UN authorizes No-Fly Zone over Libya
Jeez.. what’s the rush? Wait a little longer so that this mad thug can commit more atrocities!
In Benghazi, the main opposition stronghold, a large crowd watching the vote on an outdoor TV projection burst into celebration and green and red fireworks filled the air.
The resolution came just a few hours after Muammar Gaddafi, the embattled Libyan leader, warned residents of Benghazi that his forces would show “no mercy” in an impending assault on the city.
“The matter has been decided … we are coming,” he said in a radio address on Thursday.
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The Libyan leader called pro-democracy fighters in Benghazi “armed gangsters” and urged residents to attack them, saying: “You all go out and cleanse the city of Benghazi.
“We will track them down, and search for them, alley by alley, road by road … Massive waves of people will be crawling out to rescue the people of Benghazi, who are calling out for help, asking us to rescue them. We should come to their rescue.”
‘We will be crazy too’
In an interview broadcast just before the Security Council voted on the resolution, Gaddafi dismissed its actions.
“The UN Security Council has no mandate. We don’t acknowledge their resolutions,” he told the Portuguese public Radiotelevisao Portuguesa.
He pledged to respond harshly to UN-sponsored attacks. “If the world is crazy, we will be crazy too,” he said.
Speaking to reporters in Tripoli after the vote, Khalid Kaim, the Libyan deputy foreign minister, took a conciliatory tone, offering to negotiate a ceasefire with the rebels.
“We are ready for this decision (a ceasefire) but we require an interlocutor to discuss how to implement it,” Kaim told a news conference.
“We discussed last night with the UN envoy (for Libya, Jordan’s Abdul Ilah Khatib) and asked legitimate questions on the application of a ceasefire,” he said.
ATW thinks that the U.N. resolution should have authorized somebody to drop a bomb on this mad man and rid humanity and the Libyans from such terror. He’s threatening to retaliate.. against his own people?
I do hope that the resolution doesn’t reduce Libya to rubble as was done in Iraq! Just bomb Gaddafi, shoot his planes down and sink his ships if they dare leave their berths!
Let the SOB know that his end is just around the corner!