Tuesday, April 19, 2011

UK Military Experts To Help Libyan Rebels - 19th Apr 2011

Experienced British military officers are being sent to the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi to help the fight against Muammar Gaddafi.

The extra personnel will add to a UK diplomatic team that is already liasing with rebel leaders in the eastern city.

A statement from Foreign Secretary William Hague said they would be able to advise on how to better protect civilians.

It stressed that the additions would not teach the rebels how to fight.

"This deployment is fully within the terms of UN resolution 1973 both in respect of civilian protection and its provision expressly ruling out a foreign occupation force on Libyan soil," the statement said.

"Consistent with our obligations under that Resolution, our officers will not be involved in training or arming the opposition's fighting forces. Read More

Note: If they are not there to fight, Arm or teach the Rebels, so what are they doing there? Surely to protect you would need to fight of the attacker?

Surely they could come up with a better excuse for getting our Army Boys on ground.