NATO’s latest escalation in the city of Tripoli took an even more deadly turn today, as warplanes pounded targets across the Libyan capital killing at least 31 people, including an unknown number of civilians.
More than 50 bombs were dropped across the city, destroying most of Moammar Gadhafi’s command compound and a number of other buildings. The attacks appear not to have accomplished much of anything politically, however, as Gadhafi issued a defiant radio speech condemning the attacks.
And indeed the attacks will likely add to international concerns that NATO’s repeated, fruitless escalations are just a gradual slide toward what will ultimately be a ground invasion of Libya. NATO has denied this but doesn’t appear to have an alternative strategy, beyond continuing the stalemate indefinitely.
The latest escalation comes after NATO deployed attack helicopters into Libya, the latest move in a long series which started with a “no-fly zone” and has now devolved into carpet bombing a major city in the hopes that something will improve.
28 thoughts on “At Least 31 Killed as NATO Pounds Tripoli”
Why do you accept the claim that 31 people were killed when the only source is the Libyan government – the same government that was caught passing off traffic accident victims as being wounded by bombing?
If there are so many civilians being killed then it's odd that the regime would feel the need to make them up.
Not accepting NATO's claims at face-value is a wise move, but try to show the same skepticism when its the other side telling tales.
I don't buy the precision bombing that NATO adverts. Sure Gadhafi lies but collateral damage is almost unavoidable, as we have seen in the past. And if he has "volunteers" for human shields, then tell me any other way he's supposed to fight against such overwhelming odds
Why doesn't the Libyan regime seem able to be able to find any civilian casualties to show the world?
You'd think more people would be asking this question…but instead they just scream about how NATO is slaughtering people and it doesn't bother them at all that the regime itself has no proof!
Goodness me. NATO bombs civilians too "save" civilians. Sounds a little like "the war to end all wars".
Why doesn't the West just admit it? The greedy bastards want Gadaffi out of the way so they can steal Libya's oil.
Explain to me how the West would "steal Libya's oil."
Would it be like how they stole Iraq's oil by allowing for low fee per-barrel rates for oil companies, not to mention Chinese firms snagging most of the contracts?
NATO's so called "No fly zone" is outrageous. A no fly zone should be just that. No destructive air flights by anyside. To any normal thinking person that is what is meant. However what we are seeing is perhaps the most criminal actions carried out by any organisation anywhere in our lifetime. Perhaps even more criminal than the 911 attacks carried out by Al Qaeda.
There is no rational or logical reason. If Gadhafi was killing his own people he had 42 years to do so. Since when has any country or organisation the duty to replace a ruling regime or entity with an unknown unproven disjointed group calling themselves the opposition.
This illogocal, irrational, immoral and illegal aggresion is contrary to every principle of international relations. Time for worlds silent majority to say enough is enough.
This is a ridiculous statement that should have not been allowed to be posted. "what we are seeing is perhaps the most criminal actions carried out by any organization anywhere in our lifetime. Perhaps even more criminal than the 911 attacks." What a lack of understanding of the world.
How many innocent people do you have to see killed before you call it a crime?
Or, is it that its only when some people are killed that its a crime, and other killings are apparently just fine and dandy with you.
These NATO ass-hats, led by the liar-in-chief Obomba, are simply following ye olde playbook of yore. Witness Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Glad to see that NATO was able to avoid that humanitarian catastrophe…
What's happening in Lyibia,Afganisan,Iraq,Pakistan and accordind to Gates soon North Korea,Iran, China the country that helped the US buy being there number 1 financial baker.All are illegal and for 3 reasons I can think of oil,money,population control and also to try and stop Chinas growth.People that are still saying Alqada is responsible for 911 are dumb or havent looked at the probably close to 100 documentyrs showing it was an inside job.People can stay lazy or naive about the evidence showing 100 persent who did it and keep letting them lie to scare you or demand a real investigation before they inslave you and everyone else.Just not even 1 persent of the evidence would be sufficiant to convict anyone in a copurt of law.Likew the Put options the bombs in the buildings the number 7 towerr collapsing into it's footprint just like towers 1 and 2 the drills on the same day for that exact scenario the fact that more than 5 of the so called hijackers are alive and well and the dancing Israelies with a van with a pitcture of the inside attack and the fact that on Israely telivision mossade opperatives said they where just there to documernt the event.
And thats just scraching the surface O and Bush saying that when he saw the first bplan hit he thought what a bad driver well watching at a school when the first plan was never on t.v untill the next day LIE.So unless we should let every criminal in the world out of jail because theyu were convicted of there crimes on much less in most cases and I could go on and on.So0 unless you are dumb don't comment on somthing you obviously never looked into besides on CNN FOX and all the other news agencys owned by the NEOCON ZIONIOSTS.Most people now the truth and are discusted buy it.OI'm not American but the only for sure person to make a difference thats in the presidential electiopn is Ron Paul unlike the change Obama l;ied abouthe will do his best he's smart and will follopw the constitution.GOD bless.
Also look at the fact Japan nows the truth about 911 being an inside job and they are allies witch are far better and more caring of there citizens.The US talks about stoping others from developing nukes whren they are the only country to ever use them.People only want nukes because of the way the US treats other countrys thinking GOD put them in charge of the world.In order for the US to get respect they would have to almost replace there intire government because corruption is out of controll for many many years and is just going to get worse and worse.Like one of the articles said the things that got Nixon impeached are now legal showing how criminal the government is.
Excuse me. NATO only engages in humanitarian bombing, raping and pillaging. The wolves are on the loose.
Raping…come on people! Are they raping with their planes or did we send in a special forces rape unit. Absolutely absurd and stupid.
AS YOU CAN SEE NATO IS BOMBING BABIES
IN ORDER TO PROTECT AL QAEDA TERRORIST REBELS
oh by the way, here are some of the CHILDREN AND BABIES BOMBED BY NATO (these videos were sent to humanitarian organisations like Unicef, HRWatch,Amnesty,UNHCR, but they didn't react ofcourse..couse they are Nato puppets)
THIS BABY DIED LATER
nato was always an organsation to keep thrid rate country england in some influence on the shoulder of american arms.
nato agenda is determined not by washington but by london and ofocurse this hungarian french president is all for anglophile evil .
NO IT IS NOT ISRALE BUT ENGLAND WHICH USES USA TO MAKE PERPETAUL WAR ON ALL THOSE COUNTRIES BRAWEN AND WHITE WHO DARE TO RISE UP ON THEIR OWN MERIT AND EFFORT. ENGLAISH ARE THE PARASITE PEOPLE WHO JSUT WANT TO LOOT OTHERS WEALTH JSUT LIEK THAT-OFOCURSE THEY DONTO WANT TO WORK FOR THAT SO THEY USE USA MILITARY TO DO THEIR BIDDING.
IT SO HAPPENS THAT ISRALE AGENDA SEEMS TO COINCISDE WITH THAT OF THE BRITISH PIARATES.
DURING REAGAN ERA OF HARD COLD WART THAT DEFENCE MISNTER CASPER WIANEBERGER A POLE AND ANTI RUSSAIN WAS A VIRULENT ANTIJEW BUT A VERY PRO BRITISH THAT IS WHY HE STAYED IN HIS JOB LONG ENOUGH TO EARTN KNIGHTHOOD FROMN QUEEN OF ENGLAND FOR HIS SERVICE TO ENGLAND AS AMERICAN DEFENC MINSTER.———————-
Misinformation about the Momentum of Anti-Qaddafi Protests
Leading up to the war on Libya, all sorts of inaccurate reports were fabricated by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Sky News, CNN, and other major networks. For example Al Jazeera reported that Shokri Ghanem, a top energy official in Libya, had fled Libya, but Reuters confirmed that this was not true.  Ghamen protested to Al Jazeera’s misreporting in an interview with Reuters: “‘This is not true, I am in my office and I will be on TV in a few minutes’ Ghamen said by telephone.” 
Members of British SAS caught and arrested by Basra police in Iraq for planing to detonate explosives in a public area dressed as locals.
It has to also be emphasized that Britain sent commandos into Iraq that were disguised as local Arabs to bomb local mosques and areas with civilians in order to create sectarian fighting amongst the Iraqis.  It is not beyond the realm of possibility that this is also being replicated amongst the Libyans and other Arab peoples in order to divide them and to fuel civil strife. Nor should the doctored pictures made by Britain and the U.S. about Iraqis greeting Anglo-American forces as liberators be forgotten either.
A recent al-Jazeera ( a real liar channel infiltrated by lair british liar journalists)report shows stockpiles of Viagra and Cialis, of which rebels claim to have found large amounts on captured Gaddafi soldiers and in bombed government tanks. 
Allowing british journalists is very dangerous-they are the spies working to destabilise al countries not under them.
besides whenever the english journalists infiltrate the news media or forum the news become propaganda for the english interest only. The same happend with CNn and is happening with al jareeza where english journalists infiltrated.
CNN was 'infiltrated' by Time Warner after Ted Turner sold it to them. That's when the change in CNN to corporate propaganda channel took place. It has to do with money and corporate ownership. Not any bizzare racist theories about 'english journalists'.
It must be nutter day on out here from this comment thread.
Or, is it that some subtle people don't want us really discussing the fact that we just killed 31 more people today.
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indiscriminate bombing started with '"It began in 1940 and Churchill believed it held the secret of victory. He was convinced that raids of sufficient intensity could destroy Germany’s morale, and so his War Cabinet planned a campaign that abandoned the accepted practice of attacking the enemy’s armed forces and, instead made civilians the primary target. Night after night, RAF bombers in ever increasing numbers struck throughout Germany, usually at working class housing, because it was more densley packed." – The Peoples’ War, Angus Calder. London, Jonathan Cape, 1969.
"Hitler only undertook the bombing of British civilian targets reluctantly three months after the RAF had commenced bombing German civilian targets. Hitler would have been willing at any time to stop the slaughter. Hitler was genuinely anxious to reach with Britain an agreement confining the action of aircraft to battle zones. http://www.globalfire.tv/nj/05en/history/the_blit…
so Churchill not Hitler is the bigger villain! so NATO is no surprise
Watch this video and share it widely! Who are the unidentified people shooting on the peaceful demonstrators waving green flags? Get the Truth out people!
Some truth here, some BS.
Churchill did bomb Berlin before Hitler bombed London. Not sure about the three months before though. And the raids that early in the war were small. The part quoted about RAF raids night after night almost certainly refers to the later years of the war.
No sign at all that I know of that Hitler was willing to step back from the civilian bombing. In fact, most historians agree that Hitler's change to bombing London instead of airfields probably cost him the battle of Britain. This seems to have been a policy decision at the highest levels, and I've never heard of Hitler trying to back off from that.
Then again, Churchill was a big supporter of terror bombing of German cities later in the war. The original plan was to try to do precision raids on specific factories. But the Brits abandoned this early in the war due to high losses. Instead, they just flew in at night and mass-bombed, and mass-fire-bombed the German cities with no hope of hitting a smaller target like a factory except by accident.
Its always fascinated me when reading WWII history that Hitler is always called a monster for civilian bombing early in the war, but the massive US and British bombing of German civilians is just taught as an important part of our war effort.
These are not facts. You can put a website out there, but that does not make it true. Go to school and learn things from people that know about them. One can find any position for any subject on the internet, don't be fooled.
You know London is a country that lies and terrorizes people like alot of the western world but that don't include everone seems it's the people with government power or money.Like I said not all including not all off the people in western government just most.But all governments are corrupt and evil the world over.Gates talks about more countrys to deal with and the reason is he see's asll the evil done by America and does not want to be treated like cattel the way there government treats countrys that are far less powerful.There is a perfect name for America and it's BULLY but they don't just pick on people they kill innocent men,women and children and call the people terrorists that are angerd by it when all they have to do is look in the mirror to see the real terrorists.Scared of a country like China how spend 1 tenth of what the US does on the military annualy cowards.
Also my comment about bush saying he seen the first plan hit and said to himself what a bad driver when it wasent even on t.v the first plan anyway untill the next day.Also I said with the facts known about 9/11 in any court Bush, Dick and all the others involved if tryed farly there would not be the need for 1 tenth of the facts to be found guilty.So I said anyone how has took the time to know the truth not the lies would agree if the same standred was used in almost all criminal cases there would be very few if any prisoners.I wasent saying that they should be free just saying they would be if they had the news and power that the president does not to be tryed for crimes including ones to do with 9/11 witch was an inside job.I never said one lie and someone gave a thumbs down witch they have the right to there opinion but must have misunderstood me about criminals being set free if they were treated like Bush and friend and Obama with his illegal war.
Humanitarian effort kills 31. No film at 11.
Someone Don't like people telling the truth about BUSH to bad call like I see it.What can I say when it comes from his own mouth.I just wonder why I never heard anyone aks how he could have seen something that was never there in the first place.Don't mean to hurt anyones feelings.GOD bless
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