Skip to comments.US launches fresh barrage of missiles at Tripoli
Posted on 03/29/2011 1:29:19 PM PDT by throwback
TRIPOLI, Libya U.S. ships and submarines unleashed a barrage of cruise missiles at Libyan missile storage facilities in the Tripoli area late Monday and early Tuesday, an official said.
Later Tuesday, missiles targeted the tightly guarded residence of leader Moammar Gadhafi and military targets in the suburb of Tajura as NATO-led coalition aircraft were seen in the skies.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss U.S. military details, said 22 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from the Mediterranean the most in at least several days.
The latest U.S. barrage raised to well over 200 the number of Tomahawks that have been fired at Libya since the Western military intervention began March 19.
The bulk of U.S. and NATO missile and bomb attacks on Libya have targeted air defenses, ammunition bunkers and other facilities that support Libyan ground forces and enable NATO to maintain a no-fly zone over the country.
The attack came hours after Libyan government tanks and rockets blunted a rebel assault on Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte on Tuesday and drove back the ragtag army of irregulars.
Rockets and tank fire sent Libya's rebel volunteers in a panicked scramble away from the front lines, before the opposition was able to bring up truck mounted rocket launchers of their own and return fire.
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We ARE NATO.
Money down the drain ... And helping Al Quaida to boot.
So storage areas have taken to the air?
Same thing that clinton did in Yugoslavia. He used up the entire supply of cruise missiles and never bothered to replace them.
Then when Bush came in and replenished our supplies, they accused him of spending too much money on the military.
Do we have any news media in Tripoli?
It's a moral obligation.
"We, the French and English, we consider that we must obtain more" than the end of shooting at civilians, Defense Minister Gerard Longuet said on France-Inter radio. He also said Libyan politicians could be targeted since they gave orders to the military.
What is it about ‘Rats and wagging the dog...?
US launches fresh barrage of missiles at Tripoli
I’ve got no problem with this. Throw as many bombs as you want. At Kadaffi forces. At rebel forces. WGAS.
It’s when Øbammie sends in the troops... THAT’s when enough will be enough.
What goes around....
Obama is giving a whole new meaning to “Waste ‘Em”.
I don’t have any video from Tripoli, but here is a short video and article from the battle to get to Sirte. Found it by Googling “Sirte Libya battle”. It said 2 hours old, but I don’t know if that was still true when I copied it.
If we put our mind to it, we can have 1000 made overnight.
You rock, and have fired more cruise missiles
than ANY other Nobel Prize winner.
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