Friday, 18 March 2011

UN Security Council resolves to impose no-fly zone over Libya

After a strong request by the Arab League, supported by Britain, France and Lebanon, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday paved the way for international air strikes against Muammar al Gadaffi's forces, voting to authorise military action to protect civilians and impose a no-fly zone over Libya.

The vote was 10-0 with five countries abstaining, being Russia and China (which have veto power in the council), along with India, Germany and Brazil.
With so many other long-time dictatorial and oppressive regimes around the world, which however are not major oil producers, the motivation behind this step is questionable at least…

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