obama gadafi_0 The United Nations Security Council United States gave the green light to military intervention in Libya. After years of complicity with the oppressor and weeks of political makeup looking the other way, the international community has decided to act militarily against the Gaddafi regime.

Is war the instrument for peace? The eternal question once again in the arena. While we respond, thousands of Libyans are fighting to win their dignity as individuals and their freedom as a people mistreated for so many years by some and by others, including their now convinced liberators.

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