News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

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News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by vandal » Wed May 25, 2011 3:36 pm

Full day by day list of actions can be seen here

Major events in the last month or so:
30 April – The Libyan government claimed a NATO airstrike killed Saif al-Arab al-Gaddafi and three of Muammar al-Gaddafi's grandchildren in an apparent assassination attempt on the leader. They took journalists to tour what appeared to be a residential house in a wealthy section of Tripoli that had been hit by at least three missiles, but did not show them the bodies of the purported dead.

1 May – NATO air strikes destroyed 45 government vehicles after they were used in attacks that killed five civilians in Jalu and Awlijah. After attacks on their Embassy, Her Majesty's British Government expelled the Libyan Ambassador from the United Kingdom. Later, the British Embassy in Tripoli was completely burnt down. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said that the government's actions broke the Vienna Convention, as they are required to "protect diplomatic missions." International staff of the UN also pulled out of Tripoli following attacks.

19 May – Eight ships of the Libyan Navy were destroyed in the ports of Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte. Elsewhere, NATO aircraft flew 166 sorties, 60 of which were strike sorties.

And news from the UK:
Britain and France are to deploy attack helicopters against Libya in an attempt to break the military stalemate, particularly in the important coastal city of Misrata, security sources have told the Guardian.

In a significant escalation of the conflict, the Apaches – based on HMS Ocean – will join French helicopters in risky operations which reflect deepening frustration among British and French defence chiefs about their continuing inability to protect civilians in Libya.

And I guess it's just a coincidence that British Army WAH-64 Apache's have been taking part in a training exercise off the coast of Gibraltar inboard HMS Ocean (helicopter assault ship) on at the start of the month. Story here
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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Phoenix » Wed May 25, 2011 3:38 pm

Right. Is there actually a plan if Gadaffi falls?

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by vandal » Wed May 25, 2011 4:53 pm

Yeah, the National Transitional Council will take over and hold elections.
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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Talon » Wed May 25, 2011 11:10 pm

And the considerable wealth of gold belonging to the country will be discreetly transferred to my Swiss bank account.
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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Phoenix » Thu May 26, 2011 4:07 pm

vandal wrote:Yeah, the National Transitional Council will take over and hold elections.
Good.

I don't want a collapse.

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by vandal » Thu May 26, 2011 8:59 pm

Talon wrote:And the considerable wealth of gold belonging to the country will be discreetly transferred to my Swiss bank account.
You men our Swiss bank account.
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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Welshy » Thu May 26, 2011 9:07 pm

No no no your all wrong....the gold is already in my possesion....

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Welshy » Fri May 27, 2011 1:00 pm

Don't You Mean The League of Nations....:P
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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Phoenix » Fri May 27, 2011 3:10 pm

And the UN.

The Israeli acronym of UN is pronounced OOM.

Ben Gurion wrote:OOM SHMOOM!


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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Animal » Sat May 28, 2011 7:26 am

Okay, I'd just like to point out before this goes anywhere that discussion of politics outside of how they pertain directly to aviation is a no-no on this forum.
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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Phoenix » Sat May 28, 2011 11:27 am

Roger.

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Shutter » Sat May 28, 2011 3:40 pm

You all heard Animal. YSFHQ is not for political discussion. Any more of that crap and this thread gets locked, and you get a warning. This is a legitimate topic, don't ruin it.

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Phoenix » Sat May 28, 2011 4:16 pm

News:

28/5/11: Gadaffi compound hit in rare daylight raid. NATO says he is not target

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Gunny » Sat May 28, 2011 8:05 pm

Yep and the tooth fairy is living in my cupboard.

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Phoenix » Sat May 28, 2011 8:14 pm

I did not give an opinion. Just stated what happened. This thread is for that.

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Gunny » Sat May 28, 2011 8:57 pm

Sarcasm not meant for you kid just the statement in general. ;)

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Re: News from Libya Operation Unified Protector

Post by Phoenix » Sat May 28, 2011 8:57 pm

I know.

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