Now we know what a “kinetic military operation” really means…
The Obama Administration is talking about bombing the rebels too.
This is just way too confusing.
Bryan Preston at The Tatler reported:
Well, this is one way to guarantee that no matter which side wins, we lose.
“We’ve been conveying a message to the rebels that we will be compelled to defend civilians, whether pro-Qaddafi or pro-opposition,” said a senior Obama administration official. “We are working very hard behind the scenes with the rebels so we don’t confront a situation where we face a decision to strike the rebels to defend civilians.”
The warnings, and intense consultations within the NATO-led coalition over its rules for attacking anyone who endangers innocent civilians, come at a time when the civil war in Libya is becoming ever more chaotic, and the battle lines ever less distinct. They raise a fundamental question that the military is now grappling with: Who in Libya is a civilian?
More… Joe College added:
“This is what happens when you give an aircraft carrier to a community organizer.”