CHAMAN, Pakistan (AP) — Sleeping in a freezing cab, running out of money and worried about militant attacks, Ghulab is one of thousands of truck drivers stranded as a result of Pakistan's blockade of the Afghan border to NATO and U.S. war supplies.
Fighter jets bombed a rebel tank column readying for an attack on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's forces near the oil town of Brega on Thursday, in what appeared to be the second friendly fire strike by NATO aircraft in less than a week, escalating anger about coordination with the military alliance in efforts to cripple Libyan forces.
Before the calls come to commit US forces to an intervention in Syria, the Obama administration must take a hard look at what happened in Libya. The politically safe, low-risk, low-reward intervention in Libya shouldn’t be repeated in Syria.
The western military alliance sees the result of the anti-Gaddafi war as a vindication of its strategy. But the true accounting of Nato’s campaign - including on the ledger of arms companies - tells a different story.