“No-fly zones… would involve a military attack on Libya’s air defences and, judging from the Iraqi experience, be highly unlikely to halt regime helicopter or ground operations. They would risk expanding military conflict and strengthening Gaddafi’s hand by allowing the regime to burnish its anti-imperialist credentials. Military intervention wouldn’t just be a threat to Libya and its people, but to the ownership of what has been until now an entirely organic, homegrown democratic movement across the region.” Read the rest of Seamus Milne’s article here.
Also, on this website, check out Daniel Serge’s blog post and the discussion it sparked.
Another argument against imposing a no-fly zone has been made by Phyllis Bennis here.
For a quick look at the current situation in Libya, see Simon Assaf’s article.