Monday, 21 March 2011
Libya´s top "command center" on the target list?
Could this "command center" be targeted?
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the coalition isn’t targeting the Libyan leader himself, although President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, and other U.S. officials have called for an end to the Gaddafi government.
However, one of the main goals of the mission is destroy Libyan command centers:
A Libyan command center, which was near Qaddafi’s residence, was destroyed, Agence France-Presse reported, citing a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
(Read the entire piece here)
In reality Gaddafi himself is of course the most important "command center". Therefore it seems clear that the elimination of this "center" is on the top of the target list, in spite of what Gates says. With the disappearance of this main "command center" all other military centers would cease to exist.