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Libya & Foreign Intervention

WHYS Team WHYS Team | 09:12 UK time, Wednesday, 23 March 2011

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This topic was discussed on World Have Your Say on 23 March 2011. Listen to the programme.

 

Lots of you have been getting in touch to compare the situation in Libya with what's happening in other countries, like Cote D'Ivoire, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria.

That steered our conversation through Wednesday talking about why - if foreign intervention is justified in Libya - there hasn't been the same action in those other countries by the international community so far?

Original post on Libya: 1000GMT

The situation in Libya is evolving with Muammar Gaddafi telling his supporters that they will win the fight against rebel forces. He also said they would defeat a military alliance led by the United States, Britain and France.

In other developments, the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told ABC News that Gaddafi allies have been reaching out to other nations to explore options for the future.

French, US, Turkish and British officials have been speaking to thrash out a new command structure for the coalition, with the US keen to hand over control.

Three journalists - two AFP reporters and a Getty Images photographer - detained by Gaddafi forces have been set free in Tripoli.

Muslim scholars from Cairo's al-Azhar institution have condemned Western military "aggression" in Libya, though they say they support the demands of the Libyan people

Making his first public appearance since international air-strikes began on Saturday, he said his opponents were fascists who would end up in the dustbin of history.

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