A Libyan military aircraft has reportedly crashed near the city of Benghazi after pilots refused to bomb peaceful pro-democracy protesters, reports say.
The pilot and co-pilot had refused bombing orders and parachuted out of their aircraft in an uninhabited area.
A Libyan daily says the plane had orders to bomb the city but the crew refused to carry out the deadly mission.
This comes after Libyan tyrant Colonel Muammar Gaddafi pledged to crush the popular revolution in the oil-rich country. The government has even used air raids to suppress persisting mass demonstrations.
This is while government forces are losing grip on the country amid the ongoing revolution in Libya
Soldiers in the coastal town of Tobruk, which lies close to the Egyptian border, say Gaddafi’s forces have lost control of the region.
They say they no longer back the Libyan ruler. Protesters have over-run the eastern province of Cyrenaica.
Meanwhile, military defectors in eastern Libya are reported to be mobilizing to defend the people against possible attacks by Gaddafi’s forces.
The dictator’s military forces have even used air raids to suppress demonstrations.
Many governments and international bodies across the world have reacted strongly to the crisis in Libya.
Reports widely indicate that government-led violence in the country has left at least one thousand protesters dead over the past several days.
Carlos Latuff, an artist, a visionary, sums up the Libyan Dictator Lunatic in his drawings!
As Libya was stained with the blood of its revolutionists martyrs, the national Libyan television broadcasted Gaddafi addressing a rambling speech, in which he refused to step down, claiming himself as the head of the revolution and that he had no official position from which to resign.
Gaddafi speech came on Tuesday evening, after a bloodbath spreaded over libyan cities. The place of speech was unknown.
“I would die as a “martyr” on the land of my ancestors and fight to the last bullet,” the hardheaded Gaddafi said, standing against the backdrop of what looked like a damaged building.
“I will purge Libya ‘house by house’ to crush revolt,” he stated.
“Capture the rats,” he said of anti-regime demonstrators.
“If I wanted to use weapons against you (the revolutionists), the hole country would be burnt,” he threatened.
Gaddafi insists on dying a humiliating death. Maybe his female bodyguards or his favorite voluptuous Ukrainian nurse would turn on him, and inject him with a painful, agonizing, slow-killing fluid that will make him beg for an immediate execution.
- Gaddafi loses more Libyan cities – Aljazeera.net (news.google.com)
- Italy says 1,000 killed in Libya (nationalpost.com)
- Gaddafi battles for western Libya (bbc.co.uk)
- Two planes carrying Russians return from Libya (rt.com)