So the United Nations recently passed a Resolution 1973 to impose a “No Fly Zone” over Libya in response to Muammar Gaddafi’s reactionary violence to protests. Shortly after the UN passed the resolution, American President Obama declared
“All attacks against civilians must stop. Gaddafi must stop his troops from advancing on Benghazi, pull them back from Ajdabiya, Misrata and Zawiya, and establish water, electricity and gas supplies to all areas.
Humanitarian assistance must be allowed to reach the people of Libya.
Let me be clear, these terms are not negotiable. If Gaddafi does not comply, the international community will impose consequences, and the resolution will be enforced through military action."
Already, British aircraft are massing into the region alongside US Navy warships where Admiral Samuel Locklear is slated to plan the No Fly Zone efforts. Despite the resolution, fighting has continued with pro-Gaddafi forces pushing against the resistance. In a move many Americans may find surprising, French warplanes have already attacked Libyan tanks.
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