Finally–UN Okays Libyan No-Fly Zone


BENGHAZI, Libya – Wondering why it’s taken the UN so freaking long to do so, Libyans celebrated today as the Security Council Approved air strikes to preempt Moamer Kadhafi’s imminent attack on  rebels.

The raids can start immediately. Their goal is to force a cease-fire between Kadhafi supporters, his military and rebel forces, minimizing rebel casualties and a predicted mass migration of oppressed Libyans should the promised Kadhafi-ordered attacks ensue.

The 15-member Council recorded 10 yes votes and 5 abstentions. Among those abstaining were China and Russia, neither of whom chose to veto the proposal.

Britain, France and the United States will likely lead the air attacks as Kadhafi’s forces surround the the rebels firmly entrenched in Benghazi. No ground troops are provided as part of the action.

Read more here.

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