Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Obama ratchets up pressure on Gadhafi; Russians object -

BARACK OBAMA SHOWS HIS TRUE SELF MORE EACH AND...Image by SS&SS via FlickrObama has the right to do this How? It's sad to see a President that don't even know our own Constitution. You know, The Law of the Land of America!
Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- As U.S. President Barack Obama warned Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi Wednesday that there would be "no letup" in NATO airstrikes, Russia lashed out against the air campaign, calling the bombing of certain Tripoli targets a "flagrant deviation" from the United Nations mandate.
The U.N. chief said Wednesday he had spoken with the Libyan prime minister and stressed the urgent need for a ceasefire.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the special U.N. envoy for Libya, who has been in Benghazi meeting with the Libyan opposition, would be returning to Tripoli soon to try to secure an agreement.
The war has dragged on for many weeks, with reports of horrific fighting and civilian casualties.
The Russian Foreign Ministry alleged Wednesday that several "non-military facilities in Tripoli that had already been bombed, were again attacked in a massive NATO airstrike, leading to civilian casualties." It said in a written statement that "this is yet another flagrant deviation" from the U.N. Security Council resolution 1973.
That resolution authorized all means necessary, short of occupying forces, to enforce a no-fly zone and protect Libyan civilians from attacks by forces loyal to Gadhafi.
A barrage of at least 18 rockets struck Tripoli Tuesday, killing 19 people and wounding another 150 in the heaviest onslaught since NATO's aerial strikes began, a government official told CNN.
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