Posts Tagged No-fly zone
The White House made it clear on May 21, 2011 that president Obama did not intend to abide by the letter of the 1973 WPR id est War Powers Resolution requiring to get congressional approval. Moreover, president Obama has sent a letter to the Congress in which he states that “drone attacks and suppression and destruction of air defenses don’t qualify as hostilities under the resolution.
In the aftermath of this discrepancy, it is deemed that Operation Odissey Dawn is not likely to be cut off unless the Congress presses the president to stop the operation in Libya:
As far as Odissey Dawn is concerned, the cost of missiles launched would nearly reach $ 300,000,000 according to the Pentagon.
- Almost 200 Tomahawks – almost $ 1.5 million each
- Operating a fighter jet – $ 10,000 an hour
- Almost 500 one-ton warheads – $ 40,000 each
- One downed F-15 – $ 60 million
- A limited no-fly zone – $ 30 to 100 million a week
- Arming the rebels – up to $ 100 billion a year!
- Humanitarian aid – $ 25 million so far
- Rebuilding Libya – not mentioned
Watch the video:
Special thanks to Thierry Hermas for proofreading as I misunderstood the first figure
Operations Odyssey Dawn; Freedom Falcon; Mobile; Harmattan; and Ellamy have turned into Operation Unified Protector for a few days.
This NATO operation aims at implementing the UNSCR 1973 (UNSCR – United Nations Security Council Resolution). Thus, Nato is enforcing the no-fly zone and an arms embargo so that the Libyan people as well the civilans centers remain unscathed.
Watch this video whose script is available on its website newsy.com:
Americans, British and French officials would be working on a UNSCR draft text to enforce a possible no-fly zone over Libya. This United Nations Security Resolution, if it were to be voted upon, would face the opposition of China, and Russia, which are both permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen stated that NATO has no immediate intention to intervene in Libya. However, his staff would be planning such operations if needed.
Watch the video: