Who is protecting the civilians from the Libyan rebels?

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/world/africa/13libya.html?_r=1
     
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    According to NATO they are bombing Libya to protect Libyan Civilians, so I guess the rebels are the civilians right?
     
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    This story is about 3 weeks old but it goes with what you are conveying. It also counters all they hype that proceeded the no fly zone. (If something similar has been posted on this my apologies. I have not been keeping up on this)

    Amnesty questions claim that Gaddafi ordered rape as weapon of war - Africa, World - The Independent

    I'm sad to say this does not surprise me. Here in the UK there was such a whipping up of anti Gadaffi sentiment - all of which these reports seem to counter - that is the rapes, genocide and the total innocence of the rebels.

    I was watching news 24 at the time and early on I watched a Libyan saying how some people had come in the night and thrown fireballs at an army barracks. I assume they are the charred bodies spoken about above. I could not quite understand how innocent, peaceful demonstrators could do this. I also was concerned that nobody seemed to know who these rebels were.

    Well it was really France first, then the UK - not so much the US this time and of course all the Arab countries originally agreeing.

    Gadaffi may be a thug but what was the motivation for this and not in Bahrain or Syria? Oil, illegal immigrants coming to Europe when they are trying to have a resolution or just that no one liked eccentric Gadaffi.

    We'll probably have to wait a bit longer till we find the truth and bear the consequences.
     

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