Apr 7 2011
An apparent NATO airstrike slammed into a rebel combat convoy in Libya on Thursday, killing at least five fighters and sharply boosting anger among anti-government forces after the second bungled mission in a week blamed on the military alliance.
BNI supports Gadaffi’s forces. At least there are no al-Qaeda there as there are with the rebels.
DEBKA – The United States has quietly withdrawn its air and sea assets from Libya and virtually ended its military intervention against Muammar Qaddafi’s armed forces. This action over the weekend exposed NATO and its leading powers Britain and France as badly short of the air and sea capabilities necessary for halting Muammar Qaddafi’s military advances, enforcing a no fly zone over the territory he controls or maintaining a sea blockade on Libyan ports.
And as Jed Babbin, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense from the first Bush administration, put it,“You know, frankly, going to war without France is like going deer hunting without an accordion. You just leave a lot useless noisy baggage behind.”