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Libya Warplanes Bombing Tripoli-Resident
CNBC ^ | February 21, 2011

Posted on 02/21/2011 11:29:21 AM PST by Fennie

LONDON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Libyan warplanes were bombing indiscriminately across Tripoli on Monday, a resident of the Libyan capital told al Jazeera television in a live broadcast. "What we are witnessing today is unimaginable. Warplanes and helicopters are indiscriminately bombing one area after another. There are many, many dead," Adel Mohamed Saleh said. Saleh, who called himself a political activist, said the bombings had initially targeted a funeral procession. "Our people are dying. It is the policy of scorched earth," he said.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: libya

1 posted on 02/21/2011 11:29:26 AM PST by Fennie
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To: Fennie

Is this one of those flashback posts?


2 posted on 02/21/2011 11:31:36 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand)
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To: Fennie

Is this one of those flashback posts?


3 posted on 02/21/2011 11:31:36 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand)
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To: Fennie

This tactic, I believe, will fail. The army will decide this outcome, if it’s to be by force alone, not the Air Force.


4 posted on 02/21/2011 11:32:19 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Fennie

No independent verification - don’t we have spy satellites for this purpose?


5 posted on 02/21/2011 11:32:51 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Fennie

O’bummer administration studying the situation as not to allow a serious crisis to go to waste.


6 posted on 02/21/2011 11:33:41 AM PST by Razzz42
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To: Fennie
Bombing your own capital. Brilliant.

Hey, wait...I've got an idea...

;-)

7 posted on 02/21/2011 11:34:19 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Fennie

Don’t believe all you hear from a guy admitting to be a political activist describing what is going on, especially when he uses the words “indiscriminate bombing” in a city.

I will wait to see proof first.


8 posted on 02/21/2011 11:34:35 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: elhombrelibre

There are also reports of Libyan naval vessels firing at targets on the shore.


9 posted on 02/21/2011 11:34:56 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Truth29

They’re geo-synchronized. They may not be present over Libya. And if they are, we may not want to admit it.


10 posted on 02/21/2011 11:35:04 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Razzz42

They’re taking notes...............


11 posted on 02/21/2011 11:35:05 AM PST by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name. Want to have fun? Google your friend's names.....)
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To: Truth29
don’t we have spy satellites for this purpose?

They're tasked to whale migration and caribou counting

12 posted on 02/21/2011 11:35:05 AM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Fennie

Not to fear world global freedom loving comrades, just call in the UN Human Rights Commission

Oh wait, Libya is ON the UN Human Rights Commission, by popular vote of the UN membership

Guess they can investigate themselves

http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/05/13/us-rights-un-idUSTRE64C5DM20100513


13 posted on 02/21/2011 11:35:41 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: GeronL

I’ve seen them.


14 posted on 02/21/2011 11:35:53 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: Allegra

lol. Sounds like a plan coming together.


15 posted on 02/21/2011 11:35:53 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Allegra

“Excuse me mam, but I’m Special Agent Smith with the FBI and I would like a word with you on a recent posting at a site called Free...”


16 posted on 02/21/2011 11:37:16 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Fennie

Maybe they’ll hit Ali al-Megrahi’s house by accident.


17 posted on 02/21/2011 11:37:44 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Fennie

Send in code pink. Their contrast will stand out well from the air.


18 posted on 02/21/2011 11:38:37 AM PST by MaxMax
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To: Fennie
Blowing the $hit out of things from an aeriel mounted platform is fun as all get out, as long as you do not take a hit and land alive.
19 posted on 02/21/2011 11:38:45 AM PST by mmercier (walk from your machine)
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To: Abathar
LOL

I meant Caracas, silly! Yes, Caracas.

Why? What did you think I meant?

;-)

20 posted on 02/21/2011 11:39:38 AM PST by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: elhombrelibre

Loose Lips... !

BBC has the best coverage of this now. Evidently Moammar may be en route to Argentina.


21 posted on 02/21/2011 11:40:17 AM PST by golux
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To: Truth29
don’t we have spy satellites for this purpose?

They're being used to find the best snow cover for Michelle and the kids.

ML/NJ

22 posted on 02/21/2011 11:40:24 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: GeronL

Also seeing this: “Reports: Live rounds fired on protesters marching on Muammar Gaddafi’s compound in Libyan capital Tripoli”


23 posted on 02/21/2011 11:40:28 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: elhombrelibre

Not if the Air Force takes-out the Army first.


24 posted on 02/21/2011 11:43:34 AM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: smokingfrog

If that were possible, we wouldn’t have boots on the ground in Afghanistan.


25 posted on 02/21/2011 11:46:08 AM PST by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: elhombrelibre; Truth29

“They’re geo-synchronized”

no, they’re mostly not. geosync orbit is a long way up. Lower down is better.


26 posted on 02/21/2011 11:47:04 AM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Fennie

Would us do the same?


27 posted on 02/21/2011 12:03:22 PM PST by devistate one four ( AARP: Anti America Retired People Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: elhombrelibre

“They’re geo-synchronized.”

Uh, not all of them, they aren’t. Google “Molniya Orbit”.


28 posted on 02/21/2011 12:17:14 PM PST by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: the invisib1e hand

Let’s help them ‘all’ reload. If we can just get those clerics arguing over Ali or Mohamhead. The Shi-ite will hit the fan and perhaps fewer moslems will grow up older and wiser.


29 posted on 02/21/2011 12:23:10 PM PST by STD (Stock Up on Precious Metals While You Still Can)
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To: Fennie

I’ve been preoccupied with family stuff for the lasdt week so forgive me if I’m asking a dumb question but has anyone from the White House resident’s staff told Qadaffi to leave immediately yet?


30 posted on 02/21/2011 1:01:46 PM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Fennie

I’ve been preoccupied with family stuff for the last week so forgive me if I’m asking a dumb question but has anyone from the White House resident’s staff told Qadaffi to leave immediately yet?


31 posted on 02/21/2011 1:01:58 PM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: Fennie

Ghadafi celebrates Reagan’s 100th by re-bombing Tripoli.


32 posted on 02/21/2011 1:21:12 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Fennie

NEVER FORGET

.

The darling of CBS’ ‘60 Minutes’ =

GADDAFI’s Son

.

NEVER FORGET

.


33 posted on 02/21/2011 1:22:33 PM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: pgkdan
It's been reported (but denied) that he fled to Venezuela.

Colonel Gaddafi 'flees' to Venezuela as cities fall to protesters

34 posted on 02/21/2011 1:25:59 PM PST by smokingfrog ( BORN free - taxed to DEATH (and beyond) ...)
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To: Fennie

Any video of these airstrikes? I can’t believe it. It’s like a combination of Roshashanah and Christmas all rolled into one. Yippie!


35 posted on 02/21/2011 1:40:26 PM PST by STD (Stock Up on Precious Metals While You Still Can)
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To: smokingfrog

Just checked the great-circle route between Tripoli and Caracas, and it covers lots of international airspace over open ocean in the Mid-Atlantic. Now if we had a carrier nearby, maybe a diversion could be arranged and Qadaffy could take up residence in Noriega’s old cell for awhile.


36 posted on 02/21/2011 1:49:23 PM PST by Heatseeker (Elizabeth Cheney for President)
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To: Fennie

BBC

2141: Al-Arabiya is reporting that Col Gaddafi is to make an “imminent” speech, according to Reuters. No more details as yet.


37 posted on 02/21/2011 1:49:42 PM PST by Walmartian
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To: pgkdan

You haven’t missed a thing as far as this administration goes, we all are expecting a definitive statement as anytime now. }}chirp...chirp...chirp{{


38 posted on 02/21/2011 5:54:17 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Just to make sure that I understand you...obama broke his neck to get to a microphone to tell our ally Mubarek ( he may have been a s.o.b. but he was OUR s.o.b. as they say)to step down IMMEDIATELY but he can’t seem to find his voice as one of the most brutal and criminally evil dictators in the region is bombing his own citizens? You mean that obama can’t even say pretty please...stop using helicopter gun ships to kill civilians? Is that what you’re saying?


39 posted on 02/21/2011 6:44:44 PM PST by pgkdan (Protect and Defend America! End the practice of islam on our shores before it's too late!)
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To: pgkdan

I’m saying the US has invested a lot of money in the region and doesn’t want to make any hasty decisions, collateral damage not withstanding...

In other news, US oil reserves untapped or further explored continue that way.


40 posted on 02/21/2011 7:00:29 PM PST by Razzz42
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