Monday, March 7, 2011

Short news update about Libya

Al Jazeeraq just provided some juicy details about what happened to the British SAS in Libya: they landed in a miltiary helicopter in the middle of the night, but they were heard and rapidly surrounded. After a 10-15 minutes firefight they surrendered to the Libyans.

Frankly, I had a better opinion of the SAS. For the US Special Forces, such a SNAFU would be standard procedure, but for the Brits?

In the meantime, Obama is threatening the Libyan regime with a NATO intervention and with being prosecuted for their actions. I don't think bad old Barak is understanding that the Libya regime has bigger concerns right now than his threats.

As for the military measures, the Yanks are considering stuff like (in decreasing order of gravity) a no-fly zone, bombing Libyan runways or jamming regime signals.

Last thing: al-Jazeera is claiming that the Libyan anti-regime forces oppose an invasion, but are requesting a no-fly zone.

So far, the Empire is speaking about UNSC support for any action. I wonder if they would decide to ignore it like they did for the NATO war on Yugoslavia...

6 comments:

jack said...

SNAFU?

ProletarianRenegade said...

Obviously the SAS was trying to kill or knock off some of the rebel leaders, something Brian would support since the rebels are "counter-revolutionaries." Remember, the British government released a bona fide terrorist so that BP could get a sweetheart oil deal with Gaddafi's regime:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article6814939.ece

My video on Libya will be on my YT channel within 24 hours. I will probably make another one addressing this SAS business.

Anonymous said...

FYI
Diana Johnstone and Libya the new Kosovo?
http://www.counterpunch.org/johnstone03072011.html

Brian

Anonymous said...

'Obviously the SAS was trying to kill or knock off some of the rebel leaders, something Brian would support since the rebels are "counter-revolutionaries." '

Really PR thats a very desperate effort to spin the news to suit your agenda. So i will skip your video! LoL

Occams razor..they were there to aid the Bengahzi racists to form a new state in east libya, if not take over Libya

and yes they are counter revolutionaries...with a history of monarchism and jihadism

Brian

Anonymous said...

"Situation Normal, All F-d Up".... a similar situation to FUBAR...

F-ed Up Beyond All Recognition

I think the most striking thing about all these middle east 'revolutions' is the hidden western backing.... although the western powers appear to not have any control over Libya right now, and for the sake of the rebels, I hope they can get their people together, and not get ripped apart by divisions.

ProletarianRenegade said...

"Occams razor..they were there to aid the Bengahzi racists to form a new state in east libya, if not take over Libya"

That explains why the rebels arrested them and kicked them out, right? If someone ever gave you a razor to shave, you'd probably decapitate yourself by mistake.

You'll be happy to hear that your comrade Gaddafi says his crackdown on the rebels is like Israel's attack on Hamas: http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/gadhafi-crackdown-on-libya-revolt-is-like-israel-s-war-on-hamas-in-gaza-1.347662

At least he's being honest now Brian.