Libyan cities about to witness hell on earth!!
Predator armed with Hellfire Missiles
U.S. President Barack Obama has approved the use of armed Predator drones in Libya, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday
The use of drones armed with these missiles has received much criticism in their area of operation. They are normally controlled by the USAF and the CIA and have a very bad track record on grounds of safety. We are told that these will be controlled by the US Defense Department from the West Coast of the US. The operators are professional pilots and fly them just like a computer game.
UAV Control Centre
So what can we expect in Libya after the massive bombardment of depleted uranium weapons……….as I have already indicated a sort of “Hell on Earth with many innocent civilian casualties.
So what are the statistics in Afghanistan:
2009 - Of the 44 Predator strikes carried out by the American drones in the tribal areas of Pakistan in 12 months of 2009, only five were able to hit their actual targets, killing five key Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders, but at the cost of around 700innocent civilian lives.
The article gave a comparison that for every single person taken out it means the death of 140 innocent civilians..
2010 - According to the Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik, U.S. drone strikes killed more than 900 people in Pakistan last year, the vast majority of whom were civilians, often women and children.
2011 - Defense Department officials said that a Hellfire missile killed a Marine and a Navy seaman in Afghanistan. The two U.S. troops were supposedly mistaken for "militants."
The statistics are alarming and in this context Obama is simply adding to the civilian death toll making him guilty of war crimes.
It is interesting to note that British Apache pilots complained that standard Hellfire missiles were going straight through buildings and out of the other side.......once can see that this will clearly increase the number of innocent civilians.
The missiles themselves are horrendous to say the least and are described as follows:
The missile creates a pressure wave which sucks the air out of victims, shreds their internal organs and crushes their bodies. The explosion is described as “Thermobaric” and is known to contain depleted uranium.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has admitted to the use of the weapons, condemned by human rights groups as “brutal.”
Hellfire missile on Predator (inscription "In Memory of Honorable Ronald Reagan) - What a fitting tribute to such a bad President don’t you think?
I was shocked to hear experts talking about these drones and their missiles as being perfectly suitable for suburban warfare and yet statistics and figures do not agree with their comments!!.......the drones and missiles will certainly add to the civilian causalities.
We are now getting regular updates from senior US military staff and also from other political figures in Europe that the situation in Libya is at a standstill and indications are that some of them are pushing for ground troops, which is totally against the UN Resolution remit.
It should also be noted that we are now getting condemnation from the US and UK on the situation that is ongoing in Syria. We have to remember that the US has made it clear in past discussions that Syria is certainly the possible next target, followed by Iran.
Hellfire Missile hits it target (depleted uranium)
I have noticed over the last week or so that many pro depleted uranium supporters are saying that depleted uranium is not only safe but it is also a weapon that is so vital for coalition forces. This is also the stance of our own MoD Dr.Liam Fox……..they are certainly poorly advised and one will soon see the results of this war within the next 6 months or so as a dramatic rise in cancer takes over and gross birth defects. Misarata could well turn into another Falujah!
Peter Eyre – Middle East Consultant – 22/4/2011 www.eyreinternational.com