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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 06:05 AM
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Arab League chief says respects U.N. resolution (that authorized military action on Libya)
Edited on Mon Mar-21-11 06:27 AM by Turborama
Source: Reuters

CAIRO | Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:33am EDT

- Arab League chief Amr Moussa said on Monday that he respected a U.N. resolution that authorized military action on Libya, after earlier comments suggested he was concerned by actions taken by Western powers.

"The Arab League position on Libya was decisive and from first moment we froze membership of Libya ... Then we asked the United Nations to implement a no-fly zone and we respect the U.N. resolution and there is no conflict with it," he said.

"It is for protecting civilians and that is what we care about," he told a joint news conference with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo. "We will continue to work on the protection of civilians. We urge everybody to take this into consideration in any military action," Moussa said.

Moussa had said on Sunday that Arabs did not want military strikes by Western powers that hit civilians when the League called for a no-fly zone over Libya.

(Reporting by Yasmine Saleh; Writing by Edmund Blair)

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/21/us-libya-arab...



FYI: 219 Arab Organizations Called For Libya No-fly Zone & A U.N. Investigation Into Atrocities
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 07:28 AM
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1. Arab League 'united' over Libya action (Video of Amr Moussa saying this)
March 21 2011 Last updated at 10:21 GMT

The head of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, has said he respects a United Nations resolution authorising attacks on Libyan air defences, after earlier comments suggested there was waning support from his organisation for the American-led action.

On Sunday, Mr Moussa said that Arabs did not want military strikes by Western powers that hit civilians, when the League called for a no-fly zone over Libya.

But the following day, he reiterated concerns about the safety of civilians and dismissed suggestions of disunity.

Watch and listen here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-12803222
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Drew Richards Donating Member (507 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 09:11 AM
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2. Daddy has two mouths
Talking out of both sides of their mouths again I see.

You would think we would learn by now the Arab League will always betray any US Policy or Actions if they can then soothe the populous that they are "on their side".

I know some claim we are in the right, and some claim we are in the wrong, it doesn't matter, what really matters is that they pander to all crowds to make themselves look good and the US as an evil empire.

We should just pull out of all of the Middle East and let them kill each other. Once they sort out their own troubles then we will deal with the winners...

We are NOT the worlds NANNY!

It's time we solve our own domestic problems first.

But that is just my opinion...
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nyy1998 Donating Member (984 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 12:59 PM
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3. Ok, good to get that cleared up
I was pretty annoyed that they were backtracking but now that it sounds like they're fine, my blood is no longer boiling.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:00 PM
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4. His earlier remarks were no surprise, given his presidential ambition
Moussa is another opportunistic politician, positioning and posturing and pandering to his electorate. Mubarak aent him off to the Arab League to get him OUT of the public spotlight, lol.





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