Skip to comments.UN OKs Libya airstrikes, no-fly zone
Posted on 03/17/2011 4:04:30 PM PDT by MissesBush
UN OKs Libya airstrikes, no-fly zone Military action could follow within hours; Gadhafi tells The U.N. Security Council authorized a no-fly zone over Libya and called for Arab states and others to use "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
The resolution passed 10-0 with five abstentions.
The resolution establishes a ban on all flights in the airspace of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya" while excluding an occupation force. It also calls for freezing the assets of the Libyan National Oil Corp. and the central bank because of links to Gadhafi.
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe flew to New York Thursday to press the case for speedy Security Council approval.
The world is "living one of its great revolutions that changes the course of history," Juppe told the Security Council just before the vote.
The United States, France and Britain pushed for speedy approval because Gadhafi's forces are advancing toward opposition-held Benghazi. The Libyan leader vowed Thursday night to oust the rebels from their eastern stronghold.
Thousands of anti-Gadhafi protesters cheered and let off fireworks on Friday to celebrate the vote. Al Jazeera television showed the crowd firing guns in the air, setting off fireworks and waving flags from the monarchy era in celebration.
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As Krauthammer just said, it’s bizarre that we would seek the approval of the butchers of Tienanmen before doing this.
I wonder if this war will be televised.
5 abstentions.. wow.
Can we afford another war when there are still Katrina victims starving in New Orleans????
UN approves no-fly zone over Libya
UNITED NATIONS 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.
The action came as the Libyan leader was poised to make a final push against rebels holding out in Bengazhi, Libya’s second largest city.
The vote in the 15-member council was 10-0 with five abstentions, including Russia and China.
Let the UN enforce it....without the USA....
I’m sure the corrupt, child-molesting, greedy UN bastards can handle it...
Libyan school children hold portraits of leader Moamer Kadhafi and chant slogans as they protest outside the UN mission headquarters in Tripoli. Kadhafi said he would launch an assault on rebel stronghold Benghazi on Thursday night and show the "traitors" no mercy," as world powers edged towards tough measures that could see air strikes against his forces begin in hours if adopted. (AFP/Mahmud Turkia)
This does not add up. I think they are forming up the Arab Union Zone of the NWO and we are next. They must act while Obama is CIC.
We might as well take out regime targets and encircle Tripoli with Marines (and take the oilfields under Quadaffi control).
Yeah =lets fund the caliphate and destruction of the west!
Obama caved to the Brits and French. I’d be surprised if the US took the lead on this but could fly the AWACS and launch some Tomahawks.
Gadhafi has the momentum in putting down this uprising. The UN vote will only embolden him to act with more swiftness and end it quickly.
What is the UN going to do when he’s won?
The Arabs want a war with him so the Oil infrastructure is destroyed and, oops, prices spike!
It will be on Libyan TV online most likely. Boy, I’m gonna miss that NHK weather girl :(
The U.N. Security Council authorized a no-fly zone over Libya and called for Arab states and others to use "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces. The resolution passed 10-0 with five abstentions.I haven't looked at the voting breakdown, that is, I don't know who abstained. Zero will of course rush home because this development. Oh wait, no, he'll do it to make his tee time.
sarcasm? that’s spot on.
Sorry, forgot ya again.
Now O can head to Rio with his indifference.
So now that little barry has permisson will he do anything?? Still seems like too little too late we will see.....
I wonder if this will bring Chavez into the War
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