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Twitter source (of unknown reliability) saying loud explosions can be heard and Gadaffi forces in/around Misurata have been attacked

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 04:20:46 PM EST
CNN BREAKING: Pentagon says USA has Fired Missiles On Libya Near Tripoli & Misrata

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 04:22:35 PM EST
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110 Tomahawks launched by US naval forces operating off the coast of Libya.

Targeted at taking down the "critical nodes" of Libyan air-defense systems to "shape the battlefield."

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 04:27:29 PM EST
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Basically knocking out air defenses in areas Gaddafi controls -- probably not a problem in Benghazi, hence French attack with jets there -- and softening up some of his stuff outside Misurata, I guess?

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 04:30:45 PM EST
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IIRC:

Misurata was the home base for the Khamis Brigade.  So there's bound to be all kinds of things lying around everybody would like to see unavailable to the regime.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 05:02:27 PM EST
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I just hope that they don't try decapitation and are better in target selection than in Iraq...

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Mar 19th, 2011 at 05:45:20 PM EST
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