Speaking form the east room of the White House this hour, Barack Obama took the opportunity to articulate (or at least give a US government face to) the resolution passed yesterday by the UN Security Council authorizing intervention in the Libyan conflict.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday March 18, 2011 11:39 am|
|By: Gregg Levine Friday March 18, 2011 6:30 am|
Claiming his government “takes great interest in protecting civilians,” Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa has just declared an “an immediate stop to all military operations.”
The announcement was made within the last half-hour, and shortly after statements by both French and British leaders that airstrikes on Libya would begin “within hours.” The airstrikes were authorized by last night’s vote in the United Nations Security Council.
|By: Siun Thursday March 17, 2011 4:42 pm|
With 10 votes for and five abstentions – China and Russia, India, Brazil and Germany abstained. Operations could begin immediately and there are already unconfirmed reports like the following: AWACS E-3A tail nr LX-N90451 airborne out of Trapani Italy heading Malta #TakeControl #NFZ #Libya With US naval resources close to the Libyan coast already including [...]
|By: David Dayen Thursday March 17, 2011 1:40 pm|
With Gadhafi’s forces poised to overrun the eastern stronghold of Benghazi, such intervention to save Libyan lives from the murderous ambitions of its ruler perhaps makes sense. But nobody has adequately explained where this ends. Will the no-fly zone, which doesn’t seem to be a solution to the actual problem in Libya, lead to airstrikes against Gadhafi’s military forces? A ground intervention? And who will lead that effort? The Arab League seems to be doing a lot of cheerleading from the sidelines. Will they commit troops?
|By: Siun Thursday March 17, 2011 6:00 am|
The Obama administration has apparently decided to support a “No-Fly Zone” in Libya – but then went even further. So, does anyone out there have a clue what’s going on here?
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 1, 2011 9:45 am|
Anytime someone in Washington puts the brakes on empire, it’s worth noting