Moscow has harshly rebuked the latest NATO attack against forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, saying that the Western military bloc has given the militant opposition "dangerous ideas", while stoking the flames of unrest elsewhere. It is well known, unless you have recently arrived from Mars, that NATO forces have opted NOT to side with Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi. Early reports on Monday said at least two cruise missiles have slammed into Gaddafi's sprawling Bab al-Aziza compound, the same location where the Libyan leader recently hosted an African Union peace mission. Libyan media reports say that the compound does not have a military component, nor was it in any way endangering civilians, thus NATO violated its UN mandate, which was specifically designed to limit the number of civilian casualties. The early-morning attacks came as pro-Gaddafi forces were retreating from Misrata, a rebel stronghold in western Libya that has been the scene of fighting between the rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces. According to eyewitness reports out of Libya, the rebels received heavy back-up assistance from NATO fighter jets, as well as the United States, which carried out its first Predator drone airstrikes Saturday afternoon, Pentagon spokesman, Navy Captain Darryn James said.