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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:19 AM
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Sounding more and more like early Iraq....
Strike on Gadhafi compound badly damages buildings

By KARIN LAUB and DIAA HADID, Associated Press 1 hr 51 mins ago
TRIPOLI, Libya NATO airstrikes targeted the center of Moammar Gadhafi's seat of power early Monday, unleashing guided bombs that destroyed a multistory library and office in his compound and badly damaged a reception hall for visiting dignitaries.
A security official said four people were slightly hurt. Dust was still rising from the rubble when reporters arrived at the scene after midnight.
Gadhafi's whereabouts at the time of the attack on his sprawling Bab al-Aziziya compound were unclear. He has made infrequent public appearances in Tripoli during the fighting that broke out in February between his forces and rebel groups.
The strike on the compound a military base where Gadhafi maintains an official residence was a sign of mounting pressure on the regime. While NATO said the site was targeted as a military command post, it also delivered a strong message to the embattled leader that the alliance is widening its range of targets.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/ml_libya


Remember the "decapitation" strikes that started that war?
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piratefish08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:20 AM
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1. what the fuck happened to 'days, not weeks' ??
wasn't that the battle cry going in?

whatever.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:49 AM
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8. they were channeling rumsfeld.
they should have switched the station.
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MilesColtrane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:59 AM
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10. "days, not weeks" referred to transfer of the campaign's command, not US involvement.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 12:07 PM by MilesColtrane
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:04 PM
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18. I can't believe anyone actually believed that. We will be there for years.
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:20 AM
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2. sounds nothing like early Iraq.

except that bombs are bombs.


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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:23 AM
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3. Yeah, I hope Gaddafi's kids don't eat out any time soon
so we don't bomb innocent restaurant diners.
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:27 AM
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4. more hand wringing? and yet our rebels have made excellent progress
they are locking up the towns surrounding tripoli, and getting stronger each passing hour.
i commend thier bravery.
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:44 AM
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7. "our rebels"???
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:51 AM
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9. Weird, isn't it?
Well, since they are fighting for "our oil", I guess it is "our rebels".

We have fallen completely down the rabbit hole.

Sometimes I wonder if this is still DU.
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meow mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:02 PM
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12. right, the ones which we are helping.. which puts us on the same side.
=)
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:58 PM
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15. yeah, "our rebels", you know... these guys:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:28 AM
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5. Sounds pretty humanitarian to me.
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CelticThunder Donating Member (460 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:42 AM
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6. Would it be so "humanitarian" if it was *Bush's* war?
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:25 PM
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13. Perhaps I should have added the sarcasm thing.
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arbusto_baboso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:01 PM
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11. All I have to add is that we also bombed a library.
If that isn't sadly symbolic of what America has become, then I don't know what is.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:49 PM
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14. So, when do we get past the "shock & awe" and on to the "Mission Accomplished" scene?
They've already started the cuts in spending to pay for their latest "smoke 'em out" neo-lib adventure.
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BlueJac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:14 PM
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16. WTF has happened to the so called liberals...........
Bush like to me
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krabigirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:04 PM
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19. yep. very sad.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:01 PM
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17. K&R n/t
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