a no float zone as well??
I wish those idiots would make up their minds what they want to blow up.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:36 PM
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Originally posted by Skerrako
Wow this is sure a magical no-fly zone isn't it?

Second


Sounds like now it's a no-float zone too.




posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:37 PM
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Originally posted by drivers1492
Sort of wonder if they actually have 8 "warships" for nato to sink.


Apparently, they have (had?) one frigate (Ironically built in the UK - A modified Alvand class frigate orginally built for the Iranian Navy) and about 8 smaller patrol boats/corvettes. So it would seem we have just sunk the bulk of the Libyan Navy.


Originally posted by BobAthome
So sinking their warships,, we would be technically full scale war with Libya??
As a member country of N.A.T.0
What part of the mediterainian does the Atlantic belong too again???


Resoltuion 1973 permits "all necessary measures" and this would easily fall within that.

Oh and NATO isn't just restricted to the North Atlantic for operations, it is called that because the bulk of the Alliance is situated in that region.

If you seriously think it is just restricted to the N Atlantic, what would have happened if we chased a Soviet sub to the equator during a war? Would we have just stopped and said

"Ooops, not my jurisdiction, let them go...."

Don't be daft!



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:37 PM
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Their saying gadaffi fled too tripoli with wife/daughter ( cia)



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:40 PM
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It is not like he was manning the ships himself, he passed the orders and his men did it.
He does not have to be there physically.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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So just curious where are the N.A.T.O borders now? ohhh and ya remember Bonnie and Clyde? that is how it was Supposed too work,, but just want too know as a canadian how long u think this will last,, now remember what they said about ww2 and that was only 4 yrs,,, we as nations have been doing this for 10 years now and still we need the medituranian,, once again that belongs to the E.U not canada , i say NO,, oh wait i didn't get a say i forgot,,

sad.



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:50 PM
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Seems my data was out of date, they still have the same amount of ships, but instead of the aformentioned Frigate built in the UK, they now operate a single Koni Class frigate built in Russia



posted on May, 19 2011 @ 09:53 PM
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Had trouble deciphering your ramblings, but NATO's "borders" extend quite far:



NATO is more named after the Treaty that created it, rather than it's geographical location.



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