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What are the short, medium and long term implications of taking action in Lybia?

The 'no fly zone' over Libya and subsequent strategic bombings have raised many questions relating to the short, medium and long term implications of taking action. I think we all agree that a peaceful outcome is what is needed, but how can this be achieved when we have effectively taken sides with those uprising against Gadaffi. I understand that action had to be taken, but how can we now bring the crisis to a peaceful end?

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      Mar 22 2011: Discrimination, that's not cool ok?
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      Mar 23 2011: so good that we have you, you can tell them how to live. can i nominate you as the next president of the united states? we need such strong figures who tell us what to do. tell us your bidding!

      oh, btw, you don't happen to be a christian, do you?
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      Mar 23 2011: William: I'm not even going to respond to your comment as 1) it doesn't have any factual grounding whatsoever, and 2) you appear to be changing the debate. I respect the freedom of speech as it enables the observer to make an informed decision. Personally, I have heard enough information on the debate to discount your comment.

      Krisztian: Please don't make this into a religious spat. It was not the intended purpose of the debate.

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