Critics Question Motivation Behind U.S. and Western Europe's Military Intervention in Libya's Civil Conflict
Interview with Michael Mandel, professor of law, conducted by Scott Harris
Not long after the United Nation's Security Council approved a resolution to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya, the U.S., France and Britain launched multiple air strikes targeting Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses and ground forces. The U.N. Security Council vote on March 17 was supported by 10 nations, with Russia, China, Germany, Brazil and India abstaining. Libya's opposition movement, which grew into an armed rebellion when Gadhafi ordered the violent suppression of unarmed protesters, was by all accounts saved by the international air strikes, as they were in full retreat and preparing to make a last stand in the rebel-held city of Benghazi.
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