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View Diary: Why is Chris Hedges calling for "boots on the ground" in Libya? (72 comments)

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  •  Very good piece - it speaks the truth (0+ / 0-)
    They may still win, because if the support missions continue, they are a kind of safety net, but it may take a very long time. The alternative is that an attack against a legitimate command and control target may provide a de facto decapitation, and a swift end.

    Note that this was posted May 2, 2011. NATO started using Apache strike helicopters for close air support on May 4.

    It still took 6 months of NATO attacks to gain Tripoli and the fighting is still not over. This is a long time. Obama said Libya action would last 'days, not weeks'.

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