In Wake of UN Vote, Libya Claims Ceasefire

By: 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.

No Fly Zone Passes UN, Fighters May Already Be in the Air Towards Libya

By: 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 [...]

Libyan Intervention Ratcheted Up by “Do-Something” Neocons

By: 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?

US Suddenly Eager for Libya No-Fly Zone – and More?

By: 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?

Gadhafi Keeps Bombing Libyan People; Senators Counsel Go-Slow Approach

By: Tuesday March 1, 2011 9:45 am

Anytime someone in Washington puts the brakes on empire, it’s worth noting

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