For now, US must resist call for no-fly zone over Libya

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Author(s) The Boston Globe editorial board
Source The Boston Globe
Date March 8, 2011
Quotes-start.png A great strength of the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt is that they were home-grown. They would have been compromised by use of American arms or will. Obama’s low-key response may have frustrated those who wish to mold the world to American contours; but it brought about a demonstrably better result: The promise of legitimate, native-born democracies. Likewise, Libyans rebelling against Khadafy’s regime will have a far greater claim to legitimacy if they can overthrow the dictator without bombing runs by American fighter jets taking off from US aircraft carriers. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues against the position United States should impose a no-fly zone on the topic 2011 Libyan uprising.