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Obama says U.S. role limited as Libya strikes start

Obama says U.S. role limited as Libya strikes start | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - U.S. forces led the biggest military intervention in the Arab world since the invasion of Iraq on Saturday, but President Barack Obama insisted that U.S. involvement would be limited as part of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians.
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French military jets over Libya

French military jets over Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
French military jets are preventing forces loyal to Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi from attacking the rebel-held city of Benghazi, French President Nicolas Sarkozy says. It is believed to be the first act of intervention since the UN voted on Thursday for a no-fly zone over Libya.
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Gadhafi forces barrel into main rebel base

Gadhafi forces barrel into main rebel base | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Moammar Gadhafi's military forces pushed into the rebel stronghold of Benghazi on Saturday, as international leaders pondered military options against a Libyan government intent on destroying the fledgling opposition movement.
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Why Are We Going to War with Libya?–Updated

Why Are We Going to War with Libya?–Updated | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Updated: 4:10 pm With air strikes apparently imminent against the forces of Muammar Gaddafi, America faces a simple question: why is the U.S. going to war in Libya? There may be good reasons, even compelling ones.
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Libya Is Too Big to Fail

Libya Is Too Big to Fail | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Despite what you may be hearing from critics of March 17's U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a no-fly zone and "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from harm, Libya is not peripheral to the world system. It is at its very core.
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Inside The Anti-Qaddafi Rebels’ Main Hospital

Inside The Anti-Qaddafi Rebels’ Main Hospital | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ajdabia, Libya—In a quiet corner of Ajdabia’s Shahid Mohammed Al Sherif Hospital, Mahmoud Al Houti, 25, bent his head to the ground, his eyes closed in prayer. A sling fashioned out of a black and brown keffiyeh cradled his bandaged right arm, and a flickering fluorescent light illuminated the chipped concrete of the floors. The right side of his face bore the marks of the multi-rocket launcher that hit his armored car as he was trying to retreat from Bin Jawwad, a rebel-held city, last week.
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How Obama turned on a dime toward war

How Obama turned on a dime toward war | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
At the start of this week, the consensus around Washington was that military action against Libya was not in the cards. However, in the last several days, the White House completely altered its stance and successfully pushed for the authorization for military intervention against Libyan leader Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi. What changed?
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-Explosions in Benghazi, Gaddafi forces said to attack

-Explosions in Benghazi, Gaddafi forces said to attack | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
BENGHAZI, Libya, March 19 (Reuters) - Explosions shook the Libyan city of Benghazi early on Saturday while a fighter jet was heard flying overhead, and residents said the eastern rebel stronghold was under attack from Muammar Gaddafi's forces.
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UNHCR: Preparing For Worst Case Scenario in Libya

UNHCR: Preparing For Worst Case Scenario in Libya | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
To date, the UNHCR reports more than 300,000 people have fled Libya to neighboring countries
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Regime Change or Enclave Creation in Libya?

Regime Change or Enclave Creation in Libya? | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
I think the need for action to prevent a routing of the rebels/population of the East is important at a humanitarian level. But considering the location of Gaddafi's forces does this new alliance have assets in place to prevent the fall of Benghazi?
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Keeping Up with the Qaddafis

Keeping Up with the Qaddafis | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
As the world prepares for a military intervention in Libya, Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi has few allies on the international stage. But sometimes, it's family that counts -- and Qaddafi's close-knit family has stood him in good stead during these days of civil war and threats of no-fly zones.
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Gaddafi vows 'no mercy' in attack on Benghazi

Gaddafi vows 'no mercy' in attack on Benghazi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi said his forces will soon launch an assault on rebel stronghold Benghazi, saying "traitors" would be showed no mercy but those who laid down their arms would be spared.
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How Libya Could Become Another Iraq, Afghanistan, Or Somalia

How Libya Could Become Another Iraq, Afghanistan, Or Somalia | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
The New Republic covers politics, culture, and the arts with a focus on the White House, foreign policy, Congress, Capitol Hill, Wikileaks, the lame duck session, literature, and more.
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U.S. actions in Libya may speak louder than words

U.S. actions in Libya may speak louder than words | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Secretary of State Clinton’s assertion that the United States “did not lead” is belied by the large role the United States played in launching an UN-sanctioned assault on Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's military capabilities. U.S. warships fired more than 110 Tomahawk missiles into Libyan territory to disable air-defense systems.
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Gadhafi: UN Resolution on Libya 'Invalid'

Gadhafi: UN Resolution on Libya 'Invalid' | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has sent urgent messages to world leaders, including U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as fighting raged in the rebel stronghold Benghazi.
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Libya's Qaddafi defies UN, assaults Benghazi

Libya's Qaddafi defies UN, assaults Benghazi | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Benghazi, Libya - Forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi denied the will of the international community and broke their own promise of a ceasefire today. Government troops bombed civilian neighborhoods in the rebel capital of Benghazi and sent in ground forces to engage the local militia.
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War With Libya Looms

War With Libya Looms | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
After weeks of warning from the Pentagon about the downsides of launching a no-fly zone over Libya, the U.S. and its major European allies declared war on Muammar Gaddafi and his forces holding on to power in the north African nation.
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Tunisian border town cannot escape Libya's turmoil

Tunisian border town cannot escape Libya's turmoil | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Ben Gardane, Tunisia - On the outskirts of Ben Gardane, a small Tunisian town 30 kilometres from the Libyan border, shops and warehouses are piled high with mattresses, rugs, tracksuits and dresses.
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Libya: Obama tells Gaddafi to withdraw or face UN-backed air strikes

Libya: Obama tells Gaddafi to withdraw or face UN-backed air strikes | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
US president issues ultimatum after Libyan leader responds to UN resolution with ceasefire declaration
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Libya’s Qaddafi Under Threat From Allied Military Forces

Libya’s Qaddafi Under Threat From Allied Military Forces | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi is now under threat from a growing force of advanced Western aircraft and missiles intended to reverse the balance of power in the North African conflict.
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No-fly zone could be canceled if Libya pulls back forces

No-fly zone could be canceled if Libya pulls back forces | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Even as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the ultimate goal for the U.S. was to see Libya's president cede power, a senior administration official says the U.N.-mandated no-fly zone and military action to support it would not necessarily last until Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi steps down.
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Libya: ceasefire declared in wake of UN resolution

Libya: ceasefire declared in wake of UN resolution | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Libya has declared a ceasefire in the country to comply with a United Nations resolution passed overnight.
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Libyan rebels in Benghazi celebrate UN's historic no-fly zone vote

Libyan rebels in Benghazi celebrate UN's historic no-fly zone vote | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
Residents of Libya's de facto rebel capital of Benghazi joined in a massive street party after the United Nations Security Council approved 'all necessary measures' to protect Libyans from Col. Muammar Qaddafi's forces.
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Gaddafi Gets His Revenge: The Price of Rebellion

Gaddafi Gets His Revenge: The Price of Rebellion | Coveting Freedom | Scoop.it
A resident of a reconquered rebel stronghold describes how his hometown has been broken by the regime
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