Oh Oh …

The incipit of a potentially-disturbing item from CNN:

NATO refused to say Tuesday whether or not it would bomb ancient Roman ruins in Libya if it knew Moammar Gadhafi was hiding military equipment there.

“We will strike military vehicles, military forces, military equipment or military infrastructure that threaten Libyan civilians as necessary,” a NATO official in Naples told CNN, declining to give his name in discussing internal NATO deliberations.

But he said the alliance could not verify rebel claims that Libya’s leader may be hiding rocket launchers at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Leptis Magna, a historic Roman city between the capital Tripoli and rebel-held Misrata. […]

3 thoughts on “Oh Oh …

  1. If they do it, I can only hope they have the courage to issue an apology to the Taliban. Europe protested loud and long as they smashed artistic representations of Buddha. While they are at it, they can also apologize to Bush for complaining about his utter neglect of historical sites in the Iraq war plan.

  2. Not that George’s comment is entirely invalid; however, it’s worth noting that NATO is not a European organization – the USA is its largest and most powerful member.

  3. Septimius Severus was from Leptis Magna and he died in York. Maybe we should invite Gadhafi over for a quick Cup of Yorkshire tea and a trip around the minster and see where the day leads…

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