US Leads “Operation Odyssey Dawn”

While the world was focusing on the tragedy in Japan, we forgot about Libya.

As the situation in Libya escalated toward international war, the Obama administration was careful to portray US involvement as “supportive” with other countries in the lead. But on day one of the multinational conflict, it was the United States that provided most of the firepower and command direction for “Operation Odyssey Dawn.”

Just hours – perhaps minutes – after an emergency summit in Paris on implementing the UN Security Council resolution authorizing military action in Libya, French and British fighters were probing Libyan airspace.

2012 prophecy or not, it feels like the world is certainly going to shit in 2011. I can’t remember a more eventful first three months to start any year quite like this one.

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