17 March 2011

Time to fight for what's right

With today's passage of a Security Council resolution sponsored by Britain, France, Lebanon, and our country, it seems that the West may -- at last! -- be ready to deliver the help for which the embattled Libyan rebels (and the Arab League) have been calling:

In Benghazi, the main opposition stronghold, a large crowd watching the vote on an outdoor TV projection burst into celeb- ration as green and red fireworks filled the air, as broadcast live on the Al-Jazeera satellite TV channel. The resolution came just a few hours after Gaddafi warned residents of Benghazi that his forces would show "no mercy" in an impending assault on the city.

Based on the ruthlessness we have seen over the last few days as his troops and mercenaries blasted Zâwiyah and the central coast towns, there's every reason to expect the ranting monster to be as good, or as evil, as his word.

But Britain and France, at least, seem prepared to act quickly.


Blogger Cyc said...

This took far too long to occur, I only hope that now that the resolution has passed that action will be swift before that maniac can claim many more lives.

As happy as I am to hear this, I only wish it did not take the serious threatening of Western financial interests to spur such a resolution. Though perhaps I am being to cynical, I certainly hope that I am.

But either way, it will mean the Libyan people will be able to attain the freedom they have so long been denied.

17 March, 2011 20:11  

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