Okay I will explain it to you.
Click on the link and you will see an account of involvement in the bombing
of Tripoli. The text says "Terrorist camps in Libya" but that is a lie.The
USAF bombed targets in the centre of the city of Tripoli with the inevitable
innocent civilian casualties. The refuelling had to be done out by Gibralter
because no civilised country would allow the USAF to fly over their
territory. The US government perceived that The Libyan Government had
committed a crime and therefore that gave them the right to bomb a city. It
was a shameful incident and shameful that such lies should be posted here.
If you believe that, then why shame on Lew? Post more details the first
time around and you'll have fewer people calling you an idiot. I won't be
one of the fewer, however. I don't believe terrorists will stop their
actions because we ask them nicely. I stand by my previous assessment.
No you won't, you'll just spout propaganda you happen to believe.
Because you say so. Still, it's strange that the UN would impose sanctions
on Libya for sponsoring terrorism for no reason isn't it? It's also odd
that Libya eventually coughed up a billion and a half dollars in reperations
for the families of those who died in Libyan sponsored terror attacks
though, isn't it? And it's very bizarre that Libya eventually accepted
responsibility for the actions of its officials in relation to the bombing
of Pan Am 103, isn't it?
So by your logic when the allies bombed railyards, factories, military bases
etc. in or near cities in Germany and Japan in WWII, that should not have
been done because of the risk to civilians.
Blatantly false, the USAF aircraft involved in the attack flew from Britain.
Given that the target in Tripoli was the Azizyah Barracks, assessed to be
the Command and Control Center for Libyan-sponsored terrorism, doesn't seem
like much of a lie.
Don't be surprised if the OP agrees that this is his opinion.
Well, the no civilized country was specifically -- France. Because of
France's refusal to help, one FB-111 and crew were lost because of being
unable to refuel over France.
Given that a single target was identified in Tripoli, calling
that "bombing a city" is a bit bombastic and engaged in more than a little
In reality, this was one of the shining examples of why taking attacks to
the countries that sponsor terrorism is a good idea. This attack kept
Kaddafhi from expanding his support of terrorism and led to his later
agreement for nuclear and chemical disarmament. After seeing more
week-kneed responses from our congress-critters in the past few years, he
has once again become more bellicose. When he thought we might bomb his
@$$ again, he was quite well contained and non-beligerent.
Yep. Get ready for lots more of this in the coming years.
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
The reference I looked at only identified the barracks, although I also
knew that his house was hit. However, the point was, even with 5 targets,
that hardly rises to the accusation of "bombing a city" which raises the
WWII memories of firebombing actual city-size areas.
If you're going to be dumb, you better be tough
The RAF Bomber Command carpet bombed the cities of Germany during the
entire WWII. Dresden was fire bombed with the loss of tens of thousands
of German civilians in a single night.
The USAAF B29's bombed the cities of Japan using fire bombs. In early
March 1945 Tokyo was fire bombed and suffered over 80,000 civilian
casualties. By comparison Hiroshima only suffered 60,000 more or less.
The tragic situation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was that it was necessary
at all. The alternative, though, was the loss of over 1,000,000 Japanese
and American lives if the invasion of Japan had gone ahead. The
difference between the March mission and the August mission was hundreds
of B29's in March and only 3 in August, only one of which was armed.
He's right here. France, Spain and Germany closed their air space to
USAF bombers for the duration of the mission. The attacking aircraft
from England had to fly over the Atlantic then through the Gibraltar
Strait into the Med. for their attack.
Like Saddam, Kadaffee conducted a propagands campaign against the US
that implied more than what was reality. However, no one knew the
accurate situation at the time. Hind sight is usually 20/20.
Actually both the British and American air forces first made sustained
efforts to use precision bombing to hit strategic targets. The not only
found it difficult to do but sustained heavy casualties in the process. The
British eventually came to the conclusion that if they couldn't kill a
German factory worker standing at his lathe making weapons then it was just
as good to kill him sleeping in his bed if the net effect was to reduce
military production. Brutal? Yes, but that's war, and in this case it
wasn't Britain and America who started it.
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