Obama Threatens Military Intervention Against Libya

Invasion Not 'Top of the List at This Point'

President Barack Obama today reiterated his threat of military intervention in Libya, insisting that he was determined to hold Gadhafi “accountable for whatever violence continues to take place.

The comments came despite repeated warnings from the rebel leadership that they opposed international intervention against Gadhafi and that they remain confident that they can oust him themselves.

White House spokesman Jay Carney insisted that while a full US military invasion remains amongst the options being considered it “is not top of the list at this point,” though the government was also open to arming the rebels.

NATO, however, seems less than enthusiastic to become involved militarily, and the British government’s fiasco over the weekend is likely to keep them on the sidelines as well. The US meddling, however unwelcome, is then likely to have to be a mostly solo activity, if indeed it happens.

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