Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Libyan Rebels Shoot Down Gaddafi's Bomber - Footage



This is pretty cool video footage of the Libyan rebels fighting for freedom and successfully shooting down one of Gaddafi's bombers. I would say these people need freedom by the looks of it. I hope they are ready to be civilized and let the democratic process work. Violence is too rampant in the Islamic world. They will have a chance to show if they are ready. We will all see.

For a long time these people have dreamed of freedom. In this video they have hope... enjoy.



Casualties:

Estimates of deaths in the 2011 Libyan uprising have varied from 1,000 to 6,500 dead.

The numbers have been hard to come by since a media clamp-down by the government. However, some conservative estimates have been released.

On February 22, the International Coalition Against War Criminals gave an estimate that 519 people had died, 3,980 were wounded and over 1,500 were missing.

Human Rights Watch have estimated that at least 233 people had been killed by February 22.

On February 23, Italy's Minister of Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini stated that according to his information 1,000 people had died so far.

On February 25, Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, said that reports indicated that "thousands may have been killed or injured".

Among the security forces there had been more than 325 dead, including government loyalists, mercenaries and rebel soldiers. There have been many reports that members of the security forces have been killed by both the government and the opposition. On February 18, two policemen were hanged by protesters in Benghazi. Also, on the same day, 50 African mercenaries, mostly from Chad, were executed by the protesters in al-Baida. Some of them were killed when protestors burned down the police station in which they locked them up and at least 15 were lynched in front of the courthouse in al-Baida. The bodies of some of them were put on display and caught on video. By February 23, the government confirmed that 111 soldiers had been killed. On February 24, the IFHR said that 130 soldiers had been executed in Benghazi and al-Baida, after they mutinied and sided with the protesters.

2 comments:

Reaganite Republican said...

That's cool, BUT... Gaddafi's already won the war imo

Government Mess said...

Hey that dude was funny as hell in the picture...lol! On a serious note, the rebels needed help from the USA and we sat on our hands, and still do. I bet thousands of protesters have been killed by now. This will go down in History as one of Obamas many blunders. Peace