Libya mostly mainstream news links for 20 March 2011

20 March 2011 —

Arab League condemns broad bombing campaign in Libya
Washington Post
(March 19) By Edward Cody, Sunday, March 20, 1:01 PM CAIRO—The Arab
League secretary general, Amr Moussa, deplored the broad scope of the
US-European bombing campaign in Libya on Sunday and said he would call a
new league meeting to reconsider Arab …

With no-fly zone in Libya now, US-led coalition freer to attack
Christian Science Monitor
Missile attacks on Libyan air defenses have freed US jets to attack ground
targets. But questions remain, including the use of human shields and the
chance that Qaddafi might remain in power. An F-16 jet fighter flies over a
NATO airbase in Aviano, …

House Democrats Freak Out After Obama Takes Military Action in Libya
Fox News
Diana DeGette (CO-1) tonight issued the following statement regarding
President Barack Obama’s decision to begin military action in Libya without
securing Congressional authority. “I am concerned by President Obama’s
decision to commit US forces in …

Sen. John McCain says Obama took too long to attack Libya, says ‘no-fly zone …
New York Daily News
John McCain said President Obama took too long to strike against Moammar
Khadafy’s forces in Libya. Filmmaker Michael Moore slammed the attack in a
series of tweets on Saturday. Do you support the military operation in
Libya? …

Libya conflict: US admiral leading coalition forces
The Guardian
US Admiral Samuel Locklear is commanding the coalition assualt on Gaddafi’s
forces in Libya until Nato takes control. Photograph: MoD/SAC Neil
Chapman/PA The commander of the military effort to enforce the UN
resolution against Muammar Gaddafi is a US …

Saudi handouts bolster stocks, eclipse Libya fears
… Nair DUBAI (Reuters) – Massive handouts to the citizens of Saudi
Arabia, the most economically important and influential Arab country,
boosted investor sentiment in the Gulf on Sunday, eclipsing regional
upheaval and Western air strikes on Libya. …

French news agency says 3 foreign journalists missing in eastern Libya
The Canadian Press
BENGHAZI, Libya — Two journalists working for a French news agency and a
photographer travelling with them have gone missing in Libya while
reporting on the fighting between Moammar Gadhafi’s forces and rebels, the
agency said Sunday. …

Germany defends cautious approach to Libya, denies isolation
Deutsche Welle
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has dismissed criticism of his
country’s decision not to take part in military strikes against Libya,
insisting that Germany was not alone in its cautious stance. Germany on
Sunday defended its decision not to …,,14926360,00.html

Mullen calls Libya attack a success so far
UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) — Top US military
officer Mike Mullen said Sunday the Libya “no-fly zone is effectively in
place” and Moammar Gadhafi has not sent any planes up in two days. Speaking
on CNN’s “State of the Union,” …

France sends carrier to Libya, conducts more flights
By Elizabeth Pineau and John Irish PARIS (Reuters) – France sent an
aircraft carrier toward Libya on Sunday and its warplanes carried out
further operations over the north African country, armed forces and defense
officials said. …

Obama’s Juggle: Libya War And Latin America
By The Huffington Post News Editors
BRASILIA, Brazil — As American missiles struck Libya, President Barack
Obama doggedly promoted his Latin American agenda Saturday, praising Brazil
as a soaring economic force and brimming market for trade. Back home, his
message was all …

U.S. Bombs Libya: Obama Comments, Video – The Daily Beast
By The Daily Beast
Calling the mission Operation Odyssey Dawn, the American military forces
launched their first missiles against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on

Opinion split over Libya attack — RT
RT delivers latest news and current events from around the world including
special reports, entertainment news and exclusive video.

Michael Moore rips Obama over Libya – The Hill’s Twitter Room
By (Jordan Fabian)
Anti-war filmmaker Michael Moore tore into President Obama for taking
military action in Libya on Saturday. Moore, a frequent critic of President
Bush for launching the Iraq War, unleashed a string on tweets comparing the

Mike Mullen: U.S. Mission In Libya ‘Limited’, But No End In Sight
By The Huffington Post News Editors
WASHINGTON — Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen made the
rounds of the morning talk shows on Sunday, and one of the main messages
that emerged on Libya is that, right now, there just aren’t many answers:
how long the …

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.