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NATO sinks eight Libyan warships

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posted on May, 19 2011 @ 11:55 PM
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Originally posted by BobAthome
Lt General Charles Bouchard of the Canadian Air Force.

Admiral Giampaolo di Paola, an Italian, is Chair of the Military Committee.

Does he have too take his command from an Admiral? why wasn't the CANADIAN promoted too SAME RANK ,, out of courtesy, you know till the duration,, or does a Lt General outrank an Admiral??
Protocol people, any help appreciated,

thnks too everyone so far.

OCD have too get rank right in my head, sorry lol


You don't get promoted by NATO, you get promoted by your nation and then put forward for a job. If Admiral Giampaolo di Paola is higher in the chain of command to Lt General Charles Bouchard, then yes, he will take orders from him.

A Lt General can be considered a similiar rank to Vice Admiral. I'm sure Candaians have held various offices at different times, being a prominent NATO member,s o don't get upset that on this occasion, an Italian outranks him in the Chain of Command.




posted on May, 20 2011 @ 12:05 AM
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Sorry but as a proud canadian i have to say Admiral THE ITALIAN"S haven't won a WAR in the last 800 years,, so the strategy again is what??
1. take out air and
2. naval resistence
in that area, (* war tactics see poking a wasp nest with a stick) , yup ww2 mentality, whats next, send in ground force alla normandy?? seriously??
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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 12:08 AM
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Do you honestly think that the Italian Admiral is all alone in the operational decisions? The Lt General is the Operational commander, meaning he is nominal Command. However, depending on the nation, some forces are only available for CAP, some do ground attack and others do logistics, depending on their respective national Governments decisions...

I would recommend you go and look all this up, you seem confused.

Link to a WIKI article about the Operation. I would also recommend you familiarise yourself with the Command structure of NATO too, before getting all pissy about Italians.
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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 12:23 AM
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None of the nato forces include "ground" forces , i take it then were just going too blow up planes/tanks/warships
and then fly away?
who gonna do the grunt work, ? libian freedom fighters?



posted on May, 20 2011 @ 12:42 AM
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That;s because UNSC res 1973 prohibits an "occupying force", hence no ground forces. So yes, the Libyan rebels are expected to do the fighting. That said, they are getting considerable financial and logistical help from NATO and allied powers.



posted on May, 20 2011 @ 08:57 AM
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ground forces look a little skitish??

seriously



posted on May, 25 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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"Ground troops likely to follow attack helicopters into Libyan fray

NATO operation to oust Gadhafi and protect civilians continues to escalate"

Read more: www.vancouversun.com...





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So i guess this is a MAKE rules as you go type of nato invervention or no rules at all???????????????????????????????????
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posted on May, 25 2011 @ 04:14 PM
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MODS how do you edit title ,it should have ( 19-5-2011 ) in title now?.



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