The Successes and Failures of the Mission

1135 WordsJan 28, 20185 Pages
Within the context of the Arab Spring, the case of Libya is original because of two following reasons: (1) the struggle for power between citizens and the elite group , and (2) more importantly, Libya was the first country that the United Nations had enforced the law of intervention, spearheaded by the U.S. and their allies. The revolution in Libya considerably awoke the attention of international community, particularly that of great powers. The military intervention into Libya is said to use “ all necessary measures" to stop bloodthirsty attacks of Gaddafi and protect civilians. They had limited successes in terms of putting an end to Gaddafi’s government. However, the UN intervention in Libya has raised an amount of controversy . This essay tends to examine main reasons of the interference of the U.S and its allies into Libya and explicate the main successes and failures of this mission. First and foremost, liberally speaking, the UN intervention into Libya was arguably considered as an official way to protect innocent citizens. Gaddafi used the army to suppress the revolt and announced on television that he would “clean Libya house by house” . According to the declaration of the U.N, it is the humanitarian intervention, which intended to bring about regime change and promote democracy in a target and protect civilians in Libya. On May 16, 2011, the International Criminal Court (ICC) applied for arrest warrants against Gaddafi and his son for alleged crimes
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