The story is the same as ever, the Libyan War is still a stalemate. Claims of progress are few and far between for either faction, while the NATO air strikes are showing no signs of changing anything on the ground.
Worse still, NATO has no “plan B” in the conflict, launching repeated strikes more as a matter of course than out of the belief it will accomplish anything. Nearly two months in, questions about the wisdom of starting the war are growing.
British Defense Secretary Liam Fox, for his part, doesn’t like to talk about the stalemate. Instead, he is insisting that “it is very important that we give no sign of any wavering,” and that the strikes will continue.
But to what end? That is a question neither Fox nor any other NATO official seems to have an answer for. Other than concern that ending the ill-considered war will look bad, officials seem to have little reason for keeping the war up. Meanwhile, NATO’s demands for Gadhafi’s ouster are preventing what many analysts see as the only real end-game, a peace deal and a partition.
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Libya is closer, is cost less for the British, Italian and France to continue this war, as long as they are not sending in troops.., and as long as rest of the EU will support their stupidity.., yet they will help the Muslims Brotherhood and their affiliated terrorist groups to continue Libyan war. EU and US have no legal mandates to send in ground troops.., at the same time EU and US are bankrupt.., here the Greece uprising.., Portugal and Ireland economical needs.., the privatizations of health system in England.., in Sweden and elsewhere.., the increase of Education, Housing, Food and Healthcare costs all over the EU in one hand.., unemployment and dilemmas with other social issues witnessing the facts that EU as US is bankrupt.., they are stuck in Middle East with no where to go.., using their last resort asking Muslims Brotherhood and Saudis – Arab Emirates tyrants to help out by creating Islamic dictatorial regimes in Libya and elsewhere .., one that will become their puppets and lapdogs.., question is: what’s next for a falsified democracy to become more falsified believing that they are doing good by dividing nations.., building them as its fill up their masters pockets. Nations are there and they all have a legitimate nationality.., those who advocate for nation building have no integrity nor understand or respect democracy and its principals.., but they do understand that there is a force of militarism regime and what is good of this might army if they don’t use it…, and that is their understand PERIOD.
In recent developments the US, England and France have declared a so-called NATO war against Libya. They have frozen $32 billion held in trust by the US in the US. That is the largest amount ever held by the US concerning a foreign country’s asset. The three countries want Libya’s oil, four water aquifers, central banks and their 484.5 tons of gold, plus the Libyan funds held by other countries. These three want to steal it all and leave the country destitute. The EU has in addition frozen $67 billion. It is thought that because the US is desperate for funds that they will now put into the economy those funds to help keep the economy from collapsing.
Anything to keep the game going, anything to deceive. We see no comment in any media that the US and European countries had frozen some $32 billion in US banks and $67 billion in European banks of Libyan sovereign wealth funds. As you have seen desperate people do desperate things. These funds do not belong to Mr. Gaddafi, they belong to the Libyan people. It is simple the west is broke and needed the funds. When you see Chatham House all over the European news you know the black nobility executed this.
The US Treasury and the Fed have created a giant bond fraud and the world’s professionals and governments are well aware of it. If they have to take the US dollars in trade they have to take the inflation that comes with them.
Your interpretation of a draw does not appear to match english.aljazeera.com coverage. The points at which there is fighting near Misurata are now 10-15 miles outside of Misurata, not on downtown Tripoli Street. The back and forth in the Green mountains involves different towns. Gaddafi incursions into eastern Libya have seemingly come to a stop.
"Gadhafi’s ouster" –Try instead Gadhafi’s Death
NATO ? USi / UK/France/ Itlay/Canada–what happened to the other Looters?
Stalemate? No. According to a Russian source, this is a "hot potato". NATO is more then happy to keep this "hot potato" until it cools down. Then they will digest it slowly, taking its sweet time through another 50-100 year occupation. As this is guaranteed to stir up European arabs, this gift will not stop giving. There will be fantastic opportunities for oppression, as European natives have gone restless due to bad economy. What better way to keep their stomachs under control by giving them a a shot of racist adrenalin? Every party in Europe knows that the worsening economies will bring about social instability, and that every instability needs to be "managed" by giving masses something to enjoy.
Huh? If you have something to say, at least tone down the snark enough to let your meaning come through. Which Russian source? Who says what about a plan for Libya occupation? Based on what? Which European natives have gone restless? In what way and according to whom? and this will have a racist kickback as evidenced by what? It sounds like it could be interesting, but as it stands your comment is utterly devoid of anything except accusatory rant and is therefore completely useless to anyone.
They probably wouldn't mind doing that, but I don't think workers wearing nuclear fallout suits can extract oil as efficiently – drats! Then again – there would be nobody around to enforce labor laws – ching, ching – $$$!!!
God forbid NATO and the idiots who run NATO should get a little mud on thier face. Especially, when the only price for avoiding this tragic event is the continuation of a civil war in Libya, and all the death and suffering such a continuation entails. It is only more of those damn Ay-rabs that are dying anyways. Every decent person knows if the price for more maintaining the prestige and honor of NATO is the death of some Arab untermenschen it is a price worth paying.
We should have just stayed out of it and minded our own bloody business. The war would probably be over by now. Far from saving lives we may have increased the number of casualties by prolonging the war. What amazes me is that the idiots didn't even stop to wonder what would come next if the bombing didn't work. In a sense their bluff was called. Morons…
I'm waiting for the NY Times to issue an apology to Angela Merkel for calling her immature and adolescent for not signing on to this disaster carnival. I am not, however, holding my breath.
bbc is doing propaganda for nato strike on libya. such a sc-mbag the BBc journalists are.
And that's why we don't trust you with the launch codes.
Sooooo, let's see here…. all along, OBL and the various AQAP franchises have been telling us they will suck us in and bleed us until we collapse. After the growing debacles of Iraq, Afghanistan, and now Pakistan, we get mired up to our knees in Libya by 'revolutionary forces' who have some pretty strong ties to….. AQAP! One has to wonder if the whole Libyan 'revolution' wasn't an elaborately staged event to further stretch and spend the US military into bankruptcy- the only wild card was Gadhafi, and nobody knew what HE was going to do. To their benefit, Ghadhafi took the bait and sent in the troops, making it all but a forgone conclusion we'd stick our noses into it. In the end, AQAP and the ghost of bin Laden win again by keeping us in the field, bleeding and spending money like crazy…. just like they said they would.
Sometimes it pays to ignore your friends and listen to your enemies- so far, they're the only ones to have stuck to their playbook in this whole mess.
When all else fails, there's always more bombing. Anyone?
NATO, too many castles and not enough fresh perf to offset expenses. The newly recolonized Americans came up with an expensive Libya tenderizing campaign. Robobama (trademark) has a button that makes him cough up troops for the NWO+CFR=OWO dinosaurs' benefit as well. Watch him go.
I am sorry Libya. This attack on your country is not of my doing. It is not a war, it is racist genocide and attempted theft. Such is not the stuff of peace.
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