An US MPs across party government seems to agree that the West should promote the establishment of an air exclusion zone over Libya. Members of the CDU, SPD and the Greens insist on this measure as soon as possible to discuss again in the Security Council of the UN. Only Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Member of Parliament FDP establishes the conditions necessary for this step is not necessary. Nor was previously a UN mandate for military action, nor any member of the United Nations immediately threatened by Libya, so it could in the context of Article 51 of the Charter of the UN to intervene. “The situation in Libya is very confusing can definitely say that military intervention is justified,” says Graf Lambsdorff. At the moment we can only hope, so that the results of the advisory team of the United Nations that was sent to Tripoli on Sunday, back. If a flagrant violation of human rights are clear, then one could assess the situation.
Elmar Brok decisions of the CDU depends on a detailed examination by the military. If the investigation concludes that a no-fly zone “reasonable means” is possible, maintaining a UN mandate to use very convenient. “At the moment there is no other method available to Gaddafi to stop. The sanctions thus far not kept its planes on the ground”, said Brok.
Even the Greens are aware that a no-fly zone requires military action. The Green Party European Parliament member Catherine Franziska Brantner is certain: “If a ban is generally considered the option of the table, and then sends the wrong signals to Gaddafi.” However, above all, the penalties are even worse because until now there was no effective implementation of the measures imposed by the United Nations resolutions. China and India continues to buy an oil in Libya and remained well Gaddafis largest source of income. Another step toward stabilizing the country would be the legitimacy of the opposition. Brantner also requests that the international community recognized on 27 February in Benghazi would have established the Provisional National.
This view is shared by Wolfgang Kreissl-Doerfler, who represents the SPD in the EU Parliament. Pure decision of sanctions is not enough that he would not be executed in the final. If countries like Italy only to consider a boycott of payment, then not enough, says Kreissl-Doerfler. Voted in favor of the foreign ministers of the EU for use under the direction of the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, its weight in the UN, the debate on a no-fly zone again to put in place. Germany in particular, with its non-permanent seat on the Security Council of the UN, should stop responding as provisional and not wait for a decision the other members. “Gaddafi is not otherwise reach,” he says.
Most military action is not international – and even among NATO partners. While Britain and France to advertise aggressively to intervene in Libya, U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton says a second Somalia. After the overthrow of dictator Siad Barre in 1991, Somalia fell into a civil war that has not been recovered. Two UN missions led by the United States have failed miserably time and losses. Even China and Russia, as permanent members have veto power the Security Council of the UN, have also been no agreement for military intervention said.