Sunday, April 3, 2011

Follower blog post of the day

The scene at the front:

Rebel forces lack any central command or organizational structure. They operate in small units, usually composed of groups of friends, neighbors or tribesmen who have armed themselves and deployed to the front on their own and make their own fighting decisions with little coordination with other groups ...

It is also hard for rebel commanders to control their youthful and inexperienced troops.

"I can't really give orders because they don't listen; instead, I give advice," said Mr. Khairy, the commander outside Darnah.

And this:

Another battlefield problem for the rebels is the scores of teenagers who have flocked to the front. They seem drawn by the idea of fighting and the spirit of revolution, but they carry no weapons ...

In Ajdabiya, eight teens from east of Benghazi said they had followed the rebels into battle for the last 17 days after hitching rides to the front. They sat gorging on food handouts, singing and mocking Kadafi with chants of "Forward to the front! No return!" — favorite phrases of the Libyan leader.

Compounding this problem is many of these same teens are loitering outside liquor stores soliciting older males entering to score six packs of beer and fortified wine for them.

O.K., We made up that last part but now with Diane Feinstein (D-CA) saying enough-is-enough and wanting to call the cops to shut down this nation-wide kegger, there is a level of unseriousness, across the board, to this whole affair that suggests a new name for our Libyan operation.

Anyone up for "Kinetic Spring Break Action"?

KT has the details, here.

1 comment:

K T Cat said...

Thanks for the link! It looks like we backed a real grab bag of losers, doesn't it?