The Pros And Cons Of Intervention In Libya

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Register to read the introduction… Just recently, NATO air strikes targeted Gaddafi’s compound in Tripoli and apparently killed his youngest son, Saif al-Arab, along with three of his grandchildren. Some now say that the death of one of his sons will cause much tension and give the pro-government troops leverage when – or if – there are talks of a ceasefire. The division between people who argue for or against the Western world’s implication in foreign lands once again will set a precedent for any future interventions in any other country, but even more so for the other insurrections in Africa that are currently underway. Whether or not the others reach the point Libya has will remain to be seen. Moreover, the UN’s ‘responsibility’ to protect will forever be under scrutiny, not only because of the fact that they intervened, but also because of the fact that it was not a unanimous decision, nor was there majority support for it from non-NATO allies, mainly the Arab League. Although true intentions will never be told – one needs only to look at Iraq for comparison – one can only ponder the lengths to which the world’s great powers will go to to impose – or ‘peacefully spread – their …show more content…
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