Originally Posted by perseus
In view that the US, NATO and in particular the UN are dragging their heels on this, what other options are available to help the anti-Gadaffi forces defend themselves against air attack?
I assume there are illegal arms dealers touting to both sides. Perhaps something above board could be sold, such as a decent modern hand held ground to air AA missile system? Is there anything suitable which is easy to use and could be shipped out quickly?
However, would Western forces be wise to sell a state of the art defence system to an unknown political force? Would a decent AA system be necessary to cope with the Libyan air force?
The Libyan oil terminal town of Brega has been targeted with air strikes, sources in the town said. The strikes come a day after clashes between rebels and government troops in the town in which 14 people died. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12632482
Eliminate the pilots and sabotaging airplanes are also a possibility.