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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:32 AM
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Libya: Gaddafi may be targeted, UK ministers suggest
Source: BBC

March 21 2011 Last updated at 09:33 GMT

William Hague has said the goal of air strikes in Libya is to protect civilians - amid suggestions Col Muammar Gaddafi could be targeted.

The UK foreign secretary said he would not "speculate on the targets" but said it "all depends on how people behave".

The UN authorised "all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians.

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said it would be "unwise" to target Col Gaddafi but UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said it could be a possibility.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12802749
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 05:51 AM
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1. I quoted from a live interview
Your own link actually says "he would not "speculate on the targets" but said it "all depends on how people behave".
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:10 AM
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2. You were paraphrasing "news analysts", who are just speculating.
They're not the ones who make the decisions.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:13 AM
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3. With the best will in the world
unless you are here in the UK at present you know that you cannot access our home channels - only world services. If for example you go for bbc.co.uk you definately don't get there - I've tried that from abroad and it don't work.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:19 AM
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4. LOL I get Sky News and BBC World
Sky News is exactly the same here as it is there and BBC World is less UK-centric and actually more focused on what's going on all over the World.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:33 AM
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5. Sky News: Gaddafi 'Legitimate Target', Says Britain's Defense Secretary & Senior UK Military Source
11:34am UK, Monday March 21, 2011
Sophy Ridge, political correspondent

Liam Fox has sparked ructions in the coalition of countries fighting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi by suggesting he is a "legitimate target".

The Defence Secretary was directly contradicted by the US who stressed no one is "going after" the Libyan leader.

The UN resolution allows "all necessary measures" to protect Libyan civilians, but does not mention regime change and rules out a foreign occupation.

=snip=

And a senior UK military source has now told Sky News that, as the head of the Libyan forces, Col Gaddafi is a "legitimate military target".

Full article: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Libya-Liam-...
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:53 AM
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6. Now keep an eye on the BBC
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 06:55 AM by dipsydoodle
LATEST:

The Chief of the Defence staff, Gen Sir David Richards, says Colonel Gaddafi is 'absolutely not' a target for military action.

That's on the LBN banner seconds ago - should go into full narrative soon.

edit : already updated.

The head of Britain's armed forces has told the BBC that Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi is "absolutely not" a target for military action.

Gen Sir David Richards said that was "not allowed" under the UN resolution authorising military action to protect civilians in Libya.

Defence Secretary Liam Fox has said targeting Gaddafi could "potentially be a possibility" .

But the US Defence Secretary said that would be "unwise".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-12802749

Fox should try speaking out of his mouth for a change.
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