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UN votes for action to stop Gaddafi

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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UN votes for action to stop Gaddafi


www.theage.com.au

The vote - 10-0, with five abstentions from Russia, China, Brazil, Germany and India - will allow foreign enforcement of a no-fly zone over Libya and ground Colonel Gaddafi's air force, reportedly as early as today.

Jubilant insurgents at the rebel stronghold of Benghazi greeted the news with cheers, singing and gunfire.

Advertisement: Story continues below The BBC reported that attacks on forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi by the British and French air forces could begin within hours of the UN passing resolution 1973/2011, with anti-aircraft defences the likely first targets.

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 08:37 PM
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So this is pretty full on? Is this just about oil again? It seems weird to me that the western news (that I've seen) has been covering Ghaddafi's progress intently and saying nothing about the fact that 'the rebels' are the lybian people; now we're all over it.

I wonder how long we'll be occupying for..

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 08:42 PM
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France needs Libyan oil.
edit on 17-3-2011 by grumpydaysleeper because: typo



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 08:47 PM
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Generally, I would not support this type of thing, only because, its none of our business. But, if there is agreement amongst such a useless and self serving organization.....hmm....why not?



posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 08:48 PM
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Mate, I noticed the same thing the other day. One day The Herald Sun etc. publish articles about the oppression of the Libyan people and their current turmoil...days later the same people are rebel soldiers invading various regions.



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