19 March 2011

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Libiya Plane shot down – Still war going on for name sake only Ceasefire by Gaddafi

Libiya Plane shot down – Still war going on for name sake only Ceasefire
by Gaddafi

U.N. Security Council declared No-Fly Zone in Libya then Gaddafi declared Ceasefire
for name sake only. still forces are fighting.

Benghazi: Libyan rebels shot down a warplane that was bombing their eastern stronghold Saturday as the opposition accused Muammar Gaddafi's government of defying calls for an immediate cease-fire.

Mirage and Rafale fighter jets are flying over Benghazi and could strike Gaddafi's tanks later Saturday, a senior French official told The Associated Press.

An Associated Press reporter saw the plane go down in flames outside Benghazi early on Saturday, sending up a black cloud of smoke after the city came under attack.
The sound of artillery and crackling gunfire was heard in the distance.

French reconnaissance planes flew over Libya on Saturday, in the first sign that international air strikes may be imminent while Muammar Gaddafi's forces tried to push into the rebel-held city of Benghazi.

Al Arabiya has reported that Italian planes have also started surveillance over Libya

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said that the French fighter jets in the skies over Libya are authorized to stop any Libyan jets violating the no fly zone.

French officials confirmed that French fighter jets have been flying over Libya.

Italy has offered the use of seven military bases to help enforce the U.N.-authorized no-fly zone over Libya and protect Libyan civilians from Gaddafi's troops.

Sigonella's size and close proximity to Libya makes it perfect point for any military action.

American F18 will also take part in this action.

In addition to the aircraft already in Italy, Norway said it was prepared to send six F-16 fighter jets to enforce the no-fly zone, but that they wouldn't be operational for five to six days.

Danish air force spokesman Lars Skjoldan said that six their F-16s that arrived at the U.S. air base at Sigonella, Sicily on Saturday would be ready for operation in Libya by Sunday.

Six Canadian CF-18 Hornets will also help to enforce no fly zone.
Andrew MacDougall, a spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, said it would take two days to prepare for any mission.

Witnesses reported Saturday those five American F-18s, two C-17s and a C-130 cargo plane landed Saturday at Aviano, which is home to the 31st Fighter Wing.

One of the two British bases in Cyprus, meanwhile, was supporting AWACS surveillance aircraft assigned to monitor the no-fly zone over Libya, said spokesman Kristian Gray.

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Rama Ananth March 19, 2011  

It has become a universal feature everywhere: the government in question never sees the writing on the wall.

sm,  March 19, 2011  


Atlanta Roofing March 21, 2011  

This is a tough one, and as much empathy as we all, have for the Libyan rebels, it's needlessly expensive, both economical¬ly and politicall¬y, for both Canada and the US to involve themselves in the business of another country. N¬ow they are talking ground strikes - as in Egypt, the North Americans were going to be supportive to the people in every way possible, but not involve themselves in this trauma,no¬t a good sign, will N. America be drawn into this endless fight amongst Arabs and there religious wars..not our fight, not our call...cut off Ghaddafi's cash assets, freeze his accounts, through an embargo around the country to prevent more weapons getting in, but do something that is positive for the people, no more 'friendly fire' situations are desirable.¬..

sm,  March 21, 2011