No fly zone not a good idea Poliquicks
The death toll continues to mount in many Islamic countries as ruling elites continue to crush dissent. Once peaceful street demonstrations have now developed into open rebellion.
Egypt is now run by a military government although the street demonstrations seem to continue. A radical Islamic cleric has returned from exile and now we have a call for Shuria Law. Additionally, a supposed democratic off-shoot from the Muslim Brotherhood is forming a political front. This is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Unrest continues in Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Oman, etc.
Libyan military and foreign mercenaries loyal to Moammar Qaddafi are now fighting what is called rebels.
Any idea of a no-flight zone over Libya is a non-starter. SecDef Robert Gates has taken a position that seems to be out of step with the rest of the Administration who have said they wanted to leave all options on the table — including making it tough for Qaddafi of Libya to use his Air Force.
A no fly zone will require attacks on Libyans who man anti-air defenses, fighter and helo bases, and air defense on naval ships. This is not to mention collateral damage that is sure to result in any U.S. air strikes on Libya.
Qaddafi continues to fight his opposition and more bloodshed is still to come…