Members of the Cache Valley Peace Works gathered with signs, a flag and staunch opinions in front of the Logan Tabernacle Friday evening to advocate for peaceful solutions to the conflict in Libya.Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi came under renewed international pressure in February when he reacted with violence against rebels in his country. On March 18 the United Nations Security Council authorized a no-fly zone and military action over Libya. Air and sea strikes from American and European forces began the next day.Dave Powelson, a long-time member of Cache Valley Peace Works, said in the beginning, the U.S. was like a policeman breaking up a fight. Now, it has taken sides, and that will only create more problems, he said.”Obama was correct in getting the UN to endorse this, and then acting as an agent of the U.N. to separate the sides I think was fine,” Powelson said, “and now, I think the United States has gone way beyond that.”President Barack Obama defended the military action with Libya on March 28 in an address from Washington, D.C., and made an assurance that the U.S. role will be limited. He called Gadhafi a tyrant and said in Libya’s past Gadhafi hanged people in the streets and killed more than 1,000 people in a single day.
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