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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 23 2011: All I can say is that the Arab Revolution had to happen exactly at this moment, and I think its going to get worse before it gets better. We can talk and argue and counter-argue about the current state of the Arab wars until we are blue in the face, and as much as it does make sense to some and its complete lunacy to other, it will end, eventually,in whatever shape or form. We must also try and remember that GOOD will triumph over EVIL, ALWAYS!!! As with slavery and Apartheid here, this too shall end, the sad fact is that people are dying, innocent women and children who never asked for all of this are finding themselves in the centre of it all. Having said that, the World cant bury their heads in the sand and hope this to go away on its own. Good men and. women have to stand up and intervene and try and save as many lives as possible.
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      Mar 23 2011: hear hear, i think this is the sort of positive attitude that is needed!

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