(Reuters) Q+A: What could trigger U.S. intervention in Libya?


Possibly a major jump in the death toll. Analysts say massacres of civilians, aerial bombing of civilian targets or a concerted military offensive by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to retake rebel-held territory could be possible triggers.

While the Obama administration is sensitive to criticism that it has been slow to respond more forcefully to Gaddafi’s bloody crackdown on opponents, it has made clear it will not be rushed into making any hasty decisions.

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One comment on “(Reuters) Q+A: What could trigger U.S. intervention in Libya?

  1. Ad Orientem says:

    While I am enthusiastically cheering for the rebels, this is their war, not ours. Libya’s internal affairs are none of our business. We need to stay out.