Posted by Curt on 17 March, 2011 at 4:03 pm. 19 comments already!


The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution authorizing the international community to take “all necessary measures,” short of sending in ground troops, to protect civilians in Libya.

The vote comes just as leader Moammar Gadhafi’s forces are planning a major offensive on the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, Libya, where opposition forces were seen cheering the vote.

The vote was 10-0 vote with five abstentions. The abstaining countries were Russia, China, Germany, Brazil and India.

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