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Airstrikes Destroy 30 Percent Of Gadhafi's Weapons
CBS News ^ | April 5, 2011

Posted on 04/05/2011 9:12:26 AM PDT by Fennie

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The international aerial onslaught against Moammar Gadhafi's forces has destroyed 30 percent of Libya's military capability, a senior NATO official said Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airstrikes; islam; libya; nato; noflyzone

1 posted on 04/05/2011 9:12:28 AM PDT by Fennie
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To: Fennie

We could have bought his entire military for what we spent killing obsolete junk with million dollar missiles


2 posted on 04/05/2011 9:13:59 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Fennie

Waste of money. There are no good guys there.


3 posted on 04/05/2011 9:15:12 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Fennie

Somebody needs to explain to our President what enforcing a No Fly Zone really means. China, Russia, India, now Brazil are complaining that the US is not abiding by the original intent of the UN resolution.


4 posted on 04/05/2011 9:21:04 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Fennie

a war which has no congressional approval, a war which has nothing to do with us or NATO.

Now who should be up for war crimes here.

Notice we don’t see any not one innocent person killed on our TV’s and yet when Bush went in to war with the votes from congress then we saw all the time dead civilians.

The GOP sinless cowards couldn’t even demand he get back form his vacation when he started this war so no doubt they will not do anything about this illegal war.
Infact it was some on the left who had more balls to point out that congress was ignored than the cowardly GOP.


5 posted on 04/05/2011 9:21:42 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: silverleaf

Just 30 percent, huh?

Well, that’s what you get when the Community Organizer-In-Chief is involved.

I’ll bet that Goofy is rolling on the floor of his tent, laughing his a$$ off.


6 posted on 04/05/2011 9:23:43 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: tsowellfan

so is the Arab league which our media ignore , so has Turkey a NATO member,
NATO was not attacked and therefore they have no right to be bombing a country which has nothing to do with them

Will the UN demand that those leaders including obama be brought forward for war crimes?

Nah course not.

Our media have done yet again a damn good job of covering for this illegal war and for their messiah.

Bush goes to congress to start a war and gets slammed off the media
Obama goes to Rio on vacation and to do a deal for Soros and Petrobas and he gets away with this war.

SICKENING


7 posted on 04/05/2011 9:24:30 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Fennie

Face it: Khadaffi had just defeated Bork Obunga and America has just lost another war. Drudge is reporting US forces backing of this one and the stuff you’re reading is typical of the way losers describe military losses which aren’t quite calamitous enough to result in demands for unconditional surrender and their countries being occupied. In other words, we’re seeing the sort of language Persians used to describe the failed campaigns of Darius and Xerxes into Greece.


8 posted on 04/05/2011 9:26:09 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: manc

I heard a report on the radio very early this morning that the bombings are starting to backfire as more and more Libyans begin to rally around Gadaffi. I have not seen any such report online yet.


9 posted on 04/05/2011 9:26:48 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan
I heard a report on the radio very early this morning that the bombings are starting to backfire as more and more Libyans begin to rally around Gadaffi

Gee, who didn't see that one coming? /s

10 posted on 04/05/2011 9:28:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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and he is still in power, and they are still fighting each other....so, exactly what did all this false bravado accomplish?


11 posted on 04/05/2011 9:30:14 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: Fennie

Soooo, we blew up weapons but no civilians were killed? I find all this “scrubbed” editorializing just too hard to not read. America has no dog in this fight unless it’s regime change but regime change to whom? Worse shar’ia law screw nuts and totus can claim he staved off a, “possible massive slaughter?” No arab in their right mind will...wait maybe totus should take a nice open convertible drive on a vistory parade in Tripoli to speak with_____ (name your terrorist thug new dictator Jew hater).


12 posted on 04/05/2011 9:32:40 AM PDT by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: tsowellfan

does not surprise me.

We have had reports that Bin Ladens cronies are on the rebels side, we have seen them shouting allah akbar but no we take their side in a war which has nothing to do with us and we still have the dopes on the right defending this war whilst ignoring the facts and how this is illegal.

Now we have the UN taking the side of muslims who have just killed over a 1,000 Christians this weekend, yes a weekend and they are not defended.

The whole world is in turmoil and still the GOP stay silent for the most part.
THIS IS PATHETIC

And why are the media being allowed to get away with their blatant bias, ? The GOP should be telling the media on live camera how biased they are and how they are not covering certain issues which harm obama .

There is no way this is all a coincidence since bozo the clown got into power either IMHO.


13 posted on 04/05/2011 9:33:18 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: raygunfan

I think Iraq/Saddam and Libya/Kadhaffi are not comparable.


14 posted on 04/05/2011 9:34:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Fennie

Why has the House not initiated impeachment proceedings? Why are the troops not refusing illegal orders? Instead they are acting as the private thugs and mercenaries of Barak Obama and his personal agenda, on the taxpayer dime and with tax-payed military equipment that was meant for the defense of the United States.


15 posted on 04/05/2011 9:34:59 AM PDT by Liberty1970 (Liberty, not License. Freedom, not Slavery.)
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To: manc

I agree


16 posted on 04/05/2011 9:35:22 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Karliner

indeed.
We’ve have just seen a 1,000 Christians get killed in the ivory coast off muslims.
We never saw any rebels being killed or innocent people killed on a mass scale in Libya and notice how the media does not show any innocent people being killed by our bombs?

Compare that to Iraq and Afghanistan under Bush, Hell we don’t even hear about the kidnapped soldier off the Taliban while their messiah is in power.

So what we have is real mass slaughter off muslims and the Un and obama takes their side.
We go to war while he goes on vacation to Rio and makes a deal for Soros and Petrobas for what ?
NOTHING UNLESS THIS IS TO HELP BIN LADENS MEN of which we are doing


17 posted on 04/05/2011 9:37:50 AM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: Fennie

The West should stay out of this and allow African leaders to solve their own problem. Unfortunately, Obama agrees with me, and Kenya is part of Africa.


18 posted on 04/05/2011 9:42:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Liberty1970

>Why has the House not initiated impeachment proceedings?

because doing so would push 0bama’s popularity rating from 40% to 70%.


19 posted on 04/05/2011 9:50:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Liberty1970

>Why has the House not initiated impeachment proceedings?

because doing so would push 0bama’s popularity rating from 40% to 70%.


20 posted on 04/05/2011 9:50:00 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Liberty1970

>Why has the House not initiated impeachment proceedings?

because doing so would push 0bama’s popularity rating from 40% to 70%.


21 posted on 04/05/2011 9:50:12 AM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: All

And yet the rebels can’t win a battle. They were just pushed out of Brega AGAIN.

Plus, the lefty Guardian, one of the cheerleaders for this adventure, has an article up that NATO doesn’t have enough strike aircraft.

Two days after taking over from the US, and the Euros are exposed as toothless.


22 posted on 04/05/2011 9:53:16 AM PDT by nyc1
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To: Frantzie

Why are we fighting for al queada? I heard we threw our Yemen President (ally) under the bus and are now taking the side of al queada in Yemen !! You can’t make this up!Do these idiots know al queada killed 2700 at the WTC and Pentagon and killed 13 and wounded 40 soldiers at Ft hood? Are we nuts??


23 posted on 04/05/2011 10:08:38 AM PDT by suzynrogers
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To: Fennie
Airstrikes Destroy 30 Percent Of Gadhafi's Weapons
On the other hand, the real story might be - "70 Percent of Gadhafi's Weapons Survive Airstrikes."
24 posted on 04/05/2011 10:15:09 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Fennie

30% of Daffy’s toys destroyed.... I’m beginning to feel sorry for him


25 posted on 04/05/2011 10:23:20 AM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: Fennie

Those amazing flying Libyan Tanks?
And no one but Fox DARES to call out Obama’s “No-Fly Zone” lie?


26 posted on 04/05/2011 10:39:56 AM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: tsowellfan
Somebody needs to explain to our President what enforcing a No Fly Zone really means.

Indeed.

27 posted on 04/05/2011 10:42:04 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama will be president until Fri, Jan 20, 2017.)
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To: oh8eleven
>>>>>>>On the other hand, the real story might be - "70 Percent of Gadhafi's Weapons Survive Airstrikes." <<<<<<

During attack on Serbia in 1999, afer 78 days and 31,000 sorties USAF/NATO destroyed 14 (fourteen) Serbian tanks.

They were busy hitting microwave ovens with cruise missiles and bombing wooden decoys to shreds.

Of course, they were also busy bombing real targets - hospitals, bridges, farmer markets, passenger trains, tv station and other targets of opportunity that could not shoot back.

The same pattern emerges in aggression on Libya. USAF/NATO are bombing civilan targets and poisoning Libyan landscape with depleted uranium.

The claim that NATO destroyed 30% of Libya military is laughable - they even do not know where is 32nd brigade.

It seems they make calculation based on number of wooden and inflatable decoys and junk hardware destroyed so far.

The real NATO adversaries are taking notes and arming up. That's the real consequence.

28 posted on 04/05/2011 10:50:34 AM PDT by DTA (CENTCOM vs. AFRICOM)
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To: DTA
The real NATO adversaries are taking notes and arming up.
There it is. Where's Code Pink when you need them?
29 posted on 04/05/2011 11:02:59 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Karliner
Soooo, we blew up weapons but no civilians were killed?

Khaddafi just needs to hire the right PR guy. Everybody knows bombs are naturally attracted to wedding parties!

30 posted on 04/05/2011 11:38:51 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: tsowellfan

“Days not weeks” he said.


31 posted on 04/05/2011 12:07:45 PM PDT by freebird5850 (Of course Obama loves his country...it's just that Sarah Palin loves mine!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Fennie.
The international aerial onslaught against Moammar Gadhafi's forces has destroyed 30 percent of Libya's military capability, a senior NATO official said Tuesday.
And the whole population of Libya is, what, 8 million? And the landscape is barren. And most of the powers of NATO are involved directly or indirectly in this mess. And this has been going on for a couple of weeks? Yeah, 30 percent sounds just about right. That number will be a comfort to NATO when Gaddafy wraps up his ground war in a few weeks, takes NATO captives as he recaptures all Libyan territory, and EU diplomats have to make obeisance in order to get the oil flowing again.

Obama's going to pants our NATO allies, and it will happen soon.


33 posted on 04/05/2011 4:23:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

Time to sell k-duck some more weapons.


34 posted on 04/05/2011 4:41:40 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: bigheadfred

:’) Or give them to him. Or maybe he only needs ammo.


35 posted on 04/05/2011 6:10:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

might as well make a buck

been going about this all wrong

a self-fulfilling profitcy


36 posted on 04/05/2011 6:14:15 PM PDT by bigheadfred (Beat me, Bite me...Make Me Write Bad Checks)
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To: bigheadfred

Good idea.


37 posted on 04/05/2011 6:53:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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