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War – what is it good for – absolutely nothing

WARNING VERY GRAPHIC VIDEO: DEAD CHILDREN

The following video includes more footage from the NATO bombing of Libya including from a strike on Sorman – very disturbing.

The military head of the Libya bombing campaign is Lieutenant- General Charles Bouchard – a modern version of Catch 22’s Lieutenant-General Scheisskopf.

The NATO bombing missions continue at the same level – now  almost all aimed at the current target which is the town of Sirte. Sirte was  bombed with 415 key strikes from Sunday 28th August to Thursday 20th October.

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Another 16 strike missions 2 September whilst there is, according to Sky, a ceasefire in place with the rebels. Anonymous rebel spokesperson admits to Sky that rebels have been providing targetting information to NATO as they move forward.

Another 13 strikes 3 September. Talking to Sky 4th September, Uk Defence Secretary Liam Fox confirms night strikes last night – we saw how that went in Zlitan. The justification for these strikes, according to Liam Fox, is to prevent a counter-attack.

Further strikes on Sirte:
5th September 12
6 September 20
7 September 7 (The focus appears to be on anti-aircraft defences around Waddan which it seems loyalist forces still have in place)

Change the US Laws so Non American or Naturalized Americans can be president. I prefer Gaddaffi over any US candidate for US president. The Nato countries are trying still (they havent succeeded) to overthrow Gaddaffi because he offered benefits that Nato countries dont want to offer. Now NTC cant afford to offer those benefits anymore. Free housing, free medical, free education, oil revenues, Cash Salary, etc. USA politicians keep cutting and eliminating US benefits.

Further strikes on Sirte:
8th September 3
9th September 3
10th September 5
11th September 13
12th September 17
13th September 9
14th September 8
15th September 16
16th September 20
That is another 94 “key hits”

17th September 9
18th September 7
19th September 2
20th September 11
21st September 6
22nd September 1
23rd September 5
24th September 39
25th September 8
That is another 88 “key hits”

[…] The assault on Sirte — both by the rebel fighters and their U.S./NATO backers — was soon being called the “new Guernica,” a reference to Nazi Germany’s assault on a Spanish city in the prelude to World War II. As Human Rights Investigations reported in September, According to NATO’s own figures, Sirte has been bombed with 340 “key hits” from 25th August to 16th September. (we have been tracking the official NATO numbers in War: what is it good for – absolutely nothing.) […]

More key strikes:

September 26th 2
September 27th 1
September 28th 6
September 29th 2
October 1st 9
October 2nd 2
October 7th 1
October 12th 2
October 20th – 11
(Another 36 in total)

NATO statement about the strikes on the 20th which led to the capture and killing of Muammar Gaddafi:

NAPLES – Now that NATO has had the opportunity to conduct a post strike assessment of yesterday’s strike, we are able to provide a more comprehensive picture of events.

At approximately 08h30 local time (GMT+2) on Thursday 20 October 2011, NATO aircraft struck 11 pro-Qadhafi military vehicles which were part of a larger group of approximately 75 vehicles manoeuvring in the vicinity of Sirte. These armed vehicles were leaving Sirte at high speed and were attempting to force their way around the outskirts of the city. The vehicles were carrying a substantial amount of weapons and ammunition posing a significant threat to the local civilian population.

The convoy was engaged by a NATO aircraft to reduce the threat. Initially, only one vehicle was destroyed, which disrupted the convoy and resulted in many vehicles dispersing and changing direction.

After the disruption, a group of approximately 20 vehicles continued at great speed to proceed in a southerly direction, due west of Sirte, and continuing to pose a significant threat. NATO engaged these vehicles with another air asset. The post strike assessment revealed that approximately 10 pro-Qadhafi vehicles were destroyed or damaged.

At the time of the strike, NATO did not know that Qadhafi was in the convoy. NATO’s intervention was conducted solely to reduce the threat towards the civilian population, as required to do under our UN mandate. As a matter of policy, NATO does not target individuals.

We later learned from open sources and Allied intelligence that Qadhafi was in the convoy and that the strike likely contributed to his capture.

NATO does not divulge specific information on national assets involved in operations.

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