Libya: What Will the Western Coalition's Large-Scale Ground Operation Lead to?


The war in Libya is becoming increasingly fierce, the Western coalition is trying to complete the campaign, because the ground has already been prepared for a strike on Syria. And Gaddafi is still holding on, having torn off the "blitzkrieg" of NATO. That is why almost every day come news about powerful new air strikes. So, on the night of June 15, attacks were made on the Kelat al-Feryan area in south-west Tripoli. The attacks were carried out on Thursday night, 16 of June, again in Tripoli, in the Bab al-Aziziya district, where the residence of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is located on the territory of the military base.


That is why, at the end of May, London approved a plan for using AN-64 Apache attack helicopters in Libya. Representatives of the Ministry of Defense of the United Kingdom reported that these helicopters are necessary "to maintain the defense capability of the coalition forces." 4 June "Apaches" performed the first combat mission: according to Liam Fox, the head of the military department in the government of David Cameron, the helicopters that took off from the Ocean helicopter carrier hit the radar station and the checkpoint of the Libyan army in the vicinity of Mars-el-Brega the British were destroyed both objects. According to media reports, heavy fire was fired at helicopters. weapons, but all the helicopters returned safely.

Paris did the same. 17 May 12 attack helicopters were sent to the Libyan coast by helicopter Tonnerre (Mistral class). They conducted the first operation, like the British, on June 4: Gazelle and Tiger helicopters climbed from Tonnerre and attacked 20 targets, including 15 military vehicles.

In fact, this means that the first ground operations of NATO forces in Libya began, since helicopters of fire support for troops in NATO armies are usually part of the ground forces. In principle, this is not surprising, it has now become known that the French and British armed forces carried out a simulation of military operations in Libya in the fall of 2010 of the year! There were reports that the special forces of the army and the CIA of the United States and Great Britain have been present in the territory of Libya since the beginning of the year. And on April 19, the EU states agreed to send ground troops to Libya, but “exclusively for the protection of convoys with humanitarian aid.”

What will the ground operation lead to?

Here we must take into account the fact that the Arabs have a rather weak fighting spirit. They know how to shout, boast, and do not stand up for a serious fight. This can be seen in the same Libyan "rebels", they do not take the blow and just that they immediately retreat, they come only after the strikes of the Western Coalition Air Force, taking virtually abandoned positions. The Libyan military is not much stronger. True, the Western coalition is also bad with morale, but they compensate for it with full air superiority, control systems, communications, weapons. And the Libyan army for a long time was cut off from the supply of new weapons. Yes, and the old stocks have already been lost in many ways - after the bombing, plundering of warehouses, the loss of a number of territories that were captured by the "rebels".

Plus, a moral and psychological factor - Gaddafi’s loyal people have been under continuous missile bombing for several months now. aviation Western coalition. NATO forces and their allies also acted in 1991, in the war against Iraq. In that war, during the several weeks of the air offensive of the Air Force and Navy (cruise missiles), not only destroyed numerous Iraqi military installations, but also almost completely demoralized the Iraqi army. This led to a loss of will to resist, the mass abandonment of their positions, surrender, etc. Only the elite units of Iraq retained combat effectiveness. In addition, the population of Libya is under the pressure of the information war, they are constantly "treated" with reports of a "bloodthirsty dictator."

The loyal Gaddafi units will not be able to render direct resistance. But to organize a guerrilla war, sabotage operations may come out. First, Gaddafi was able to create a fairly high standard of living in the country, which the rest of the inhabitants of African countries can only dream of, this will give supporters a resistance human base. Secondly, the country is saturated with small arms, and there is no problem to get more through neighboring countries. Thirdly, the Bedouins in Libya are a rather warlike people.

As a result, the scenario of Afghanistan can turn out: the troops of the Western coalition, without receiving a serious rebuff, will occupy cities, important objects. They will establish the power of the puppet government of the “oppositionists”, and then they will mainly conduct private operations, guarding their bases and facilities. So how to solve the problem, when people support the forces of resistance, at the present time is impossible. The only method is total sweep and genocide, but this cannot be done, perhaps for now. Then the Westerners will arm and prepare the new government army of Libya. As in the same Afghanistan.

True, there is hope that if Gaddafi is killed and resistance is tied to him, then a full-fledged ground operation will not be needed. He himself refused to leave Libya.



Sources of:
http://lenta.ru/news/2011/06/15/tripoli/
http://lenta.ru/news/2011/06/16/newseries/
http://warsonline.info/liviya/nato-vpervie-ispolzovalo-udarnie-vertoleti-v-livii.html
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  1. Vega
    Vega 17 June 2011 08: 50 New
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    It used to be written that the Colonel had hidden all the heavy weapons in the underground tunnels of the irrigation system, and the ground operation would have surely been in serious trouble. Something about this not a word
  2. marsupial
    marsupial 17 June 2011 11: 48 New
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    Author Samsonov Alexander

    pay a fee for such a muin?
  3. cedar
    cedar 17 June 2011 11: 49 New
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    Yes, all hope for the Bedouins !!!
  4. Stavr
    Stavr 17 June 2011 11: 51 New
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    Vega: “The Colonel hid all the heavy weapons in the underground tunnels of the irrigation system, and the ground operation would certainly be in serious trouble. Not a word about that ..."

    Not a word because Russia shares the positions of aggressors from Europe. Medvedev declared Mumar Gaddafi "not a handshake." And there are no media correspondents on the other side of the barricades. The information coverage is one-sided, mostly dis ... Libyans lived before the aggression of NATO forces at times better than the Russians. So draw conclusions.
    1. marsupial
      marsupial 17 June 2011 13: 20 New
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      Libyans lived before the aggression of NATO forces at times better than the Russians. So draw conclusions

      But the Libyans didn’t know about it, but they were shown how the Saudis, exhausted from inaction, found themselves amusing themselves to climb out of the car and slide along the asphalt on sandals with stone soles.
      Arbayten Rusish Schwein!
      1. Leo848
        Leo848 17 June 2011 16: 30 New
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        Arbayten Rusish Schwein-This is someone you respected ... To us or to the moderators ... Justify.
        1. LESHA pancake
          LESHA pancake 17 June 2011 17: 42 New
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          this is to see an uninformed policeman
          1. marsupial
            marsupial 17 June 2011 23: 00 New
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            This is for you, I’m a complete asshole who drool, and to work and earn money with a foot.
  5. mitrich
    mitrich 17 June 2011 18: 07 New
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    With Libya, I don’t know what to think. No, that Gaddafi will be removed in the literal or figurative sense - personally, I have no doubt. Otherwise, NATO will simply "lose face", it will fit to dismiss the bloc. Sooner or later, but I think this year, we still hear either about the ground operation of the NATO forces, or, waking up in the morning and turning on the TV, we will read in the yellow line "Vesti-24": "Muammar Gaddafi was killed as a result of a NATO air attack "
    Actually, from a worldly point of view, I don’t give a damn about NATO in Libya or Gaddafi with his Jamahiriya (I don’t give a damn about Syria). But just as NATO is now fighting, you can’t fight. Well, you can’t fight when it stands on the war, as one organ for half-past six. None of the countries that make up the coalition wants to shoulder the burden of responsibility for success or failure; this is the problem. Everything is the same as ours in December 1994 when restoring the "constitutional order" in Chechnya (if anyone remembers), only so far less bloody.
    And if you conduct a ground operation, then how? With the landing of troops in Benghazi (the patrimony of the "rebels") or directly in Tripoli? If in Benghazi, then, in addition to the soldiers themselves, it will be necessary to unload heavy equipment, since it will be necessary to conduct a full-scale offensive along the coastal highway (in those places everyone has been fighting like this since the time of Rommel). If you land a limited contingent in Tripoli (Foreign Legion, for example), you can run into very unpleasant surprises in the form of fierce resistance from the forces devoted to Gaddafi. Personally, I would go for a combined version of the action.
    In the meantime, in June 2011, NATO’s affairs in Libya are neither shaky nor sweeping.
    1. APASUS 17 June 2011 20: 37 New
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      There is one more important fact! The West needs oil, and no one promised to feed the population!
      This is almost another Iraq war! The country will be taken quickly. Gaddafi will be hanged. Oil will go to the port.
      The system that NATO will bring to Libya can be described as - YOU ARE OIL TO US, WE ARE YOU BEADS !!!!!
  6. figwam 17 June 2011 20: 28 New
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    Quote: mitrich
    then you can run into very unpleasant surprises in the form of fierce resistance from the forces devoted to Gaddafi.


    You don’t give a damn about NATO, but in your mind you’re thinking how to drop a contingent in Libya to kill innocent people. The logic of a pro-Western man.
  7. mitrich
    mitrich 17 June 2011 20: 35 New
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    FIGS.
    Do not make me laugh, and do not write on the enemies of Libya and your own. Just reasoning. After all, this is a site for people who love and know military subjects, isn’t that so?
    Here you have been rattling me lately, and I still recall your visual commentary on "Didgori" with great reverence (reverence means benevolence).
  8. figwam 17 June 2011 20: 56 New
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    It's just that in our country there are people who adhere to Western values, like you, but there are people like me. That's the whole difference.
  9. mitrich
    mitrich 17 June 2011 21: 07 New
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    For FIGVAM,
    Western values ​​have nothing to do with it, you just need to think with your head. If you and I were on the website of the Movement Against Illegal Immigration, or on the website of football fans of the Terek club, we would think the same way. I can not consider myself confident in anything regarding the topic under discussion, except that the fate of Colonel Gaddafi is a foregone conclusion. You just do not need emotions when it does not apply to your country and you personally.
    1. LESHA pancake
      LESHA pancake 18 June 2011 04: 07 New
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      Hitler also believed that our fate was a foregone conclusion after Libya. The West may well move its war machine further east. The appetite grows with food.
  10. figwam 17 June 2011 21: 25 New
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    Quote: mitrich
    the fate of Colonel Gaddafi is a foregone conclusion.


    Who decides that he must die or be punished?
    Who is this god?
    And tomorrow they decide that the planet is spinning in the wrong direction.
    Or air in some country is more than necessary.
    Whoever manages this will get what he deserves.
  11. mitrich
    mitrich 17 June 2011 21: 39 New
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    For FIGVAM,
    Well, what kind of mod do you have, grab 4 words in this case and write a “destructive” comment. Again emotions and boltology. If you do not agree, then write in a paragraph 2-3, at least: "there will be no ground military operation in Libya because ..." or "Gaddafi will not be killed because ..."
    I am reading your comments, but if they are like the one located above (in the section of the article), I will just skip them.
    1. figwam 17 June 2011 21: 49 New
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      Yes please.
  12. His
    His 17 June 2011 21: 57 New
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    Che argue? Gaddafi is sorry. Unfortunately, it is not Russia that decides who lives and who hangs. Here the Old Man was driven into a corner, what we want, is also not clear. That Medvedev says that it is time to ruin Russia further, they say the federation is not a federation. What awaits us ....
    1. PSih2097 18 June 2011 10: 53 New
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      this is where he said this, throw a link ... interesting to read
      1. His
        His 18 June 2011 12: 43 New
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        Speech at a symposium in St. Petersburg the other day
  13. mitrich
    mitrich 17 June 2011 22: 04 New
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    For FIGVAM,
    as one of my former boss used to say, "Water Man." This is about you, FIGS. Your opinion personally is no longer interesting to me; I think that many users of the site will share my point of view. You yourself sucked. The inexorable law of the jungle.
  14. Literacy
    Literacy 17 June 2011 22: 20 New
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    PrivЕchildren is written through "e". The headline hurts the eye. Why is the editor sleeping?
  15. figwam 17 June 2011 22: 43 New
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    mitrich,

    Well this is your opinion.
    Quote: mitrich
    Your opinion personally is no longer interesting to me; I think that many users of the site will share my point of view.

    Unlike you, I’m not fighting for ratings and points of view on the site, and once you have been given such a task, go for it.
  16. mitrich
    mitrich 18 June 2011 02: 10 New
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    VadimIS, Fantast,
    tell us, in Russia, the appeal of the "Russian PIG" from the SMALL has ceased to be considered an insult?
    I personally hurt.
    Maybe, after all, delete the statement of this kangaroo?
    1. LESHA pancake
      LESHA pancake 18 June 2011 04: 09 New
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      the patient should not be offended
  17. mitrich
    mitrich 18 June 2011 02: 30 New
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    Finally for FIGVAM,
    Ratings, Putinoids, what's next?
    It’s just that there are men who soberly assess the situation, and there are you with your friend WAR and other cormorants, writing utter nonsense and convinced that they have expressed a clever idea.
    First, go to the army, especially for you, the term of service in it is now one year in total, and then you will speak out on a military site.
  18. rumpeljschtizhe
    rumpeljschtizhe 18 June 2011 12: 52 New
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    Gaddafi will be slapped, then they will begin a ground operation ....
    such a scenario is likely
    vryatli will begin simultaneously with Tripoli and Benghazi
    Although they will try to organize the fifth columns in Tripoli itself
  19. figwam 18 June 2011 12: 55 New
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    mitrich,

    I can say to myself that I have an officer rank, moreover, a staff officer.
    Forgive me if I touched you for a living, since you already started to swear.
  20. mitrich
    mitrich 18 June 2011 15: 49 New
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    FIGS.

    I am also extremely unpleasant. Mutually excuse me, "cormorants" and "utter balcony" I take back. I will have a request for you, FIGS: if you do not agree with my opinion, then write with what specifically. Consider, in this case, that my logic is "pro-Western", write your point of view, "provost". If you are too lazy to knock on the keys - just ignore it. But then, until you yourself wrote about this, it was difficult to understand that you are a career officer, you will agree. I believe that the incident is over.