Libya Newslinks 10 June 2011: Shaky Libya campaign shows NATO’s weaknesses, Gates says

10 June 2011 —

23 killed as fighting again rages in western Libyan city
CNN International
Misrata, Libya (CNN) — At least 23 people were killed Friday as fighting raged in the western Libyan city of Misrata where forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi attempted to enter from the west and south. Another 78 others were injured, said Dr. Khaled Abu …

Congress receives letter ostensibly from Moammar Gadhafi
The Hill
By Bob Cusack – 06/10/11 12:52 PM ET Congress has received a letter
ostensibly from Moammar Gadhafi that calls for a cease fire and urges the
US to take the lead in negotiating a deal for peace in Libya. The June 9
letter, which The Hill obtained, …

Shaky Libya campaign shows NATO’s weaknesses, Gates says
Los Angeles Times
(John Thys / AFP/Getty Images / June 10, 2011) By David S. Cloud Los
Angeles Times In one of his last major addresses before his retirement this
month, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday that NATO’s sometimes
shaky air campaign in Libya had …,0,3415845.story

Dutch government extends its military involvement in NATO’s campaign in Libya
Washington Post
By AP, THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch government has extended its
forces’ role in the NATO campaign of air strikes in Libya until the end of
the three month extension the alliance recently announced and will
contribute a handful of new staff. …

Norway to quit Libya operation by August
The Associated Press
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway will scale down its fighter jet contribution
in Libya from six to four planes and withdraw completely from the NATO-led
operation by Aug. 1, the government said Friday. Defense Minister Grete
Faremo said she expects …

Submit this story
Huffington Post
Over 60 days ago, President Obama notified the Congress that he intended to
use military force in Libya. In the face of an imminent humanitarian
catastrophe, it was the right thing to do and I supported it. Along with
the international community, …

Gadhafi forces kill 22 Libyan rebels in Misrata shelling
By The Associated Press Tags: Muammar Gadhafi Libya Libyan government
forces pounded the outskirts of the rebel-held city of Misrata on Friday,
killing at least 22 people, a hospital physician said. The doctor at Hikma
Hospital, who would only give his …

Syria, Libya and Middle East unrest – live updates
The Guardian
Syrian refugees who fled from Syria to Turkey leave the Yayladagi Turkish
Red Crescent refugee camp by bus, near the Turkish city of Hatay.
Photograph: Mustafa Ozer/AFP/Getty Images The blue markers show reports of
protests today. …

UN official, investigator at odds over Libya mass rape claim
Expatica Switzerland
A UN top official took offence Friday at a UN investigator’s description of
mass rape claims in Libya as mass hysteria and said it was important to
take such allegations seriously. “I think we should avoid such language.
What does it stand for? …

Libya rebel council may include extremists, Panetta says
Los Angeles Times
CIA Director Leon Panetta told lawmakers that worries about some members of
the Libyan rebels’ ruling body are ‘legitimate.’ War protesters demonstrate
as CIA Director Leon Panetta arrives for testimony before the Senate Armed

FAIR Blog » Blog Archive » Libya’s Lousy PR
By Peter Hart
Libya’s government says more than 700 civilians have been killed and more
than 4000 wounded in NATO airstrikes. But officials haven’t shown foreign
reporters in Tripoli evidence of large numbers of civilian casualties. …

Sen. Tom Udall: Libya Policy Is a Slippery Slope
By Sen. Tom Udall
If our military is to be involved in an escalation in Libya, then Congress
must exercise its Constitutional authority and approve or disapprove of the
President’s proposal.

Selling Libya’s rebels to the European Union | Libya TV
By Libya TV
In a spartan office on a quiet tree-lined street near the power centres of
Brussels sits a man whose role is to promote Libya’s opposition movement in
Europe. Christian D. de Fouloy, 69, a French-American lobbyist and
businessman, …

Pentagon sees Libya military costs soar | Citizens for Legitimate …
By legitgov
Pentagon sees Libya military costs soar –US burning $2m a day to steal
Libyan oil 09 Jun 2011 US military operations in Libya are on course to
cost hundreds of millions of dollars more than the Pentagon estimated,
according to figures …

Report: Libya To Cost $750 Million in 2011 « JONATHAN TURLEY
By jonathanturley
We aren’t going to leave Iraq or Afghanistan (see Petraeus and Gates on
that), we have a secret war going on in Yemen and we have troops on the
ground in Libya. Further, we have a mercenary force that outnumbers our
regular army 2:1. …

Libya: NATO helicopters join Libya mission – Los Angeles Times
French and British attack helicopters hit targets in Libya in the first use
of such aircraft as part of the NATO-led campaign against the government of

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.