- Nov 28, 2004
- Oslo, Norway
- Mostly my feet, occasionally a Tesla
So, he is going to arm everyone still loyal to him and is promoting a big shoot out, great leadership Colonel!Col. Gaddafi Rant said:"We shall destroy any aggression with popular will. With the armed people, when necessary we will open the weapons depots. So that all the Libyan people, all the Libyan tribes can be armed. Libya will become a red flame, a burning coal."
As I remember correctly, he also said the drugs were put into people's yogurts
Libya primarily sells oil to Europe. The majority of oil in the United States comes from North America, be it Canada, Mexico or domestic production.Also it's quite obvious, what the main concerns of the Americans and Europeans are. The Americans fear for their oil supply and the Europeans are afraid of African refugees flooding into Europe.
The worldwide oil consumption was 87 million barrels per day in 2008, the USA use up about a quarter of that alone (around 20 million barrels). For comparison: Japan uses up around 5.5 million barrels, China 6 million barrels and Germany 2.7 million barrels.
Subsequently, they were taken to another place on the outskirts, to a hastily arranged pro-Gaddafi demo.BBC News said:Forces fighting to oust the Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi have seized the city of Zawiya, 50km (30 miles) west of the capital, Tripoli.
The Libyan government took journalists to Zawiya on Sunday morning.
But instead of a show of government force, reporters saw opposition fighters manning the barricades in the city centre and flying their flag.
This was presumably done with the regime?s approval, plus approval from the local Tribal Leader. Otherwise Gaddafi?s people would be screaming ?hostile imperialist invaders? etc.BBC News said:Further rescue missions are planned to airlift an estimated 300 British nationals still stranded in Libyan desert camps.
Two RAF C-130 Hercules flew 150 oil workers, many of them British nationals, to the safety of Malta on Saturday.
And a travel ban on the Gaddafi family.BBC News said:They (the UN Security Council) backed an arms embargo and asset freeze while referring Colonel Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.
:shock:BBC News said:Three RAF Hercules aircraft have rescued a further 150 people - including 20 Britons - from the Libyan desert, the defence secretary has said.
The first and second aircraft have landed in Malta and the third is due to arrive shortly, said Liam Fox.
One plane suffered minor damage after coming under small-arms fire, the Ministry of Defence has since revealed.
Do a google image search on him. The man's definitely on something. You can't look that fucked up in half your pictures and be sober.
Nah people will just learn the hard way. Just like 2008. Gas has gone up something like 10-12% here in the last week and no doubt it will keep rising. Even before the mid-east/Africa unrest pundits were predicting we'd top $4 a gallon again this summer. This is only speeding things along.MacGuffin said:here is a simple solution for you Americans of course: Start driving economic cars, get rid of the thirsty petrol engines in trucks and change to diesel. But of course you don't wanna hear that
Definitely. C130's can take quite a bit of abuse though. I can see a bunch of SAS guys laughing and a bunch of chemical engineers shitting themselves. :lol::shock:
Must have been an interesting ?moment? during loading, taxiing or takeoff.
Err.. the SBS will fuck you up regardless of the terrain, it's entirely possible they were used.(The news reports of the SBS being involved a few days ago are nonsense, they are marine, artic and mountain warfare specialists.)
Oh absolutely, they are very capable of getting the mission completed. Your scenario seems very possible and Sky TV News seemed convinced that they were in the operationErr.. the SBS will fuck you up regardless of the terrain, it's entirely possible they were used.
If you cannot get the BBC video, here is a youtube version of the rescue which does not show the shooting incident.BBC News said:Disaster was narrowly averted when small arms fire entered the cockpit of a RAF C130 Hercules evacuating Britons and foreign nationals from Libya, it has emerged.
One round bounced off the pilot's helmet but he was unscathed during Sunday's rescue of oil workers.
He said an insurgent group on the ground which fired at the aircraft had mistaken it for a Gaddafi regime plane. They have since apologised for the incident.
Whatever it is, it must be some good shit. I just saw an interview where he claimed that there were no protestors.
There have been multiple attacks, but they've mainly focused on military bases in liberated areas. It's very hard to use airpower against rebel type forces without the sort of ISTAR assets that Libya just doesn't have. By contrast attacking your own bases is very easy as you should know exactly where they are.There are very few reports of any aircraft actually bombing or strafing the rebel groups, a lot of talk of about it in the media and some ?scare them a little? fly pasts, but no actual accounts on the TV News channels of deaths caused by air strikes in the liberated areas.
The BBC?s John Simpson reported from Ajdabiya that there had been three attacks on the local ammo dump. After the single aircraft attacks, the locals surmised that two aircraft had deliberately missed and the third had just missed. The BBC also reported today that the government of France was lukewarm to the idea of a no fly zone, at present, as are those of Germany, Turkey and Malta.There have been multiple attacks, but they've mainly focused on military bases in liberated areas. It's very hard to use airpower against rebel type forces without the sort of ISTAR assets that Libya just doesn't have. By contrast attacking your own bases is very easy as you should know exactly where they are.
The Tunisians have done well so far, but are going to need some help.BBC News said:The situation on Libya's border with Tunisia has reached crisis point, as tens of thousands of foreigners flee unrest in the country, the UN says.
Aid staff are battling to cope with an exodus that has seen some 140,000 people crossing into Tunisia and Egypt.
I think that would get the same response as the proposals that we establish a no-fly zone. The US having an overt military presence on the Libyan border would do more harm than good. Besides, UNHCR is already has an operation in place there and they're in dire need of support. Better to act through them.I honestly believe that the US specifically and NATO in general should be asking Egypt and Tunisia to allow them to set up aid stations along the border.