Letter to the Editor: The Post was wrong when it described NATO’s authority in Libya, based on U.N. Resolution 1973, as “protecting civilians from government forces.”
With the military intervention underway, our job now is to make sure it does not escalate into full-scale invasion, and to try to end it as soon as possible. And then to work as hard as we can to support the efforts to consolidate and expand the extraordinary accomplishments of the uprisings of the 2011 Arab Spring, in Libya and the rest of the region.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. has not yet decided whether to send weapons to Libya’s struggling opposition movement. Jim Lehrer discusses the arms issue with the Institute for Policy Studies’ Emira Woods and Mansour El-Kikhia of the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Despite its official UN-granted legality, the credibility of Western military action in Libya is rapidly dwindling.
Phyllis Bennis tells GRITtv the story behind the intervention in Libya, who the players are, why this matters, and whether we’re in this one too for the long haul.
No-Fly Zone Enacted as U.S. and Allied Forces Launch Air Strikes on Libya Amid Growing Concerns for Civilian Safety
U.S. and allied forces have launched a second wave of air strikes on Libya to enforce a no-fly zone.
Bureaucratic defeat within the United Nations security council might lead to diplomatic victory for those seeking to end Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories.
The Middle East summit in Annapolis is likely to be no more than a photo op.