No Fly Zone
That_Annoying_Kid Sire of Titles Join Date: 2003-03-01 Member: 14175Posts: 5,578Members, Constellation
announced for LibyaIf you have been following the Libya drama as of late you will notice that Gaddafi has been using his air force as a trump card against the rebels, however as of thirty minutes ago he apparently has lost this.
Russia and China abstained from the vote, which was 10-0, but curiously enough they were one of the first states to support (purportedly they were okay with the concept as long as neighboring countries like Syria, and Egypt agreed, and what do they have to loose?) asking for a no fly zone...
Either way, with recently assaults of rebel held cities by armored truck being beat back by militias comprised of thousands of seventeen year old ak wielding volunteer soldiers, and the only real thing standing in the way of a trouncing now gone, I think the situation in Libya will accelerate. I predict massive attacks come morning!
iirc the United States has a carrier that is in the Mediterranean that is more than capable of enforcing this no fly zone.
Interesting times in North Africa these days