Australian politics, society & culture

Libya: 'No-fly zone' is a euphemism for war

Libya: 'No-fly zone' is a euphemism for war "Robert Gates pointed out that no-fly-zone is euphemism for war. It requires the elimination of air defences by bombing, and total cover thereafter. Since the explicit purpose is to help rebels bring regime change to Libya, the inducement to deploy ever more force if that fails will be irresistible. Hence the caution."

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Thursday, 10 March 2011 - 3:11pm
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