Skip to comments.NATO Says It Cannot Stop Shelling Of Libyan City
Posted on 04/19/2011 11:03:36 AM PDT by edpc
TRIPOLI, Libya NATO military commanders conceded Tuesday they are unable to stop Moammar Gadhafi's shelling of the rebel-held city of Misrata, where hospitals are overwhelmed with casualties, while Britain said it will dispatch senior military officers to advise the opposition.
Misrata, Libya's third-largest city, has been under siege for nearly two months, with rebels holding on to seaside positions in the port area. In recent days, Libyan troops have pounded the city with shells and rockets.
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It’s all over but the slinking away.
What a horribly sad joke...
Commander Obama is an idiot.
hooray for War by Committee
And those boots on the ground Obama said would never be there, were announced today, as “Advisors”.
We live in the world of Orwell now, and I just cannot fathom why our supposedly unbiased media isn’t calling Obama out on this.
Kaddafi had nearly won the war. It would have been over weeks ago, if not for these jerks.
And with far fewer casualties.
And they already had oil deals with Kaddafi. Do they really think the Muslim Brotherhood will give them better deals?
I understand why Obama is in this—he loves Muslim terrorists. But I can’t imagine what Sarkozy and Cameron are smoking.
Psst .....NATO is impotent. Sad to say, but true.
Have they tried surrender?
What - counter-battery fire doesn’t work anymore?
Well, fathom it. The news media's only purpose is to promote the goals of big government socialism. All else is dressing to help sell their product to the masses.
What I don't understand is how they have been so successful keeping alternative worldviews out of their newsrooms.
Time to scrap NATO. It has long lived past it’s usefulness.................
Then Obama recklessly thrust the US into an illegal war while sucking in allies France and Britain, started a massacre, created a civil war, stuck NATO in a hopeless situation and made it look weak and ineffective and slimes off to play golf.
Is that true? I haven't seen much news today...
Lyndon Baines Obama is on the frigging march...
“What I don’t understand is how they have been so successful keeping alternative worldviews out of their newsrooms.”
Not really that hard when you understand that:
1)Most big media types are themselves Unionized.
2) Most big-media newsrooms are over-run by radical gays. At some local outlets, you cannot even get hired if you AREN’T gay.
One article here a couple of years ago noted that 58% of the staffers at NBC-News New York were gay, lesbian, bi, or transgendered.
The US population is TWO percent.
You think those views are over-represented in today’s media?
How in the hell does one have air superiority over the battlespace, and not have the ability to destroy artillery??
Big government socialism is the overarching theme, the only other two specific issues they seem care about are gay and feminist causes.
FNC has shown there is a huge underserved market of normal people out there, so the leftwing media's goal is ideological, not monetary. I'm surprised the ideologues have held off newroom reforms as long as they have.
We are clearly looking at a mental disorder here. Psychological counseling sessions most often begin with I cant stop (fill in the blank). I need help. I think as a first step we need to send NATO military aid in the form of cases of Depends for their leading generals and politicians. They likely have a problem with their urination and defecation, which is causing an embarrassment.
Dumbest CIC = dumbest war
Obama makes a laughingstock out of the United States.
And with Turkey going even further Islamic, it’s going to get even harder for NATO to work effectively.
“How in the hell does one have air superiority over the battlespace, and not have the ability to destroy artillery??”
Rules of engagement....
There’s a shock!
Without infantry backed armor, air superiority can’t stop arty.
and trying to take out three men mortar units is just peeing in the wind. Not to mention small rocket launchers on pick up trucks moving all the time. Smart bombs are designed to use on stationary target and very slow moving ones.
(Or should that be Holy Arclight ...)
“senior officers to advise the rebels.”
I saw, Chaps - bend over, grab your ankles, and kiss your a** goodbye.
Holy Counterbattery fire, Batman, whatever shall we do?
(Or should that be Holy Arclight ...)
Call Mr. Spooky or Mr. Spectre.
Or would that be politically incorrect?
Ronald Reagan is credited with bringing about the collapse of the Warsaw Pact. Baraq Obama will be credited with bringing about the collapse of NATO.
I’m not being a smartass here, but i don’t follow. Are you saying infantry has to go in and take out the crews before we can drop a JDAM on their positions? I thought that was the whole point of developing precision munitions.
Time to send WEasley Clark in and bomb ‘em from 30,000 feet.. He’s experienced. :-)
U.N. says 20 children killed in Misrata
Toothless bastards,, Obama, biden, The UN, NATO, and all the rest of the orgs. that profess liberty and justice for all while they stab each other and us in the back.
>> Obama makes a laughingstock out of the United States.
Only of himself.
Unfortunatly, that POS is the representative of the US.
It is hard to take.
He talks on TV or appears in video clips. The TV gets turned off at my house.
What´s wrong with letting islamists kill islamists? Too much practice?
I sit by the TV with channel changer in hand and ready to strike at a moments notice. Whey I hear that idiots name or see a video of him, I immediately go to an alternative channel. Only way to watch TV until at least Jan. 2013.
Artillery covers everything from mortars to rail guns. The smaller, self propelled guns and rocket launchers can shoot and scoot. Hide an a small building or a clump of trees. A favorite trick is to put them in the street next to a school or hospital, makes great news footage to have dead kids as collateral damage on the evening news. Israel is all but powerless to stop the mobile launchers that plague them.
These aren’t fixed arty positions that are easily spotted. If the jetjockeys get too trigger happy, you end up hitting friendlies as well as bad guys, saw that several times a couple weeks ago.
LOL, my hubby won’t even watch the news anymore for fear he won’t hit the remote quick enough.
My 80 year old father doesn’t want O’s name, whatever it really is, mentioned at family gatherings. Said he didn’t fight in a war to have communists take over anyway.
It works if you have the means to fix the exact coordinates of the enemy batteries, some of which are probably self-propelled and can be rapidly repositioned. Then you need weapons that can reach the target and destroy it. I'm just guessing but it seems they could try infiltrating Ghadaffi’s line at night with small teams of saboteurs to kill the gun crews and destroy the artillery and launchers.
Point taken. I automatically think of big guns when someone says artillery. I guess we have no Apache gunships in theater, as we’ve gotten pretty good at tagging “shoot and scoot”-ers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bring on some Hellfire!
France and Britain were pushing this not Urkel. He dithered and delayed doing anything until it was too late. He did not want this sideshow but was not strong enough to say “no”.
Dumbest War Ever.
Kinda like pistachios.
Bet you can’t shell just one.