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March 20, 2011

Schiff Applauds International Community's Decision to Stand with the People of Libya in Their Moment of Opportunity and Need

Washington, DC – Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the situation in Libya:

“This weekend, the US, along with the UK, Canada, France and Italy, joined the UN-backed operation to protect Libyan civilians from the appallingly brutal attacks by Col. Qaddafi's forces. The military action, which was initiated by France and followed shortly by US and UK forces, comes after passage of a UN resolution, which was supported by the Arab League, to impose a no-fly zone in Libyan airspace, and authorizes member states to "take all necessary measures" to "protect civilians and civilian populated areas under threat of attack." Tragically, Qaddafi said yesterday that he promises a "long, drawn-out war with no limits." I applaud the international community's decision to stand with the people of Libya in their moment of opportunity and need.”