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megimoo
03-20-2011, 06:40 AM
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Explosions and anti-aircraft fire thundered in the skies above Tripoli early Sunday, but it was not clear whether they resulted from another round of cruise missile attacks by allies determined to stop Moammar Gadhafi's offensive against Libyan opposition forces.

CNN's Nic Robertson witnessed the development a few hours after nearly 1,000 people gathered at Gadhafi's palace in the capital. The crowd chanted, waved flags and shot off fireworks in support of the government.

A defiant Gadhafi said Libya will fight back against undeserved "naked aggression." His military claimed nearly 50 people, including, women, children and clerics, were killed in Saturday evening's attacks. There was no independent confirmation of that statement.

American, French and British military forces, convinced that Gadhafi was not adhering to a United Nations-mandated cease-fire, hammered Libyan military positions with missiles and fighter jets in the first phase of an operation that will include enforcement of a no-fly zone.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/19/libya.civil.war/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

SarasotaRepub
03-20-2011, 07:47 AM
I am a tad surprised we threw that many at him...

txradioguy
03-20-2011, 07:57 AM
I am a tad surprised we threw that many at him...

More than one ricket was assigned to each missile battery. Tripoli is ringed with them.

It just ensured that they got taken out.

Besides...our conventional stock of Tomahawks is so thin that they have to chage out warheads with the nuke onesand replace them with conventional ones. And you know the guy in the WH wouldn't pass up an opportunity to weaken our nuke strike capability.

SarasotaRepub
03-20-2011, 08:38 AM
More than one ricket was assigned to each missile battery. Tripoli is ringed with them.

It just ensured that they got taken out.

Besides...our conventional stock of Tomahawks is so thin that they have to chage out warheads with the nuke onesand replace them with conventional ones. And you know the guy in the WH wouldn't pass up an opportunity to weaken our nuke strike capability.


Wouldn't it have been easier to just have dropped a MOAB??? :confused:;)

txradioguy
03-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Wouldn't it have been easier to just have dropped a MOAB??? :confused:;)

Yeah. That would have worked.

But then you and I are a couple of Rethuglican eeeeeeevil war mongers.