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Arab League rejects foreign military intervention in Libya
Resolutions expected in Arab League meeting include aid, investigations and guarantees of no military intervention. Libya has been banned from any Arab League meetings
Ahram Online , Wednesday 2 Mar 2011
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The Arab League issued an announcement on Tuesday rejecting foreign military intervention in Libya amidst the current uprising there.

The announcement came before a meeting by the Arab League Wednesday in preparation for a vote by the 22-member body on a draft resolution on Libya.

Arab League deputy secretary-general, Ambassador Ahmed bin-Heli said that the draft resolution will include express aid to be sent to Libya, as well as a fact-finding mission and guarantees of no military intervention by any of the Arab states.

The decisions follow strong condemnation from the Arab League Council last week, when Libyan delegations were banned from participating in the Arab League and all bodies affiliated with it.

In attempts to weaken Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, EU sanctions were suggested earlier this week, including an asset freeze on Gaddafi and his circle as well as imposing a no-fly zone over Libya.

The situation in Libya is developing rapidly, as Gaddafi loyalists and mercenaries battle anti-government protesters and army defectors who are challenging his 42 year rule.

Most of the eastern oil-rich Libya has fallen to anti-government forces, as well as some cities in the west, such as Zawiya.

 





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john dahodi
03-03-2011 09:32pm
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Chavez' offer-Libya
Chavez and Amr Moussa are nothing more than the puppets. Chavez himself is a semi-dictator and Amr Moussa has worked for Mubarak and is still working for several other kings, dictators and Sultans. Both have penny value and cannot be considered as honest brokers.The best way out is to give few days ultimatum to Gaddhafi and several remaining autocrats to quickly accept the people verdict that include democratic Constitution, free and fair election and handing over the power to the elected leaders, nothing less.
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choong
02-03-2011 05:27pm
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Kadafis' looming end
I find that the West are doing things which are meant for their own interest such as an attempt to use military force to help topple Kadafi rather than for the good of the Libyans. After Kadafi goes, no one can be sure a better Leader will take charge. No one should interfere in the internal affair of another country unless it is done out of ulterior motive which has nothing to do with righteousness. If Kadafi is so bad, he will not survive but if he is still having support from his people, then let his fate be decided by the outcome of their military action - there is no such thing as right or wrong for such issues, just like what the US Government is doing, using their immense military power to kill foreigners in another sovereign state. Can we call the Americans big bully and hypocrites of democracy ? Obviously not because when someone has a bigger gun, he has the last say, like it or not.
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Sammy, USA
02-03-2011 02:55pm
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Our beloved the Arab League!
Wow! It is about time the Arab League woke up and met. Messers Arab League: Do not just reject the assistance setting in your homes and air conditioned offices, and not do anything. PEOPLE ARE DYING AND DISPLACED! Arab League draft include.. “express aid to be sent to Libya, as well as a fact-finding mission…”IF you call this express, What is your regular aid? Have a Heart will you! Oops, I forgot you are from the same gang! Enjoy your meals!
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