Friday, March 18, 2011

Military Action Against Lybia?


BBC News
US President Barack Obama has said Libyan government forces must end their offensive against rebel-held towns and pull back - or face military action.

He said the terms of a UN Security Council resolution backing action to defend civilians were "not negotiable".

Mr Obama said: "All attacks against civilians must stop. Gaddafi must stop his troops from advancing on Benghazi, pull them back from Ajdabiya, Misrata and Zawiya, and establish water, electricity and gas supplies to all areas.

"Humanitarian assistance must be allowed to reach the people of Libya.

"Let me be clear, these terms are not negotiable. If Gaddafi does not comply, the international community will impose consequences, and the resolution will be enforced through military action.

"Our goal is focused, our cause is just and our coalition is strong."
Now I know that you are all wondering along with myself ... just exactly what is our vested interest in initiating military action against Libya? Has the President cleared this through congress? Are we prepared to declare war against Libya? If we don't declare war then does the President have authority to unilaterally as our Commander in Chief to make a statement like this?

Just a couple of questions that come to my mind.

xtnyoda, shalomed

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