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Libya Calls For Ceasefire In Response To UN’s No-Fly Zone Resolution

March 21, 2011 by  

Libya calls for ceasefire in response to UN's no-fly zone resolutionLibyan officials have declared an immediate ceasefire following a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for a no-fly zone over the embattled country.

Libya's foreign minister Moussa Koussa told reporters on March 18 that the government will stop all military operations against rebel forces. The announcement came a day after 10 nations voted in favor of a no-fly zone over Libya and committed to enforcing "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from dictator Moammar Gadhafi's attacks.

Among the nations that passed the resolution were the United States, the United Kingdom and France. Koussa said that Libya will abide by the UN sanctions in order to avoid the implementation of a no-fly zone, which he claimed will "increase the suffering of Libyan people and will have a negative impact on the general life of the Libyan people," according to media reports.

Although several veteran lawmakers, including Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), have pledged their support for a no-fly zone, a majority of Americans oppose U.S. military presence in Libya. A FOX News poll that was released on March 17 revealed that 65 percent of respondents said they were against U.S. involvement, while 25 percent supported it.

The survey showed that 70 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Republicans oppose a military action in Libya.

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  • pete

    Col Kadafi is probably just buying time. He’s going to need some nukes to take out at least one US carrier. Maybe Kadafi is buying some anti ship missiles on the arms market ?

    Sounds like a trap ….. any oil tankers been sunk yet ?

    • Eddie47d

      I’m not sure why you are making those assumptions since it serves little purpose? Gaddafi is unstable but loves oil money and has learned how to manipulate world markets. Like the other oil producing nations the leaders have made a good life for themselves and cronies but ignore the majority populace. All this turmoil has been ripe for picking and the people have finally got the catalyst to want more than servitude to their masters. In Libya Gaddafi blamed the uprising on al Qaeda(what a farce)but now accepts the endorsement of the Taliban of Afghanistan. What hypocrisy with this delusional man.

      • http://?? Joe H.

        eddie,
        before you get down on him, remember kadaffi is the type that is of the opinion that if he can’t have it, nobody will!!! don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s not!!!

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Gadafi’s word should not be taken as gospel. He should have been taken out years ago.

  • http://com i41

    Why wouldv anyone trust a muslim, listen to the marxist muslim moron in the WH. The peoplhile woeshipping goat abusing perverts are congential liars and are bred, raised, and indoctrinated to be that way. Robin, this is what USA gets for electing the brain dead book trained theorists to a office, who have never done a damn thing in life but screw off on vaction and live off someone like a parisite leech. This dust up is the just the step of being lap pups to the UN. Slow to rteact and get a damn thing done as things go to hell. The muslim got USA in a real cluster, with the inability to make a desicions, and talking out both sides of his purple lips, Sarkozy must have”snookered” Hillary, and she put the mojo on Onumnutts to get us in this sand box. Onumnutts and his czars own any other f–k up totally, cann’t blame Bush on this.

  • s c

    When you say ‘what Libya wants,’ say “what their insane leader wants.” Daffy Godawful has never played with a full deck (his elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top/he’s many bricks short of a full load, etc). Why is anyone surprised at what that space cadet says or does?
    If the Arab/Muslim brothers and sisters are so united, then why don’t they rush to Daffy’s aid? Could it be that they’ve had enough of him and they’re willing to get rid of him – even if the UN and their prostituted pals might be the ones to do it?
    The only thing consistent in that part of the world is the idea that ‘the enemy of my enemy is my friend.’ Let ‘em choke on it. And let their so-called religious scholars cite chapter and verse while they preach from their ‘holy books’ the same way our politicians preach to us. Blah.

  • 45caliber

    And I’ll believe Libya when I see what they do.

  • http://com i41

    Anothert half azzed attempt to look strong. Make the whole country a no fly zone. Just another feel good crap idea dreamed up by the UN andd dictators memebers, Onumnutts is just a f–king idoit at best. See the crossbred and his domestic terroists still want to try Kaileed in NY, last trial was a joke. Onumnutts want to let the muslim bro go back to killing a bunch more American. Since Holder don’t posecute goonsor coons, or black terrorists, should be any surprise.

    • http://?? Joe H.

      i41,
      Better yet, just go in, blow the hell out of all the aircraft they can find! That will pretty much insure a no-fly zone and even the French could enforce it!!

  • doris enow

    Sarkozy snookered Hillary and Hillary snookered Obama with help from some of her friends like Kerry and McCaine and of course don’t forget Lieberman…..Obama promised he wouldn’t warmonger during his campaign , yet he started a new war with 2 war already going…..when our best friend and ally needs our help so they get back on their feet as soon as possible….because China has nothing to worry about now ……Obama is out of the country and gave orders for war……snookered the Arabs in …they thought a no fly zone means a no fly zone, why they must have laughed behind their backs in the UN….and we the american people have to watch helpless what this in my opinion monster is doing….we should not let him back in to our country….we should impeach him, let him be a preacher in South America….

  • 45caliber

    “You need to stop coming in here and blowing up the women and kids I’m putting in front of my troops as a shield!”

  • chuckb

    we need to stop trying to run the world. who knows whom replaces gahdafhi. it could be bin laden. doris enow, don’t worry about barry starting any wars, i doubt very much he had anything to do with the bombing of libya. he was probably figuring out the basketball scores and michelle was “bar-ba-qu’en ribs”. after a swim at cocacabana beach he only speaks when told to do so.

  • Pete

    I just read an F-15E crashed but the two pilots were rescued. The cause was a malfunction (?).

    Those F-15′s are old… They should replace them with the F-22 Raptor. The military needs them Raptors ! It seems like Obama and those morons in Congress really cut back the F-22 program. This is what happens !!

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