The Libyan no-fly zone is a no-fly zone over Libya that was approved by the United Nations Security Council on March 17, 2011 by way of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973. The no-fly zone was proposed during the 2011 Libyan uprising to prevent government forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi from carrying out air attacks on rebel forces.
On 12 March, the Arab League called on the United Nations Security Council to impose the no-fly zone. On 17 March 2011, the Security Council voted 10-0 to approve the no-fly zone. There were five abstentions, including permanent members China and Russia who have veto power and had earlier expressed opposition to the proposal.
Some days, like today, I've a hard time coming to grips with reality. It is as if I'm totally disconnected from all that is happening in the world. Perhaps I'm the only one, perhaps not. Just last week, we saw the worst disaster happening to our Japanese friends. In terms of humanity, that is a big blow. Today, I woke up with news of air strikes in Libya. While it is undeniable that death by the forces of elements are beyond our control, war against one another is a matter of choices. … more