Does McCain or Schumer know who these rebels are? Why are they a US problem? Have we learned nothing? The drums of war are beeing beaten by all the usual suspects:
Sen. Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.)
said the chances the United Nations Security Council will declare a no-fly zone over Libya have risen following a recommendation by a coalition of other Arab countries to ground military aircraft there.
“I certainly think the Arab League’s decision makes a no-fly zone more likely,” Mr. Schumer said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
Paris: G-8 powers will seek a united front on the conflict in Libya amid calls to enforce a no-fly zone there, at a meeting of the eight major powers’ foreign ministers in Paris on Monday and Tuesday.
Amid divisions over calls for foreign military intervention, diplomats said the group of eight will take stock of efforts by host France and Britain for a UN Security Council resolution on a no-fly zone, backed by the Arab League.
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov will join counterparts from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan. All the Council’s permanent members except China will be represented.
Britain and France have a draft resolution in hand for the Security Council to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya which received backing on Saturday from the 22-nation Arab League, considered crucial for dealing with the region.
Russia and China have appeared reluctant to back the no-fly zone while the United States, Germany and Italy have taken a cautious line on intervention, which Washington and the European Union say can only happen with a UN mandate.