When You Strike At A King, You Must Kill Him

Stalemate

The U.S. general who led the initial phases of the Libyan mission says the operation is largely a stalemate and is more likely to remain that way now that Washington has transferred control to NATO.

Army Gen. Carter Ham said in a new tactic, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s forces are making airstrikes more difficult by placing military forces and vehicles near civilian areas such as schools and mosques.

We went in with a half-assed plan, a half-assed coalition, and a half-assed committment to victory.  The other side, however, is pretty much all in.  They have no alternative, as the rebels are not likely to give quarter. 

And the Qaddafi forces are not exactly squeamish about civilian casualties.  So they, quite predictably, are resorting to the time-honored Islamic tradition of hiding behind human shields.

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Published in: on April 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

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