Monday, May 30, 2011

'Evidence for the first time of allied boots on the ground' in Libya?'

"Armed western men have been filmed on the ground with rebels in central Libya in the first apparent confirmation that Nato has sent military advisers to train anti-government forces.... The westerners were seen by al-Jazeera on rebel lines late last week, days before British and French attack helicopters are due to join the Nato campaign. They are likely to be deployed on the outskirts of Misrata, from where pro-Gaddafi forces continue to shell rebel positions to the east....  The subject is sensitive as the UN security council resolution in March authorising the use of force in Libya specifically excludes "a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory"..."


Anonymous said...

Actually, there's evidence they've been on the ground since BEFORE imposing the no-fly zone.

louise m said...

Disgusting. The 'rebels' do not have the best interests of Libyans at heart. They are opportunists taking money from whoever is handing it out.

NATO and the US need to stop fighting this illegal war and let the will of the Libyan people work this crisis out -- if that means Gaddafi back in power, so be it. It makes more sense than Qatari or European proxy forces stealing Libya from its people.