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Sunday, March 20, 2011

American and Allied Attack Libya

VIVAnews - The United States and its allies finally launched an offensive to a number of Libyan air defense post. In the first stage of the attack, at least 112 missiles were fired a number of warships and submarines of the United States and Britain.

A total of 20 facilities owned by Muammar Gaddafi's defense a target that Tomahawk missiles. The goal, after cleaning the area to patrol the air force could land.

Associated Press, Sunday, March 20, 2011 reported, a senior official of U.S. Defense Department said, though the impact of the bombing is not yet known, it sure with an accuracy of cruise missiles both countries belong to the troops. A number of Libyan air defense facilities is estimated to have a lot of damage.

Before the attack was launched, the President of the United States, Barack Obama has given an ultimatum to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Obama threatening, if Gaddafi does not stop attacks on civilians, he will face military attack.

"Now not the time for negotiations," Obama said. "If Gaddafi failing to comply with UN Security Council resolutions, the international community will impose a resolution through military action," he said.

However, not all countries support the veto owner steps taken by the United States and its allies. Russia and China, two permanent members of UN Security Council opposed the move. Similarly, India and Brazil which have no veto power.

From the European Union, there are also disagreements. The German government worried, instead of military action will only worsen the situation.

At the same time, Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan president accused the United States wants to secure the Libyan oil. "They do not care about the lives of others in the region," he accused Chavez, as quoted by CNN, March 20, 2011.

48 people killed

Air attack launched by the United States and its allies from the EU to a number of points that are estimated to have killed at least 48 people. This air attack was the second largest after similar actions aimed to topple Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq.

Libyan TV, citing information from the armed forces, said 48 people were killed and 150 wounded in the attack that ally. Reportedly, most of these victims are children. Unfortunately, no further details about the victim.

If the United States and Britain launched Tomahawk missiles into a 20 point defense Libya, the French fighter jets attacked by air. They fired a missile into the area east of the country.

France launched attacks that aim to enforce the no-fly zone in accordance with the UN resolution which is the international effort to stop the Gaddafi.

As is known, the Security Council (BOC) to decide the implementation of UN resolutions fly zones in Libya on Thursday, March 17, 2011, through the voting process. To that end, the UN Security Council would deploy fighter jets the United States, France and Britain, to keep the country's airspace. This move was welcomed by the opposition anti-Gaddafi in Libya.

The UN insists, no-fly zone in Libya aimed at protecting the lives of innocent civilians. With the enactment of no-fly zone, Libyan fighter jets are not allowed on air. If stubborn, they will be attacked by the UNSC forces on patrol. Fly zones over Libya was also supported by the Arab League.

Obama, who at the same time being a state visit to Brazil, said military action is not the first choice he has. In addition, he asserted, the United States would not send ground troops into Libya.

"This is not a decision of the United States or one of our partners," Obama said of Brazil. "We can not stand idly by while a tyrant declared to the people there that there will be no mercy."

Gaddafi reply

Attacked, Gaddafi vowed to bring the long-term war in the country. The attack was even called a confrontation between the Libyans and the new Nazis.

"You have shown the world that you are not civilized, you terrorists, who attacked a safe country that does not do anything to you," Gaddafi said in a speech on television, as quoted by CNN.

However, along with his speech, Gaddafi's regime began to bombard the city of Misurata with fire from tanks, artillery, and cannon. According to an eyewitness who requested anonymity, the army destroyed the city, located 210 kilometers northwest of Tripoli that.

Witnesses had said the army attacked Gaddafi fuel stations and electrical substations and assured residents that the damage caused by allied troops.

Resistance was launched by the rebels. Not yet known how many souls who have become victims. As a next step, Gaddafi promised to open the armory.

According to him, the UN Charter provides the rights on a country to defend yourself in a situation of war. He also issued a statement to the international world that the Libyans prepared to die for him.

An eyewitness in Tripoli said the residents received notice that everyone should take to the streets. "Civilians are allowed to pick up machine guns and anti-aircraft weapons," the eyewitness said.

Another eyewitness said, the people of Libya are now afraid to go outside the house. The reason, if the residents out, the army will attack them with sadistic. "This brings terror throughout the region," said the eyewitness.

Residents also did not dare imagine what the response will be given related Gaddafi's air raid. "We were very frightened. We do not know what will happen next. Frankly, we fear losing our lives, "said the eyewitness.

However, the United States predicts, they will only take part in military action in Libya for several days. "After that, we will only take a position as a supporter," said a senior official who is not allowed to disclose sensitive issues related to the military. (Art)

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