Amidst the protesting that is currently occurring across the entire Middle East, Libyan pilots received an order to fire on protesters from their aircraft. At least a few pilots did not follow that order — the two colonels instead flew their jets to Malta. The LA Times reports:
The pilots of two Libyan military jets that landed in Malta on Monday are “senior colonels” who were ordered to bomb protesters, Al Jazeera satellite network reports.
The colonels say they refused to bomb protesters demonstrating against Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and instead defected to Malta, according to Al Jazeera reporter Karl Stagno-Novarra in Malta.
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