March 23, 2011

Will Last Man Out of Tripoli Please Turn out the Lights?

Jerome Delay/AP

Sort of of looks like that, doesn’t it?

On the other hand, the level of military precision (plus, luck) it would take to flush Gaddafi out of Tripoli without appreciable civilian casualties, and without putting troops on the ground, especially after the obvious targets like this Naval base are toasted, is probably….

Well, we you know how the asymmetrical warfare argument goes.

(photo: Jerome Delay/AP. caption:  In this image taken during an organized trip by the Libyan authorities, a Libyan supporter of Moammar Gadhafi salutes amidst the wreckage of what was described as a maintenance warehouse, hit by two missiles Monday evening, on a Naval base in Tripoli, Libya, Tuesday March 22, 2011. Missile transporters and launchers were among the destroyed hardware. A senior defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss classified data, said Monday that the attacks thus far had reduced Libya’s air defense capabilities by more than 50 percent.)

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