Bradshaw on Libya

MP is backing action in Libya
March 21, 2011

EXETER MP Ben Bradshaw has said the cost of doing nothing in Libya would have been "catastrophic".

He has backed Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to involve British forces in military action in Libya.

RAF Tornado jets joined the operation to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya and Mr Bradshaw said: "The world could not stand idly by and watch while Gaddafi used his superior weaponry to slaughter his own people and crush the popular uprising of the Libyan people."

Westminster record

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 — Libya — No Fly Zone — 21 Mar 2011 at 21:42
Ben Bradshaw MP, Exeter voted to support the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya.

Aftermath of R2P for Libyans

Collapse in Libya: 

The Death Rattle of the Responsibility to Protect
Global Research, August 07, 2014
By Dr. Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge.  He lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne

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Matthew Waxman[1], writing for CNN World, writes to the tune of lamentation.
In the wake of the overthrow of Qaddafi’s regime, the militias are rejoicing in their killing and policing of factional havens. An Islamic emirate has been declared in Benghazi.  While factional fighting was initially limited to Benghazi, it has well and truly spread to Tripoli.

According to Libya Body Count, an unfortunately grim choice of name, July this year saw 469 fatalities across the country.  The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL)[2] has gone so far as to claim that “mass crimes” have taken place in Tripoli and Benghazi.  There are mutterings in Algeria and Egypt about intervention for another round of good old fashioned policing.

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