Libya : What’s your take on airstrike?
What do you think about UN or US led action to be exact towards crisis in Libya? In the evening of March 17, Paris, UN passed a resolution to conduct airstrike in Libya which now led to divided opinions amongst A
rab league and even International organizations.
In the voting during the UN members’ meeting, India was one of the countries namely Russia, China, Germany, and Brazil who did not favored the air strike raid.
In the latest report, many civilians were already dead in the said air strike conducted by the International coalition which of course led by US.
STEVE CANNANE, REPORTER: At a cemetery on the outskirts of Tripoli, hundreds of Libyan men gather to mourn and protest. Government officials claim this is the funeral of a civilian killed by coalition air strikes. Read more here.
Unfortunately, Arab league secretary general sounds desperate knowing the resolution which they have voted no-fly zone turned 0ut the other way,
AMR MOUSSA, ARAB LEAGUE SECRETARY GENERAL: What hap
pened differs from the no-fly zone objectives. What we want is the protection of civilians. Protection, not shelling more civilians.
The international intervention to the crisis in my opinion just worsen the situation which led to a more uncomprehending situation. Phyllis Bennis asked from her article Protecting Civilians or Ousting Qaddafi?, my answer to her question is obviously is Ousting Qaddafi. Simply, identifying between civilians and their targets is nothing but a myth.
Although it’s a different story when Bush accused Saddam Hussien of nuclear weapons and led the US to attacking Iraq, I could agree to Gaddafi’s son Saif when he shared his thoughts to his interview here.