Monday, March 14, 2011

Libya & the struggle for freedom

The Student Insurgent has been reluctant to publish stories on Libya without significant details of backing. The the stories during the fighting go back and forth, taking neighborhoods and towns.

The big picture is that the people rose up and defied the government, some military units then sided with the people. During the initial resistance, the spreading uprising was gunned down in the capitol. As the people's resistance was arming itself outside the capitol, a disaster of military armaments occurred, which cost lots of precious munitions.

The Libyan government, led by the Gaddafi family, has been organizing and securing tanks and has its airplanes running again. The use of small arms is ineffective against this assault. The people are being overrun.

The United Nations is debating a 'no fly zone', which would lead to air strikes on all air bases, but even this will not halt the tanks and ground movement. The situation is increasingly bleak for the rebels. Without aid, they are being ground into non-existence. Even with aid, the situation may become a civil war. The Gaddafi family has offered 'amnesty' to anyone of the rebellion willing to lay down arms, but the consensus is that anyone who turns over arms will be killed off in the long term.

Gaddafi is winning a mile-by-mile, bloody campaign. The people are trying to hold out and there are rumors of a growing counter offensive. The hope to turn things around may lead to victory of a battle of the bulge. There is no clear picture of the resistance capacity in military struggle, but the Gaddafi forces are brutal and comparatively well armed.

The Student Insurgent stands in solidarity with the resistance movement and all movements of liberation and self-determination. The world must intervene soon or this shinning opportunity may collapse, leaving Libya in a dictatorial dark age.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Obama used the "no fly zone" to attack a Libyan armored column.

Sleeping Prophet said...

The world should offer assistance, however the US should NOT illegally intervene. This is Saddam 2.0 Gaddafi ranted too hard and made his awareness of his owners agenda clear during his UN speech. This in essence was him signing his own death certificate. Had he not, the brutal dictatorial onslaught of rape and destruction of Libya would have gone on unreported, unabatted, and no provocateurs would be effective in their schemes.

Sleeping Prophet said...

Btw, I'm a big fan of your blog!

Anonymous said...

You got your no fly zone, you and your anarchist heroine, Hilary Clinton. Communists would never have fallen for this "humanitarian intervention" crap. Anarchism is worthless.

Anonymous said...

Turns out the U.S. is attacking RETREATING Libyan troops. You can violate the "no fly zone" without flying and you can be designated a threat to civilians while running away from them.

The Libyans did shoot down one plane. When the U.S. helicopter came to "rescue" the pilots, they opened fire on villagers who came to see what happened.

Anonymous said...

The "rebels" are raping and murdering any blacks they find and claiming that they're mercenaries. The U.S. is bombing neighborhoods and hospitals. Far more civilians have been killed in the NATO bombing campaign than were killed in the protests.

Obama will never do anything for Palestinians, he won't say a word about snipers murdering demonstrators in Bahrain. These "humanitarian interventions" only happen when they expand U.S. imperial power. Don't get taken in by this nonsense.

Anonymous said...

You've had three weeks now. Write another entry. Take back the stupid crap you wrote supporting the U.S., British, French and Italian war on Libya. What kind of struggle for freedom do you call that?

Anonymous said...

You guys still support the imperialist war against Libya?

Anonymous said...

You're probably not going to read this, but for God's sake. Obama is claiming the right to declare war, he launched another war that's gone on for months, now he's given diplomatic recognition to an unelected rabble as the government of Libya, and you "anarchists" have nothing to say about it?