Libyan Working Group
Subject : Libya
Libyans are currently united in their efforts to remove Qaddafi from power. This fight, though, is not Libya’s alone. It is time for the U.S. to support and take the actions that will pave the way for a free Libya : a free, stable and prosperous contributor to the world community
The chaos in Libya has entered its 3rd week of clashes between Libyans demanding their freedom and Qaddafi’s Agents. Thousands have died and thousands more are injured.
Failure to end Qaddafi’s violent response to the uprising of the Libyan people for freedom poses great danger to the Libyan people and the world economy and security.
I recommend that the U.S. government move quickly to acknowledge the newly formed Libyan Temporary National Council as a legitimate government body. The majority of Libyan tribes and citizens have already announced approval and allegiance to this council. The U.S. and the world community now have the opportunity to support this council, thus sending the people of Libya a message that the current chaos and lack of order can be replaced by a democratic system.
Supporting a no-fly zone in Libya will protect cities and the civilian population. A no fly zone will also prevent Qaddafi from bringing in more weapons and paid mercenaries to do the fighting for him.
The presence of foreign troops in Libya is not recommended or even advisable. However, consideration should be given to the bombing of the Al Azizi compound where Qadaffi and his supporters are ensconced.
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