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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    Wow, the UN actually did something! I am quite surprised and pleased - kudos to those involved. It was even in a semi-timely fashion

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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    As a matter of fact, It was the UK, France, and Lebanon who proposed the motion, with eventual American support.

    A BBC summary:
    "Imposes "ban on all flights in Libyan airspace" except for aid planes
    Authorises member states to "take all necessary measures" to "protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack"
    Excludes occupation force
    Toughens arms embargo by calling on all member states to "inspect in their territory vessels and aircraft bound to or from Libya"
    Widens asset freeze to include Libyan Investment Authority, Central Bank of Libya and Libyan National Oil Company among others"

    BBC News - Libya: UN backs action against Colonel Gaddafi
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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    The vote passed with 10 in favor of passing the draft resolution, five abstaining and no UNSC members voting against.

    The United States, Britain, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Gabon, Lebanon, Nigeria, Portugal, and South Africa voted in favor of Draft Resolution 1973/2011.


    Russia, China, Germany, Brazil, and India abstained.


    draft is here

    UN Security Council Approves Libya Draft Resolution | NowPublic News Coverage
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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    from the link

    The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved a no-fly zone over Libya and authorized "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
    This does not bode well... not well at all. The Libyans rebels don't really want interference, seeing as how they went so far as to capture SAS troops and have said that they don't want to be seen as US stooges, please look here as well.
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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    And, though it may be coming late, I couldn't be happier that it is highly likely that the U.S. Will be playing a subordinate role. It is high time that others started stepping up.
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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    This does not bode well... not well at all. The Libyans rebels don't really want interference, seeing as how they went so far as to capture SAS troops and have said that they don't want to be seen as US stooges, please look here as well.
    I don't think this is at all accurate. They have been begging for help.

    http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/07/ga...st-for-no-fly/
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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I really live this "Obama plays golf" knock.

    Does "now watch this drive" mean anything to you?
    I guess you don't mind that Obama is so out of touch

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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    "French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said if the resolution was approved, France would support military action against Gadhafi within hours. "
    In the short term at least, this results in a bifurcated Libya with rebel and regime held areas.

    It could also gerrymander further... along tribal lines.

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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No. ****ing. Way.
    YES....F***ing way mister boogieman. Here is a squadron of English harriers in route bearing a cryptic airborne message for Monkeyface. Those not so discerning may want to squint.
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    Re: U.S. Seeks UN Resolution Authorizing Strikes on Libya

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    So the usefulness and meaningfulness of your comparison of Iraq and Libya comes from the fact that the situations are so different?

    I will now compare the reactions of the masses between what happened when the coal miners were rescued in South America and what might happen if the Japanese reactor has a total meltdown.

    If Japanese reactor has a total meltdown, I wonder if the people who cheered the rescue of the miners will come out and and celebrate with hugs and kisses and champagne like they did when the miners were rescued? I think not.
    ???? What the hell are you talking about? Everyone here knows what he was saying. wow...open a window and get some air.

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