Ex-Pentagon Official: ‘Gaddafi Switching To Guerrilla Mode’ – ‘2000 Tribes Have Pledged Support For Gaddafi’ (Video)


Lybia,Tripoli : Libyan rebel fighters patrol near the newly named Martyr’s Square, formerly known as Green Square, in the capital Tripoli on August 24, 2011. (AFP Photo / Mahmud Turkia)

‘Gaddafi switching to guerrilla mode’ (RT, 25 August, 2011):

Gaddafi has told the Libyan people that his retreat from his compound in Tripoli, which was seized by rebels on Tuesday, is a tactical move. Michael Maloof, an ex-Pentagon official, explains to RT why the war in Libya is far from at an end.

­After almost six months of stalemate, the rebel assault on Tripoli came as a surprise to many. But strategically speaking, some analysts find the rebels advance has left them spread thinly and therefore vulnerable to a counter-attack by loyalist forces.

“Two thousand tribes have pledged support to Gaddafi. We have not heard of them yet,” remarks Michael Maloof, who used to be an official at the Pentagon.

Maloof believes Gaddafi’s leaving Tripoli to the rebels “could be a strategic retreat on his part to begin waging guerilla warfare.” And the colonel still has the means to do that.

“Where are the Scuds? Where are all the chemical weapons he is said to have? I don’t think those have been discovered yet,” he continues.

On the other hand, the Libyan rebels look “undisciplined”, especially when they start firing in the air to mark military successes. And the rebels’ National Transitional Council does not seem to be doing anything to bring this under control, Maloof told RT.

Moreover, it is hard to account for rebels’ progress without acknowledging they get foreign assistance on the ground.

“The rebels had to have had some expert assistance in moving and logistical support of some kind,” says Michael Maloof. “They would be there as advisors and moving people around suggesting how to deploy. There also had to be somebody on the ground to coordinate targets for NATO aircraft to bomb.”

­Walid Phares from the Washington DC-based National Defense University believes that Gaddafi’s whereabouts and remaining military resources depend heavily on whether he managed to leave Tripoli on the day of the attack.

“If he didn’t leave Tripoli that day, then he is somewhere in Tripoli, hidden,” Phares said. “But that would be a negative thing for him because he would be found. If he had left Tripoli, it’s going to be very difficult for the current rebels, the future government, to find him in the desert.”

“Gaddafi has many supporters in his birthplace Sirt, and many supporters in the south. If Gaddafi has left for the south he could unleash a new insurgency. His regime would go, but would become the new rebels. And the current rebels now will become the new regime,” Phares added.

See also:

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NATO Helicopters Are Inside The Streets Of Tripoli Killing Civilians – Every Night The Bombs Fall – Order: Kill Non-Mainstream Reporters In Libya To Bury The Truth

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The Battle Is Almost Over: Destroying Libya To Steal 144 Tons Of Gold

NATO Slaughter in Tripoli: Operation Siren Signals Assault By Rebels’ Al-Qaeda Death Squads

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The unconstitutional, illegal war against Libya is not about protecting civilians …

Libya Update On The Retaking Of Misrata By Leonor

Libya: NATO Strike Kills Dozens Of Civilians (Reuters)

NATO Massacre Of Residents Of Zliten, Libya (Video, Aug. 9, 2011)

Libyans Under The NATO Onslaught (Aug 9, 2011)

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Dennis Kucinich: The US Must End Its Illegal War In Libya Now – ‘The president even ignored his top legal advisers at the Pentagon and the department of justice who insisted he needed congressional approval before bombing Libya’

William Engdahl on Libya: ‘The NATO High Command Ought To Be Tried For Crimes Against Humanity For Bombing Civilians’

NATO Declares Total War On The People Of Libya: Bombs May Hit Any Place At Any Time! – Total Destruction!

US Admiral Admits NATO Trying To Kill Gaddafi

… it is about money, power and control. Libyans support Gaddafi:

Tripoli on the Cusp By Dr. Franklin Lamb

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Libya: NATO Strike Kills Dozens Of Civilians (Reuters)

US Recognizes Libyan Rebels As Libyan Government To Fund Them With $30 Billion In Assets Stolen From Gaddafi That Are Frozen In American Banks

International Lawyer Franklin Lamb In Tripoli – Libyans Ask ‘Why Now?’

Rep. Ron Paul on CNN: Libyan War Is ‘About Commercial Business!’ (And Totally Unconstitutional!)

Illuminati Banksters Raping And Pillaging Libya – Goldman Sachs And Muammar Gaddafi

Libyan Majority In Support Of Gaddafi: One Million Pro-Gaddafi Demo in Tripoli

Libya: John Perkins: It’s Not About Oil, It’s About Currency and Loans – Rothschilds Finish Off Gaddafi – ‘The Price of Freedom’, Highest Standard of Living in Africa

The US is not playing a limited role as liar in chief Obama said:

US Air Force Global Strike Command Hits 150 Targets In Libya Using Strategic Bombers

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