Gadhafi Now Using Exploding Boats And Mannequins

Gadhafi Now Using Exploding Boats And Mannequins

Moammar Gadhafi is now filling boats with one ton of explosives and sending them out to sea with a crew manned by dummies. In Gadhafi’s latest military strategy, these pilotless boats drift until they find a NATO target to destroy.

It all started Monday morning when NATO ships and helicopters patrolling the waters off Libya noticed two inflatable boats. These unusual vessels were bobbing towards Misurata, a site of fierce fighting between Gadhafi and the NATO-backed rebels. As they approached, the NATO crew discovered the boats were a ruse and promptly destroyed them with small-arms fire. Too bad they didn’t have those laser weapons on board. Watching them blow up Gadhafi’s boats Star Wars-style would have been cool. [Wired]