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Monday, April 25, 2011

The Awesome Military Might of NATO

The AP reports that NATO strikes badly damaged the Qaddafi compound in Libya.

Hooray NATO!

The headline reads "Qaddafi Compound Nearly Crumbled in NATO Attack"

Then it turns out that they didn't hit anything vital, just a library and a ceremonial meeting hall, equipped, we are told breathlessly, with sofas and chandeliers!

Oh, the horrors of war!

The AP goes on to give a lurid description of the damaged facility:
The main door was blown open, shards of glass were scattered across the ground and picture frames were knocked down.

Picture frames were knocked down! How uncivilized! Are there no bounds to war anymore? When picture frames, sofas, and chandeliers aren't safe in wartime, then who is?

In essense, what the AP is saying is that NATO packs all the punch of a three year old toddler who missed his nap.

Pardon me for a moment. I have to lie down and collect myself.




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Monday, April 04, 2011

I’m a Betting Man

What's the over/under for the date US ground troops enter Libya? Given that the air campaign is yielding less than successful results, and that Obama has wagered his political capital pretty heavily on bringing Khaddafi down, I don't think he can just walk away, leaving Khaddafi still in power. His only choice will be to escalate and NATO is already showing that they can't cut the mustard even with just an air war.

I'm betting on June 27th.

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