"Britain is sending up to 20 military advisers to help Libya's ragtag rebel force break a military stalemate with Moammar Gadhafi's army, even as NATO acknowledges that airstrikes alone cannot stop the daily shelling of the besieged opposition-held city of Misrata." Yahoo News
It is now about six weeks since we (SST committee) began to discuss the need for trainers, and advisers to help the Libyan rebels. It was clear from the beginning that air power would not be enough. Why? As I have written so many times, people live on the ground. Aviators do not live in the air, nor do sailors live in the sea. The people who are always the true objective of any armed conflict live in houses, tents, apartment buildings, etc. They and the land they live on are the objective, always. No matter how much you attack people from the air, someone must always advance and close with the enemy. Six weeks have been wasted. I understand that both the French and the British will participate in this effort. Perhaps it is not too late. Perhaps there should be some American volunteers to help wth this, a new AVG. Yes, I know that we are "broke." We broke ourselves. This may be our last hurrah.
Does this mean that the carping, whining incessant propaganda drivel about the "unkown" nature of the rebels will end? I doubt it. Take a hard look at who and what is "pushing" that line. pl