Monday, March 21, 2011

Arab League turns on Obama

A bomb from an allied aircraft exploded among vehicles belonging to forces loyal to Qaddafi

A fighter jet belonging to Gaddafi's forces is seen burning, right before it crashed into the ground

Rebels celebrate following Allied bombing

Allies Target Gaddafi's Ground Forces  -David D. Kirkpatrick & Elisabeth Bumiller

American and European militaries intensified their barrage of Col. Gaddafi's forces by air and sea, as the mission moved beyond taking away his ability to use Libyan airspace, to obliterating his hold on the ground as well, allied officials said. 
(New York Times)

Arab League Condemns Bombing of Libya -Edward Cody

Arab League secretary general Amr Moussa deplored the broad scope of the U.S.-European bombing campaign in Libya and said that he would call a league meeting to reconsider Arab approval of the Western military intervention.

Moussa said the Arab League's approval of a no-fly zone was not designed to endorse the intense bombing and missile attacks on Tripoli and on Libyan ground forces, whose images have filled Arab television screens for two days. "What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone," he said.

A shift away from the Arab League endorsement would constitute a major setback to the U.S.-European campaign. Western leaders brandished the Arab League decision as a justification for their decision to move militarily. Despite Western efforts to enlist Arab military forces, only Qatar has announced that it would participate in the campaign.
(Washington Post)

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