Is anyone interested in news regarding Libya? I mean with the debt crisis or whatever it is, news regarding our wars has all but disappeared. But hey, I am game. So let me give it a whirl. Our fearless Zero leader is nowhere to be heard on his one of many foreign screw ups. Now he asks Russia to help bail his sorry a** out on this one. So much for leading from behind. A real game changer.
Months earlier reports fromAl Jazeera were quoting Mike Mullen as follows:
Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, has said the military operation in Libya called for by the UN Security Council is not aimed at regime change – adding that a “stalemate” could well exist, leaving Muammar Gaddafi in power.
They continue to report that a stalemate appears, so it makes it worthy to continue searching for more info concerning this one of our many wars. Here we go:
New NATO Ultimatum to Gaddafi: Give up, ‘Cause We Want to Leave
NATO is seeking an urgent exit strategy from Libya that will end the fighting and decide the future of embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi, even if that means letting him stay in the country though out of power, it emerged Tuesday after British and French foreign ministers met in London.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said NATO and even members of the opposition Transitional National Council wouldn’t oppose Gadhafi staying in Libya as long as he gave up power.
In the only Libyan voice of dissent reported so far, activist Soliman Albrassi, living in London, said allowing Gadhafi to stay in Libya would be a recipe for civil war, the BBC said.
Hague and Juppe received support for the proposal from former British Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind, who said it would be important to avoid a “blood bath in Tripoli” — seen as a likely outcome if a final military push to the Libyan capital triggered close combat.
Hague said: “What happens to Gadhafi is ultimately a question for the Libyans … What is absolutely clear, as Alain (Juppe) has said, is that whatever happens, Gadhafi must leave power. He must never again be able to threaten the lives of Libyan civilians nor to destabilize Libya once he has left power.” More at SGT Report
Russia to help us out with our screw up in Libya:
Russia played host to Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi’s top diplomat in Moscow, highlighting its role as an honest broker in the Libya crisis.
During an hour-long meeting with Libya’s Foreign Minister Abdelati al-Obeidi late on Wednesday Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed “the topmost task” was to stop bloodshed and embark on a political solution that must be steered by the United Nations and the African Union, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.
Libya’s top diplomat said Tripoli would welcome “any Russian role in the peaceful settlement of the Libyan conflict” that should be “equally acceptable for all Libyans, including the opposition in Benghazi”.
Mr. Al-Obeidi is the highest-ranking Tripoli official to visit Moscow since the conflict began. Representatives of the Libyan opposition also came to Moscow two months ago. In recent weeks President Dmitry Medvedev’s envoy for Africa has met both rebels in Benghazi and top officials in Tripoli. Mr. Medvedev said earlier this week that compromise between the warring sides was “attainable”.