UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone to allow “all necessary measures” against Qaddafi.
Phyllis Bennis - Institute for Policy Studies - March 18, 2011
Libya’s opposition movement faces a ruthless military assault. They have already paid a far higher price in lost and broken lives than activists in any of the other democratic uprisings shaping this year’s Arab Spring. They are desperate. So it is not surprising that they have urged, demanded, pleaded for international support from the powerful countries and institutions most able to provide immediate military aid, even if it threatens their independence. Yesterday the UN Security Council gave them what they asked for.