Skip to comments.NATO bombs Tripoli, sending Khadafy into rage
Posted on 06/18/2011 12:22:59 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar
Provoked by renewed daylight NATO bombing of his capital, Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy raged against the alliance yesterday, screaming his message and daring Western forces to keep it up.
Khadafy spoke in a telephone call that was piped through loudspeakers to a few thousand people demonstrating in Tripolis Green Square at the end of a day when NATO intensified bombing runs across the capital. State television carried the Khadafy message live, then repeated it a few minutes later.
NATO will be defeated, he yelled in a hoarse, agitated voice. They will pull out in defeat.
The sound of automatic weapons being fired defiantly into the air echoed through the square for hours as carloads of pro-Khadafy supporters, many with children in tow, crammed the streets leading to the plaza.
Although there was a large presence of police and soldiers in the square, many of those who were shooting wore civilian clothes.
Protesters and foreign journalists in the capital said it was one of the biggest such demonstrations since airstrikes began.
Everyone in Libya wants Colonel Khadafy, not some traitors, Rajab Hamman, a 51-year-old engineer from Tripoli, said in the square as another demonstrator shot a magazine load from an automatic rifle into the air a few steps away. These are the real, true Libyans, he said of the crowd.
East of Tripoli, Khadafys forces exchanged intense shelling with rebels who are slowly breaking the government siege on their western stronghold, the port city of Misurata.
Doctors at the Hikma hospital in Misurata said nine rebel fighters and a woman living near the battle were killed and 30 others were wounded. Government casualties were not known.
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These are friendly bombs. We are not engaged is Hostilities.
Colonel Khadafy can’t take a joke I guess. Cranky old fart!
Exactly so! What is he so mad about? Anyway, at least he doesn’t have to pay for all this uproar - the cost of this non-war is on the US taxpayer.
Being on the receiving end might just give him a different perspective, to his grief.
That’s right. He’s getting those bombs for free. We sent him over 100 cruise missiles at $1.2 million a crack and the ingrate chews us out for it.
The cost of rebuilding and paying for the people murdered by our bombs will be also.
Why is Libya being bombed? I keep hearing about the bombs but not the reason for doing so.
Libyan government has violated Al-Qaeda’s right to take power. It was against freedom and Obama couldn’t let them get away unpunished.
I was on an aircraft carrier in 1961 when we made a stop at Tripoli. Those who had liberty were warned to not take any cameras because they might be arrested or beaten by the people for taking pictures.
Fortunately, I had to stay aboard because I was on duty! The guys that did go ashore said it was a filthy place filled with extremely rude people who seemed to hate Americans and that everyone really smelled bad. The baggy pants the Libyans wore were termed “seven day shitters” because they smelled like diapers that hadn’t been changed for days.
Solution... Since it appears that those who now remain in Tripoli are the Gaddaffi loyalists, just use bombs or missiles to reduce the entire place to rubble.
"NATO will be defeated," he yelled in a hoarse, agitated voice. "They will pull out in defeat."NATO already has been defeated -- by Obama. Germany won't play, neither will some of the smaller players, the US is participating but paying very little attention to it (other than the political gamesmanship). Meanwhile the European Union is smoldering at the edges. Even if the UK and France wind up beating Gaddafy (and WTF is taking them so long? Kill him and get out!), do they really expect to get a better deal from a collection of Muzzie tribes and gangs who were only held together in the first place by Gaddafy? Oh yeah, this has been a great idea from the beginning.
The Western powers won’t like the guy who replaces him, and will come to perceive his reign as “The Golden Years.”
In time, they’ll come to see that this whole thing was a bad mistake.
By then, it’ll be too late, of course.
Major case of, “Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.”
Breaking news: nobama wipes his arse with Constitution. Film at 11.
Stop over in Tripoli. Nothing ever changes, including the “seven day shitters”. I was also there but more than fifty years ago. Those “shitters” were probably the same ones they were wearing back when I was there. Like I said, “nothing ever changes”. The place was a hell hole back when and is still the same. Definitely needs “cleansing”
Sounds like a “lovely” liberty port.
Meanwhile Obama’s brigade and the propaganda machine is steadily inserting rumors that its all Israels fault hoping Kdaffy will attack Israel.
People wonder why Obama has such a woody about the Libya thing, its because its a fan in front of a smouldering pile of oily rags and he hopes enough fanatics in a war rage will take out their anger against Israel.
One must never forget that Obama will never protect Israel, never give support or equipment willingly, because his Muslim faith demands that he must fight Israel.
For all of the world greatest problems all point back to Islam.
Obama would attack the RNC headquarters and Fox News with B-52’s if he could get away with it.
It's like 1979 all over again.
NATO may actually accomplish the feat of making Quaddafi into the underdog. Personally I hope he outlasts the illegitimate euros.
That is an aggressive action, not a defensive or protective action. (oh but shhhh, this is not a war btw)
And the cowards in Congress?....