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Libyan Rebels are heading for a massacre at Tripoli... and NATO is letting them. SICKENING...

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posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 06:18 PM

Originally posted by kro32
Well usually when an army is on the offensive or fighting evenly they don't feel the need to consolidate in one area. That usually happens when you are being pressured or surrounded and have to make a defensive stand.

You might do yourself a favor and read a little book by a guy from a couple thousand years ago. The book just so happens to be used by most military generals around the world these days, due to its highly philosophical approach to warfare.

posted on Aug, 21 2011 @ 06:23 PM
Tripoli is now under rebel control.

No bloodbath

People celebrating.

So no matter how much of an armchair general you are, or pop politico, you are wrong.

The people of Libya have spoken.

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 04:23 AM
Funny. Why is it that some of you simply can't accept that the people of Libya really do want Gaddafi gone?

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 04:38 AM
It wouldnt surprise me if Gaddaffi would intentionally pull his troops back as he probably realises that the media and NATO will use any rebel deaths as propaganda to make him look bad.

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 04:40 AM

Originally posted by Vanishr
It wouldnt surprise me if Gaddaffi would intentionally pull his troops back as he probably realises that the media and NATO will use any rebel deaths as propaganda to make him look bad.

He is nearing death. Do you honestly think he give a damn about what the media says anymore?

Accept it already.. he was defeated, and for the most part by his own people.

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:24 AM
reply to post by CasiusIgnoranze

So if Gadaffi has so many loyal supporters, which he appears to have, are we justified in supporting the minority rebels?

And the UK / US / NATO get criticised for getting too involved in Iraq / Afghanistan yet also get criticised for NOT getting too involved in Libya.
Seems to me like some people just want to criticise and blame the US / UK whatever they do.

Just seen the news about the rebels nearly having total control of Tripoli.
This is just the start; the rebels aren't one particular group but an uneasy alliance of religious / tribal and political grops each with their own particular agenda and vision of how Libya should be.
edit on 22/8/11 by Freeborn because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 05:33 AM
reply to post by Freeborn

NATO has been operating with the Rebels (and for them) throughout the Libyan Civil War. Its just that they've forbidden the media to show that NATO special forces are in Libya. That would ofcourse create mass protests back home if the people find out about this.

posted on Aug, 22 2011 @ 06:08 AM
reply to post by CasiusIgnoranze

So NATO have been conducting air strikes and providing Special Forces support for the rebels, how then can you accuse them of letting the rebels get massacred?

I think everyone believes Special Forces are with the rebels, and not just to 'advise' them.
Not long ago British military warned rebel leaders that they would take whatever action necessary to prevent the rebels carrying out atrocities against civilian population.

There are so many factions involved with the rebels that anyone who believes Libya will have any smooth transition to a new and popular government is sadly mistaken.

And the usual suspects will as always attempt to lay the blame at the US / UK's door instead of recognising that Gadaffi had been a unifying force in Libya and that with his removal, whether rightly or wrongly is irrelevant, strong and cohesive government will be very hard indeed due to the re-emergence of tribal / religious and political differences of Libyans themselves.

posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 08:48 AM

Originally posted by CasiusIgnoranze
reply to post by kro32

Not if NATO can find another excuse to justify invasion. If all the rebels are killed or captured, NATO would obviously have to finish the job. And who said Gaddafi is retreating? He still has his loyal supporters numbering in the millions at Tripoli. Don't believe all that BS the mainstream are saying that Gaddafi has no support in his country.

Pockets of the Libyan capital still remain under Gaddafi's control, depending on how many counterattacks they can launch.

Tripoli International Airport (TIP / HLLT) is also a battleground between the two warring forces. It would be ill-advised and too dangerous for aircraft to arrive or depart.

Although retaking Libya from the rebels seems a lost cause, time is valuable to Gaddafi. It is best if he covertly relocates to either his home place of Sirte or somewhere further south, to pockets of land remaining under his control and wait it out when the Libyan rebels start fighting each other - there is no honor among thieves.

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