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    Quote Originally Posted by flanker7 View Post
    It start to look more and more like another africa conflict...
    Except that NATO got suckered into this one ..


    United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (C) poses between Qatar's Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (5th L) and Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani (4th R) before the start of the first international "contact group" meeting on Libya, in Doha April 13, 2011. Britain pressured other NATO members to beef up ground attacks in Libya on Wednesday as foreign ministers met in Qatar to try to open the deadlock in the country's civil war.

    Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron attends a meeting with healthcare representatives at 10 Downing Street in London,Wednesday April 13, 2011. Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy will hold talks in Paris later in the day about the military operation in Libya, along with both countries' defense chiefs. The talks come amid a public rift between with the U.S. over the NATO-led Libya campaign, which has failed to rout Moammar Gadhafi's forces after three weeks of airstrikes.


    French Defence Minister Gerard Longuet addresses the MPs during the weekly session of questions to the government on April 12, 2011 at the National Assembly in Paris. Longuet complained that Paris and London have been left to carry out the bulk of NATO's military operation against Moamer Kadhafi's Libya.'NATO is not able, at this point, to oblige our partners to take part in this action,' Longuet told the French parliament, suggesting that some allies were not pulling their weight.

    Followed by Chief of Staff at the Chancellery Ronald Pofalla, German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. Germany which not vote for a no fly-zone in Libya and the UNSCR 1973, will host the Nato Foreign Minister summit on April 14 and 15. The summit will discuss how NATO execute the no-fly zone operations.

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    Machete guy against sniper!
    Javelin against automatic rifles!

    It is getting ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcoat2 View Post
    This was a Brimstone missile. Anyone know if the Brimstone was ever used operationally before Libya?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Airforce_PS860 View Post
    This was a Brimstone missile. Anyone know if the Brimstone was ever used operationally before Libya?
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    Brimstone was first carried on operational sorties by Tornadoes in Iraq (Op TELIC). Probably in 2008. It was first used in combat by Tornadoes in Afghanistan. In 2009 or 2010.

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    I'm impressed at how well the Libyan armed forces(pro-Gadaffi) are holding together. After weeks of bombings by NATO and harrasment by the pretty incompitent(yet persistent) rebels they show no signs of disorganisation or falling apart(like the Iraqis did) and still are capable of launching succesfull attacks

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    Quote Originally Posted by flanker7 View Post
    I'm impressed at how well the Libyan armed forces(pro-Gadaffi) are holding together. After weeks of bombings by NATO and harrasment by the pretty incompitent(yet persistent) rebels they show no signs of disorganisation or falling apart(like the Iraqis did) and still are capable of launching succesfull attacks
    Because it consists of whole tribes that were benefiting from the regime on expense of others.If Kadafi goes, all these tribes loose their previous status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al-Bundy View Post
    Because it consists of whole tribes that were benefiting from the regime on expense of others.If Kadafi goes, all these tribes loose their previous status.
    And likely suffer reprisals as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laworkerbee View Post
    And likely suffer reprisals as well.
    Which is probably for them, the most important factor...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flanker7 View Post
    I'm impressed at how well the Libyan armed forces(pro-Gadaffi) are holding together. After weeks of bombings by NATO and harrasment by the pretty incompitent(yet persistent) rebels they show no signs of disorganisation or falling apart(like the Iraqis did) and still are capable of launching succesfull attacks
    I'm thinking the same thing. Very persistent and battle hardened from their experiences fighting in the Toyota War.

    I also see it as posturing, holding on to as much of the oil generating infrastructure as possible, like around Brega.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laworkerbee View Post
    And likely suffer reprisals as well.
    Obviously.

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    I've looked around and haven't found any pictures of the installations. I've been curious as to how they've been holding up since they were attacked a few weeks ago?

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    Ras Lanuf: Two Transit Pipelines severed. Balance/pressure bloc done. Filtering plant done. Recycling/tar process done.

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    Intentional or battle damage?
    Thanks!

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    Pipelines sabotaged. Tar/recycling sabotaged. No other info on the rest.

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    Yesterday's TV news said something about equipment being forwarded to the Rebels by clandestine means, including Milan ATGMs, NVGs and Coms ..


    Rebel fighters test out new radio communications equipment, which they claimed had been bought for them by a Libyan businessman, on the outskirts of Ajdabiya, Libya Thursday, April 14, 2011. NATO nations stressed Thursday that their common aim in Libya is to bring an end to Moammar Gadhafi's regime, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said the world must increase its support for the Libyan opposition.



    A rebel fighter holds a 81mm illuminating chemical weapon used by Gaddafi's forces, along the frontline along the western entrance of Ajdabiyah April 14, 2011. Libyan rebels have warned of an impending "massacre" in Misrata by troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi if NATO does not intensify its attacks on government forces, and said shelling continued in the city centre.

    Libyan rebel fighters guard a position at a staging area outside Ajdabiya on April 14, 2011.

    A Libyan rebel fighter sits atop a fighting vehicle with a multiple rocket launcher mounted on the back outside Ajdabiya on April 14, 2011. NATO allies sought to show a united front in the Libya campaign, insisting they all wanted to see the back of Moamer Kadhafi even as they remained divided over dropping more bombs.


    General view shows the NATO Foreign Ministers during a meeting on Libya at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Berlin April 14, 2011.

    Smoke rises after a NATO and coalition air strike in Tripoli April 14, 2011. Four blasts were heard in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday and NATO warplanes could be seen overhead, two ******* witnesses said.




    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi shakes hands with a man as he travels in a convoy through the streets of Tripoli in this still image taken from video April 14, 2011. Libyan state television on Thursday broadcast footage of Gaddafi driving around Tripoli in an open-top vehicle and said he went on the outing while the Libyan capital was being bombed by NATO. Wearing a green safari hat, dark glasses and a black jacket, Gaddafi pumped his fists in the air and waved as pedestrians chased his convoy of SUVs through the streets.

    Libyan rebels fire unguided rockets mounted on a pickup truck as fierce fighting erupted afresh around the battleground Libyan crossroads town of Ajdabiya, on April 14, 2011. A convoy of some 60 rebel vehicles at a staging point west of the city recaptured from loyalist fighters at the weekend came under heavy artillery and mortar fire, prompting a salvo of rockets in riposte.

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