Obama will get right on this….as soon as he finishes the back nine at Andrews.
Colonel Gaddafi’s forces today blasted an oil terminal to smithereens as Libya’s bloody civil war entered its blackest day.
Rebels retaliated by firing back with rockets as a fireball exploded from one of the oil tanks and the sky above the Es Sider terminal, in the east of the country, filled with hideous smoke.
A witness said one of the smoke plumes was the biggest he had seen in the conflict so far.
The fresh onslaught came as Gaddafi deployed tanks and snipers to ‘shoot anything that moves’.
Forces loyal to the Libyan dictator poured into the city of Zawiyah in a desperate bid to oust the hardcore band of protesters and army defectors who have taken control.Black clouds: Libyan rebels attack government troops as a natural gas facility burns on the frontline near Ras Lanuf todayStalemate: There have been bloody battles between pro and anti-Gaddafi forces in the area for daysNear miss: Libyan rebel fighters run for cover as shells explode near them during clashes with forces loyal their leader Libyan a few miles outside the oil town of Ras Lanuf todayWitnesses said dead bodies were lying in the ruins of many buildings destroyed in air raids earlier in the week and there was no one in the streets of the centre of the city of 290,000.
‘We can see the tanks. The tanks are everywhere,’ one rebel fighter said by telephone.
Eye witnesses said that the city had been almost flattened after a 13-and-a-half hour barrage from rockets, tanks and war planes
The hellish scenes unfolded as senior officials in the U.S. spoke of their fears that the country had reached a painful stalemate.
Senior officials believe that Gaddafi has solidified his control over some cities but ant-government protesters have a strong enough hold on other regions to remain locked in the stand off.
As the standoff continues and hundreds of more lives continue to be lost, it has created a split in the U.S. government about whether to take military action.
The Obama intervention is still looking at options for intervention while the European Union is preparing to impose stricter sanctions on the Libya government, including an asset freeze.
Oooooooh an asset freeze. Yeah, that oughta put a knot in Gaddafi’s turban.
After B. Hussein takes a shower, spends some time drinking cocktails at the clubhouse and takes a nap, he might be able to squeeze this into his schedule.
Remember Joe (Gaffe Meister) Biden’s comment that ‘America’s enemies would test Barack Obama with an international crisis within six months if he’s elected president’?:
“Mark my words,” Biden told donors at a Seattle fund-raiser Sunday night.
“It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America.
“Watch. We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy.
Well, the brilliant mutherfucker has been tested numerous times in the past 3 years, and he’s failed every one. Miserably.
Get a good look, world.