Saturday, March 5, 2011

Obama: "Gadhafi is on the wrong side of history"

Washington. .- The Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi, is "on the wrong side of history," said U.S. president today. UU., Barack Obama. In a joint press conference with President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, Obama said his country is studying "a whole range of options" to apply in Libya, but downplayed the possibility of military intervention, saying that "what want is to have potentially the capacity to intervene quickly if the situation deteriorates.

" The top priority now, said the president, is humanitarian aid. To that end, Obama authorized the use of U.S. military aircraft to repatriate Egyptian citizens who have left Libya for the Tunisian border, and the use of civilian aircraft for the movement of other refugees. "I will be very little ambiguity about this.

Colonel Gaddafi has to leave office and leave," said the U.S. president, a demand repeated three times in less than ten minutes. Otherwise, he said, there is "the risk of a stalemate that eventually can become something bloody." One possibility being considered is that entrenched Gaddafi in Tripoli while their people suffer from food shortages, so it is necessary that the international community to explore alternatives for its supply.

Obama made the remarks one day after Defense Secretary Robert Gates appears to rule out a no-fly zone would require considering eliminating the Libyan air defenses and would amount to a hostile act.

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