Tuesday, March 01, 2011

LIbya Today

Moammar's got a tactical problem.
BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Libyan soldiers and paramilitary forces loyal to Moammar Gaddafi attempted Tuesday to retake territory that has been seized by rebels, but neither side appeared to gain ground, according to accounts of the fighting from residents and opposition officials.
Moammar's also got a strategic problem.
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials held talks on Sunday with European and other allied governments as they readied plans for the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya to prevent further killings of civilians by forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.
If countries band together to enforce a no-fly zone that denies Moammar his air assets, he loses the battle. As long as the rebels can get logistics, bullets and beans, then the loss of Qadiffi's air force may prove fatal to his regime.

Moammar's also got political problems.
(Reuters) - The staff of Libya's mission to the United Nations declared allegiance to the people of Libya, instead of to its government led by Muammar Gaddafi, a mission spokesman said on Monday.

At this stage of the game, I'm wondering how long it'll be before we find Moammar swinging from a lamp-post, or stood against a wall.


Dave. O said...

Stood against a wall? Hey, we can always hope.

Nancy said...

I wouldn't usually want anyone against a wall or hanging, but in this case, not soon enough.

Anonymous said...

There are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people who should rightfully end their foul lives in front of a wall or dangling by the neck from a tree or lamp post. But this being Libya, a mostly muslim, barbaric third world cesspit, I would not hesitate to wager a C-note that Q-Daffy and his spawn end their foul lives in multiple bloody bits.