UN approves no-fly zones in Libya
Last night, the United Nations unanimously approved a resolution establishing a “no-fly zone” over part of Libya as dictator Muammar Gaddafi tries to put down an uprising inspired by events in Egypt:
The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution endorsing a no-fly zone to halt government troops now around 100 km (60 miles) from Benghazi. It also authorised “all necessary measures” — code for military action — to protect civilians against Gaddafi’s forces.
But time was clearly running short for the city that has been the heart of Libya’s revolution.
Residents said the Libyan air force unleashed three air raids on the city of 670,000 on Thursday and there has been fierce fighting along the Mediterranean coastal road as Gaddafi moves to crush the month-old insurrection.
French diplomatic sources said military action could come within hours, and could include France, Britain and possibly the United States and one or more Arab states; but a U.S. military official said no immediate U.S. action was expected following the vote.
So, not only are we involved in a seemingly neverending and unpopular conflict in Aghanistan that we should have been out of years ago but aren’t thanks to the war in Iraq where we are still active, now we are going to get involved in an unconstitutional - yes, RedState, it’s an unconstitutional conflict - in Libya.
We don’t need to get involved in another conflict, UN backing or not. Taxpayers have had to shoulder the substantial costs of Afghanistan and Iraq and our continued intervention in the affairs of other nations. We can’t afford to keep doing this.