In broad comments regarding the ever-stalemated Libyan War, British Defense Secretary Liam Fox conceded that his government has no clue how much longer the war will last, and that military commanders are preparing for several more months.
British forces had originally presented the plan as a 90 day conflict, but some four months in there is no sign of any change on the ground. Fox had previously suggested the war might last through Christmas, but now there is a suggestion it may go even longer.
There is growing discontent about the war among member nations, even among initially hawkish nations like France. Fox chided the French for “aiding” Gadhafi by suggesting the war should end.
But he reserved his angriest condemnations for the NATO member nations who aren’t participating in the war, like Germany. He called the nations “pathetic” for refusing to attack and accused them of having a “free ride” on Britain, France and the US. Exactly what this free ride has gotten them, let alone the nations actually spending hundreds of millions of dollars bombing, is unclear.
8 thoughts on “British DM: Libya War Could Last Months”
2 down one to go…, Italy and French government are out of words yet their action for peace in Libya to be seen.., here you have an old fart.., sorry I meant to say old empire…, still standing acting as a Old fart.., sorry I meant to say Old fart.
"Days, not weeks"
The only "pathetic" one here is Mr Fox with no clue as to how much longer this war will last. The result of a war by committee.
Me thinks the "pathetic" nations are actually the "wiser" ones.
Maybe someone can send him a copy of The Art of War, I think he needs it..
Could last months? I'm willing to bet they're banking on that. Literally.
Memo to Liam: The invasion has already lasted months. You meant to say years, right?
ENGLAND SHOUDL BE BOMBED INTO SMITHNESS -REALLLY-THAT IS TOO MUCH FOR HUMANITY TO BEAR THE BURDEN OF THIS BASTARD COUNTRY ENGLAND WHICH IS REAL EVIL OF THE WORLD.
NATO is an organisation created to maintain the pwoer of england throughamericna arms to bully germany and europeans and to keep russia down all for beenfit of england and usa got sukced into it through british agents in usd media and politics and business.that is what isonalist means one who is not willing to sacrifice for the beenfit of england.
it is not neocons who are for perpetual war it is the english race so called British who are instigating the perpetual war of course the English are too coward and weak to fight on their own so they have arranged a charade called NATO to do their dirty work.
Decisions in nato are made not in berlin or Belgium but only in London and some british agents’ place in washington. NATO WAS CREATED TO KEEP THE INFLUNCE OF WEAKNED BRITISH BASTARDS TO KEEP EUROPEANS DOWN (ESPECIALLY GEMRNS AND FRENCH) AND KEEP RUSSIAN THREATEND. IT WAS NOT CREATED TO counter Russia; it was created to give
support by americans to the British agenda of keeping the world for the e benefit of English and anglosaxon race and that only.
The war could take another 5 years if Mr. Fox and his Prime Minister keep changing the goals for the operation. The defence of innocents has become the removal of Gadaffi with no vote by any members of NATO or the UN. Its time that the UK and France came clean with the world and stated clearly what their current aims in Libya are and who is being asked to support the new aims. As a voter in Canada, I do not support our governments participation in these escapades of Europes past empiires. Dealing with the stupidity of the American Empire has already cost our country far too much. When political might and military power go to the heads of elected officials, all the world is at risk.
This is a classic Hegellian. Britain and the CFR bleed and deplete America and Libya, then take what is left. American generals not volunteering to fight in these wars must be very pissed at wanker American voters wallowing in the gravy about now.
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