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OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 2/23/11

The Fortress Like Siege of Tripoli by Qaddafi, a Humanitarian Rescue May be Needed

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Events in Tripoli are unfolding rapidly. In this instance if Qaddafi's defiance continues unabated with scores of innocents murdered, it may be necessary for an outside force (the U.N. or the Arab League) to enter the country and rescue the people of Tripoli from the grip of Qaddafi's fortress like hold on the city and its citizens.

Though there have been defections by the military, even the top general Abu Younes has openly sided with the protestors against Qaddafi, the Libyan army may not be able to come together and break the fortress like siege of Tripoli.

From here, a humanitarian rescue may be in order.

It is unlikely to be seen by the protestors as an invasion of their sovereignty. And it may be the only means of preventing a large scale genocidal massacre by Qaddafi who seems willing to die in some pique of suicidal madness (while murdering Libyans indiscriminately) rather than cede his power and his inevitable fall.  

The world should not stand idly by.

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