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Libya's strongman Muammar Gaddafi is ready to relinquish power on condition that he and his family are given guarantees of immunity from prosecution, the Arab newspaper Al Sharq Al Awsat reported on Sunday.
A mass defection of senior military officers puts more pressure on the regime of Col Muammar Gaddafi and Nato is prepared to intensify air strikes. Five generals, two colonels and a major told a news conference in Rome that they fled Libya in protest at the killings of civilians and that Col Gaddafi's military strength had been reduced by 80 per cent.At least 100 more army officers have left Libya in recent days.
South African President Jacob Zuma said Gadhafi is ready to accept an African Union initiative for a cease-fire that would stop all hostilities, including NATO airstrikes in support of rebel forces. "He is ready to implement the road map," Zuma said. Zuma said Gadhafi insists that "all Libyans be given a chance to talk among themselves" to determine the country's future. He did not say Gadhafi is ready to step down, which is the central demand of the rebels. He was speaking to reporters from South African and Libyan TV, which broadcast his remarks late Monday.
Originally posted by reD3vil
Mummar Ghaddafi needs to file a lawsuit or something against NATO and the USA for murdering his grandsons.
Originally posted by Britguy
The people of Libya will get Western democracy, with all it's associated corruption, a Western private central bank to bleed them dry and sit and watch their revenue sources handed to Western corporations. Nice little earner for a select few, at the expense of many, both in our own nations taking part in this raping of a sovereign nation, and in that nation itself. Proving once again that war is good for business.... if you happen to have the right investments, like our sociopathic politicians and bankers do!edit on 31-5-2011 by Britguy because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by confreak
reply to post by Skerrako
One needs to understand, that even though NATO is trying to topple the Qaddafi regime, it has failed up to now, and is running out of option.
The Libyan regime has an upper hand right now, even though it has not air power unlike NATO and its Pawns.
The Libyan regime has defeated the rebels strategically, even though the rebels have NATO advisors.
To give you some perspective, the Libyan regime forces have captured the important parts of the great man-made river which delivers almost all of Benghazi's water from the Souther Springs. On top of that, the Libyan forces have taken position on higher grounds, putting the rebels in a hugely disadvantageous position. On top of that, the rebels are running out of crude oil. On top of that the rebels are desperately trying to change their names continually to hide their true identity.
The actual armed wing of the rebels were called LNA. The problem with LNA is that the world knows CIA organized and financially supported this group for over 2 decades, to topple the Libyan regime. LNA was the armed wing of National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL). Now the rebels are trying to change their name to NLA (National Liberation Army).
This doesn't change the fact that they are nothing but NATO pawns.
What I'm trying to say above, is that the context for Qaddafi step down is built. The Libyan regime is smart, they know what they are doing, they know the world has seen the rebels as CIA pawns, they know they have strategic advantage, therefore if Qaddafi steps down, it is guaranteed that he will not be replaced by the rebels, which is the end game of NATO.edit on 31-5-2011 by confreak because: (no reason given)