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NATO Air Strikes Hit Gaddafi Compound

From a cheering Reuters:

Air strike flattens building in Gaddafi compound

By Lin Noueihed [sic] Mon Apr 25, 2011

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – NATO forces flattened a building inside Muammar Gaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziyah compound early on Monday, in what a press official from Gaddafi’s government said was an attempt on the Libyan leader’s life.

What was the first clue?

Firefighters were still working to extinguish flames in part of the ruined building a few hours after the attack, when foreign journalists were brought to the scene in Tripoli.

The press official, who asked not to be identified, said 45 people were hurt in the strike, 15 of them seriously, and some were still missing. That could not be independently confirmed.

Were any of these people killed ‘innocent civilians’? If this attack had been ordered with a Republican in the White House, that information would be in the headline and lead paragraph.

Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam said the Libyan government would not be cowed by such attacks.

"The bombing which targeted Muammar Gaddafi’s office today… will only scare children. It’s impossible that it will make us afraid or give up or raise the white flag," he was quoted as saying by the Jana state news agency…

Gaddafi’s compound has been hit before, but NATO forces appear to have stepped up the pace of strikes in Tripoli in recent days. A target nearby, which the government called a car park but which appeared to cover a bunker, was hit two days ago.

The United States, Britain and France say they will not stop their air campaign over Libya until Gaddafi leaves power

But remember, the UN resolution allowing this makes no mention of ‘regime change.’ And we were promised that we were not involved in ‘regime change.’ Until we were.

Rebel leader Mustafa Abdel Jalil told a news conference in Kuwait that the Gulf state had agreed to give 50 million Kuwaiti dinars ($177 million) to his rebel council to help pay workers in the eastern part of the country under its control.

"This amount will help us a lot in paying the salaries of employees who did not receive their little salaries for two months," he said. "We are capable of only covering 40 percent of this amount. We are in need of urgent aid."

They must be public sector union employees, to get such special attention.

Abdel Jalil also said the rebels had received weapons from "friends and allies," but did not name them

Is he talking about Al Qaeda or the US?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 25th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “NATO Air Strikes Hit Gaddafi Compound”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    I sure hope no civilians, strident toward the motions of democracy, were harmed. Gosh…

  2. tranquil.night says:

    This must be a sign of how much the 2011 KMA is becoming a thorn in the balls of the WtF 2012 Campaign with regards to the nutroots base. Commander Kickass is begrudgingly forced to endorse the Limbaugh Doctrine, weeks and weeks ex post facto.

  3. Right of the People says:

    But are the camels okay?

    • canary says:

      lol.! Gaddafi is at a spa in Africa getting royal treatment.
      Gaddafis son was just at their mansion in the UK after “successfully with UK police” running out vandals who seized the Gaddafi’s family mansion.
      You just can’t confiscate a home. It can take years of litigation.
      Only, in Libya can you just bomb a compound for humanitarian reasons.

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