Lebanon UN Ambassador Scrutinizes Libya Intervention

Monday, March 21, 2011

Smoke billows after a Libyan jet bomber crashed after being shot down in Benghazi on March 19, 2011 as Libya's rebel stronghold came under attack (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty)

Lebanon was one of the sponsors of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which authorized the no-fly zone over Libya. Lebanese ambassador to the UN Security Council, Nawaf Salam was the only Arab voice on the Security Council. Amb. Salam talks about the point of view of Arab nations as American and European forces continue their barrage of cruise missiles against Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. He says he had hoped that the "mobilization of force would deter Gadhafi's forces."


Ambassador Nawaf Salam

Produced by:

Duncan Wilson

Comments [1]

Paul I. Adujie from New York, United States

Libya; Why Not Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia etc?

45 Peaceful protesters were slaughtered a few days ago in Yemen by the government of Yemen (Killing their own people)? Similar situations existed in Bahrain, Egypt etc

What is different in Libya? Because Gadaffi is an old enemy of western nations?

The truth is, the world is witnessing the onset of the invasion and occupation of Libya for her sweet crude oil.

This is Iraq all over again, in which Weapons of Mass Destruction or WMD was used as smokescreen or camouflage and cotton-wool over the eyes of the gullible, in the lead up to the invasion and occupation of Iraq.

Libya is being attacked, Libya will be invaded and occupied with a regime change, under the guise of protecting Libyan people. It is false pretense. A dangerous and terrible precedent is being set, a slippery slope will ensue.


Mar. 21 2011 10:22 AM

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