Saturday, March 26, 2011

ZenTiger Was the intervention in Libya Justified?

Was the intervention in Libya justified – and if so, does that mean the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was justified? The conditions laid down by the French for their participation in enforcing a no-fly zone over Libyan air space go some way to answering those questions. Before they would join in any military action in Libya, the French were asking for (a) a clear UN resolution for the intervention(b) it had to be a UN operation, not one led by NATO (c) there would have to be some Arab involvement in the force, however token and (d) there would have to be a direct request and support for that intervention from a significant part of the civilian population.

What a pile of rubbish. The UN resolution puts it squarely against its own doctrines. The intervention was not about saving civilian lives, it was about offering direct support to one of the two sides in this dispute, something the UN Charter does not allow. And both sides are not interested in Western Democratic Principles, so the liberals all imagining world peace is about to spring up because this time it is Obama firing the rockets have another thing coming. And why compare it to Iraq? You don't need to answer that. I had a good laugh yesterday.

The Good Ship Lollipop

1 comment(s):

KG said...

From Andrew Bolt:
"..Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.."

Nice to know we're now flying air support missions to help these people, eh?

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