You are comparing Gaddafi's

You are comparing Gaddafi's gang of thugs with the Red Army and those of it's Warsaw Pact satellites?  In both quality (big time) and number (even bigger time) they are way inferior.  They have enough hardware and punch to take one city at a time.  No argument about that. 

But then they are an occupying army.  That takes a damned sight more man-power and, because of mixing with the population, there is the danger of disaffection.  There the comparison with Czechoslovakia is apt.  The Russians had to rotate their troops over a 14 day period because they were talking to locals and discovering that they had been told a cock and bull story about why there were there.  Gadaffi has told his men that they are fighting Al Qaeda and foreign terrorists.  How long do you think that little ruse will hold?

It is possible that Gaddafi will "win" this stage of the insurgency.  But in the medium term, he is cooked.


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