There’s new stuff for Qadaffi: Sanctions. Ejection from the UN Human Rights Council. The threat of a trial for crimes against humanity.
But when are we going to do something that will actually help the Libyan rebels?
Some of what’s happening seems designed to make the West feel good, not to get Qadaffi. Wouldn’t the threat of a trial in the West make Qadaffi want to fight even harder?
From al Jazeera:
Hana Elgallal, a legal and human rights expert in Benghazi, said some in Libya will be disappointed that the UN did not impose a no-fly zone.
“I’m one person who was hoping that we’d get that,” she told Al Jazeera.
“We will not be able to move and help Tripoli because of the fear that he will use his planes. But whatever we get now we will look at it positively and consider it a victory and success.
“Hopefully things will escalate in our benefit soon to defuse the massacres in Tripoli.”
A battle for Tripoli is about to be waged, with Qadaffi’s force given control of the air. Why not declare a no fly zone?
I guess we’ll do it after they slaughter some people from the air, in which case we will of course then be able to revive those killed and bring them back to life.
Ask yourself, Mr. President, what would Winston Churchill do now?
Oh, but you sent his bust back to the British. Forgot.