Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Libya - Military action

An international campaign to force Colonel Moammar el-Gaddafi out of office gathered pace on Monday as the European Union (EU) adopted an arms embargo and other sanctions, as US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bluntly told the Libyan leader to surrender power "now, without further violence or delay."(source: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/gaddafi-must-surrender-power-now-says-hillary-clinton-88506)

The Telegraph reported that David Cameron and other Western leaders are on the brink of ordering military action against Col Muammar Gaddafi amid fears that the Libyan dictator could use chemical weapons against his own people

The Prime Minister disclosed that he would not rule out “the use of military assets” as Britain “must not tolerate this regime using military forces against its own people”. Britain and America are also thought to be considering arming rebel forces in Libya.

The Pentagon announced that the Americans had begun “repositioning forces” around Libya to provide “flexibility”. The French also announced that they would back a possible military intervention with Nato partners.

(source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk)

These countries are the one who had help build up military power of Colonel Moammar el-Gaddafi....they are involve in the petrol politic of the country. Will they be independent in their action? or will they create another dictator that will listen to them or provide economic benefits to them in future?.....their independence is suspected and in doubt.....

The countries had caught pants off with the development of Jasmine uprising in the North African and Arabic countries. Their strategists did not forecast the events, and they are not prepare for the downfall of their supported friends. Will they take the opportunity to rectify their strategic position in the region?.....to crate another friendly dictator that they can use in their global strategy?....may be CIA are already in the country ready for action......

They are the one that created tension spots in the world......based on their global strategy or foreign policy...

Are they really an independent country that volunteer to help Libyan based on merely humanitarian ground?......or there are hidden agenda?......

Any military action against Libya must be a UN action; not NATO, not US alone. We must remember what happen to Iraq, and avoid some countries taking advantage of the political situation to strengthen their strategic advantage. The issue of Libya is not only concern USA or Nato, but also other part of the world. It is human right issue, it is humanitarian issue. Other countries are also concern on the development and are sad that Col Muammar Gaddafi is killing his own people. But we cannot let some country from no where near Libya, to take their own action without the consent of the world body, UN.

The Libya people should be the one decided their future, their government and their destiny.

Libya protesters need support from the world, the world body, that is the United Nation. Can the UN now act as world body to initiate unilateral action?. USA or NATO are not the legal representative of UN, they still need the consent from the world, UN.

It should be UN action; not USA action ; or NATO action.....

USA is not the world body, NATO is not the world body; neither they are world police. It is United Nation....

Tony Blair used his final foreign trip as prime minister to sign a confidential deal with Muammar Gaddafi to train Libyan special forces and supply him with Nato secrets.(source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk). And now the same country is asking for action to fight for Libya people???.....the question of integrity, independence, transparency.....as a stake holders in the political situation of the country.

Unless, unless there are invitation of help from Libya, specifically for USA or Nato... But these countries are not independent, they have their interest on Libya, they are the arms suppliers to Col Muammar Gaddafi's government, they have interest in the oil politic involve the country. Will they act independently without hidden political agenda, volunteer to help just merely for humanitarian justification? The answer is remote....they are interest party in the development of dictatorship in Libya....

So the action must be from the world, with Arabic country take a major role; or at least the countries without any direct interest in Libya, which will reduce any future impact on 3rd country taking the advantage from the country. It must be the world action....

European states, who obtain a substantial part of their oil and gas supplies from Libya, have been exploring a wide ranging of options to end the violence in Libya, fearing that high oil prices could inflict damage on their fragile economic recovery. As stake holders or active participants engaged in Libya, they are eager to use military force to end the political crisis.

The question is...... if taking action now, United Nation. Where are you?...

Related articles

1. Arab unrest: Winners and losers, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12599515
2. Libya revolution: Future scenarios and the West's role, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12577484
3. Libya protests: The Gaddafi family tree, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12531442
4. Libya: West ready to use force against Col Gaddafi amid chemical weapon fears, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8353559/Libya-West-ready-to-use-force-against-Col-Gaddafi-amid-chemical-weapon-fears.html
5. Libya: Tony Blair agreed to train Gaddafi’s special forces in 'deal in the desert’,http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8353501/Libya-Tony-Blair-agreed-to-train-Gaddafis-special-forces-in-deal-in-the-desert.html
6. Libya: Italy repudiates friendship treaty, paving way for future military action , http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8352658/Libya-Italy-repudiates-friendship-treaty-paving-way-for-future-military-action.html
7. U.N. Council Poised to Adopt Report Praising Libya's Human Rights Record,
8. U.S. to restore relations with Libya, http://articles.cnn.com/2006-05-15/us/libya_1_moammar-gadhafi-libyan-american-terrorism-list?_s=PM:US
9. Situation of Human Rights in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: Statement by Navy Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (Human Rights Council - 15th Special Session - Geneva, 25 February 2001), http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=10760&LangID=E
10. Fazed by Libya link, Britain's LSE rejects funds,http://af.reuters.com/article/libyaNews/idAFLDE71R2EJ20110228
11. Libya: LSE 'should strip Gaddafi's son of PhD', http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8350867/Libya-LSE-should-strip-Gaddafis-son-of-PhD.html
12. Government minister advised Libya on al-Megrahi release, says WikiLeaks,http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23919199-government-minister-advised-libya-on-al-megrahi-release-says-wikileaks.do

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