Thursday, March 31, 2011

The rebels and NATO are shaking the city of Sirte

The revolution was intensified yesterday in Sirte in the birthplace of Colonel Muammar Gadhafi, because the forces of the Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-who yesterday took full control of the operation-bombed for the first time the metropolis, while the regime's opponents came closer to taking control.

Libyan state television reported that NATO bombed Sirte, while a resident said that since Saturday night the bombing began. "The city became a fireball." The journalists confirmed that there was strong bursts and reported that fighter jets flew over the city. The inhabitants fled in the direction of Tripoli, the capital, for fear of coalition air attacks and the arrival of the rebels.

Sirte is located halfway between Tripoli and Benghazi, the second largest city in the country, and the stronghold of the insurgents since the start of the movement against the regime, on 16 February. The insurgents quickly ran Sirte on Saturday after they took control of Ajdabiya and Brega, with the help of the international coalition that facilitated the bombing task.

The rebels also regained control of the oil port of Ras Lanuf and the town of Bin Jawad, Gadhafi held on 6 March. NATO announced from Brussels who took "immediate" command of all military operations in Libya. Before yesterday the international offensive was led by the United States, who was in France and the UK and its main allies.

But the U.S. president, Barack Obama, insisitó to leave the command, due to growing criticism that was not only his country but also by those who claimed it was incongruous that the Nobel Peace Prize 2010 will lead an invasion of another country. NATO and was in charge of the arms embargo in the Mediterranean and the no-fly zone in heaven Libya since last Thursday, but the bombing.

The decision was taken unanimously by member states, after several days of negotiations on the exact role to be taken by NATO and its ability to carry out attacks on ground targets. "Our goal is to protect civilians and inhabited areas that are under threat of attacks Gadhafi regime, "said general secretary, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, adding that only focus on aspects abide by UN resolution 1793 which called for establishing an exclusion zone air and protect civilians from attacks by forces loyal to Gadhafi.

"NATO will always remain impartial. Do not choose a side. The aim is to stop any possible danger to the public, in accordance with UN resolution. " Defense Minister of the United Kingdom, Liam Fox, dismissed one of the goals is to arm the insurgents. "We are not arming the rebels and do not plan to," he told the BBC.

Coordination between insurgents and NATO forces is scarce, according to a U.S. military source. "In terms of coordination with the rebels, no. The mandate (Security Council UN) is very simple. Is to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas of the attacks, and any attack or threat of attack on civilians will be subject to reprisals by NATO with the same intensity.

" In addition, Pentagon officials said the naval force deployed fell against Libya. The measure, not yet publicly announced, it reinforces the message of the White House on a lower U.S. involvement in this war. Secretaries of Defense, Robert Gates, and State, Hillary Clinton, were on three talk shows defending U.S.

involvement in Libya. A Gates was asked if before this year will be over the operation in the African country, and said, "I do not think anyone knows the answer to that." There are many diplomats and military leaders in Libya to change (...) group who deserting because they see how it will end, "Clinton said the program" Face the Nation "on CBS News.

The Green Paper was written by Col. Moammar Gadhafi between 1976 and 1979 and is divided into two groups of Tripoli. Those who believe the word of the leader a solution to all problems of existence, and those who believe that its 100 pages are an insult to intelligence. Now impossible to know which of the two groups is the majority.

On the outskirts of the capital, is the International Centre for Study and Research of the Green Paper. At the time spent as a place of encounter with subsidiaries around the world to discuss the book and organize international conferences with a millionaire budget provided by the regime.

The center is now a kind of library with faded portraits of the dictator and some computers, where the pages of the book, translated into 90 languages, pick up dust on the shelves. "The book is not understood in the rest of the world. Is intended merely to be the word of a dictator. But if you read it you will see the facts, "says IshamArab, a journalist in charge of publishing a journal published by the center.

At the time spent as a place of encounter with subsidiaries around the world to discuss the book and organize international conferences with a millionaire budget provided by the regime. Even the brand of the Green Paper came to advertising on the shirts of the German hockey team that was bankrupt.

Gadhafi's book is full of inconsistencies. Their world view is unclear. Establishing a division of power in a popular assemblies that provide ideas People's Congress, controlled ultimately by Gadhafi himself. It is also a compendium of strange explanations about life, like this: "Women are feminine and masculine men.

According to gynecologists, women menstruate every month or so, while men, being male, do not menstruate or suffer during the period. " Another passage says: "Compulsory education is an education payment to suppress freedom. Impose specific materials is dictatorial. " In one else could read: "The people of other races has decreased by birth control, restrictions on marriage and hard work, not as blacks, who are obsessed with work under the hot weather." The Green Paper is taught in schools and children learn Libyan his teaching very young.

For supporters of Gadhafi is the simplest way of understanding the world and the solution to everything. "Our culture is different. We like to talk, "says Abdoulaye, a government translator. "The book lays the groundwork so we can talk for hours in the People's Committees. We may disagree, but ultimately truth wins.

" The truth, Abdoulaye, is of course the Green Paper. In contrast, a young dissident educated abroad states that "there is rubbish", and wondered how long people will stand to be deceived and treated like children. "The book is a proof that we are ruled by a madman. When we get to the street will burn.

And then we have a Constitution of truth. " Country

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