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This Is What Happens When Your Improvised Missile Truck Misfires

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Libyan rebels continue a tenuous back-and-forth with Qaddafi's forces, bolstered by the occasional NATO fist from the sky. And it's a good thing they've got the ol' Treaty Organization behind them, because the insurrection's a bit... ragtag.

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Here, a rebel rocket truck blew apart its cargo when its ordnance misfired while engaged in a frontline skirmish near the town of Brega. The rebels are tenacious and have the goodwill of the international community rubbing their shoulders, but the unfortunate reality is that they're a mostly thrown together army—not a trained, cohesive force. Why were there so many pillows on that truck? [The Atlantic]

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