Nearly three months into NATO's bombing campaign, Moammar Gaddafi's government churns out daily propaganda about the alliance supposedly inflicting civilian casualties. Last week, it said that 718 people had died from mid-March to late May and that 4,067 had suffered significant injuries, according to Washington Post.
NATO military craft appear to be increasing the frequency of their strikes around the capital, the stronghold of Khadafy's four-decade-old regime. Khadafy also faces a four-month-old rebel insurgency, several defections, and a naval blockade.
In Brussels, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he would use a meeting tomorrow with the alliance's defense ministers to demand that more countries contribute to the fight against Khadafy. He did not mention specific nations. Britain and France have been heavily involved since the mission started in March, says Boston Globe.
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria