Tito and Gaddafi
Libya and Yugoslavia were friends. (Yugoslavia seeks anti-Nato alliance with Libya)
Libya condemned NATO's air strikes against Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia believed Gaddafi was "a friend to all parties" and asked him to go ahead with an initiative to end the conflict based on "four essential points":
1) the cessation of all military operations;
2) the creation of a peacekeeping force in the region to be made up of several nations, excepting those taking part in the conflict;
3) the return of refugees
4) their right to full autonomy within the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia."
BUT, the USA and NATO wanted to break up Yugoslavia.
According to Anonymous:
1. The strategic assumptions behind "Operation Libya" are reminiscent of previous US-NATO military undertakings in Yugoslavia and Iraq.
2. In Yugoslavia, US-NATO forces triggered a civil war.
The objective was to create political and ethnic divisions, which eventually led to the break up of an entire country.
This objective was achieved through the covert funding and training of armed paramilitary armies, first in Bosnia (Bosnian Muslim Army, 1991-95) and subsequently in Kosovo (Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), 1998-1999).
3. In both Kosovo and Bosnia, media disinformation (including outright lies and fabrications) were used to support US-EU claims that the Belgrade government had committed atrocities, thereby justifying a military intervention on humanitarian grounds.
The USA and NATO like to bomb innocent people.
4. Ironically, "Operation Yugoslavia" is now on the lips of US foreign policy makers.
Senator Lieberman has likened the situation in Libya to the events in the Balkans in the 1990s when he said the U.S. "intervened to stop a genocide against Bosnians.
"And the first thing we did was to provide them the arms to defend themselves. That's what I think we ought to do in Libya." (Associated, Press, February 27, 2011)
5. The strategic scenario would be to push towards the formation and recognition of an interim government of the secessionist province, with a view to eventually breaking up the country.
List of countries bombed by the US
Among the countries bombed by the USA are:
Belgian Congo 1964
Dominican Republic 1965-66
El Salvador 1981-92
Croatia 1994 (of Serbs at Krajina)
Iran 1998 (airliner)