But at least there has been some improvement in rebel communications as people seem to know when air strikes happen and what areas are potent targets.
French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle sets off from the southern port of Toulon on March 20, 2011 to take part in military operations in Libya.'The aircraft carrier is 24 hours by sea from the Libyan coast but will take 36 to 48 hours to get there, to take the time to load on the fighter jets that will participate in the operations and to hold some landing exercises,' a military source said.
Italian carabinieri stand guard in front of six Danish F-16 fighter at the Italian military airport of Sigonella, southern Italy, on March 20, 2011.
Picture taken on March 20, 2011 shows danish F-16 fighters at the Italian military airport of Sigonella. Six Danish aircrafts are ready to take off from Italy's Sigonella air base to join the international air campaign against Moamer Kadhafi's forces in Libya, ANSA quoted a senior Italian military official as saying today. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told a crisis summit on Libya in Paris that his country was offering its military bases 'for now' but did not rule out a bigger participation later.
This combination photo shows a U.S. military Global Hawk drone taking off from Sigonella NATO Airbase in the southern Italian island of Sicily March 20, 2011, in this still image taken from video. The U.S. military aims to send in advanced drone aircraft - the Global Hawk - to provide some battlefield imaging in Libya. Western strikes on Libyan air defenses over the past two days had crippled Muammar Gaddafi's capability to launch airplanes and detect foreign aircraft, a senior U.S. military official said on Sunday.
British Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon jets land at the Gioia del Colle NATO Airbase in southern Italy March 20, 2011.
A British Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon lands at the Gioia del Colle NATO Airbase in southern Italy March 20, 2011. European and U.S. forces have unleashed warplanes and cruise missiles against Libyan targets under a U.N. Security Council resolution authorising military action to protect civilians from leader Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
Ground crew work on an Italian Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon parked in a hangar at the Gioia del Colle NATO Airbase in southern Italy March 20, 2011. Italy has deployed dozens of combat aircraft at its base at Trapani, in western Sicily in readiness for possible involvement in airstrikes on Libya. Eight jets have been assigned to the coalition command and are ready to take part in operations immediately, Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa said on Sunday.
German Tornado fighter jets are a parked on the tarmac of the Italian Airforce airbase in Decimomannu on the Italian Sardinia island, Sunday, March 20, 2011. NATO's top decision-making body is poised to decide whether the alliance will join in the coalition onslaught on Libya. Diplomats said NATO's military planners are due to present on Sunday final action plans to the North Atlantic Council. The body should then decide whether the alliance will join the coalition operation or just provide logistic, intelligence and other support to the nations taking part in the intervention.
Final preparations are carried out on a RAF Tornado GR4 aircraft at RAF Marham in Eastern England in this photograph dated March 19, 2011 and received in London on March 20, 2011. British warplanes targeted Libya's air defence systems in overnight raids concentrated mainly around the capital, Tripoli, the defence ministry said on Sunday.
In Albania the head of a sheep is either buried in the foundations or hanged in any new construction...New start?
I know...especially since the rebels used to strap those on technicals.
In a number of the videos and this picture here Gadhafi's men are shown with spoons, one even waves it in the air. Does anyone know if the spoon has any culture meaning or is this an identification means?
I also found the cnn reporting of interest, parts of a cruise missile recovered from Gadhafi's compound with manufacture dates of Dec. / 06
Photo: Libyan government soldiers display pieces of shrapnel from a missile attack on a building inside Moammar Kadafi's Bab Azizia compound in Tripoli. Credit: Zohra Bensemra / *******
Last edited by Marketing; 03-20-2011 at 10:52 PM.
Oh wow...serious lurking here. Welcome to the boards BTW.
Spoons in Sahara are looked as wealth...Tuaregs eat with bare hands. They tend to offer spoons as gifts. In this case I'm not sure...although the old man looks like a Tuareg.