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Almost all the real fighting was done by NATO airstrikes, Predator drones and attack helicopters, vectored into their targets by British and French special forces on the ground. NATO naval units played an important role in the final attack on Tripoli. The full role of NATO in overthrowing Gadaffi has yet to emerge.

The armed mobs of gun-waving Libyans merely provided a useful cover for the substantial Western intervention. It will be interesting watching these Western powers jostle for power and control of Libya’s high-grade oil. READ MORE…

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