These three letters have been doing rounds creating speculations, making and breaking equations with fluctuating possible outcomes.
As Britain now joins the France and Lebanon in the UN to impose a no flying zone on Libya, it receives opposition from Russia, China and Germany who are against any military intervention in the region. To make things worse the United States of America haven’t made their stand clear.
Empathetic towards the situation of this North African nation the West is undecided on imposing no fly zone.
Having burnt its fingers in the past with Iraq, so far the humanitarian plight trump is not working this time round.
Even as the pros and cons are being valued taking into account the loss of human life in both the cases, for me it’s a futile exercise at this point in time.
Looks like a carrot and stick strategy to tell the world and a section in Libya that they are involved and committed to bringing peace in the region and in turn buy time for the rebellion to run out of steam.
The change of mind by leaders in the west and the state of almost inertia has worsened the crisis and even allowed Gaddafi regimen to win back lost ground.
Everyone seems to be waiting for other to make the first move and keeping an eye on Obama administration to take a definite stand. It all boils down to what the US will do and who will follow suit?
But as this happens it might just be too late to act.