Sarkozy says AF in action over Libya: #
"Today we are intervening in Libya under the U.N. mandate with our partners and notably our Arab partners.
We are doing it to protect the civilian population from the murderous madness of a regime that in killing its own people has lost all legitimacy."
"There is still time for Colonel Gaddafi to avoid the worst, by acting without delay and without reservations in accordance with all the demands of the international community. The door of international diplomacy will open again the moment attacks end." [read]"It's a grave decision we've had to take," Sarkozy said... "Along with our Arab, European and N. American partners, France has decided to play its part before history." Citing that, "The Libyan people need our aid and support. It's our duty." [more]
-VIDEO: Unrelated sequence of ultra low desert flying...
Which is (of course) not recommended in the Dassault Rafale fighter; amidst rebels with surface-to-air missiles like the Sterla 2.
I also have some seriously mixed feelings, here... While I DO NOT see this as the duty of the USA (or at all recommended)... One cannot forget the extremists who are working violently to overthrow Kaddafi...