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Originally posted by Kram09
reply to post by MikeboydUS
Maybe, I'm wrong but I thought it was meant to be a no-fly zone.
So unless the Libyans have some new flying tank technology, I don't see why Libyan tanks and vehicles have been hit nor why a compound was struck.
Chavez denounced the operations as a "pulverization" of international law and as a dangerous and unwarranted intervention in the internal affairs of a sovereign state.
"Another imposition of the warmongering policies of the Imperial Yankee and its allies is unfortunate, and it is unfortunate that the United Nations endorses the war, in contravention of its fundamental principles," he said.
"We know what is going to happen: bombs, bombs, war, more suffering for the people ... this is the hand of capitalism"
"China's influence in the Middle East has grown steadily, reflecting its economic growth, and that will oblige China to speak out more about regional affairs," said Guo Xian'gang, vice president of the China Institute of International Studies in Beijing.
On Saturday, Libya's top oil official said Tripoli was considering offering oil block contracts directly to China, India and other nations it sees as friends in its month-long conflict with rebels
In an interview Saturday on CBC Radio's The House, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Canada is "open to all options" in responding to the Libyan crisis.
When asked by host Kathleen Petty if that includes "boots on the ground," Cannon said if that were required to "protect citizens that are being literally murdered by [Libyan leader Moammar] Gadhafi, that's what the resolution calls for."
“When the United States, Britain and France opt for military intervention, we have to bear in mind that these countries are hated in the region for very good reasons. The rich and powerful can say history is bunk but victims don’t have that luxury,” he says.
"If we had taken this step a couple of weeks ago, a no-fly zone would probably have been enough," he said. "Now, a no-fly zone is not enough. There needs to be other efforts made."
Originally posted by Kram09
Documentary maker Michael Moore critical about action on Libya
Michael Moore, love him or hate him.
The ANC Youth League has condemned the intervention, saying South Africa should have promoted an “African solution to the challenges facing Libya”. An African solution like in, say, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda or DR Congo? That’s worked well in the past, hasn’t it?
UNITED NATIONS, March 21 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will hold closed-door consultations on the situation in Libya later on Monday, diplomats said. The discussion, which will follow previously scheduled consultations on Sudan on Monday afternoon, was called by China, which is this month's council president, in response to a letter from Libya and a Russian request, a diplomat said.
The decision was taken after some of the opposition leaders and civil society representatives arrested in December were handed down long sentences, and in the wake of reports of torture against detained dissidents.
'Such developments represent a further worsening of the human rights situation in Belarus and are in utter contradiction with respect for core international commitments endorsed by Belarus,' EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Friday.