In the internal Libyan

In the internal Libyan perspective Gaddafi has no legitimacy. Every Libyan has the legitimate right to topple his government by non-violent or violent means.

Every Libyan civilian can legitimately pick up arms and take part in the armed uprising against Gaddafi, thus morphing from the status of a civilian into that of a combatant. They have the right and our sympathy.

From the foreign perspective an intervention is legitimate and legal if it is the only means to stop or prevent a crime against humanity, a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population.

You have no evidence for that.

You are advocating an intervention to support one side in an internal conflict. This is no legal reason for a foreign intervention. It is a war of aggression, a crime against peace, the severest war crime existing, and you are arguing in favour of it. 

By the way, there is no evidence for the hiring of mercenaries either. The rebels have made many prisoners, but couldn’t produce evidence that any of these are foreigners. Apparently Gaddafi uses regular military, and the mercenaries are another trap of embedded media. It’s irrelevant for the legality of a foreign intervention though.


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