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Libyan No-Fly Zone

A no-fly zone over Libya that was approved by the United Nations Security Council on March 17, 2011.

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  • Mar 20, 2011
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. In this case, a choice by the nations with "deemed" power. I'm not against nor am I for attacks against Libya. Reasons being that I've no power whatsoever with regards to all that involved another country nor another human beings. What I had a hard time with is the way people take life for granted. 

It is probably not coincidental waking up with some subject matters for review on Lunch. Interesting, before I began this review, I had thought of writing one on MEN in general. What men most wanted had been floating in my mind just as I woke up this Sunday morning, the first morning in my bed since my vacation began elsewhere 2 weeks ago. And most interestingly, the first thing that came to my fuzzy mind as I was waking up was POWER! Call it instinctive, call it courtesy of experience or call it simple observation, I had the desire for power as #1 most wanted thing for men. Naturally, generalizations as such are dangerous. I do have a penchant for dangerous stuff though, so indulge me a bit, ok? After all, is a place where we are allowed to voice our opinions and neuroses (possibly even phobias!).

Power beckons and power seduces. Writing about what men want under this review is not going to reach a wide audience. Most people in America (or at least readers on are neither interested in Japan nor Libya. I think I get a wider audience with a review on Movies or other forms of entertainments. Still, it is in this subject matter that what men want most that reinforce or make sense of why my earlier inability coming to grips with reality. Other things men want on the said list would be CONTROL, COMPETITION and $ (or financial gains). Interestingly, PEACE is NOT on the list. Butt off, for those who disagree, it is MY list. If you disagree, you can have your own very list ;P

So, as perplexed as I had been, when one begins to see men with regards to what they want out of life, things at least begin to make sense. Whether that's a reflection of reality is not quite as important as not coming to grips with reality. After all, reality is quite subjective and only makes sense to the individuals concerned. The U.S. and the allied forces are again engaging in military strikes. For whatever reasons, well, that's not for me or you to decide or debate on. Alright, time to get onto that list or a review of men in general, that'd be a lot more entertaining than what's going on in the Middle East & North Africa! Right? ;-)
Politics is not my forte nor interest. Although, I have no clear idea why so few people who are more well verse in this area decide not to write a review of this matter on Lunch! So, here's my unconventional political review :D 

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Quick Tip by . March 18, 2011
Sadly, the UN approval may prove to be little-too-little more than a little-too-late, but we'll see how things develop.
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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.
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