Calling the current operation in Libya a no-fly zone is simply inaccurate. Despite President Obama's assurances that U.S. operations will be “limited in their nature” and his multiple references to a "no-fly zone" in his address to the nation, the U.S. Read More
Ignoring the questions of legality, morality, economic sense, and possible political opportunism that many have already touched on in President Obama's decision to go to war with Libya, there remains the question of what, if anything the no-fly zone is meant to accomplish. Read More
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Speaking from his bunker by telephone, Muammar Gaddafi issued a defiant statement on state run television to Western allies enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya.
"You are unjust, you are the aggressors, you are beasts, you are criminals. Read More
U.N. Security Council members voted Thursday evening on resolution 1973 to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and authorize "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces. Read More
Yesterday I blogged about Saudi Arabia sending troops into Bahrain, and asked why they weren't willing to send troops into Libya too. Well today it seems that my question was answered. Read More
According to the Daily Beast, Former president Bill Clinton strongly supported the US taking measures to implement a 'no-fly' zone in Libya to aid protestors struggling against dictator Muammar Gaddafi. The President made his remarks last night at the Newsweek & Daily Beast's Woman in the World Summitt. Read More
The White House is challenging the assessment of Libya by the top U.S. intelligence officer, who testified Thursday that Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi is dominating the rebels trying to overthrow him and could prevail unless the United States and its allies intervene. "We believe that Gadhafi is in this for the long haul," National Intelligence Director James Clapper told Congress. Read More
President Obama can choose war with Moammar Gadhafi, or he can choose to keep the U.S. military out of Libya. But, contrary to claims of Sen. John Kerry and a platoon of pundits, Obama cannot walk a middle line by imposing a "no-fly zone" or staging an antiseptic air campaign.
Imposing a no-fly zone is not a step short of war - it is war. And how many Americans are willing to go to war for Libya? Read More