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Newsletter March 25, 2011
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Air Strike on Libya:
A Risky Decision?

In a landmark UN resolution passed recently, air strikes on Libya were given a green signal. The coalition forces maintain that this was done in response to the alleged human rights violation by Muammar Gaddafi to crush the rebellion. The important cities of Tripoli and Benghazi were bombed, which halted Gaddafi forces' advance on the opposition.

However, not everyone agrees about this decision: The US congress has called it hasty and without full approval of the congress. At the same time, the Arab League is unhappy with what it sees as blatant foreign invasion in the Arab world. Obama certainly faces heat from all sides and has reached out to the world community, especially the Arab countries.

While defending human rights is encouraged, should it be done at any cost, ignoring the resulting violence and damage? Given a chance, would you have done things differently? It's time to get involved and discuss!

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Who is Muammar Gaddafi?

The name is in news again! The longstanding public figure and founder of the Libyan Arab Republic in 1969, Muammar Gaddafi faces the most serious threat to his regime ever – civil war!

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