Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Gaddafi defiant flexes military muscle so West

Wednesday, March 09, 2011
 Protesters against the leader Muammar Gaddafi climbing on the tank of the Libyan army defector in the Centre of the city of Zawiyah, 50 km (30 miles) West of the capital Tripoli, March 1, 2011. Libya could get in a civil war, when Gaddafi refuses to exit, their demand said after the United States on Tuesday, carrying out wet weight his departure news of Western military preparations.Credit: Reuters/Ahmed JadallahBy Maria Golovnina

TRIPOLI | Wed Mar 2, 2011 1:40 pm EST

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - American ships through the Suez Canal on the way in the waters off Libya on Wednesday happen pressure than Western Nations to their leader Muammar Gaddafi practice, to stop a bloody defeat and step down.

The United States said that could to sink Libya in civil war, when Gaddafi his four decade rule in the midst of fears that the uprising, the bloodiest against long-time could lead ruler in the Middle East, a humanitarian crisis.

Gaddafi is defiant and his son Saif al-Islam, has in the West against military action start warned. He said the veteran ruler would not make do without or driven into exile.

Libya, tribal leaders, officials, officers and units of the army of the rebel thing have defected and tell you more and more organized. Tripoli is a stronghold for Gaddafi in this North African State oil-producing.

"We go, the pressure on Al-Qadhafi, until he comes and allows the people of Libya to express themselves freely and to determine their own future," said Susan Rice, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, ABC's "good morning America."

The destroyer USS Barry moved through the Suez Canal on Monday in the Mediterranean. Two amphibious assault ships, which, in the Red Sea were and were expected to go early USS Kearsarge, which can carry 2,000 Marines, and the USS Ponce by the channel Wednesday.

The repositioning of US ships and aircraft closer to Libya is widely as a symbolic show of force since neither the United States nor its NATO allies have shown all appetite for a direct military intervention in the turbulence which lose Gaddafi control of large swaths of the country has seen.

"We're looking at a lot of options and other financial obligations." No decisions on other actions have been made, ", said Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, pointing out that not the use of force in Libya had authorized the United Nations."

Italy, said that it was to Tunisia food and medical aid to more than 10,000 people create a humanitarian mission, had fled the violence in Libya on its eastern border.

Tunisian border guards fired in the air on Tuesday, to try a lot of people screaming, control to cross the border.

About 70,000 people have passed through RAS Jdir the border inspection post in the past two weeks, and much more will follow is expected by the hundreds of thousands of foreign workers in Libya.


Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: "Libya could be a peaceful democracy or it could face long-running civil war."

The United States Senate in a unanimous vote, approved a resolution "strongly adopted, the gross and systematic violation of human rights in Libya, including violent attacks on demonstrators calling for democratic reforms."

The White House said the ships were emphasized transferred but is in preparation for possible humanitarian efforts "Took no options off the table." Gates said: "our mission is to provide the President give the widest possible decision space."

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