Monday, August 22, 2011

War Requires Skill as Well as Brute Power

The teenagers totting machine guns around the checkpoints of Tripoli did not turn the tide in Libya. It was professional training and strategy from Western special ops forces.

If this is your idea of a revolution, then so be it.

A US official was quoted as confirming reports that Qatari special forces had helped spearhead the rebel storming of Bab al-Aziziya, and that British, French and Italian advisers had played a role.(1)

1'Street fighting rages in Tripoli as Gaddafi loyalists fight rearguard action'- UK Guardian


Anonymous said...

I don't know Mr. Purple, although the NATO air-strikes may have played a measurable role in the affair. Any military's might is in it's back, and it's back is of young people. No one has any idea whether or not special ops ground forces were involved. And if they were, who the heck cares, right? Could we really hear an argument against 10, 20, 100 feet-on-the-ground, in such a critical time? Don't even mention the economy! If you ask me, I'm ready to see a major turn around in our private sector. So if there's no loot, Obama gets the boot. Enough said.

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