(BBC) Libya crisis: UN’s Ban Ki-moon seeks ‘decisive’ action

Posted by Kendall Harmon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the global body's Security Council to take "decisive action" over the Libya crisis.

He said violations of human rights had been carried out by Muammar Gaddafi's regime, and more than 1,000 had died.

Speaking at a meeting of the Security Council in New York, Mr Ban warned of a growing refugee and food crisis.

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Posted February 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Pageantmaster ن wrote:

As one wag put it, stopping the members of the regime from shopping in Harrods or the Champs Elysee is not going to have much impact.

The thing which will assist is a no-fly zone as happened in Bosnia-Herzegovina.  It might also assist in stopping worrying reports that military advice is being provided to Gaddafi and mercenaries are being flown even now in from Algeria.

It would be better to take decisive action now to halt the bloodbath as the Secretary General is calling for, but it is Libya’s Arab neighbors who are in the strongest position to influence things; but of course they are pretty unstable at the moment as well.

Prayers for Libya.

February 25, 10:31 pm | [comment link]
2. kmh1 wrote:

A pity Reagan didn’t get him in ‘86 - what the world would have been spared.

February 26, 3:56 am | [comment link]
3. David Keller wrote:

The thing you have to love, is the Security Council stating it is a crime against humanity to attack your own people—oh, except, China, Russia, Venezula, Iran, Cuba and North Korea.

February 27, 12:46 pm | [comment link]
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