Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Saif al-Islam's boasting not confirmed by facts on the ground

Okay, maybe al-Jazeera is too biased against the Gaddafi regime to credibly report facts on the ground.  But this time the information is also confirmed by Russian and Iranian sources (nevermind the entire Western press corps): the Gaddafi compound in Tripoli has been taken and pro-Gaddafi forces appear to be on the retreat.

Whatever the possible tactical moves, there is exactly zero evidence that Saif al-Islam's boasting about 'having lured the insurgency into a trap" has any factual basis.  It appears that both sides are equally unable to say anything truthful about what is happening on the ground, nevermind what might happen tomorrow.

As I said many times before, I am not at all a Libya specialists and I don't know this country at all, so it is particularly frustrating to deal with a deluge of lies from both sides.

Has any of you found some halfway decent information source about what is happening in Libya?


The Saker