March 2nd, 2011
11:33 PM ET
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Andy

    With all respect to the CNN teams, but many Libyans can hardly be called civilians now as the revolution is turning into a civil war and the protesters are arming themselves with military weapons.

    Bombing and machinegunning armed soldiers in a conflict is legal!

    Secondly, it seems as if the flying G-forces (Gaddafi air force) are targeting valid military targets such as the ammunitions and weapons storages in Breda. However, one hit on an ammo-storage could perhaps blow out the nearby civillian village, so the tactic is legally doubtful anyway.

    The earlier flight reports may have been regarding legally targeting military aims. However the wounds clearly indicates artillery gunshots, possibly anti-aircraft guns from the ground togthere with handheld machine guns.

    Concerning Al-qaida, we dont know whether there are plainclothes al-qaida "in the woods" outside Benghazi. We just dont know that. But we do know that Gaddaffi produced some of the Al-qaida fighters sent to Afghanistan in the first place.

    Concerning the drugs, the regime could have found a couple which not neccessarily means an entire city.

    It could boil down to a matter of scale, one al qaida or a whole city, one drugaddict or a whole city.

    It may even be the contrary to what CNN reports, that the Gaddafi regime IS the very world expert on al-qaida and that Libya is full of them and have unleashed them "in the woods" outside Benghazi.

    It can be so that the Iraq war should have been fought in Libya instead, concerning the former WMD program and terrorist activities that G were up to.

    It is true that foreign mercenairies have been called in after Feb17 to murder unarmed civillians by the thousand, and bodies and photos have been stolen. Murder and torture en masse have been perpetrated by the Gaddaffi regime according to witnesses and scared bodies. There is no doubt about that.

    If the west doesnt take out Gaddafi now, everything that we blamed Iraq for will be true for Libya. The G revenge on Free Libya would be terrible if it were to happen.

    March 3, 2011 at 12:29 am |
  2. Srdjan

    There is no airplane captured on the footage.

    March 3, 2011 at 12:14 am |
  3. Paul Malykont

    Lybia doesn't require a no fly zone, just enough shoulder fired anti-aircraft/anti-tank weapons. Not enough to destabilize the region, but perhaps 100. Ghaddafi supposedly has 56 tanks and likely fewer aircraft. Hit a quarter of them and attacks on civilians will stop.

    March 2, 2011 at 11:52 pm |