Skip to comments.NATO Discusses Ground Operation, Libya Promises Hell
Posted on 05/07/2011 9:29:44 AM PDT by Fennie
The aerial bombardment of Libya has reached a dead end, which has intensified talk among NATO members about a possible land operation, a move that threatens to escalate massively the violence that already exists there.
The alliance's spokesman has admitted there is still little sign of progress for either side in the conflict, so there is a need for a new UN resolution to approve sending foreign troops in. In the meantime, civilian casualties from allied bombing continue to mount as fresh NATO air strikes have been heard in the Libyan capital overnight.
At a video conference with Russian students, a NATO spokesman revealed his organization's proposed solution: send in ground troops.
"The UN Security Council should adopt a new resolution on Libya. Resolution 1973 does not envisage land operations. We need a new resolution," professed James Appathurai.
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When we went to war for real against Iraq, we took 6 months and amassed over 200,000 troops and support.
If NATO tries to simply send a few bridages in to help the rebels they will be destroyed by Libya. Libya has actually been going easy on the rebels because the rebels are using civilians as human shields. If NATO tries to join the rebels, and does so within their cities, that would be a war crime, and if they take up locations outside the cities, they will be destroyed.
Unless NATO starts with a massive carpet-bombing effort, which will kill thousands of civilians.
The aerial bombardment of Libya has reached a dead endThat has a tendency to happen when one bombs the wrong side too many times.
The Europeans have really dug themselves a deep hole.
The mission here is what exactly?
And how is this any different than what is happening in Syria, Yemen, and Zimbabwe?
Which NATO signatory was attacked by Serbia in the Balkans war?
Answer: None, but NATO attacked Serbia anyway.
Which NATO signatory was attacked on 9/11 and what was NATO's response?
Answer: The US was undeniably attacked on 9/11 by Afghanistan. There was some immediate military aid from the UK, Germany, and Canada. After the taliban government was unseated, American, Canadian and UK ground troops and special forces took up the fight in Afghanistan. Some other NATO nations sent token forces to the theater.
Which NATO signatory was recently attacked by Libya and what was NATO's response?
Answer: No NATO signatory was attacked, although an argument could be made that the US and Libya have been conducting a low level conflict since the 1980's. The largest "battle" was the destruction of a US flagged aircraft over Lockerbie. This was certainly an act of war. NATO finally responded years later with the US sending token forces.
Could someone explain to me what kind of alliance this is?
NATO would be well served to keep ground troops out of Libya.
They need to do a better job of identifying the enemy before their airstrikes.
Let me be the first on this thread ...
“It’s a quagmire! Get our troops out of the area immediately!!!!!”
You are correct, the tribes would then go to war, but the real question is what in the hell are we doing there illegally. The country mass killing its people is a good ways east. But then there is no oil there.
War with NATO over Libya is illegal.
“NATO discusses ground operation”
Let me translate that. NATO discusses sending in the American ground forces.
Thats right, Daffy played ball with USA and Obama bombed him anyway. Just like the rest of our Allies.
Also, Nato was a cold war defensive organization it has no business invading North Africa.
Nothing here that some cheap oil and a couple of suitcases full of $100 bills delivered to the democrat headquarters couldn’t solve.
And Obama’s encouraging them.
Libya is art of the plan for the NWO Arab Zone. They will do whatever they have to for the Muslim Brotherhood to run it.
NATO Discusses Ground Operation, Libya Promises Hell
Sadam H. said the same thing.
“...The US was undeniably attacked on 9/11 by Afghanistan...”
I disagree with your undeniable fact.
Afghanistan did not attack the U.S.
IMO, Syria is more important than Libya, yet nary a peep about Syria.
This is Libya for goodness sakes. How long does something like this take? If we were even going to get involved in something like this, it should have been done and dealt with by now.
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