Tagged: Libyan Revolution
They're at obvious odds with the ostensible purpose of the siege -- to benefit the Libyan people.
NATO is shirking "Responsibility to Protect" in favor of regime change in Libya.
The debate over Libya does not break down along ideological lines. Linda Wertheimer talks to two liberals who disagree over whether the U.S. should be intervening in Libya. Phyllis Bennis, the director of the New Internationalism Program at the Institute for Policy Studies, opposes the allied military action. Marc Lynch, who writes for Foreign Policy and heads the Middle East studies program at The George Washington University, is in favor.
It may be a symptom of a perceived need on the part of the U.S. to keep control of energy from China.
Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of Western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.
At the moment, stopping the unpredictable Gaddafi is seen as the best option by Arab leaders.
Gaddafi's plans to cancel oil contracts with Europe may have played a role in the decision to attack him.
Iraq is clearly differentiated from Libya by the political climate and number of forces on the ground.
Libya is in better hands with the UN Security Council.
With Libyan government forces advancing towards the rebel capital of Benghazi, the time for possible military intervention by the U.S. and its NATO or other allies appears to be running short.