France believes there is enough support at the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution on Libya on Thursday and military intervention could take place within hours of that, senior French diplomatic sources said.Vote is taking longer ... but this is the UN.
Any action could include France, Britain, possibly the United States and one or more Arab states, the source said.
"It would be surprising if there was a veto from one of the permanent members. We are convinced we have the nine votes," one source told reporters. "Once the resolution is voted, an operation could start within several hours."
The source said Paris wanted to host a three-way meeting on Libya in the next few days with high-level representatives from the European Union, the African Union and the Arab League.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Well ... interesting.