Sunday, May 29, 2011

Britain To Use Bunker-Busters Against Gadhafi

There apparently is more than a degree of psychological warfare at play in NATO's stepped up air campaign over Libya.

Britain is not stopping at deploying Apache helicopter gunships -- now London is letting it be known that it is preparing to include 2,000-pound bunker-busters in its arsenal against Moammar Gadhafi.

The Paveway bombs have already been moved to Gioia del Colle in Italy, where RAF Tornado and Typhoon jets are based, The Guardian of London reported. The Paveways are expected to be used to crash through the bunkers beneath Gadhafi's Bab al-Azizia compound in Tripoli, among other underground targets.

"We are not trying to physically target individuals in Gadhafi's inner circle on whom he relies but we are certainly sending them increasingly loud messages," British Defence Minsterer Liam Fox said, according to the BBC.

"Gadhafi may not be capable of listening but those around him would be wise to do so," Fox said.

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