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Cracks showing in NATO's Libya strategy

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posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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Cracks showing in NATO's Libya strategy


www.theglobeandmail.com

NATO’s military strategy in Libya is to press on, keep firing, until the people of Tripoli rise up against Moammar Gadhafi. But countries that backed the intervention are showing doubts about the plan.

The cracks are now clearly visible. Italy, a key NATO ally, called for a ceasefire to deliver aid, but the alliance, and its military commander, Canadian Lieutenant-General Charles Bouchard, said the air strikes must go on.
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posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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Hopefully this campaign will lose enough support to not continue. They claim that the best way to deal with this situation is to keep bombing until Gadhafi can't resist an uprising. Well, there's going to be no uprising if you keep killing people on the wrong side... Apparently Italy has tried calling for a ceasefire to get in humanitarian aid, so lets add them to the list of countries now rejecting this war effort (at least they're not on the list of countries that had the ability to stop this fiasco before it happened, but let it happen anyways and than came out and tried to stop it after the fact),

www.theglobeandmail.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 23-6-2011 by SpreadLoveNotHate because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 10:48 AM
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Originally posted by SpreadLoveNotHate

Hopefully this campaign will lose enough support to not continue. They claim that the best way to deal with this situation is to keep bombing until Gadhafi can't resist an uprising. Well, there's going to be no uprising if you keep killing people on the wrong side... Apparently Italy has tried calling for a ceasefire to get in humanitarian aid, so lets add them to the list of countries now rejecting this war effort (at least they're not on the list of countries that had the ability to stop this fiasco before it happened, but let it happen anyways and than came out and tried to stop it after the fact),

www.theglobeandmail.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 23-6-2011 by SpreadLoveNotHate because: (no reason given)


The problem is not with the military, British, French or US. They did what they were ordered to do within the framework of how they were ordered to do it. The problem is with the politicians and their expectations. They thought that if they declared a no fly zone, took out Libya’s air-defenses, and bombed a few troop concentrations Gaddafi would fold and run for cover. They did not take into account the historical FACT that airpower by itself could not resolve the problem. Even now some NATO officials even admit it. Without some plan in place to establish a credible ground threat to Gaddafi’s regime any airpower alone solution was (is) bound to fail.



posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 11:20 AM
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The strategy is to destroy law and order and converge the country in to chaos, this is not to save civilian lives, or for anything humanitarian, rather to topple a regime which does not uphold Western interests. Regime change is nothing new, war propaganda lies to support regime change is nothing new, the world population's naivety in swallowing war propaganda lies over and over again is also nothing new.



posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 11:27 AM
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Originally posted by confreak
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The strategy is to destroy law and order and converge the country in to chaos, this is not to save civilian lives, or for anything humanitarian, rather to topple a regime which does not uphold Western interests. Regime change is nothing new, war propaganda lies to support regime change is nothing new, the world population's naivety in swallowing war propaganda lies over and over again is also nothing new.


And toppleing regime's that do not uphold western interests is a bad thing? Perhaps we should all stay in our country's and let the entire supply of oil be left in the hands of people that may totally cut us off one day because they get irked about this or that.

Let's watch them destroy our economy when our businesses have no oil to operate and we have no gas for people to go to work. Let's watch as thousands die because of cold winters with no heating oil to keep them warm.

Yes let's just not interfere anywhere and hold hands and hope the world doesn't turn against us. Every single time in America's history when we have practiced isolationism it has led to horrible world events that could have been avoided had we been involved.



posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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Here is another article discussing this same issue:

source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com...


TRIPOLI: NATO's chief on Thursday slapped down a call from Italy for a suspension of hostilities in Libya and tried to reassure wavering members of the Western coalition that Muammar Gaddafi can be beaten.




posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by kro32

Originally posted by confreak
reply to post by SpreadLoveNotHate
 


The strategy is to destroy law and order and converge the country in to chaos, this is not to save civilian lives, or for anything humanitarian, rather to topple a regime which does not uphold Western interests. Regime change is nothing new, war propaganda lies to support regime change is nothing new, the world population's naivety in swallowing war propaganda lies over and over again is also nothing new.


And toppleing regime's that do not uphold western interests is a bad thing? Perhaps we should all stay in our country's and let the entire supply of oil be left in the hands of people that may totally cut us off one day because they get irked about this or that.


Competition is a bad thing? Free markets can and should be able to select whatever trading partners they choose and why should they choose to cut of entire supplies just because they are 'irked'?

Business is business!


Let's watch them destroy our economy when our businesses have no oil to operate and we have no gas for people to go to work. Let's watch as thousands die because of cold winters with no heating oil to keep them warm.




Your government propagandists sure got the screws on you mate!


Yes let's just not interfere anywhere and hold hands and hope the world doesn't turn against us. Every single time in America's history when we have practiced isolationism it has led to horrible world events that could have been avoided had we been involved.


Good luck with that indoctrination! I'm sure it will serve you well?
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posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 12:06 PM
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I think this lnk here explain it. Even some French pilots saying it's hard to tell what target is or not. www.youtube.com...



posted on Jun, 23 2011 @ 01:22 PM
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Originally posted by confreak
reply to post by SpreadLoveNotHate
 


The strategy is to destroy law and order and converge the country in to chaos, this is not to save civilian lives, or for anything humanitarian, rather to topple a regime which does not uphold Western interests. Regime change is nothing new, war propaganda lies to support regime change is nothing new, the world population's naivety in swallowing war propaganda lies over and over again is also nothing new.

The presstitutes, military and politicians still use the same old propaganda tricks. But their credibility has vanished. Most people haven't forgotten their past lies.

I read the comments under the Globe and Mail article you have linked to in your OP. Like me, most commenters are angry and disgusted with the establishment. We are of sick hearing the official lies. But somehow it doesn't make a difference, if we believe them or not. They simply continue with their murderous imperialistic acts and spread more and more lies.



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