The UN has announced that it is on the verge of reaching agreement among member states to hold a conversation about maybe having a meeting about possibly introducing a no-fly zone over Libya.
The historic announcement comes just four weeks days into Colonel Gaddafi’s bombardment of protesters against his regime, and has led to claims that there might still be some people alive by the time any no-fly zone gets implemented.
A UN spokesperson explained, “You can’t rush these things. Diplomatic negotiations are extremely delicate, and taking four weeks to get an agreement to talk about having a meeting about something is, quite frankly, an enormous achievement.”
“I think it’s important to realise there is a process, and if you asked the people in Libya who are the ones being relentlessly bombed, I’m sure they’d agree with the approach we’re taking.”
“I mean, being surrounded on all sides by a military force hell-bent on suppressing your demands for democracy is nothing compared to the minefield that is the corridors of power at the UN.”
Libyan no-fly zone
The UK has officially requested that the UN holds talks about having a meeting about enforcing a no-fly zone, with Foreign Secretary William Hague using it as an opportunity to rebuild his tattered reputation.
Hague told reporters, “I looked them straight in the eyes and I told them, I said, ‘we MUST talk about having this meeting, I absolutely insist on it!’ – and they said they’d taken the weekend to think about it and then come back to me. Maybe on Tuesday.”
“Which in the book of William Hague diplomatic interventions most definitely counts as a ‘win’.”