Folks who think that Muammar Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi (Qaddafi? Gaddafi?), isn't a good leader for Libya say that they're still getting shot at.
I'm inclined to believe the rebels. Or whatever we're supposed to call the folks in Benghazi.
The Libyan colonel does not have a good record, in my opinion. Although I'll admit to a bias. I do not think that making arrangements for dropping Pan Am flight 103 on Lockerbie was a nice thing to do.
In my opinion, though, yesterday's United Nations Security Council resolution was a good idea: and perhaps the best that could be accomplished in today's world, under current circumstances.
Diplomacy may achieve something besides giving journalists something to write about: and military forces, operating under the United Nations resolution, seem to be making concrete plans for action against the colonel's enforcers.
As I wrote yesterday, war is not nice. But sometimes stern declarations and sweet reason aren't enough.
- "Libya: United Nations Resolution; and Unpleasantness Ahead"
(March 17, 2011)
- "Beer, Basketball, the War on Terror, Today's News, and Me"
(March 10, 2011)
- "Libya: American President's 'Childish,' But Not 'Unilateral' "
(March 7, 2011)
- "Libya, the Human Rights Paragon: You Can't Make This Up"
(February 28, 2011)
- "Lockerbie Bomber: Hero's Welcome in Libya Follows Compassionate Release"
(August 21, 2009)
- "Clinton to attend Saturday Paris meeting on Libya"
Reuters Africa (March 18, 2011)
- "Gaddafi could still have final say in Libya"
Simon Tisdall, guardian.co.uk (March 18, 2011)
- "Obama: US ready to enforce sanctions in Libya"
The Associated Press, via The Seattle Times ("Winner of a 2010 Pulitzer Prize") (March 18, 2011)
- "Obama to Gadhafi: Honor ceasefire or face military force"
David Jackson, USA Today (March 18, 2011)
- "Rebels claim Gaddafi forces ignoring ceasefire in Misurata"
The Telegraph (March 18, 2011)