The international intervenetions in Bosnia, Sierre Leone and Kosovo established good precedents of the international community stepping in to stop bllodbaths. The trouble is that Bush and Blair on their crusade for oil and Israel in Iraq, destroyed that whole developing consensus around international intervention. What do you think would happen now if US, British and French armed forces invaded Libya? They would instantly be potrayed by Gaddafi and perceived by many Arabs as being on another crusade for oil and Israel.
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from the article: Elie Wiesel: 'World must intervene to stop Gadhafi'