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NATO’s New Humanitarian Intervention: Words And Pictures

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Updates on Libyan war: April 5

Libyan War In Third Week As NATO Takes Command

NATO Wages War On Third Continent

Libyan War And Control Of The Mediterranean

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Stop NATO
April 5, 2011

NATO’s New Humanitarian Intervention: Words And Pictures
Rick Rozoff

Click on photographs to enlarge.

Prime Minister David Cameron
March 29, 2011

Today is about a new beginning for Libya – a future in which the people of Libya can determine their own destiny, free from violence and oppression.

Second, we must ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid where it is needed, including to newly liberated towns.

It’s never too early to start planning co-ordinated action to support peace in Libya over the long term.

Our military actions can protect the people from attack; and our humanitarian actions can help the people recover.

Tornados

Eurofighter Typhoon F2s


Tomahawk missile fired from a Royal Navy submarine

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President Barack Obama
March 28, 2011

In addition to our NATO responsibilities, we will work with the international community to provide assistance to the people of Libya, who need food for the hungry and medical care for the wounded.

In this particular country – Libya; at this particular moment, we were faced with the prospect of violence on a horrific scale. We had a unique ability to stop that violence….

The task that I assigned our forces – to protect the Libyan people from immediate danger, and to establish a No Fly Zone – carries with it a UN mandate and international support. It is also what the Libyan opposition asked us to do.

But let us also remember that for generations, we have done the hard work of protecting our own people, as well as millions around the globe. We have done so because we know that our own future is safer and brighter if more of mankind can live with the bright light of freedom and dignity.

B-2 Spirit stealth bomber

F-15

F-16 Fighting Falcons

AV-8B Harrier

A-10 Thunderbolt II

Tomahawk cruise missile launch

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President Nicolas Sarkozy
March 19, 2011

Today, our intervening in Libya with the mandate of the UNSC, with our partners, namely our Arab partners, we do it to protect the civilian population….


Mirage


Rafale


Super Étendard

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
March 27, 2011

NATO Allies have decided to take on the whole military operation in Libya under the United Nations Security Council Resolution. Our goal is to protect civilians and civilian-populated areas….Nothing more, nothing less.


F-16 Fighting Falcon


Canadian CF-188 Hornet


JAS 39 Gripen


C-17 Globemaster III


C-130 Hercules

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Photographs from Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, Armée de l’Air, Canadian Air Force and Flygvapnet.

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  1. rosemerry
    April 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    thanks Rick A bit of grim humour goes over well

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