You don’t bomb a “captured” city
Aug 26, 2011
Each NATO warplane that passes over Libya’s coast and releases its ordnance upon the city of Tripoli is a glaring reminder that not only have the NATO-backed rebels failed to take the city, but the fighting there is beyond their ability to face without constant air support. As each bomb tears through Tripoli’s already NATO-battered infrastructure – most recently destroying a fire station in the Abu Salim district – the world is given daily affirmations of just how duplicitous and premature NATO’s desperate claims of “victory” were, made now nearly a week ago. To add injury to insult, UK’s Foreign Secretary William Hague was imploring South Africa to release funding to NATO’s proxies in Benghazi and suggested that failing to do so would be “risking a humanitarian disaster.” Hague has not yet explained how the persistent aerial bombardment of a heavily populated city isn’t already causing a verified humanitarian disaster.