Maybe with so many resources tied up in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. will not lead the charge.
The latest plans appear to be for a "no fly zone", though it's proving to be rather complicated, with China and Russia rejecting the notion. The British Prime Minister wanted to arm the rebels, the absolute wrong thing to do.
But where does Canada fit into all of this? We have joined the international community in freezing the assets of Moammar Gadhafi, but John Baird is suggesting that it could be business as usual.
Strict financial sanctions against Libya won't stop Canadian companies from operating in the country, government House leader John Baird says. "This doesn't eliminate commercial activities. What it does do is restrain financial transactions with the Libyan government and with the Libyan Central Bank," Baird said Monday morning.A little premature when we have no idea who will be governing the country.
I was watching some of the live feed today and they were showing the detention centres operated by Gadhafi, and I felt warm all over knowing that a Canadian company had the contract to build more. Is that the kind of business Baird is referring to?
Or is it just the oil?
First and foremost, the citizens must be rescued, but then they must be allowed to decide for themselves who will lead their country. We don't need another Karzai.
And it will be up to them, whether or not Canada will be allowed to conduct business, but don't hold your breath for those made in Canada prisons. Sorry SNC Lavelin.