Sunday, March 13, 2011

no fly

i'm surprised by the arab league's endorsement of a no-fly zone over libya. partly because the arab league never does anything. but also because a lot of regimes that are currently facing their own anti-government protests voted essentially to endorse the removal of a fellow arab leader.

the news coverage about the resolution mentions that it passed over the objections of syria and algeria. but that means that is passed without the objections of bahrain, yemen, jordan, saudi arabia, oman, sudan, kuwait and morocco. not that qadhafi was all that well liked among other arab leaders, but you'd think the ministers from those other countries would be a little more reluctant to set this kind of precedent.