The US is at the forefront of the strikes on Libya, deploying some of its heaviest firepower against Gaddafi's regime. That is despite Washington insisting for days that it would merely play a supporting role.
The UN Security Council is set to hold closed-door consultations on the situation in Libya later on Monday, diplomats said.
The discussion was called by China – this month's council president – in response to a letter from Libya and a Russian request.
The air strikes in Libya are said, by the coalition forces, to be a humanitarian act to protect civilians from a dangerous dictator. That is the justification for the US and its allies for their latest military foray.
The US has a track-record of starting military campaigns on false grounds. When it comes to justifying its wars – America has become the nation that cried wolf.
Especially now when one of the key sources, an Iraqi informant Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, who was used ahead of the 2003 Iraq invasion has admitted he lied.
keyboard shortcuts: V vote up article J next comment K previous comment