In comments reported by NBC News, unnamed US intelligence officials say that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is preparing to flee the country, and that he and his family could flee to Tunisia within the “next few days.”
The prediction comes after repeated claims from US and NATO officials that the air strikes were dramatically weakening the regime’s military and that he would soon find himself being forced out of office from within.
Of course, Gadhafi has been reported to be on the way out several times in the past, and was even reported to be on a plane to exile in Venezuela in February. Whether the rumors prove true this time or not remains to be seen.
And while there have been indications within the regime a few times that Gadhafi was willing to step down, a lot of it will likely depend on whether he can avoid war crimes charges or demands from the rebels. The rebel government in Benghazi has repeatedly suggested they would be less than eager to cut a deal with the dictator, but privately indications have emerged lately of secret talks between the two sides.
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Would we even entertain believing nthis blatant propaganda if it was uttered by Libyans? Then why put this crap on antiwar.com? You're dong the Pentagon's job for them.
Where does this excrement come from. Six months without one concession and Gaddhafi's going to hightail it within days(incidentally to where?). In your dreams!!!! What hoohaa!!!
The truth is that NATO and the Western "rulers" always have one excuse or another to continue their wars. In this case it started out, "we are saving civilians." Now it's, "we are aiding the Rebels". When it looked as if the "Rebels" stood no chance of winning and no real popular support they stepped up their attacks. Both in regards to bombs and propaganda.
What if they said the following? Well we made a mistake, these rebels just turned out to be thugs without any real popular support. Their only support comes from fear. They don't know how to fight without us bombing the snot out of everything is sight for them. They terrorize the population and loot cities. They have ties with Al Queda, etc etc etc. How long do you think support for this sham of a war would last? What if they told the truth and said, "We want our corporations to control the oil fields"?
i was saying this regarding other Libyan news on antiwar.com – it all seems oddly pro-NATO propaganda.
Daily pronouncements by "officials" seem to be refuted that very same evening by other indy media outlets.
If I wanted to hear from unnamed NATO officials, I would go to MSNBC, FOX, CNN, etc.
And why should he suddenly want to leave anyway?
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