Monday, April 4, 2011

Rebels Stall; U.S. Still in Fight; Sarkozy's War

There is plenty of diplomatic activity and Libyan rebels are getting more organized, but Brega remains a stalemate in the sand as the rebels and the forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi continue to push back and oath in the eastern Libyan oil town.

The  U.S. agreed to extend its role in the Libya mission through today because of inclement weather the last few days, suggesting there were still some targets that require "unique capabilities."  Available aircraft include Air Force AC-130 gunships, A-10 Thunderbolts and Marine Corps AV-8B Harriers -- all powerful weapons used in close-in air support.

Ex-President Bill Clinton tells ABC the U.S. should consider arming the rebels.

Newsweek takes a look at how French President Nicolas Sarkozy pushed for action in Libya. French trainers are in Eastern Libya, Newsweek says.

More on Sarkozy and Bernard-Henri Levy, the French writer and philosopher who played a hands-on role in pressing France and the West to back the rebels, from The New York Times.

The Daily calls the rebels' training "Warfare 101"

The Washington Post takes note of who's who in the international coalition at this point. 

Libyan envoy asks for ceasefire in Greece, but offers nothing new in return, Al Jazeera reports.

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi is proposing a transition to constitutional democracy in Libya under his direction, reports The New York Times.

Misurata wounded on Turkish relief ship speak of brutal fighting, and their resolve, CNN reports.

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