NATO: No Military Solution in Libya

Analysts See Partition as Inevitable

The NATO war in Libya is continuing apace with no end in sight. Despite this, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen reiterated today that there “is no military solution” in the nation.

Rasmussen insisted that a “political solution” was needed instead, which is noteworthy primarily because NATO appears to be making absolutely no effort toward such a solution, but is rather content to keep dropping bombs.

The comments are virtually identical to those made last week, and analysts are saying that they once again point to a civil war which has rapidly devolved into a stalemate. It seems, many believe, that partition is virtually inevitable, and what remains to be seen is where the border will be drawn.

And while a stalemate might well mean a return to relative calm on both sides of the country, lingering hostility is likely to be a justification for the continuation of the NATO no-fly zone and, by extension, the war, for months or even years to come.

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