An anonymous reader writes "Libyan rebel leaders are not happy with the support that they have been getting from NATO air strikes. The reason that they are not happy is understandable because they don’t feel that the air strikes are powerful or responsive enough. They are looking at the situation from their position of need. They are not powerful enough or well enough equipped to be a match for the Libyan army. They don’t have the heavy weapons to stop the heavier Libyan forces as they advance. Most times the rebels are forced to retreat before the assault of the heavier Libyan forces.
One major problem that NATO has to deal with are the rules of engagement which it must place on its own operation. The reason for this is that there would be such an outcry if they accidentally kill civilians. Even though Gadhafi is deliberately killing civilians you don’t actually hear much about it. The US and NATO have been under pressure ever since the start of the war on terror. I don’t condone the killing of innocent people by any means whether it be deliberate or accidental but I can’t understand for the life of me why no one ever pubicly condemns the people who do it on purpose.
The rebels also seem to think of NATO as their allies while I don’t believe that is the role that NATO wants to play or the image that it wants to project. Their mission right now is not necessarily to assist the rebels but to create a no fly area. Our military pilots ring customers are not in thick of the fight because the US has turned the operation over to NATO but they have more than paid their dues in Iraq and Afghanistan"
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