Canada, one of the more open supporters of the Libyan Freedom Fighters, began sending forces to enforce a no-fly zone before Prime Minister Stephen Harper reached the international summit. This way forces would be in position to strike the moment the go ahead was given. The Canadian Prime Minister stated:
"One either believes in freedom or one just says one believes in freedom. The Libyan people have shown by their sacrifice that they believe in it. Assisting them is a moral obligation upon those of us who profess this great ideal."
This statement perfectly sums up why action is necessary against Gadhafi's regime. His view is backed up by multiple countries from around the world. While support is not unanimous, it is rare for it ever to be.
Gadhafi, in his typical crazy nature, has his own take on the defense of civilians and the will of the people. He called the international outcry and show of force:
"Simply a colonial crusader aggression that may ignite another large-scale crusader war."
He furthers his crazy by stating:
"Involvement of international forces will subject the Mediterranean and North African region to danger and put civilians at risk."
Wait...so it is ok that he slaughters 'his' people, but if anyone dares step in then they are 'putting civilians at risk'? Well what should one expect from someone so bloody insane that his rantings were described perfectly in this cartoon by twitter user @Ghadeer1991
With French forces making the first air strikes quickly followed by bombardment by joint US and UK naval forces, this madman is guaranteed to be stopped. One can only hope that the bloodshed will be minimal, but unfortunately, with such a crazed dictator, that is far from certain.