Saturday, April 2, 2011

NATO Kills Libyan Rebels by Accident: Rebels reconsider asking for more help

Life makes satire too easy.  One can't even make this shite up.

So c'mon, Goddess, keep throwing me these curveballs, and I keep laughing until the grave.

Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, Mitch "Wild Thing" Williams closing for the Cubs in the playoffs, stupid humans killing others for no apparent reason--or worse--killing for power, ideology, any God-forsaken religion, cause, or creed.

Collateral damage or fog of war?

The dead don't care which.

While talking heads and former US Congressman Sestak say on MSNBC the perception the US has to remove Qaddafi has become reality.

Whose reality, sir, yours?

Were you a kin to the victims, your reality would differ.

Partition the damn place, a "country" cobbled by colonial powers out of tribes and desert.

[Pro-democracy forces in Libya say at least 10 of their fighters have been killed in a NATO air strike on the outskirts of the eastern town of Brega, as the battle rages on for control of the oil port.

NATO said on Saturday that it is investigating reports that a coalition warplane struck pro-democracy forces near the front line of the battle with fighters loyal to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Burnt out hulks of at least four vehicles, including an ambulance, were seen by the side of the road near the eastern entrance to the oil town on Saturday, the Reuters news agency reported. Men prayed at freshly dug graves nearby as they buried their colleagues...

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee, reporting from the eastern city of Benghazi...

"Both sides now are basically mired in this stretch about 200km wide on the southeast tip of the Gulf of Sirte and that situation - it seems increasingly - can't change [...] So they have - despite all the bluster and the bravado - to find some sort of accommodation [...] Something's got to give."

Mustafa Gheriani, a Transitional National Council spokesman, told Al Jazeera's Lee that the loss of lives is very much regretted.

"However we understand that collateral damage may also take place and we do accept it, because we look at the big picture which saving more lives.

"So a few people being victims of circumstances or of being at the wrong time or the wrong place it is more or less very bad luck."]

Bad luck indeed, Mr. Gheriani!

How do I apply for a job as an adviser to transitional national council?

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