I don’t doubt Gaddafi’s

I don’t doubt Gaddafi’s ruthlessness, Brendan. But now wedding parties are in danger too.

We don’t know much about Gaddafi’s political pogroms. We must treat information coming from Libya carefully, both parties have a firm grip on the press. Remember the Kuwaiti nurse and the Iraqis murdering babies? Heartbreaking.

The Russians have issued an official statement that their satellite pictures show that Gaddafi’s troops had not advanced.

Why Libya, and not Bahrain or Yemen? Well, we know why, but you find it positive that the UNSC has come to this decision! The principle applied to Libya is different from that applied to Bahrain.

The more I think of it, the more dangerous I find it: the UNSC is exercising power arbitrarily, completely outside international law. If Bahrain is exercising sovereign power in crushing internal opposition, so is Libya. If Libya must be kept from butchering its opposition, so must Bahrain. You know what the exercise of power combined with lawlessness is, don’t you? Very scary development.

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