Sunday Times journo witnesses mobile footage of gang rape, by CNN Anderson Cooper.
From RAF internet site
In the attack on May 24, the radar head at the station was destroyed with a single Dual Mode Seeker Brimstrone missile. While the missile is designed for use against vehicles, and usually only used in that role, it was chosen as the most appropriate weapon for a precision strike.
The relatively small warhead on the Brimstone missile meant that the aircrew could destroy the radar without destroying the building, and also ensure the risk of death and injury was minimised. All NATO strikes are carried out after full checks have been made to minimise collateral damage.
Aircrew also choose weapons and attack tactics in line with this principle. The destruction of the radar degrades the Qadhafi regime's ability to monitor shipping and direct attacks against NATO or civilian vessels. This is the first time in Operation ELLAMY that Brimstone has been used against a target that was not a vehicle.
By the way, this statement "This is the first time in Operation ELLAMY that Brimstone has been used against a target that was not a vehicle." clarifies that the missiles/bombs used agaist the Libyan Navy ships few days ago were not Brimstones.
In this Libyan operation it seems that all the different involved countries want to highlight their newest weapons systems... It's close to a military parade of the latest aerospace systems a part for U.S.
Just some combat debuts:
Rafale (not combat debut, but first wide operational use)
SCALP EG / Storm Shadow
Charles De Gaulle aircraft carrier in its intended role of strike carrier
Now they want to expose Tiger helos...
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Some EPIC Libyan rebel characters and things:
Original Epic Libyan rebel:
A very tan Jeff Goldblum lookalike rebel:
Say Hello to my little friend!
Who the F*** said that?!
Stone Cold Steve Austin?:
Smoking while he sets up some plastic explosives:
The guy from Spaceballs who said "We aint found S***":
Epic desert rebel footwear:
Rastaman with rockets:
"WTF phone rebel" guy:
Libyan rebel version of Oddball's tankers from Kelley's heroes:
Epic juicebox rebel:
Epic lowrider bike rebel:
Lenny Kravitz looking rebel:
Epic Libyan rebel woman with gun:
Epic Libyan rebel javelin throw:
Epic tattoo fail on hairy tit loyalist guy:
Epic rebel guitar guy:
Franks & beans!:
Epic Libyan baby rebel:
Epic Libyan rebel turtle:
Epic Libyan rebel technical:
Epic rebel mullet:
Rebel with dynamite:
Cyborg welding mask guy:
Epic rebel collector guy:
Meat cleaver rebel:
Beans & cornbread! (Tosh.0 reference):
And of course the epic rebel hippie:
Epic bank robber rebel:
Epic equipment capture (SA-2):
I have followed this thread with a lot of interest and it's been great when people stick to photos & videos and not arguing & politics. Over at the International Ammunition Association where I am a member we have maintained a very popular and long thread about strictly Libyan ordnance & munition photos, many of which are not shown in this thread: http://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10288
Classy PR technic : instill a reasonable doubt/repeat it x10 (for how long these rumors of mass rapes were running ?) and you don't need any proof
Three pics up...a young Jerry Garcia.
Agreed (and it is the same all around the world). When i said dispatched, i meant (like you concluded) toward/in official institutions (like the ICJ/UNSC...). So far nothing of thatI don't think releasing vids of gang rape to the public is a great idea. When that same **** happens here in the US, you won't have the vids running around, but they'll be used in court
If they're legitimate, they'll be seen in court somewhere
Some news (gathered on another forum, sourced from a french newspaper Air et cosmos)
On the BPC "Tonnerre" : 12 Gazelles, (at least 7 Gazelle with night vision reco/targetting systems Viviane)
2 to 4 Tigres (no more than 6 anyway due to the number available)
Some 11e Regiment d'artillerie de marine (RAMA) coastal targetting and naval artillery targetting specialists onboard
Thank you DK for reposting those Epics...of course, now that you shown me another forum, I'm gonna loot some pics from it
Hippyman is clearly not as epic as this guy:
So this guy is 'Epic Libya Sniper Hippy' or something like that..
Interesting..can someone identify the odd twin-barreled gun lying to the left?
Appears to be a fired tank shell...
40 mm shells....the first time I've seen them...now a Bofors gun to match...knowing how MacGyver these rebel hippies are they probably try to put one on a Toyota.
The word martyr simply has a less strict interpretation in Arabic than in the west. Over her it is used mostly in a historic and religious sense, something that happened a long time ago, whereas in the middle east it is used a lot in a political context. Don't think too much of it, it mostly semantics.Why is it now somewhat of a byword for "dead" in the middle east? Do they have a different interpretation of it, or are they just trying to make the situation seem more dramatic?
Don't worry, I'm not falling for it...and at least he has pics.Please stop this cheap pro-Gheddafi propaganda.
Actually, apart from the tank, the loyalist soldiers in those pics have pisspoor gear...couldn't Gadaffi find any less scruffy looking soldiers to parade?The picture of the gun truck covered in matresses is 2 months old - it's from Misratah.. the Libyan Army that stayed in Misratah are dead now.
76mm armoured car round..not that I've seen many armoured cars in this conflict, besides hillbilly technicals and that AML-90 *****ped in the desert.
Some form of ATGM?
Like a newborn baby...
Unexploded bomb from a loyalist jet
Volatile hood ornament..
Might I suggest Epic Libyan Headgear Man for him? Please?
How many Libyans does it take to change a lightbulb? Probably less than it takes to reload a Grad rocket.
Haven't seen that one be4 either...Silkworm?
I would love to see a beltfed machinegun that fires those rounds...but only Superman can fire it.
Before the war he sold flowers..?
Bread and rockets...
T-55 says 'Hi! This is my business end.'
Thermobarics...are they actually any good?