Vicious frothing-at-the-mouth warmongering John McCain calls for ‘targetting’ of Gaddafi, by Toby Harnden, Robert Winnett, London Telegraph

Libya: western leaders call for Nato to target Gaddafi

Senior western leaders called for Nato to adopt an assassination policy against Col Muammar Gaddafi to salvage the bombing campaign in Libya from a descent into stalemate.

Libya: western leaders call for Nato to assassinate Gaddafi

Senator John McCain, who visited Libya at the weekend, said that Gaddafi should be targeted but argued that it was more important to increase US firepower over Libya Photo: REUTERS
Toby Harnden

By Toby Harnden, Washington and Robert Winnett 6:50PM BST 24 Apr 2011Toby Harnden on Facebook | Follow Toby Harnden on Twitter



The calls came as Col Gaddafi was reported to have strengthened his grip on power by repatriating billions of dollars in overseas assets that should have been frozen by UN sanctions.

On Sunday, there was growing pressure on Coalition forces to directly target Col Gaddafi with military strikes.


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