UN Approves Action Against Libyan Military

Following up on the post from earlier today

The United Nations Security Council approved a measure on Thursday authorizing “all necessary measures” to protect Libyan civilians from harm at the hands of forces loyal to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

The measure allows not only a no-fly zone but effectively any measures short of a ground invasion to halt attacks that might result in civilian fatalities. It comes as Colonel Qaddafi warned residents of Benghazi, Libya, the rebel capital, that an attack was imminent and promised lenient treatment for those who offered no resistance.

“We are coming tonight,” Colonel Qaddafi said. “You will come out from inside. Prepare yourselves from tonight. We will find you in your closets.”

So now the question is, how soon will NATO forces attack Libyan forces? Will they wait, or, will there be strikes tonight?

CNN reports

The resolution was approved with 10 votes. China, Russia, Germany, India and Brazil abstained.

Good news to go with that: TV reports state that the Pentagon is waiting for guiedence from the White House. Meaning French, British, and possibly other nations other than the US will be involved as early as tonight, and Obama should make a decision sometime after the 19th hole on Saturday. Hopefully, I am being entirely unfair.

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5 Responses to “UN Approves Action Against Libyan Military”

  1. ck says:

    Why is Iran/muslim brotherhood rule superior to K-daffy?

  2. Black Sabbath says:

    No blood for oil!
    Not in our name!
    Hey ho! We won’t go!
    Assemble Code Pink and get Medea Benjamin to denounce this Bush warmongering –

    huh?

    Who’s the President leading us into war now?

    NOTHING TO SEE HERE! MOVE ALONG! HOPE AND CHANGE! THEY’RE TRYING TO TAKE AWAY OUR NPR!! KOCH BROTHERS! PALIN’S AN IDIOT! MOVE ALONG! HOPE AND CHANGE!!

  3. Black Sabbath says:

    “The resolution was approved with 10 votes. China, Russia, Germany, India and Brazil abstained.”
    So is this also an ‘unjust war’ in the minds of the peace movement or is it OK now the that Left have become the new warmongers? It’s going to be interesting – to say the least – watching them spin this.

  4. Jake_G says:

    The UN acted? On something before the US even?? What is this strange new world we live in. I hope it goes back to normal after 2012.

  5. captainfish says:

    UNJUST WAR!!
    ILLEGAL WAR!!
    Obama Lied, People Died!
    Obama is killing civilians in Libya.

    Where’s the weapons of mass destruction?
    Where’s the nukes?
    Where’s the chemical weapons?
    Where’s the bodies?

    Obama goes on vacation while soldiers die.
    Obama golfs while soldiers die.
    Obama bombing civilians.
    Obama killing innocent people wanting democracy!!

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