No TV For You!

So this “action” in Libya has been going on for some time, so why did it take NATO so long to figure out satellite TV uplink sites should be taken out? Must be their consensus decision-making process.

Over the weekend, it was bombs away

NATO warplanes bombed three Libyan state TV satellite transmitters in Tripoli overnight, targeting facilities that have been used to incite violence and threaten civilians, the military alliance said Saturday. A series of loud explosions echoed across the capital before dawn. There was no immediate comment from Libyan officials on what had been hit, but state TV was still on the air in Tripoli as of Saturday morning.

NATO said the airstrikes aimed to degrade Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s “use of satellite television as a means to intimidate the Libyan people and incite acts of violence against them.” “Striking specifically these critical satellite dishes will reduce the regime’s ability to oppress civilians while (preserving) television broadcast infrastructure that will be needed after the conflict,” the alliance said in a statement posted on its website. It called Gaddafi’s TV broadcasts inflammatory and said they were intended to mobilize his supporters.

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