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from 3/17 msnbc.com news services

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday authorized "all necessary measures" including strikes by air and sea to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces.

The no-fly zone resolution passed 10-0 with five abstentions, including Russia and China, which have veto power, and Germany, India and Brazil.

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Post time 2011-3-22 21:06:36 |Display all floors
Originally posted by JFenix at 2011-3-22 21:03
The U.N. Security Council on Thursday authorized "all necessary measures" including strikes by air and sea to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces.
The no-fly zon ...
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Thank you .........

And the crux of it lies there ...........

"to protect civilians from attacks by Moammar Gadhafi's forces ............ "

So you would agree that if these forces were NOT attacking civilians then they should not be bombed ......... ?

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from 18 Mar 2011 Al Jazerra

Despite choosing not to use its veto to block the resolution, China on Friday expressed serious concerns about imposing the no-fly zone.

"We oppose the use of military force in international relations, and have serious reservations about some of the content of the resolution," Jiang Yu, a foreign ministry spokeswoman, said in a statement.

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China knew exactly what was going to happen.  They read and understood what the UN was authorizing in this resolution.  Yet China did notuse veto powers.  

I think China is trying to play both sides.

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Post time 2011-3-22 21:13:32 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2011-3-22 21:06
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Thank you .........

And the crux of it lies there ...........

"to protect civ ...


And what did Gadhafi do when the no fly zone was declared?

Or are you trying to find the loophole - if a person has a gun they are a rebel and not a civilian?  

Is that where you're going?

Gadhafi is still ordering tanks to roll in a fire upon protesters.

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Post time 2011-3-22 21:15:20 |Display all floors
Originally posted by JFenix at 2011-3-22 21:08
Despite choosing not to use its veto to block the resolution, China on Friday expressed serious concerns about imposing the no-fly zone.
"We oppose the use of military force in internationa ...
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No ........

I think you show intolerance now .........

China has a duty to all parties not just itself and in abstaining it went with the wishes of others and showed a very respectful approach in not just playing the veto .........

(The easy route and probably better for its relations with Libya ....... think about it .........)

Despite reservations ..........

China: "We oppose the use of military force ......... "

But they let it happen, until the military force being used exceeded what was necessary and said so  ........

The same as Russia, Germany and the Arab League ........

China is not alone in its opinion .......

I cannot see that as playing both sides ..........

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Post time 2011-3-22 21:16:09 |Display all floors
Originally posted by JFenix at 2011-3-22 21:13
And what did Gadhafi do when the no fly zone was declared?
Or are you trying to find the loophole - if a person has a gun they are a rebel and not a civilian?  
Is that where you're going ...
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In Tripoli ..............  ?

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Post time 2011-3-22 21:28:10 |Display all floors
Originally posted by expatter at 2011-3-22 21:15
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No ........

I think you show intolerance now .........

China has a duty to all parties not just itself and in abstai ...


They knew what they were getting into and chose not to stop it.  That's a fact you can't change.

Their words of opposition mean nothing.  It's hollow words.  If china felt that strongly against military action, than china should of used their veto power to stop it.  The military option was already spelled out at this time.  They can't act surprised now.

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