U.S. Happy to Hand Off Libya, but to Whom?The U.S. appears to be losing a game of hot potato with respect to military action in Libya. President Obama says he will hand over control of the mission to NATO "within days," but the BBC reports, "Turkey and Germany have been reluctant for NATO to assume control, and France is not keen." (more)
The U.S. appears to be losing a game of hot potato with respect to military action in Libya. President Obama says he will hand over control of the mission to NATO “within days,” but the BBC reports, “Turkey and Germany have been reluctant for NATO to assume control, and France is not keen.”
Every one of the 28 NATO countries must agree to take on the responsibility or … the potato lands on the floor?
Meanwhile no one seems to know whether Col. Moammar Gadhafi is a legitimate target, even though his compound has already been attacked by coalition forces. — PZS
Wait, before you go…
Earlier on Monday the coalition had sought to clarify whether Col Gaddafi was considered a military target.
It came after his sprawling Bab al-Aziziya complex in Tripoli was hit in an overnight air attack.
On Sunday UK Defence Secretary Liam Fox had said targeting Col Gaddafi could “potentially be a possibility”.
But the head of the US Africa Command Gen Carter F Ham said attacking Col Gaddafi was not part of his mission.
If you're reading this, you probably already know that non-profit, independent journalism is under threat worldwide. Independent news sites are overshadowed by larger heavily funded mainstream media that inundate us with hype and noise that barely scratch the surface. We believe that our readers deserve to know the full story. Truthdig writers bravely dig beneath the headlines to give you thought-provoking, investigative reporting and analysis that tells you what’s really happening and who’s rolling up their sleeves to do something about it.
Like you, we believe a well-informed public that doesn’t have blind faith in the status quo can help change the world. Your contribution of as little as $5 monthly or $35 annually will make you a groundbreaking member and lays the foundation of our work.Support Truthdig
There are currently no responses to this article.
Be the first to respond.