The foreign military action against Libya now seems pivoting on the crucial support of Arab League for a no-fly zone for protecting the Libyans.
It is true that without the endorsement of the Arab League, the UN Security Council would not have been able to pass the Resolution 1973 few days before. The resolution approved “all necessary measures” in protecting the civilians in Libya.
Presently, Amr Moussa, the leader of Arab League, seems distancing from the military action. According to him, his support may result in pressure from member states who fear Libya’s strongman Moammar Gaddafi in the region.
He said on Sunday, “What is happening in Libya differs from the aim of imposing a no-fly zone… What we want is the protection of civilians and not the bombardment of more civilians.”
Just less than a day before Moussa represented the Arab world in a meeting in France that was designed to achieve unity.
Meanwhile, the French analyst said Moussa may be under pressure by the senior officials of Arab. Also, the remarks of Moussa have irritated some officials and puzzled others.
French analyst said, “The Arab states are worried about retaliation from Libya, and I think French citizens have to be worried about that as well.”