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The United Nations Security Council authorized military strikes on Libya Thursday evening, and U.S. and European officials said air attacks against Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces were possible "within hours."
The Pentagon was already fine-tuning military options for "serious" strikes against ground and air targets should the White House order them, said U.S. defense officials.
"There is significant, serious planning going on right now," a U.S. official said. The options would be "more aggressive than a show of force."
Originally posted by AeonStorm
I had NO idea that this was even going on. For myself, this development seemingly materialized overnight!
One minute it's a civil war, the next it's a war between nations!
Originally posted by SnakeShot
Maybe TPTB have waited on purpose so that the rebels would be wiped out... then they come in and
wipe the rest out? .... oil related perhaps?
Don't forget it was the Arab League that called for a no-fly zone as well. And that four arab states will join in such a coalition.