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March 18, 2011

Will the UN resolution stop a MadDog's race?

So, the UN Security Council has resolved tonight to implement a no-fly zone
over Libya and "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.
Five nations out of ten abstained but didn't vetoed the Council's decision.


Al Jazeera reported today who's contributing what for the UN military intervention
in Libya:
- France and the US will be cooperating in those missions.
- Britain says it will be mobilising Tornado and Typhoon fighter jets, as well as two
frigates
currently in the Mediterreanean.

- Italy says it is ready to offer the use of several airbases.
- Norway says it is prepared to take part in the operation.
- Denmark is awaiting parliamentary approval to mobilise F-16 fighter jets to take part.
- Poland says it is prepared to offer logistical support, but no military strike force.
- Canada will contribute the use of six CF-18 fighter jets and a navy frigate currently
in the Mediterranean.


Each of the contributing nations [AJ says] has their own codename for enforcing UN Security Council
resolution 1973:
Odyssey Dawn, the US military operation, Ellamy, the UK military effort, Mobile, the
Canadian component and
Harmattan, the French military operation.


After the statements of France, UK, United States and Arab countries, Obama's speech,
late this evening, was
a last warning to Colonel Gaddafi
...
[Here is an excerpt from AJ]
"Muammar Gaddafi has a choice. The resolution that passed lays out very clear conditions
that must be met. The United States, the United Kingdom, France and Arab states agree
that a ceasefire must be implemented immediately. That means all attacks against civilians
must stop. Gaddafi must stop his troops from advancing on Benghazi, pull them back from
Ajdabiyah, Misurata and Az Zawiyah, and establish water, electricity and gas supplies to all
areas. Humanitarian assistance must be allowed to reach the people of Libya.
These terms are not subject to negotiation. If Gaddafi does not comply with the resolution,
the international community will impose
consequences: the resolution will be enforced
through military action.
"

... yet, if Gaddafi has responded by calling a ceasefire ... he doesn't respect it.
He's still trying to gain time
.
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1 comment:

Trotter said...

Hi G@tto!
Blogtrotter Two is leaving the Côte d’Azur 2010, but not heading for Lybia...
It has however a beautiful spot for you... Enjoy and have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead!!

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