Geez! Libyans rounded-up CNN and Reuters reporters and took them to the 4-story building demolished by a British missiles, to prove an assassination attempt on Muammar Gaddafi. Two Tomahawks were fired, hitting the building. Another 5 or 7 missiles were planned for the compound which encompasses Gaddafi’s private home in Tripoli. Fox now says their reporters (including Steve Harrigan) did not go with the Libyan agents for fear of being used as human shields. So the bottom line is, there should have been significant damage to the facility, but the operation had to be shutdown due to the presence of CNN and Reuters. The source of this report is Jennifer Griffin reporting live on Fox News. Megyn Kelly has just reported that CNN and Reuters personnel were used as human shields. See an update below.
If you are wondering why the British would step out in this big way, when the U.S. has pulled back and denied any plans for regime change: one reason might be the Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am 103. Muammar Gaddafi has admitted planning the bombing. Abdelbaset al-Megrahi was imprisoned in Scotland and was the only person charged. Al-Megrahi was released from prison in August 2009, under the pretense of having terminal prostate cancer. Later the news surfaced that Great Britain had worked a deal with Gaddafi, FOR OIL. The Brits officially deny it, but it appears they did just that. Maybe sending heat seeking missiles to Gaddafi’s warm body is payback now that it is known Megrahi is still alive and well, and likely did not have cancer (the doctor is believed to have been bribed) – maybe an attempt to rectify their egregious actions.
UPDATE: 3-21-11 9:50 pm: Jennifer Griffin was just on Fox correcting a previous statement, saying that Steve Harrigan, their correspondent in Tripoli, declined going to the Gaddafi compound with Libyan government representatives, but did send a Fox security guard with a camera.
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