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Kerry urges Obama to impose Libya no-fly zone
Boston Globe ^ | Wednesday, March 16, 2011 | Mark Arsenault (Posted by Glen Johnson)

Posted on 03/16/2011 7:09:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

"The international community cannot simply watch from the sidelines as this quest for democracy is met with raw violence," said Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, in a lengthy policy speech today.

The Massachusetts Democrat said the Arab League's endorsement this weekend of a no-fly zone over Libya is unprecedented.

"The Security Council should act now, in my judgment, to heed the Arab League's call" and to avert a humanitarian disaster, said Kerry, in remarks to a room packed with foreign journalists at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Washington think tank.

Kerry's call for action on a no-fly zone marks an evolution in his view on the subject. He did not start out calling for immediate imposition of a no-fly zone; rather, he urged diplomatic and logistical preparation for the zone.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; US: Illinois; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arableague; cefip; illinois; johnfkerry; johnkerry; kerry; libya; massachusetts; noflyzone; un
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1 posted on 03/16/2011 7:09:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: SunkenCiv

And he was almost President.


2 posted on 03/16/2011 7:10:56 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is Kerry going to shot them in the back?


3 posted on 03/16/2011 7:11:07 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a U.S. Marine.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Mister Nuance didn't want a no-fly right away, nope, not him.
4 posted on 03/16/2011 7:11:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

He’s grandstanding........


5 posted on 03/16/2011 7:12:07 PM PDT by Red Badger (How can anyone look at the situation in Libya and be for gun control is beyond stupid. It's suicide.)
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To: Red Badger

Of course he’s grandstanding, it’s over in Libya. The opposition has been massacred Where was Kerry about two weeks ago, or was he opposed to the idea back then?


6 posted on 03/16/2011 7:14:30 PM PDT by Obadiah (If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Kerry.

The ultimate warrior.


7 posted on 03/16/2011 7:20:15 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Quest for democracy, kerry is out of his rabbit ass mind.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 7:20:52 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Obadiah

Yes John I served in Vietnam Kerry certainly was against helping the Libyan Opposition forces before he was for helping them... Typical lib... now we can see why they had so much distain for George W. Bush, how dare someone make a decision and mean what they say and actually have the nerve to follow through with it even in the face of political adversity......

George W. Bush was the epitomy of Teddy Roosevelts “Man in the arena”


9 posted on 03/16/2011 7:21:03 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey ("It doesn't matter how smart you are, unless you stop and think".... Thomas Sowell)
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To: SunkenCiv
The Massachusetts Democrat said the Arab League's endorsement this weekend of a no-fly zone over Libya is unprecedented.

Then let the Arab League CONDUCT the no-fly zone!!!!!

No blood for muslims!

10 posted on 03/16/2011 7:25:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Not one drop of American blood for muslims in Libya or anywhere else!!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

And it is too late in Libya!
The idiots missed the chance to remove Daffy.
All those people who were begging for help to overthrow the dictator are dead or soon will be.
And Hillary smiled and said “wait on the other countries to help.”
2012 can not come soon enough.....


11 posted on 03/16/2011 7:26:50 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. Obamacare is a crime)
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To: SunkenCiv
this quest for democracy

Are you friggin' kidding me? WHAT is the evidence the al Qaeda-supported rebellion is awash with "democratic" ideals? Democrats... They is SOOOOOOO Stoopid!

12 posted on 03/16/2011 7:27:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Not one drop of American blood for muslims in Libya or anywhere else!!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv


13 posted on 03/16/2011 7:28:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: SunkenCiv

I don't think Obama would be effective in enforcing that....

14 posted on 03/16/2011 7:28:53 PM PDT by mikrofon (BS does draw a lot of them)
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To: 9422WMR
All those people who were begging for help to overthrow the dictator.

You mean, THESE people?


15 posted on 03/16/2011 7:30:20 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Not one drop of American blood for muslims in Libya or anywhere else!!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Kerry/Gore 2012


16 posted on 03/16/2011 7:30:45 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ScottinVA

The rebels knew that is why they asked for Bush’s help.


17 posted on 03/16/2011 7:31:34 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: All

Hilarious.

He’ll turn on this adventure he’s advocating as soon as there’s a civilian casualty.

Just like he turned on Iraq.

Screw John Kerry.


18 posted on 03/16/2011 7:33:02 PM PDT by nyc1
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To: SunkenCiv
What a fool. Now after you all talk about it forever, you decide to make a military maneuver?

Really, I mean really?

Setting up American pilots for failure? That is what you have done. Fools. Let Europe handle it if they want it so terribly. Case closed.
19 posted on 03/16/2011 7:37:50 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: SunkenCiv

So John Kerry agrees with Sarah Palin then? Wonder if he realizes that...


20 posted on 03/16/2011 7:38:39 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (70 years ago the Japanese were our mortal enemies. Today, we pray for their nation.)
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To: ScottinVA

yea, sometimes you have to work undercover to achieve the goals.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 7:40:19 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. Obamacare is a crime)
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To: ScottinVA

I just never understood that, someone explain to me please..WHY didn’t the arab League conduct their own no fly zone???


22 posted on 03/16/2011 7:42:55 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: prairiebreeze
So John Kerry agrees with Sarah Palin then?

Perhaps at the moment. You know John Kerry. At some point he will deny he wanted to impose a no fly zone. And he will oppose it and vote against it. He's a flip flop

23 posted on 03/16/2011 7:49:32 PM PDT by tsowellfan (NHK Tokyo, Japan Live TV... http://bit.ly/idutY6)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

“Kerry.

The ultimate warrior.”

and the most intelligent strategic military thinker or political mind in this universe or any other for that matter. I wonder if Obama will ever listen to him. What a waste of such talent. Surly there must be a higher calling for him somewhere ... anywhere.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 7:51:01 PM PDT by Bobibutu
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To: SunkenCiv

But Obama did implement a no fly zone around Rio!


25 posted on 03/16/2011 7:51:29 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Boy, is Lurch barking up the wrong tree.


26 posted on 03/16/2011 7:56:12 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: SunkenCiv

Any public place should be designated as a “no be zone” for this skerry fellow. I just hope he still has his 4PH license plates on his WDC car. He aerved in Viet Nam, you know.


27 posted on 03/16/2011 8:23:10 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: SunkenCiv

If the other Islamic countries want a no fly zone, let them do it. Egypt has an air force, and so do the Saudis.

Besides, why should we stop Kahdafi and not stop Bahrain, the Saudis or others from killing the Islamic rebels? Things must not be working out as the elites planned, so they want their puppet Barry to do something.


28 posted on 03/16/2011 8:55:42 PM PDT by pallis
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To: screaminsunshine

Anything Kerry wants has to be a bad idea. Let France and Britain handle it for a change.


29 posted on 03/16/2011 8:55:47 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ScottinVA; All
Love that photo. However, several groups, including woman marching in the streets pleaded for a no-fly zone. The consensus view is they can handle Gaddafi forces on the ground, but wanted a no-fly zone to make it a "fair fight."

When Obama came out, in person, and declared Gaddafi must go, he committed the U.S. to making that happen. No reasonable person would think "sanctions" would do much besides harm the common Libyan. He could support Cameron and Sarkozy initiative for a no-fly zone even if the U.S. isn't the force that makes it happen.

30 posted on 03/16/2011 9:01:04 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama, recreating-in-chief until Fri, Jan. 20, 2017.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Kerry urges Obama to impose Libya no-fly zone...This must be a joke - Kerry, who helped kill thousands of US troops during Vietnam by vociferously protesting our involvement there because "it's a civil war and we shouldn't get involved" and "we can't be the policeman of the world" and "it's none of our business" now wants us to use military power in Libya, where we really have no business - sick.....
31 posted on 03/16/2011 9:17:23 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Let the muzzies do it.


32 posted on 03/16/2011 10:55:31 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Even Kerry is more of a leader! Even he gets it. Obama is going to let these folks die in a bloodbath. Hes like a modern Pilate. Now Libyans are going to die but soon enough it will be Americans paying for his inability to lead. I wish we had President Kerry and Not this fellow. At least he served in the military—even if poorly.


33 posted on 03/17/2011 1:13:38 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Kerry is a joke, plus he’s against US interests, so this would have to be consistent with that.

The other possibility is, he’s getting ready to challenge Obama for the nomination.

In that case, more power to him! ;’)


34 posted on 03/17/2011 4:47:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: pallis

Zero was talking a lot, trying to take credit for what was going on, but as you said, he’s a puppet, specifically, a Sock Puppet.


35 posted on 03/17/2011 2:48:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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