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Sunday, May 01, 2011


Command and control center destroyed by NATO

Not sure just what was being commanded or controlled, though:
Saturday's strike reduced most of the Gadhafi family compound, which takes up an entire block in the residential Garghour neighborhood, to rubble.

The complex targeted Saturday contained three one-story buildings and a large yard with lawns, geranium flower beds, a woodshed, a swing and a table soccer game. A dead deer and a twisted bathtub lay on the debris-strewn grass.

Cooking pots with food, including stuffed peppers, noodles and a stew, had been left on the stove, covered with aluminum foil.

In one of the living rooms, a pile of video games, including FIFA 10, were scattered on a sofa. In what looked like a children's bedroom, half an apple and a glass container of Nutella chocolate spread stood on a night stand.
And, of course, there are those civilians that NATO is supposed to be protecting:
In an attack officials said killed the leader's second-youngest son and three grandchildren.
I do hope that the "White House" realizes that targeting the residence of the leader of a country on the grounds that it is a "command and control center" makes it clear that, from their point of view at least, the White House is a legitimate military target. Heck, the White House even has a "War Room."

And then in another attack:

Shattered glass litters the carpet at the Libyan Down's Syndrome Society, and dust covers pictures of grinning children that adorn the hallway, thrown into darkness by a NATO strike early on Saturday.

The missile completely destroyed an adjoining office in the compound that houses the government's commission for children.

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