18 March 2011

Well the UN has finally passed a resolution permitting the establishment of a no fly zone over Libya, The US, France, Canada and the UK will participate. Several other nations are likely to follow suit.

Ghaddafi appears to have responded by calling a cease fire (kind of, sort of but not in the western town of Misrata where the regime has continued with shelling attacks). Who knows how long it will lasr

I can't help but feel that if this resolution should have been enacted weeks ago, It might have prevented a lot of death and destruction (assuming, of course, that Ghaddafi had reacted then with a cease fire and stuck to it).

Better late than never I suppose... Just so long as the no-fly enforcers don't contrive to screw things up by bombing the rebels


Steve Hayes said...

And just as long as it doesn't result in more Western imperialism as in Iraq and Afghanistan.

jams o donnell said...

Certainly no troops on the ground

susan said...

Ghadaffi really does need to be gone and keeping his air force grounded is a good first step. Too bad they didn't take action last week.

jams o donnell said...

Agreed Susan this is a tardy response