Archived posts with tag ‘Northern Ireland’

Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

by PETER VINE United Kingdom Despite the cuts, the drumbeat of operations rolls on. In addition to the previously announced dispatching of Type 45 Destroyer HMS Daring to the Persian Gulf to join the international flotilla already there, the Foreign Office released a rather hurried notification to the press that Daring’s sister ship, HMS Dauntless, [...]

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Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

NATO powers America, Britain and France admitted yesterday that military force alone cannot dislodge Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe noted that emissaries from the Libyan leader are saying that he is “ready to go” — and that the onus is now on the Benghazi-based Transitional National Council to agree to sit down with the Gadhafi government to discuss a transition of power.


Peter’s Atlantic Round-Up

by PETER VINE Libya The situation has completely changed since last weekend, with air strikes by American, British and French planes and Anglo-American cruise missiles. Muammar Gaddafi’s armoured forces have been significantly weakened, prompting the Libyan rebels to push along the coast to retake the towns of Ajdabiya, Brega, Bin Jawad and Ras Lanuf, and [...]

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