Skip to comments.NATO Strike Kills 12 Libyan Rebels in Misurata (Oooops! NATO hits their Al-Qaeda Allies)
Posted on 04/27/2011 3:45:34 PM PDT by tobyhill
NATO warplanes attacked a rebel position on the front lines of this besieged city here on Wednesday, killing 12 fighters in what the rebels called a friendly fire accident.
The rebels, who did not want to be identified for security reasons, were at first reluctant to admit the accident had occurred, not wanting to discourage further strikes against the forces of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. The pace of NATO strikes had picked up noticeably in recent days, after rebel leaders complained of a lack of support in the weeks after the United States turned over operational control of the air campaign to NATO at the end of March.
The airstrike hit a salt factory in the Qasr Ahmed neighborhood at 4:30 p.m. local time. The rebels had been using it as a forward position since at least yesterday, they said, and had notified NATO of their presence there. In early April, NATO admitted its warplanes twice hit rebel positions, killing more than a dozen men, and expressed regret after the second.
NATO could not be immediately reached for comment on this latest incident.
At a remote border crossing in the countrys mountainous southwest, rebels worked feverishly to build defenses as Colonel Qaddafis forces bore down on them, Reuters reported. The rebels had seized the crossing last week, allowing them to resupply rebel-held towns and cities that have been running short of food, fuel, water and medical supplies in a siege imposed by the government forces in early April.
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Time to head home. They’ve caused enough mischief.
Do not know if having NATO on your side is more dangerous then being its enemy.
you know why the hell are the GOP not shouting about how we are helping Bin ladens men and sending them money.
THIS IS NUTS.
we know the corrupt biased media will nto do their job but look at Trump.
He forced the issue and had the media cover it and this is what the GOP needs to start doing instead of sitting on their cowardly arses all the time.
Looking at a Libyan (or anyone else, for that matter,) it’s easy to tell if he’s a rebel:
See the way he walks down the street
Watch the way he shuffles his feet
And my he holds his head up high
When he goes walking by
(That should make it Crystal Clear)
Rebel Rebel you tore your dress
Rebel Rebel your face is a mess
Just killing people no one else was killing.
“Time to head home. Theyve caused enough mischief.”
I’m with you. No blood for oil. LOL.
Muzzies - Kill ‘em all. Let GOD sort them out.
nah, just less of them when the real war starts.... islam is a cancer.........
Maybe NATO got confused and thought it was bombing an Al Qaeda position.
“Days not weeks!” - 0bungle
How could they get confused when the rebels had warned NATO they were using this building for forward spotting? Obviously some kind of slow relay of messages problem.
NATO and 0baMao created a stalemate condition between the two sides insuring the maximum death and destruction of both combatants and non-combatants.
We’re from NATO, and we’re here to help.
My comment was sarcasm referencing the fact that some of the rebels elsewhere have been identified as Al Qaeda or Muslim Brotherhood and we find ourselves sometimes serving as their airforce.
Without competent US leadership (and let’s face it, NATO IS the US), they are as dangerous to themselves as they are to the enemy.
I saw this link when I read the rest of this long article. I also saw that rebels in the west control the mountain towns of Zintan and Nalut, and are fighting to keep the border there with Tunisia open for resupply purposes. The link is an interview with Qadaffi’s daughter, a lawyer. She volunteered to serve on Saddam Husseins trial team. The link does not say so, but I read elsewhere that Q assigned her to keep an eye on one of the sons who had a tendency to get wild on Europe trips.
I think this puts the total at about fifty, now, of “civilians” NATO has killed while “protecting civilians”.
Some of the European are hell bent on killing the colonel and his family. The Misses had better watch where she parks her body to sleep.
Europeans are taking the world to war again. Got rolling big time when Ghadafi demanded millions or billions to prevent him from overrunning Europe with black Africans (his words). Think that woke up the euro weenies. The problem now is that they are a bunch of weenies who could not even hold a Mediterranean Island, let alone an African country.
Breaking News. NATO led by Curly, Larry and Moe.
Yo JAHA, long time... You do make some good points. Hell even the Italians got into the act....heheh.
The Italian mob is more dangerous then the Italian military.
What this war needs is more friendly fire on the other side.
Naturally, I’ll refrain from typing what immediately came to mind. ;’)
You know very well that if it’s b-t enough, you can always PM me.
It’s part of my “I’m going to Disneyworld” thing. ;’)
So, nothing bloodthirsty for a while? That’s not like you, Civ. Where are you going with this? After Disneyworld, I mean. I’m going to miss your calling for rolling heads.
I won’t do it until it’s time to celebrate. And then I’ll probably “do” some other place, like, oh, I dunno, maybe a big city with some major museums?
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