Gaddafi Regains Control in Libya

Libyan Leader Col. Muammar  Gaddafi is regaining control in Libya and now seeking weapons to quash the rebellion. From The London Daily Telegraph :

(British Prime Minister David Cameron wants a No-fly-zone over Libya  and frustrated a the US and NATO allies won’t carry out the zone and rebel are begging for help:)

For the first time, Mr Cameron hinted that Britain was sympathetic to calls for the West, or Arab neighbours, to give military aid to rebels despite a blanket UN embargo on arms exports to Libya.

“On arming the rebels, we should not exclude any possibility,” he said.

However, he added: “Clearly when you’ve got an arms embargo put in place by the UN, you have a legal difficulty.”

Mr Cameron also called on the international community to do more to police the existing arms embargo on Libya to prevent Gaddafi acquiring new weapons.

“There are signs he is seeking additional armaments right now,” he said.

The absence of a no-fly zone has allowed Col. Gaddafi’s private jet, a French-built Dassault Falcon, registration 5A-DCN, to fly in and out of Belarus on suspected sanctions busting missions to shift assets or buy weapons.

Hugh Griffiths, of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), suggested that the plane had carried hard assets, such as diamonds, to buy weaponry.


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