DRAMATIC ACTION On LYBIA TAKEN by OBAMA
These types of national security meetings “happen with some regularity,” Carney said.
“We are continuing to review options,” Carney said. “We are obviously aware of the suffering in Libya, and the violence there.”
Options range from establishing a no-fly zone over Libya to providing arms to rebels who are fighting the forces of dictator Moammar Gadhafi; the U.S. is also examining contingencies as well as the need for humanitarian aid to the war-torn nation.
“We are not at a decision point,” Carney said. “We are considering these options. We are actively considering a no-fly zone.”
Carney noted that the battles between the Gadhafi and the rebel forces are less than three weeks old, yet the United States and its global allies have agreed on stiff sanctions for the Libyan regime and delivered humanitarian assistance to rebels and refugees.
“I think it is very important for people to understand the kind of dramatic action that has been taken with the leadership of this president,” Carney said.