And so it begins … The Pentagon has dubbed the mission, Operation Odyssey Dawn.
Shock & Awe has began, this time Libya is on the receiving end of the tomahawk missiles. United States and British forces have fired more than 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libya against Muammar Gaddafi’s air defences targeting more than 20 locations. Most of the missiles targeted the coast of Western Libya and extending between Tripoli and Benghazi. There are up to date accounts reported at tyhe UK Telegraph.
A top officer confirmed on Saturday that the missile strikes after President Barack Obama said he had ordered “limited military action” to support a UN resolution backing armed intervention against Gaddafi’s regime.
Admiral William Gortney told reporters that “earlier this afternoon over 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from both US and British ships and submarines struck more than 20 integrated air defence systems and other air defence facilities ashore.”
In the wake of the cruise missile attacks Muammar Gaddafi remained defiant and threatened further attacks against civilians. As reported at CNN, Gadhafi said Libya will fight back against undeserved “naked aggression.”
Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi remains defiant as the U.S. and its allies launched its first attacks against military targets in Libya Saturday.
Qaddafi threatened to attack military and civilian targets in the Mediterranean in retaliation of international coalition strikes on Libya.
UPDATE I: From the NRO, Obama and his minions like Sec. of State Hillary Clinton continue to apologize for the US even in a time of war and going after a crazed terrorist dog like Gaddafi. Why would anyone say that a
CNN’s Ed Henry reports from an administration official that the Pentagon is planning for “heavy, kinetic action” on the part of U.S. forces, lasting “days, not weeks.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to underscore that point:
“We did not lead this. We did not engage in unilateral actions in any way, but we strongly support the international community taking action against governments and leaders who behave as Gaddafi is unfortunately doing,” Clinton said.