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Strike on Gadhafi compound badly damages buildings
Yahoo ^ | 4/24/11 | Karin Laub and Diaa Hadid - Associated Press

Posted on 04/24/2011 8:34:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

TRIPOLI, Libya – NATO airstrikes targeted the center of Moammar Gadhafi's seat of power early Monday, destroying a multi-story library and office and badly damaging a reception hall for visiting dignitaries.

Gadhafi's whereabouts at the time of the attack on his sprawling Bab al-Azizya compound were unclear. A security official at the scene said four people were lightly hurt.

Monday's strike came after Gadhafi's forces unleashed a barrage of shells and rockets at the besieged rebel city of Misrata, in an especially bloody weekend that left at least 32 dead and dozens wounded.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: compound; damages; gadhafi; libya; noflyzone; quagmire; strike; warpowers

1 posted on 04/24/2011 8:34:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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EDITOR'S NOTE: PICTURE TAKEN ON GUIDED GOVERNMENT TOUR A Libyan soldier talks on a mobile phone at the Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli April 25, 2011. NATO forces flattened a building inside Muammar Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound early on Monday, in what a press official from Gaddafi's government said was an attempt on the Libyan leader's life. REUTERS/Louafi Larbi


2 posted on 04/24/2011 8:37:37 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
This is NOT part of the war on terror.

This is Hussein's war in Libya -- conducted for his own murky purposes.

3 posted on 04/24/2011 8:38:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

You mean he’s not a ‘latter day Thomas Jefferson’ taking it to the Tripoli pirates? ;-]


4 posted on 04/24/2011 8:40:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Part of a damaged building in Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli is seen in this still image taken from video footage April 25, 2011. NATO forces flattened the building inside the compound early on Monday, in what a press official from Gaddafi's government said was an attempt on the Libyan leader's life. The sign reads, "After strike on Bab al-Aziziya". REUTERS/Libya TV via Reuters TV


5 posted on 04/24/2011 8:41:41 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Strike on Gadhafi compound badly damages empty buildings


6 posted on 04/24/2011 8:43:55 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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Air strike flattens building in Gaddafi compound
Reuters - Lin Noueihed
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110425/wl_nm/us_libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – NATO forces flattened a building inside Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound early Monday, in what a press official from Gaddafi’s government said was an attempt on the Libyan leader’s life.

Firefighters were still working to extinguish flames in a part of the ruined building a few hours after the attack, when foreign journalists were brought to the scene in Tripoli.

The press official, who asked not to be identified, said 45 people were hurt in the strike, 15 of them seriously, and some were still missing. That could not be independently confirmed.

Gaddafi’s compound has been struck before, but NATO forces appear to be stepping up the pace of strikes in Tripoli in recent days. A target nearby, which the government called a car park but which appeared to cover a bunker, was hit two days ago.

The United States, Britain and France say they will not stop their air campaign over Libya until Gaddafi leaves power.


7 posted on 04/24/2011 8:44:52 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative
Damn! I just put in a new carpet too.

Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's office in his immense Tripoli residence was destroyed in an air strike early Monday, said a Libyan official accompanying journalists at the scene. (AFP/File/Filippo Monteforte)


8 posted on 04/24/2011 8:48:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Paleo Conservative

They’re going to make a further mess of this whole Libya thing. This is Obamas war and we need to get out of there...yesturday.


9 posted on 04/24/2011 8:49:17 PM PDT by caww
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To: Paleo Conservative

They’re going to make a further mess of this whole Libya thing. This is Obamas war and we need to get out of there...yesturday.


10 posted on 04/24/2011 8:49:30 PM PDT by caww
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To: NormsRevenge
Illegal war and murder by the democrat party.
11 posted on 04/24/2011 8:50:42 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: NormsRevenge

That is one sickly looking cuss! What a putrid appearance.


12 posted on 04/24/2011 8:54:04 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

He’s as fugly as they come.


13 posted on 04/24/2011 8:58:22 PM PDT by unkus
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To: org.whodat

“Illegal war and murder by the democrat party.”

The lack of coverage, and faked outrage after YEARS of open Bush hatred proves that NOTHING, not even war and Murder, is now illegal if Done-While-Democrat.

And you thought 1984 was just a book?


14 posted on 04/24/2011 9:10:49 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You Can Only Lead A Lib To The Truth, You Can't Make It Think...)
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To: unkus

You can say that again!


15 posted on 04/24/2011 9:13:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.
...destroying a multi-story library and office and badly damaging a reception hall for visiting dignitaries... strike came after Gadhafi's forces unleashed a barrage of shells and rockets at the besieged rebel city of Misrata, in an especially bloody weekend that left at least 32 dead and dozens wounded.
During the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, did the partisan media shills continuously refer to "Iraqi government forces" and "Iraqi armed forces" and "Iraqi army", etc?


16 posted on 04/24/2011 9:15:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: tcrlaf
What is funny is they keep scratching their heads and saying it really looked good on paper. The ragtags will be gone in hours if the tribes join the fight, that is what has the British and french shaking in their boots.
17 posted on 04/24/2011 9:16:17 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: NormsRevenge
Hey, ho, BHO. Why kill kids with our ammo?


18 posted on 04/24/2011 9:16:48 PM PDT by garjog
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To: SunkenCiv

Do you think they gave Gaddafi a heads up and got him out of there beforehand? I do. Meaning did NATO or whoever called the bombing.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 9:19:46 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I never imagined that I would ever loathe someone like I do him. There are no words.


20 posted on 04/24/2011 9:24:20 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

The more we see the truth of how International Leadership conducts itself the easier it is to find them all rather disgusting. There is so much happening behind the scenes and you can bet keeping the American people from revolting is a big part of the equation they consider in the decisions being made. They are banking on our tolerance and it’s working in their favor.


21 posted on 04/24/2011 9:55:47 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

I’m afraid you’re right. I think the tolerance is going to end badly. There will be fewer and fewer public appearances made by most politicians.


22 posted on 04/24/2011 10:01:51 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus
There will be fewer and fewer public appearances made by most politicians.

Yep! Can't say I'd blame them either.

23 posted on 04/24/2011 10:43:41 PM PDT by caww
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To: NormsRevenge

Even I’m starting think there’s a some crazy conspiracy ‘military industrial complex’...haha...because what reason other than selling missiles could we possibly have there?...it’s not like we’re ever going to get oil from this place w/ the strategy we’re using. Might as well be throwing dollars in the fire.


24 posted on 04/25/2011 12:20:32 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: unkus
North end of a south bound camel
25 posted on 04/25/2011 12:34:20 AM PDT by spokeshave (Obamas approval ratings are so low, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the USA.)
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To: All; NormsRevenge
Smells like an assassination attempt on Gaddafi.

We're not after "regime change" though! No sir!

26 posted on 04/25/2011 1:52:41 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: NormsRevenge
When Obama ticks off enough Arab leaders because he lies about what NATO is doing then they will just pull another Carter years and stop selling us oil.

Get ready for $7 a gallon and odd/even days.

27 posted on 04/25/2011 3:46:04 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: NormsRevenge

Christian Amonpour needs a shave...


28 posted on 04/25/2011 4:27:39 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: NormsRevenge
"We're not going to baby sit a civil war".

-Barack Hussein Obama

29 posted on 04/25/2011 4:32:44 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: tobyhill

Double dip before fall.

The company I work for has laid off 100 plus people in the last four months.

Hope and change may yet kill my job.


30 posted on 04/25/2011 4:34:41 AM PDT by PA-RIVER
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To: NormsRevenge

Killed a Library and wounded a few civilians...Good shootin’ boys...Wonder if they have any aspirin factories...


31 posted on 04/25/2011 5:13:17 AM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Barack Hussein Obama’s War On Libraries Continues....


32 posted on 04/25/2011 5:17:24 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: NormsRevenge

People are forgetting that his bunker has five floors beneath the ground and is designed to survive a nuclear attack.


33 posted on 04/25/2011 2:53:36 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: BenLurkin

0 is just making sure Qadaffi never pulls off another 9/11 /s


34 posted on 04/25/2011 4:11:33 PM PDT by omega4179 (Trump the fraud)
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To: caww

Since NATO probably is just as riddled as the US military with Muzzie spies and turncoats, maybe. But Gaddafy’s also got common sense, and probably a news channel feed.


35 posted on 04/25/2011 7:18:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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