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Allied air strike destroys key building in Tripoli

No-fly zone being enforced from Tripoli to Benghazi


 

An administrative building said to be one of Col. Moammar Gafhafi’s command centres has been bombed by French, U.K. and U.S. air forces. Allied forces continue to strike targets in Libya in order to enforce a no-fly zone and prevent pro-Gadhafi forces from targeting civilians. While the building was destroyed, it was not clear if there were any casualties. Killing the Libyan leader is not allowed under the UN resolution authorizing them. In the city of Misrata, there were reports civilians are being used as human shields to deter further air strikes. Qatar is the latest coalition partner to send planes to the region in order to enforce the no fly zone. At least 64 people have reportedly been killed since air strikes began on Saturday, but the number could not be verified.

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Allied air strike destroys key building in Tripoli

  1. So, in our wisdom we have determined that we should aid rebels in their attempt to over throw Moammar Gadhafi. My question is – "from the rabble have we selected a replacement or are we still doing interviews?"

    We are being presumptuous and arrogant to think that we have the right to determine who are "the good guys" that should be in power in that sovereign nation. It is simply none of our business. As much as I may have thought we needed a change of government we Canadians would not allow foreign interference to achieve that change. In that regard, the Libyans will be no different. If it is to happen change will have to come from within. Let that process run its course without interference. Surely we have learned something from our experience in Afghanistan!

    We are not a "super power". With our limited financial resources our emphasis should be on homeland security. In that regard the threat to our way of life comes in an economic form. We need to counter the economic threat to our Arctic, protect our coastal fisheries, deal with internal unrest, root out terrorist cells, and, first and foremost, keep our country financially viable.

    Please let us ensure that all of the foregoing is in hand before we go running around the planet saving the downtrodden.

  2. So, in our wisdom we have determined that we should aid rebels in their attempt to over throw Moammar Gadhafi. My question is – "from the rabble have we selected a replacement or are we still doing interviews?"

    We are being presumptuous and arrogant to think that we have the right to determine who are "the good guys" that should be in power in that sovereign nation. It is simply none of our business. As much as I may have thought we needed a change of government we Canadians would not allow foreign interference to achieve that change. In that regard, the Libyans will be no different. If it is to happen change will have to come from within. Let that process run its course without interference. Surely we have learned something from our experience in Afghanistan!

    We are not a "super power". With our limited financial resources our emphasis should be on homeland security. In that regard the threat to our way of life comes in an economic form. We need to counter the economic threat to our Arctic, protect our coastal fisheries, deal with internal unrest, root out terrorist cells, and, first and foremost, keep our country financially viable.

    Please let us ensure that all of the foregoing is in hand before we go running around the planet saving the downtrodden.

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