Steven Clemens talks to Al Jazeera

Clemens tells Al Jazeera that there are other ways to help Libyan opposition without no-fly zone.

Steven Clemens

Steven Clemens, The director of the new strategy programme at the New American foundation opposes calls for a no-fly zone over Libya.

“My problem with a no-fly zone is that it doesn’t fundamentally change the military equation much, there are so many other things that we can do to help the opposition succeed.” He told Al Jazeera.

“What we have seen in Egypt and Tunisia is an accomplishment without foreign intervention, when you have British, French and NATO troops, the frame of all of our TV cameras changes to that.

“I think it would rob the people that are working so hard and are so inspiring of their own narratives of taking back their government.”

Source: Al Jazeera

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