UN passes no fly zone resolution…

UN has passed a no fly zone in LibyaObama quits vacillating? Here’s the Resolution:

Acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which provides for the use of force if needed, the Council adopted a resolution by 10 votes to zero, with five abstentions, including those of veto-wielding China and Russia, authorizing Member States “to take all necessary measures… to protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamhariya, including Benghazi, while excluding an occupation force.

  • lamhdearg

    In this growing whirlwind in the middle east and africa some are keeping their powder dry, Iran and Israel, who will blink first.

  • lamhdearg

    “take all necessary means to protect civilians”, any bets the civilian death toll will rise (go through the roof” within days of western intervention.

  • Mark McGregor

    lamhdearg,

    Only the French are keener than the Brits to start bombing this time.

    Their election is more important than the imminent Brit one.

    Those not facing an election in Europe aren’t looking to join the airstrikes – funny that.

  • lamhdearg

    Not to argue mark but “imminent brit one” whens that.

  • lamhdearg

    LIBYAN gov offers ceasefire.

  • Mark McGregor

    5th May for the British.

    French primaries for 2012 have already started, hence their haste to bomb.

  • lamhdearg

    mark
    do you think libya will effect the vote on A.V. . this post is about world peace (or the lack of it) next thing will be someone telling us it’s all down to flags.

  • lamhdearg

    ps, as the 5 may elections are only for the British, you will not be voting then, now back to world events.

  • pauluk

    The thing that I can’t understand is: where are all the protests from the left’s anti-war movement?

    Talk about hypocrisy!