|Man in a Desert||
It is now obvious that there is a mole inside Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's inner circle.
On April 25th he survived a missile strike on his office inside the Bab al-Aziziyya barracks. Less than a week later another missile strike killed his youngest son, Saif al-Arab and 3 of his children.
The arguments in the international press right now are whether NATO is engaged in assassination.
But the real story is that someone in Gaddafi's inner circle is obviously reporting his movements, very accurately, in real time.
It is an indication that the alliance recognizes the seriousness of the deadlock as well as the ineffectiveness of the Libyan rebels and wants to end the stalemate in Libya urgently.
The colonel will now, after overcoming his natural fury, sorrow and rage, no doubt want to exact retribution. The vicious pounding Misrata is currently taking is an indication of the Libyan leader's anger. He is not stupid. He will realize that someone is transmitting intelligence about his whereabouts to his opponents. The race now is for Gaddafi to weed him out or NATO to make it pay. Assuming the alliance is willing to pursue this tack further in the face of the criticism of its "assassination" tactics, which it naturally denies.
A man on a long journey through a perpetual desert.
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