Arab League criticizes allied airstrikes on Libya

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    Yes, THAT Arab league..:lol:

    Didn’t take long did it? I guess their idea of a no fly zone is, well a NO FLY zone.
    Or they played us, I think they played us personally. *shrugs*

    In any event lets see how this plays out.


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    Arab League criticizes allied airstrikes on Libya
    (AP) – 5 hours ago

    CAIRO (AP) — The head of the Arab League has criticized international strikes on Libya, saying they caused civilian deaths.

    The Arab League's support for a no-fly zone last week helped overcome reluctance in the West for action in Libya. The U.N. authorized not only a no-fly zone but also "all necessary measures" to protect civilians.

    Amr Moussa says the military operations have gone beyond what the Arab League backed.

    Moussa has told reporters Sunday that "what happened differs from the no-fly zone objectives."

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    The Associated Press: Arab League criticizes allied airstrikes on Libya
     
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    Actually, no, they didn't. The comment - which was in response to a direct question about potential civilian casualties, was mistranslated and taken out of context. Hence, it is important to have the context for any remark made, before we get all hyperbolic about it.
     
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    then I stand corrected, if verifiable. ..I'll look for a link..thx.

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    how did yo find that, all I can find is pages of articles referring back to the AP story do you have another you can give me;)...?
     
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    Libturds are just stupid people. That's all folks. That's all.
     
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    I'm looking for it. It was carried on the UK's Sky News earlier today.
     
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    ok, so was the translation out of context or the way AP worded the article?

    ok, saw your last....and hey sky is you know who ;)
     
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    From what I understand... and this is according to Sky News Foreign Editor, Tim Marshall, the issue arose from a direct question regarding the potential for civilian casualties. In response, the Head of the Arab League commented that they would not support action that led to the deaths of civilians. This was mistranslated and journalists reported it as a crack in the coalition because of the bombing. The Head of the Arab League has since clarified his remark, saying that targeting military installations was fine but they were concerned about any accidental deaths of civilians.

    Not down to AP.
     
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    wow. AP or whomever totally screwed the pooch.


    is the following accurate as near as we can tell?

    -Amr Moussa says the military operations have gone beyond what the Arab League backed.

    -Moussa has told reporters Sunday that "what happened differs from the no-fly zone objectives." He says "what we want is civilians' protection not shelling more civilians."

    can you link, when you see it to their explanation, because they have a lot of outlets from the entire ideological spectrum using the articles verbiage as stated in the OP.

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    The strikes are the aggressive way of enforcing a no fly zone.

    Something like "sure we will enforce it, but it would be putting our boys at undue risk to just let the them get shot at w/o softening uo the air defenses."

    Not sure of my feelings but at least we seem organized about it.
     

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