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US and UN illegally barred Libyan officials from UN Security Council meetings authorizing war on Libya

The Role of the UN Security Council in Unleashing an Illegal War against Libya

Journalists Question Security
Council Support for Rebel Group

By Ronda Hauben
Global Research

At the April 4 press conference marking the beginning of the Colombian Presidency of the Security Council for April, Nestor Osorio, the Colombian Ambassador to the United Nations was asked what on the surface would seem an unusual question by one of the journalists. The journalist said (1):

“In the wake of Security Council Resolution 1973 [authorizing military action against Libya–ed] are we to expect a more aggressive and proactive posture on the part of the Security Council in supporting rebel groups?”

The journalist gave several examples of such rebel groups as the IRA in the UK, ETA in Spain and perhaps the Corsican rebels in France. Another journalist added the example of the FARC in Colombia.

The question referred to the fact that with SC Resolution 1973, the UN Security Council had taken on to support an armed insurgency fighting against the government of a member nation of the UN.

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Obama’s Libyan folly

The NATO led intervention in Libya is hampered by a lack of foresight and clearly defined objectives, scholar argues.

By Richard Falk
Al Jazeera

The outcome in Libya remains uncertain, but what seems clear beyond reasonable doubt is that military intervention has not saved the day for either the shadowy opposition known as ‘the rebels’, and certainly not for the people of the country.

It has seemingly plunged Libya into a protracted violent conflict with the domestic balance of forces tipping decisively in favour of the Gaddafi regime despite a major military onslaught managed by the American-led coalition, which in recent days has been supposedly outsourced to NATO.

But since when is NATO not an American dominated alliance? The best that can be hoped for at this stage is a face-saving ceasefire that commits the Libyan leadership to a power-sharing scheme, but leaves the governing process more or less as it is, possibly replacing Gaddafi with his son who offers the West the trappings of liberal modernity.

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Stop U.S./U.N. military intervention against Libya: Rally March 19

By A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

No new U.S. war! U.S. out of the Middle East!

Hit the streets on March 19 to Resist the War Machine

U.S. plane enforces no-fly zone over Iraq
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle patrols over northern Iraq on Dec. 30, 1998, enforcing the no-fly-zone imposed by the United States and its allies.

The United Nations Security Council just approved a bombing war on the people of Libya. The resolution, authorizing a no-fly zone, was pushed hard by the United States, along with its French and British imperialist allies. The resolution also authorizes “all necessary measures” against Libya.

Before the vote, U.S. Sec. of State Hillary Clinton beat the drums of war: “A no-fly zone requires certain actions taken to protect the planes and the pilots, including bombing targets like the Libyan defense systems. … [Libyan leader Muammar] Gaddafi must go.”

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UN Security Council approves US war on Libya

By Cindy Sheehan

Just hours ago, the UN Security Council led by the US has backed the use of “all necessary measures” against the oil rich country of Libya–including no fly zones.

The UN once again proves to be a toady of the hegemon and the globalists who want to drain this planet dry of every drop of crude oil at any and all costs to the native populations of the countries that have the misfortune to be on top of vast reserves of crude oil.

With the scandalous excuse of “protecting” civilians, we all know that the US-UN no fly zone and sanctions against Iraq caused the deaths of at least 1.5 million (expendable to the profiteers) Iraqis between the two US invasions.

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