NATO mulls action to end Libyan bloodshed

NATO foreign ministers are preparing to discuss imposing a no-fly zone over battle-torn Libya amid some of the fiercest fighting of the uprising against Moamar Gaddafi.

Counter-attacks by Gaddafi loyalists suggest the embattled leader, in power for four decades, will not go as quietly or quickly as fellow leaders in Egypt and Tunisia did in a tide of popular unrest rolling across the Arab world.

The rebellion against the Libyan leader is now in its fourth week.

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7 comments on “NATO mulls action to end Libyan bloodshed

  1. Jill Woodliff says:

    Simon of Cyrene, who carried the cross of Jesus, was from the same region of Libya where the current rebels originated. May we, in return, help them carry their cross. When I asked God how to pray for Libya, the word I received was [b][i]Fast[/b][/i]. Prayers for Libya and other Middle Eastern nations may be found [url=]here[/url].

  2. Confessor says:

    [b]Truth translation:[/b] The current US administration and NATO are mulling how they can help remove Ghaddafi and assist the establishment a radical Islamic state in Libya and throughout the Middle East (especially in Israel).

  3. Ad Orientem says:

    None of our business. We are broke. Given that aren’t two wars are enough? We need to stop sticking our nose into everyone else’s affairs.

  4. Br. Michael says:

    Let the UN and the liberals do it if they are so keen on it. As Krauthammer says:

    [blockquote]I see: a U.N. no-fly zone. Using the Congolese air force? Supported by offshore Russian aircraft carriers? Liberal internationalists tend to use the phrases “United Nations” and “international community” and “world opinion” so promiscuously that they actually come to believe these fictions have some reality. There is no such thing as a U.N. no-fly zone. A U.N. no-fly zone is nothing more than a no-fly zone enforced by the only power that can do it — the United States — under cover of a U.N. resolution.

    NATO? As in the current NATO operation in Afghanistan, where German troops don’t go out at night? Where the real fighting is carried out by the United States (with a major assistance from, as usual, the trusty British)?
    What Applebaum really means is not U.N. or NATO action but U.N.- and NATO-authorized action — undertaken overwhelmingly by the United States.

    I say no. If the UN and the EU want this done let them do this without us. I am sick and tired of their hypocrisy.

  5. Caedmon says:

    Amen to 1 – 4 above.

  6. Alta Californian says:

    The only comment here of any worth has been Jill’s.

  7. MichaelA says:

    I agree with 3 and 4: the US often causes more trouble than it cures in these situations, and it might indeed be better if you stayed out of it! I hope that the other nations of the West will have the courage to provide real assistance to the Libyan dissidents.

    But regardless, Jill is right: the Lord has the wisdom and power to deal with this and we need to call on him to act as he knows best.