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Libyan rebels shoot down two Syrian war planes

Libyan rebels shoot down two Syrian war planes
March 7th, 2011
Author: Richard Henley Davis

Libyan rebels fighting against Muammar Gaddafi's regime have, according to several different sources, shot down two Syrian war planes in Ras Lanuf.

The Syrian government has denied the claims as reports come in that mercenaries from Syria, other Arab countries and Eastern Europe are being paid by the Gaddafi regime to be be used to fight against rebels in Libya.

The accusations that Syria is now involved in the Libyan civil war could further destabilise the already fractured state of Middle Eastern politics with Israel watching with a close eye as alliances are formed between regimes.

The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon has said he "notes that civilians are bearing the brunt of the violence, and calls for an immediate halt to the government's disproportionate use of force and indiscriminate attacks on civilian targets".

Concerns are now rife amongst protesters in other Arab countries that Gaddafi's reaction and opposition to democracy could be replicated  in their own countries.

The outcome in Libya and not Egypt could prove to be the litmus test for future Middle Eastern protests.

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2 Responses to “Libyan rebels shoot down two Syrian war planes”

  1. Lenni says:

    I feel that we have done a very good job on this side of the globe considering drugs from Mexico, and gangs on the streets. It is time for Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China and what ever other country that think with a level head, to start taking cares of matters in their own back yard. Is the U.S. a babysitter to the world? These countries are hiding behind the United Nations in this case, the real power and say so, is America. They all look up to us for getting something done. Britain is the country that had so many colonies in the area in their past, why aren’t they doing a hell of a lot more then the little they are doing right not. Oh, I for got, they have the Royal Wedding to think about…

    Oh and another thing, since the United States went to the aid of Kuwait, and more or less took over Iraq we should be paid back by means of owning 50 oil pumping wells until the amount of money in oil is paid back. We, more or less do this in America when you take out a loan at a bank; you need some kind of collateral. Come on America, forget the handshake and naming streets after Presidents, you need to pay up…..

  2. Dominic Caraccilo says:

    The quality of life and security for the citizens has been largely restored and we are a large part of why that has happened.