The “Libya and Humanitarian Intervention” Meme
“Libya”and “humanitarian intervention” are being used more and more often in the same sentence. Over at Ratio Juris, Patrick O’Donnell has a round-up of blog posts and opinion pieces concerning humanitarian intervention and the situation in Libya. Patrick’s post is especially helpful for anyone trying to get up to speed on this issue as it includes a bibliography on humanitarian intervention, more generally.
Moreover, Anne-Marie Slaughter, recent head of Policy Planning at the State Department and now back at Princeton, has tweeted a call for intervention in Libya. Here’s the opening of a post about it from The Cable:
Former State Department Policy Planning Chief Anne-Marie Slaughter used her brand-new Twitter account on Thursday to call for international intervention on behalf of the Libyan people.
“The international community cannot stand by and watch the massacre of Libyan protesters. In Rwanda we watched. In Kosovo we acted,” Slaughter tweeted, in one of her first ever entries. She confirmed to The Cable that the Twitter account is genuine.