Operation Odyssey Dawn
So it is that the coalition mandated by the UN Security Council to protect Libyans from what France called "Gadhafi's murderous rule" has begun.
The goal is to clamp a no fly zone over Libya.
France began 'Operation Odyssey Dawn' overnight with fighter planes targeting Gadhafi's military assets on Libya's northern coast.
Now the USS Barry used Tomahawk cruise missiles at up to 20 surface-to-air missile batteries plus command-and-control sites.
Despite being demure about it, Odyssey Dawn is US led.
Resolution 1973 was itself drafted by the Americans.
To their credit, even the Arab Cooperation Council itself sought the no fly zone.
The coming days will show whether Gadhafi will be ousted.
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