Libya rejects rebel claims Gadhafi seeking refuge for his family
The reports come as U.S. officials say the embattled leader may be making preparations for a last stand in Tripoli as a months-long NATO air campaign continues amid reports of rebel advances.
"We believe he could be planning for a last stand," one U.S. official said.
A second U.S. official confirmed a similar concern and said the Gadhafi plan could involve a final military offensive against civilians, launched from his last major strongholds around the Libyan capital.
That seemed awfully familiar, so I typed "Saddam" and "last stand" into Google and found ....
War-gaming Saddam's Last Stand - New York Daily News
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Saddam's last stand?
CNN.com - Stronghold of Tikrit may be Saddam's last stand - Apr. 11 ...
IRAQ'S LAST STAND; Saddam's Baghdad barricade. - Free Online Library
Saddam's last stand? Vows for defense of Baghdad should soon be ...
Well, you get the idea. Writing propgaganda for the US government is like writing scripts for pro wrestling. Why write something new when the same few old scripts have been working for ever? Just recycle, then go home in time to see the wifey and kiddies.
The officials, who have knowledge of the situation on the ground, did not want to be named because of the sensitive intelligence matters.
The sure sign its propaganda these days is the unsourced source. Surely one of the lessons to be learned from the lies that led up to the Iraq debacle is not to trust un-named sources on CNN. When Judy Miller was being given what Dick Cheney's office wanted printed in the NY Times, it always appeared as similar unsourced sources. If no one's willing to put their name on it, be very suspicious.
In fact, you should be asking why such esteemed news outlets are still using such unsourced sources after being burned by them so badly in all the lies that led up to the Iraq war. You'd think watching more than a million people die, including more than 4,000 from your own country, as well as watching your own nation waste hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars on a needless war, would at least cause some sort of internal review. I guess not.
The lies that led to the Iraq war have killed more Americans than Osama Bin Laden did on 9-11, but nothing changes.