White House Hails Arab League No-Fly Zone Request

By: AP
By: AP

The White House says the Arab League has taken an "important step" by asking the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone over Libya and increasing international pressure on Muammar Gadhafi.

A statement from the White House says there's a clear international message that the violence in Libya must stop.

President Barack Obama has repeatedly called for Gadhafi to step down. But the U.S. has not been willing to impose a no-fly zone unilaterally. The White House says the U.S. will prepare for all contingencies and coordinate with allies.

The U.S. and its European allies wanted support from Arab countries to broaden the pressure on Libya. The Arab League wants the no-fly zone to protect civilians from air attack by Gadhafi's forces.

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  • by Piracy Spy Location: D.C. on Mar 13, 2011 at 08:50 AM
    Read the last two sentences? This is AP material! What gives with KKTV website. You are News Pirates,Copy Right Infringers, Lazy Reporters. On top of being Site Visitor Computer Info Thieves(Causes your Computer Hangs). The AP should be charging you for their time. And the crime of Piracy and Data Theft.
  • by SgtMike Location: COS on Mar 12, 2011 at 07:05 PM
    Remember that AF pilot who got shot down and ate bugs? He was a hero for getting shot down. Yeah, I guess another AF hero is overdue.
  • by yet more fun on Mar 12, 2011 at 07:04 PM
    OK, Let's liberate Lybia because we could use a few more homecomings (they're so heartwarming; the warm hearted side of war) but we should save some money for the Iran invasion and the invasion after that.
  • by chris Location: Destin, Florida on Mar 12, 2011 at 05:13 PM
    Obama is a fool. Why doesn't he just keep his mouth shut !
  • by kenneth Location: fountain on Mar 12, 2011 at 04:23 PM
    if we vote americans into office,we can send the unaccountable anti americans in wash.d.c.,and there familys to libya,why not they would use your kids,while there kids are home with mommy breast feeding
  • by RatFinkDude Location: CS on Mar 12, 2011 at 02:57 PM
    What Chuckles said. So, after our first pilot is shot down & killed, we send in our troops-to be "advisors 9shades of Viet Nam, huh ?Under the UN do-nothings !!! America is the world's policeman.
  • by chuckles Location: ...on the flight line on Mar 12, 2011 at 02:04 PM
    you mean the dastardly Americans and their F-15s are gonna be patrolling the skies using our tax money and fuel. Doesn't the "Arab League" have an air force ? LOL
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Mar 12, 2011 at 01:56 PM
    Here we go again, intervention in another sovereign country's internal affairs on behalf of the New World Order. We are not nor ever were intended to be the world's police force. The Founders would be appalled if they could see what our government has become. Our own borders are wide open to any and all who wish to just walk across and import, yet we set and defend the borders of other nations in the name of the UN or NATO, some who don't want us in their country under any command. We are doing exactly what we opposed the old USSR for doing - nation building.
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