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Latest Libya Items
Opponents of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi slammed the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to support a no-fly zone over the North African nation and recognize their provisional government as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.
As Col. Moammar Gadhafi finds himself increasingly isolated internationally, he still has at least a few friends far away.
During the revolution in Egypt, the sentiment among most of America's political and intellectual cadre seemed to be one of a hands-off approach, saying in effect, this is the time for the Egyptian people to be heard and take charge of their country.
It appeared to be the first global storm since World War II, a commingling of unrelated disasters. For Japan, it was Sept. 11-plus, the worst disaster since U.S. atomic bombs leveled Hiroshima and Nagasaki 65 years ago and sealed the end of the second World War in the 20th century.
France expects a U.N. resolution this week offering support for Libyan rebels, the French foreign minister said Tuesday, though world powers failed to agree on military action against Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Paris for talks with European and other leaders on the crisis in Libya that will include a meeting with Libyan opposition figures as the Obama administration makes its first high-level contact with foes of Moammar Gadhafi.
Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is waging a campaign of intimidation against journalists and suspected opponents of his regime, according to Libyans and human rights groups.
Some in the Obama administration are considering a no-fly zone over Libya, involving the United States in yet another war ("Clinton in Paris for talks on Libya crisis," Web, Monday).
Col. Moammar Gadhafi's forces bombarded two key rebel-held cities on Monday, witnesses said, as they attempted to seize back the country's east by the air even as rebels said they kept control of the streets in the region that holds most of the country's oil wealth.