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Military Escalation: “Phase Two” of the War on Libya


A new phase of the war is unfolding leading to a process of military escalation as well the eventual landing of US-NATO commandos on Libya’s shores.

An unprecedented deployment of naval power in the Mediterranean is occurring.

The USS George H W Bush supercarrier, the most advanced vessel in the US naval arsenal, together with its strike and carrier group has entered the Mediterranean, to join up with the Sixth Fleet in Naples.

Aircraft supercarrier USS George H W Bush (CVN77) is the World’s largest naval vessel: with “four-and-a-half acres of space on its flight deck, making it capable of housing 90 jets and helicopters. It is home to 5,500 crew”. Equipped with sophisticated electronic warfare systems, it is the World’s largest “mobile military base” (Manlio Dinucci, “Boots on the Ground”: Sarkozy and Cameron Prepare to Land in Libya, Global Research, May 31, 2011).

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