How are the numbers for UN resolutions chosen? I sincerely hope it's just a poetic coincidence that the resolution authorising international assistance for the democratic movement in Libya bears the number "1973".
This was the year that Muammar Gaddafi began his purge against the "politically sick" which saw students, professors, writers, judges, lawyers, military officers and anyone who questioned his authority hanged in public or murdered in private. How fitting then that the world should finally come to the assistance of the long-suffering Libyan population under this of all banners.
Not everyone is happy to help though. The Germans were joined by the usual suspects against resolutions aimed at protecting populations from their governments – Russia and China.… Seguir leyendo »