Libyan military operation almost ended in failure

Libyan military operation almost ended in failure

We can not consider it a provocative appeal that the war in Libya really ended on Thursday 14 July, when US President Barack Obama called his colleague President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev in order to transfer to Moscow the main role in negotiations with Muammar Gaddafi about ending the military conflict - provided that the colonel will leave his own post and transfer the power of the interim administration.


From the above it can be concluded that the overseas president adopted the Russian-Libyan formula for ending the war, having done so, despite the views on this issue of the NATO leadership, which at a meeting with Russian leaders in the Black Sea city of Sochi last week rejected such proposals.

Sources debkafile notice that this proposal was first put forward by the Libyan leader, having made it four months ago. 4 April, after 10 days since the beginning of the air campaign by the North Atlantic Alliance on the side of the Libyan rebels, Gaddafi sent his own envoys to Athens to offer the Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou the role of mediator in the negotiations. The NATO leadership, British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Nicolas Sarkozy rejected this proposal, because at that moment they were completely convinced that victory was near and easy, and Gaddafi would be promptly overthrown.

By the time Obama decided to call Medvedev, those states that led the campaign aimed at overthrowing Gaddafi, quietly left the theater of war.

According to debkafile military sources, from Saturday, July 9, NATO ended its aviation attacks on government targets in Tripoli and elsewhere. No one has officially announced this; and yet, the interruption of strikes was a recognition that 15 thousand sorties of military aviation and 6 thousand bombing attacks on Gaddafi's facilities failed to achieve the main goal. Colonel Gaddafi showed truly tactical literacy even without retaliating against strategic targets in Europe, without firing a single shot from the anti-aircraft missile systems at hand and releasing fighter jets, he was able to wait for the moment when NATO ran out of forces and managed to save power.

Speaking 13 July with a review of this war before the command of the British Air Force, Defense Minister Liam Fox noted that no one knows when this war will end, and meanwhile, the ground forces, the Navy and the British Air Force have no means left to continue it. He sincerely confessed that the high intensity of air strikes using Tornado and Typhoon airplanes, also Navy ships and Apache army helicopters "increased the load on individual personnel and equipment, and the ability of defense companies to ensure front-line operations is questioned."

Debkafile military sources reported early June that NATO did not have enough aircraft to enforce a ban on aircraft in Libyan airspace, which was approved by the UN Security Council, that the alliance’s arsenals of laser-guided bombs and missiles were exhausted, and that spare parts and ammunition reserves were close to to zero.

Now it was certified by the British Minister of Defense, who added that the military industry in Britain and Europe is unable to ensure the combat actions of the troops, which continue for several weeks.

Curiously, even Italy, which was one of the main initiators of the attack on Gadhafi’s government forces, without any reports, ceased to unilaterally participate in the operation. The withdrawal from operation of the Italian Garibaldi-551 aircraft undoubtedly dealt a severe blow to the operation.

Over the past 10 days, France has also reduced its forces involved in the operation. Obviously, the French government was disappointed in the military capabilities of the rebels based in Benghazi. At first, Paris tried to transfer its support from Benghazi to western Libya, where the separatist Berber tribes are waging war with Gaddafi. 30 June Nicolas Sarkozy gave orders to parachute weapons to militants from the tribes, having done so contrary to the decisions of the UN and NATO. But the Berbers chose another method of using French weapons not to fight Gadhafi’s army, but to plunder cities and villages.

Realizing that the operation has every chance of failing French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet on July 11, the time has come to begin peace talks between the rebels and Gaddafi. Later it was reported that the son of Libyan colonel Seif al-Islam told the French media that his father, through his attorneys, was conducting secret negotiations with Nicolas Sarkozy about the cessation of hostilities. Minister Longu indicated that the Libyan leader could not remain in power, but at the same time noted that Gadhafi was not being expelled from the country. Consequently, the conflict resolution formula has become extremely close to the conditions for ending the war that Gaddafi put forward.

Diplomatic sources debkafile welcomed the agreement between Presidents Obama and Medvedev on the criteria for ending the war. This was a huge victory for Muammar Gaddafi and a complete fiasco for NATO.

The development of a further situation looks extremely curious. It is obvious that, despite today's statements by the leaders of the countries of the alliance, it will be Muammar Gaddafi who will remain at the head of Libya. First of all, the people of Libya, who became the main victim of the military conflict, want this to happen. Another equally important factor why it is Gaddafi who remains in power is his personal charisma, he has already proved that it is impossible to break him with months-long bombings, and now he will prove his right to govern the state in whose development he has invested a lot of his own forces. But in this case, what countries openly called Gaddafi a dictator and a despot and sought to eliminate him physically, and France even managed to recognize the rebel government as the official government of Libya?

It is obvious that in the most advantageous situation was Germany, which was initially against the start of the military operation. Italy and France, as well as the United Kingdom, have every chance to remain without their own piece of cake in the form of Libyan oil, while at the same time the doors to the natural reserves of the North African state will be open for Germany.

The second state, which is quite satisfied with the return to power of Gaddafi, is China. In recent years, quite warm relations have been established between Beijing and Tripoli. The participation of Chinese companies in the Libyan economy is one of the largest. The coming to power of the rebels could, of course, make their own corrections, since in reality Italy and France had their own views on all types of developments, but such a dramatic change in the balance of power was clearly not in favor of these states.

Now we will watch the confrontation on the one hand the Libyan rebels, France, Italy and the United Kingdom and on the other hand Gaddafi, Germany and China. Why in the list of states there is neither the USA nor Russia, we can assume that these states will play the role of intermediaries, as evidenced by Obama’s telephone call to Medvedev. Of course, there is no reason to talk about any armed confrontation, it will be a war of diplomacy, where the word decides not a cannon, but a word.

Libya in photos: what the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about



Mirage fighters and F-16, B-2 stealth bombers, 15 thousands of NATO sorties. The bombing of thousands of civilian targets. They say that NATO is going to save the Libyan people. That's what they tell us.

Western journalists deliberately distort what is happening in Libya. They represent NATO as an instrument of peace and democratization. They justify an illegal and criminal war. They are a propaganda tool of the US-NATO.

The reports of Mahdi Darius Zemzroi from Tripoli refute the agreement of the media supporting NATO’s humanitarian mandate. He provides a report on mass demonstrations against NATO, and many photographs.

Tripoli. On Friday, July 1, as well as on many other Fridays on Green Square in Tripoli, was a huge demonstration.

It is very difficult to accurately calculate the number of people who participated in these demonstrations. Estimates of the mass demonstrations of July 1 fluctuate within 1 million people. (China reports 1.7 to millions).

Demonstrations in Tripoli and other Libyan cities take place almost every week. Rallies are an expression of protest by the Libyan people against the "humanitarian" invasion of NATO "in the name and on the instructions" of the Libyan people.

Western public opinion is misinformed. People in Europe and North America do not even know that such demonstrations take place.

The overwhelming majority of the population is against the Bengazian Interim Council. The demonstrations also point to the considerable popular support of Colonel Gaddafi, which contradicts the stereotypical point of view of the Western media.

The mainstream media either discredit such demonstrations against the NATO invasion as insignificant, or simply do not report them at all.

Below are photos of Libyans who came on July 12th to Green Square. These photos also show that Western media are present at these demonstrations, and are well aware of them. So what's stopping them from doing true reporting? Why do some of these journalists write that there were only a few thousand people at the demonstrations?

It is important to note that these pictures were taken at the beginning of the demonstration.

Libyans arrived all day and night in Green Square. All roads leading towards the square were crowded with people.



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  1. Siberian
    Siberian 19 July 2011 12: 09 New
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    Everything went to this from the very beginning. Who most of his fingers spread out and threatened to throw Gaddafi, almost his hats? France, England and Italy. The armed forces of these countries, in the near foreseeable past, did not win a single, any significant, military battle. Obviously, the command and staffs do not have the necessary experience in planning and conducting such large-scale operations. And the political leadership too. The British, after the 2nd World War, always played the role of faithful dogs among the Americans, the French - some "clumsy show off" (only fight against the colonies using the Foreign Legion), and the Italians are not taken seriously for strong warriors. The others who joined them probably obeyed the herd principle. As always and everywhere (Afghanistan, Iraq).
  2. volodjachess
    volodjachess 19 July 2011 13: 04 New
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    This is to be expected. Firstly, NATO is still those warriors. Secondly, Gaddafi is not Mubarak, his state is social and addressed to the people. Therefore, the opposition is not as great as the Western media present to us.
  3. datur 19 July 2011 13: 10 New
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    so the moment has come true for our wamdam - let's see what he can do and how ,!
  4. Max79 19 July 2011 13: 18 New
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    I think if Gaddafi remains, it will only be a big plus for Russia. Gaddafi will already really consider the security of his country as an example of these bombings. Russia could be part of the armament accordingly. The young colonel did not throw his people!
    1. volodjachess
      volodjachess 19 July 2011 13: 31 New
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      Russia will not be a fat plus. Russia threw Gaddafi.
      1. Max79 19 July 2011 15: 31 New
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        volodjachess, I don’t argue, you are partly right. But where then will Libya buy weapons in case of war or a new war? In China? So, China also threw Libya, as we get ?!
        Or, then through third hands !?
    2. Superduck
      Superduck 19 July 2011 15: 00 New
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      And if they remain, the embargo will hang on him so that he will only buy weapons in China, both used and in Uganda.
  5. dmb
    dmb 19 July 2011 14: 42 New
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    As always, the Chinese were smarter than anyone. And our clown “wisely” discussing the “illegitimacy” of the leader of a foreign country will again, at our expense, drag chestnuts for others.
  6. Ivan35
    Ivan35 19 July 2011 15: 05 New
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    In general, I am opposed to anti-state calls - I believe that even from the lips of the superpatriots, they are still at the mercy of the opponents. I do not like it when Putin is scolded - even t "Aburetkina" -
    But our clown is really quite bad already .. trouble
    1. LESHA pancake
      LESHA pancake 19 July 2011 20: 04 New
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      and what’s better to stick your head in the sand and fart for the Kremlin’s fun?
  7. Superduck
    Superduck 19 July 2011 16: 15 New
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    In general, the trend towards the face, the only real combat and prepared for war force in NATO (and possibly in the world) is only the United States. The United States avoided military participation in the conflict in Libya, and Europeans became mired in lack of initiative and a humanistic jitters, that’s the result, the initiative has been lost, the rebels have lost their enthusiasm and don’t go to Tripoli anymore, they’ll also wait for us to decide for them. Muammar suffered, did not snuffle, I certainly do not like him like any monkey hung with orders, but he proved that he is worthy to lead the country. He has an iron extract.
    1. slan
      slan 19 July 2011 20: 44 New
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      They did not eliminate, they were not ready. Stupidly there are no resources. Money can no longer be printed in such quantities as before and that’s all. They will capitulate in Afghanistan soon, then Iraq .. The "combat readiness" of the US army in Afghanistan is unrealistically expensive and this money is barely enough to guard several bases and Karzai among endless poppy plantations ... The world is changing.
      1. Superduck
        Superduck 20 July 2011 10: 56 New
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        Quote: slan
        They did not eliminate, they were not ready.

        One does not contradict one another, of course, if the United States had the resources and political will, then no one would give up control over the supply of 20% of Europe’s oil. There is simply a suspicion that the French and British decided to show their fighting spirit, France will soon have the elections as we all know, and they asked the United States not to climb, but they could not climb.
  8. APASUS 19 July 2011 20: 44 New
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    Sarkozy is trying to refute his "inferiority complex." That's the thing in Europe, there is a scuffle around a new leader. So the Poles are trying to prove to the Americans that they are the most by blocking the conclusion of an agreement with Russia. Now France Italy and England have tried to prove that they independent and without Pindos heap manure !!
  9. figwam 19 July 2011 20: 47 New
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    From the very beginning was for Gaddafi.
    What is the strength of a brother? In truth!
  10. Marat
    Marat 19 July 2011 21: 55 New
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    Damn it! You are a real Soviet man! And your comments are bright and concise! They really make the site more interesting! Respect!