Libyan Rebels Call in NATO Airstrike via Twitter

TANGO ZULU, TANGO ZULU, THIS IS RED NINER, CAN YOU HEAR ME? GOD DAMNIT, YOU'RE BREAKING UP. WE'VE GOT HOSTILES ON THE GROUND, NEED AIR COVER NOW! DO YOU READ ME? Oh forget it, I'll just tweet at you.

Libyan forces trying to beat the power out of Muammar Gaddafi used Twitter—not to follow Kanye or Gizmodo, but to bomb the shit out of pro-regime troops. Rebels in cities across Libya have been relaying information to NATO command, alerting air forces of tanks, troops, and other things-that-need-to-be-exploded.

"We will take information from every source we can," explained British Wing Commander Mike Bracken. But what happens when the rebels start sexting? [AFP]