Sky News 
May 20, 2011
Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi’s war machine has suffered a significant blow after Nato strikes sank eight of his warships.
The assaults on the ports of Tripoli, Al Khums and Sirte late on Thursday came as President Barack Obama said Col Gaddafi would “inevitably” leave or be forced from power.
Rear-Admiral Russell Harding, deputy commander of the Nato mission in Libya, said of the strikes: “Given the escalating use of naval assets, Nato had no choice but to take decisive action to protect the civilian population of Libya and Nato forces at sea.”
On Thursday President Obama said in a major speech in on the Arab uprisings: “(Gaddafi) does not have control over his country…