Germany pulls forces out of NATO Libyan coalition; Turkey objects to no-flySubmitted by SteveMT on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 22:20
Obama's poorly thought out strategy for UN-ordered wars is just what Ron Paul has been talking about for decades...unintended consequences and blow-back.
Turkey Blocks NATO Mission in Libya
The US wants to hand over command of Operation Odyssey Dawn to another country within a matter of days, but so far NATO has been unable to reach an agreement on taking control of the implementation of the no-fly zone in Libya. Turkey is leading the objections.
"Military intervention by NATO in Libya or any other country would be totally counterproductive," Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, according to the Anatolia news agency on Monday. "In addition to being counterproductive, such an operation could have dangerous consequences."
Who's in charge? Germans pull forces out of NATO as Libyan coalition falls apart
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:32 AM on 23rd March 2011
* Tensions with Britain as Gates rebukes UK government over suggestion Gaddafi could be assassinated
* French propose a new political 'committee' to oversee operations
* Germany pulls equipment out of NATO coalition over disagreement over campaign's direction
* Italians accuse French of backing NATO in exchange for oil contracts
* No-fly zone called into question after first wave of strikes 'neutralises' Libyan military machine
* U.K. ministers say war could last '30 years'
* Italy to 'take back control' of bases used by allies unless NATO leadership put in charge of the mission
* Russians tell U.S. to stop bombing in order to protect civilians - calls bombing a 'crusade'
NATO Libya operation loses Germany
Wednesday 23rd March, 2011
Germany has had a disagreement over the mission of its forces in Libya.
The German defence ministry has it will pull troops away from Libya following NATO's involvement in the Libyan conflict.
A German ministry spokesman said naval ships will now revert to German command.