Friday, 25 March 2011


Well at long last we now know who is leading the war against Colonel Gadaffi. Now we know that NATO including Germany has been forced into taking the lead against the troops of the Libyan dictator. We still don't know the extent of the involvement and crucially nobody has defined the exit strategy. What exactly do we want to achieve and what happens if it doesn't work?

You see if our intention was to keep the Gadaffi planes on the ground then fine, we seem to have done that. Was our intention to to destroy his air defence capability? Well fine I think we have done that too. Did we intend to save Benghazi? OK that has been achieved thus far so why are we still there?

You see since we imposed this 'No Fly Zone' there are reports that Misrata has fallen to the government troops. So what happens if the rebels cannot hold back the government troops in a 'fair fight'. What happens if Gadaffi once again attacks Benghazi by simply creeping up on them. Are events on the ground being accurately reported?

We are now at war (again)! According to reports we have already fired 175 cruise missiles at a cost of £800,000 each which seems a helluva lot to me. We are beginning to give the impression that we are the world's bully boys but how far are we prepared to go? Will we now idly stand by and watch the wrong team win? I get the horrible feeling that something will go terribly wrong and why.... because you can't wage war and not get hurt. There is no such thing as a safe, clean, distant war. This will come back to bite us unless we are very careful.


Anonymous said...

I don't know what happens if Gaddafi wins but it becomes more and more clear what will happen if rebels win. It already happens in Benghazi and could be much worse if rebels wil take western cities presently loyal to Gaddafi:,0,5389027,full.story

bryboy said...

Tks anonymous this is what must always be feared. The situation becomes so bitter that both sides commit war crimes. This is why it is best not to be involved. We did our bit for humanity and we must now leave them alone to fight it out. It will not be pretty!