Sorry I have missed a few days! I was cramming for a ridiculous College Algebra test the other day. On to the blog!!
Spring break is here, got a paper to write, I will have the house to myself for a few days, which will be nice. Think SUPER weekend relaxation. Lazyness to the max.
Momentous happenings in the news,
United Nations (CNN) -- The U.N. Security Council voted Thursday evening to impose a no-fly zone and other measures to try to halt Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's rapid advances against rebel positions in his country.
This is HUGE. This has been in the works since the uprising turned nasty at the tail end of January and now it’s finally passed! The United Arab League was one of the first groups to back the no-fly zone - The main motivation being the protection of civilians in Libya. After the protests, many were right to fear reprisals from Gadhafi and many civilians were slaughtered by troops loyal to the regime.
This is a key step before United Nations countries can step in with military aid. I feel that there have been many reasons for the US to be cautious in aiding fledgling revolutions in North African countries and especially in getting involved in another heavily Muslim country. Without more regional and international support, it would seem like the US is trying to dominate other countries for the sake of their own ideologies instead of for the sake of preventing more human rights violations.While this is a great step forward in helping the people of Libya, real action is needed quickly before Ghadafi’s forces reach the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. I’m anxious to see how this all will play out.
All news retrieved from CNN.com.