A Nato air strike has killed Saif al-Arab Gaddafi, youngest son of the Libyan leader, a Libyan Government spokesman claims.
Colonel Gaddafi was in the building - a house - when it was hit but was unharmed.
Three of his grandchildren were also killed, said the spokesman.
More to follow...
I can't quite bring myself to say 'great news'. What exactly does killing a non-person in the regime achieve?
I never agree with Putin, but he has basically told NATO that they are ******* and are making up their rules as they go along. Which is essentially true. Only an idiot could not see this was going to go on forever if the parameters of the NATO mission were so ill - defined and subject to interpretation. Billy Vague seems unable to say anything that doesn't make himself look stupid, and we all know this whle thing (for us) is only because of our heavy financial involvement in the Oil industry in Libya. What you have is a civil war with an inept and ineffective rebel force who can't do shit on their own, and can't get supplied heavy enough weapns by NATO due to an abundance of handwringers and beauracrats. The longer it goes on the more of a disaster it becomes. Send in the ****ing troops already...
Talking about disasters, can't see anyone giving two hoots about Syria, and things there are a nightmare there. Assad is now (finally, without fear of international involvement) showing the world how to **** your own populace in true dicator style.
Anyway, back to Libya - whats the crack with Muammar naming his kids Saif? Whats that all about?
No point beating about the bush; Gadaffi's peace offers always seem to herald him setting out on another round of killing. Paying him back in hos own coin seems no more unreasonable than the rest of the ill-conceived, half-arsed twatventure.
Can't see how we can claim teh moral high gorund by killing his grankids
Unless they have military rank and comand of some of the regiments fighting the rebels?
Also IIRC he didn't jack after the yanks kiled some of his family during previous air raids
Funny how when he attacks civiliansd he's a murdering bastard
When Nato hit's civillians it's a mistake caused by Gaddaffi also
Not defending the bloke but it seems to be desending into farce now with the rules geting made up as they go along