October 21st, 2011
04:31 PM ET

NATO aims to end Libya campaign on October 31

NATO will begin to scale back operations in Libya following Moammar Gadhafi's death, with the preliminary end date of October 31, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday.

"We did what we said we would do and now is the time for the Libyan people to take their destiny into their own hands," Rasmussen said.

NATO launched an air and missile campaign in March - when pro-Gadhafi forces were advancing on a rebel stronghold in Libya - under a U.N. mandate to protect civilians. NATO's efforts have included strike sorties and airstrikes targeting Gadhafi's military resources.

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  1. s kel

    Hey DRAKOREX1 lol I will, crissy yes went to Bird in Hand PA yesterday. Right in heart of Amish country.It was beautiful,crisp fall day.

    October 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    und ein is tote?

    October 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    ok since i dont understand that language im gonna take a break...lmao...maybe ill go a mile or so up the way, they speak arabic...NOT! lmao later gators

    October 21, 2011 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    gutten auban frau crissy.

    October 21, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    Lol I can speak german some but I cannot write it, lol

    October 21, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    its ok, my grandparents, or omma and ompa (not sure i spelled that right) were german! 🙂 tata for now

    October 21, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Bet they spoke german at home, didn't they.. Immigrants.. Lol 😉

      October 21, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. michaelfury

    "Reporters were also taken to Sabratha hospital some 10 kilometres from Sorman, where an AFP correspondent saw nine bodies, including two children. They also saw body parts including a child’s head.

    Canadian Lieutenant General Charles Bouchard, commander of NATO operations in Libya, insisted the military was targeted.

    'This strike will greatly degrade Kadhafi regime forces’ ability to carry on their barbaric assault against the Libyan people,' said Bouchard."


    October 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    How much of a hater of the Amish do you have to be to print a recipe called "The Eggs of Satan?"

    Who *does* that?

    October 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    lmao u got an idea who banasy lol i recognize that twinkle in your eye gf lmfao

    October 21, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    ummm yea of course and why shouldnt they? was their home after all.

    October 21, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Let me just say that I have an idea.
    Let me also say that I have nothing but contempt for someone who would post something like "The Eggs of Satan".
    Reap what you sow, hater.
    Because you eventually will.

    October 21, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  12. leeintulsa

    Just a joke.. About immigrants and not 'assimilating' quickly enough.. About those who hate them and think mexicans are somehow special in that regard.

    It's not so much about people changing as it is about generations learning different tricks. I know 3rd generation mexicans that can't speak spanish..

    October 21, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Phantom I, I think I love you.
    In a non-threatening, non-romantic, sarcastic kind of way, of course.

    October 21, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Howdy, leeintulsa.

    October 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    I read and understood some of what that demented person wrote. I guess we were suppose to be impressed.

    October 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
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