NATO acknowledged Friday that its warplanes struck pro-Qaddafi military vehicles but were unaware that the ousted Libyan leader was in the convoy.
……NATO said that the 11 military vehicles targeted Thursday were among a heavily-armed convoy of 75 vehicles transporting Muammar Qaddafi away from Sirte “at high speed” at around 8:30 a.m. local time.
“At the time of the strike, NATO did not know that Qaddafi was in the convoy,” the statement said. “NATO’s intervention was conducted solely to reduce the threat towards the civilian population, as required to do under our UN mandate. As a matter of policy, NATO does not target individuals.”
NATO officials added, “We later learned from open sources and Allied intelligence that Qaddafi was in the convoy and that the strike likely contributed to his capture.”
“NATO does not target individuals”. Okay, so if they knew the mutherfucker was in the convoy would they still have fired?
Well, the French probably wouldn’t.
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