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Should the world leave Libya alone?

Nuala McGovern Nuala McGovern | 15:45 UK time, Monday, 28 February 2011


This topic was discussed on World Have Your Say on 28 February 2011. Listen to the programme.

"We will never accept any foreign intervention and any foreigners who try to do so will face the same fate as Gaddafi's mercenaries."

They are the words of Libya's interim government head Mustafa Abdul Jalil.

So should the world respect his wishes? Well, you have quite a bit to say about it.

Some of you ask for a no-fly zone, which is, a form of intervention.

Jabbar wrote on Facebook

'The US should continue it's moral support of the Libyan people and should impose a no fly zone over Libya (to protect the people as well as the oil installations that may be bombed).'

And what about sanctions? Here's one view:

Patty Ann in the United States said:

'I think imposing sanctions is the best action the West can do. Where are the Arab countries and why haven't you asked them why they are doing nothing?'

Here's what Moulid who posted on Facebook thinks should be offered to Libyans:

'Nothing but prayers'

You've probably read that the United Nations Security Council has imposed sanctions on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family, and has referred Libya's crackdown on anti-government demonstrators to the International Criminal Court.

What do you think about this action?

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said on Sunday that Egypt rejects any foreign military intervention in Libya or any other Arab country.

Has Egypt got it right?

There is speculation that members of the Zimbabwe National Army are in Libya to help Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

What do you make of this move?

Whether you think Col. Gaddafi should go or not and wherever you are in the world, please do get in touch.

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