USA to Supply Arms to Rebels
Arm the Lybian rebels? Yep, that’s what is going to happen.
Where does this insanity stop Obama? The Ivory Coast? Syria? Iran? Oman, Saudi Arabia? Who do we craet no fly zones above? Which rebels do we send arms? Who do we plan to send to train them how to use arms?
We’re still training Iraqis and Afghans and who knows how many more.
Western diplomatic sources have confirmed to Sky News that the US is
considering the legality of arming the Libyan rebels.
One of the unintended consequences of United Nations‘ Resolution 1970 was to starve the
rebels of the weapons they would need to take on Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
It requires all UN members to “immediately take the necessary measures” to
prevent the supply or sale of weapons to the Libyan government – with no
exemption for anti-Gaddafi forces.
But Sky News now understands the US is looking at a legal framework to allow
limited supplies of arms to the rebels, if they can prove they need them to
defend themselves from attack.
Mark Kornblau, spokesman for US Ambassador Dr
Susan Rice, confirmed it was a possibility.
Bunkheila has a chance to pay back colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime for the
suffering he endured. He is helping to administer a training camp in Benghazi
for recruits to the rebellion against the colonel’s 42 years of
Sky’s security editor Sam Kiley
“Resolutions 1970 and 1973, read together, neither specify nor preclude such
an action,” he said.
A diplomat from a member state participating in the coalition told Sky News
the purpose of the resolution was clear.
He said: “It authorises all necessary measures to protect civilians under
threat of attack.