In 1940 FDR coined the term “arsenal of democracy“, a process by which the US would arm our European allies against the Germans while staying out of the actual, you know: Fighting.
History has an ironical sense of humor:
With the number of “smart” bombs dropped on Libya estimated at more than 2,000 some [...]
A solution has finally been found to the vexing issue of Muammar Gaddafi’s tyrannical and murderous reign in Libya:
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
The court had accused him of crimes against humanity and of ordering attacks on civilians after an uprising against him [...]
The People’s House has spoken on the Libyan adventure, and done so in a lopsidedly bipartisan fashion:
The House delivered a stinging rejection of President Barack Obama’s military intervention in Libya on Friday, voting in bipartisan fashion against authorizing the mission for another year. The president’s supporters still held out hope that they could [...]
In the past few days, NATO officials have acknowledged that social media reports contribute to their targeting process – but only after checking them against other, more reliable, sources of information.
A Twitter account with apparent links to the British military has even taken the unusual step of asking users to submit [...]
The coalition of nations bombing Libya day and night are asking for help. Because of the strain of it:
Nearly 12 weeks into the air campaign against Col. Muammer el-Qaddafi’s government, the growing strains of the operation on the participating nations dominated a NATO defense ministers’ meeting in Brussels on Wednesday…
Concerns about the [...]
While channeling his inner W on the obvious benefits of democracy, everywhere, our president agreed with the UK PM that things in Libya could take some little while:
U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that military operations in Libya will be a long slog that continues until Col. Moammar [...]
The UK are ready to position sea-launched Apache attack helicopters over Libya, according to news reports:
Apaches, which are being used in counter insurgency operations in Afghanistan, can manoeuvre and attack small targets in relatively built-up areas. Heavily-armed Apaches and French Tiger helicopters are equipped with night vision equipment and electronic guidance systems.
Our efforts to prevent Muammar Ghadaffi’s air force from striking its own citizens from the air have taken a novel twist:
NATO warplanes attacked eight Libyan ships on Thursday night in three coastal locations, including the port of Tripoli, expanding the air campaign against what allied officials said was an increasing seaborne threat from [...]
Just in case the presidential palace is operating remote control helicopters in Tripoli, the US NATO has a plan:
NATO plans to step up attacks on the palaces, headquarters and communications centers that Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi uses to maintain his grip on power in Libya, according to Obama administration and allied officials.
White House [...]
The president has sent in the drones to enforce the Libyan no-fly zones:
The U.S. said it is starting to use armed drones to carry out missile strikes against Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s troops in Libya, despite the Obama administration’s vow to leave such offensive missions to its allies.
Defense officials said the airstrikes—which will [...]