“Gaddafi is a murderer, a killer, he has been torturing the Libyan people for so long.” “Gadhafi must go!” This is where all the European so-called leaders stood, condemning Gaddafi when he decided to stay in Libya. The “rebel forces”, they call them, I don’t. I call them “freedom fighters” and they need help. They are not really asking for much but a “No-Fly Zone.” This way they can fight a fair fight and because now they are beginning to lose the battle. Where’s the concern, the humanitarian support? Why is it taking so much time to implement a “No-Fly Zone.”
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi pounded rebel strongholds Wednesday, as the U.N. Security Council began discussing a resolution to set up a “no-fly” zone over the country.
Witnesses say government shelling of the opposition-controlled western city of Misrata killed at least five people. Pro-Gadhafi forces also pounded the eastern town of Ajdabiya, but rebels denied government claims that it had regained control of the town.
Ajdabiya is the last large town on the road to the opposition’s eastern stronghold of Benghazi. The Libyan government urged Benghazi residents to hand over weapons and support a government advance on the city.
The International Committee of the Red Cross said the latest fighting has prompted it to withdraw its aid workers from Benghazi and relocate them to the city of Tobruk, farther to the east. The ICRC was among the only aid agencies with a presence in Benghazi. It appealed to all warring sides in Libya to “spare civilians and medical staff.”….Learn More
There are sanctions in place but right now, at this instance, there must be a major maneuver to deter the Gadhafi loyal forces from dropping deadly payloads of bombs on the brave young men who are fighting for a better future and for a free country. It’s enough pressure on them already with Army Tanks bearing down on their uncertain position. We (Freedom Loving Human Beings) cannot wait for the UN Assembly to cancel their cocktail parties and assemble, it would take a week or more for it to happen. Besides, they would probably spend another two weeks to vote. By the time they finish all the useless one-at-a-time, turn-by-turn, individual speeches, there would be tens of thousands, again, “Freedom Fighters” dead.
It’s a no-brainer, or is it? The big concern is the reaction of the neighboring countries and if the Arab nation, as a whole, would object. A no-fly zone is not imposing anything on anybody, it’s just a humanitarian effort. Being that I am a Cuban-American and my enslaved Cubans in Cuba would be asking for the same, if they were involved in the same scenario. This is just one reason why I’m so involved with this struggle for freedom in Libya. Not to mention and we must remember, it was Hugo Chavez who offered asylum to Kadhafi when this coup started. Hugo Chavez, a strong ally of not only Kadhafi but of also the Castro regime, the longest running oppressive dictatorship (52 Years) in history.
The odds are against these freedom fighters, let’s stop toying around here, they need a positive reaction to boost their spirits. WE all know very well that we can go even further and employ our newest weapon, remotely powered drones with payload capacity. These young men are being massacred as I write this urgent distress call to the western world. The United States is willing to participate but they would need the help from the English and the French. The decision must be made within the next 24 hours or that would be it for the Libyan Freedom Fighters. Will it be, “Big talk, No action” or “Big Talk, No-Fly Zone”????
Here’s a map of how the Rebellion is unfolding
March 15, 2011:
12:22PM GMT 15 Mar 2011
Explosions and anti-aircraft fire rocked the western edge of Ajdabiya as Col Muammar Gaddafi’s forces driving eastward pressed their attacks on the key town.
Rebel fighters are still reportedly holding out in Brega, 50 miles to the west, but Ajdabiya residents said otherwise the last rebel checkpoint was just six kilometres from their town.
Wajid al-Hasi, 31, was killed when a jet dropped a bomb as he drove by the gateway to the city, sending shrapnel smashing into the back of his car and shattering his skull, witnesses and medics said at the hospital.
“We want a no-fly zone and surgical strikes. No-one in Libya would object to that. We want NATO to take out Gaddafi’s bases,” said Doctor Suleiman al-Obeidi who came from a hospital in the northern town of Al-Bayda to help out.
“We are civilians. What can we do against heavy weapons? Against tanks, Grad rockets and warships?
“Give us tanks, give us planes and we will do it ourselves, we will defeat his machine.
“Unless NATO does this he will slaughter us all.”
United Nations and G8 members are discussing options for military intervention to aid the month-old rebellion against Gaddafi’s 42-year reign, but many are wary about being drawn into a North African civil war…..Read More
March 16, 2011:
By Richard Spencer, Tripoli, Rob Crilly in Benghazi, Nabila Ramdani in Paris and Andrew Porter, Political Editor 9:00PM GMT 16 Mar 2011
As Col Muammar Gaddafi’s troops advanced towards the rebel capital, Benghazi, Saif al-Islam, his son, told “traitors and mercenaries” to flee the country or face the consequences.
“We don’t want to kill, we don’t want revenge, but you, traitors, mercenaries, you have committed crimes against the Libyan people,” he said, in an interview. “Leave, go in peace to Egypt.” Asked about continuing British and French attempts to persuade the United Nations Security Council to impose a no-fly zone, he answered: “Military operations are over. Within 48 hours everything will be finished. Our forces are almost in Benghazi. Whatever the decision, it will be too late.”
The failure on Tuesday by the G8 group of nations to agree military intervention in Libya is said to have “perplexed” Downing Street. An immediate decision was opposed by China and Russia but even the United States failed to come out in support of the idea.
At Prime Minister’s Questions, David Cameron told MPs: “Every world leader has said that Gaddafi should go, that his regime is illegitimate and if at the end of this he is in place that will send a terrible message not just to people in Libya but to others across the region who want to see greater democracy, greater openness in their societies.”……..Read More
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