On the Edge: Intervention fears rise as US, UK forces mass near Libya
The U.S. and UK are becoming more isolated as they refuse to rule out intervention in Libya. Germany has joined international voices opposing any foreign military action. Washington, massing its forces off the Libyan coast, claims its keeping all options open and is ready to step in if the crisis deepens.
The area just across the sea from Libya is turning into a launch site for possible military intervention. 400 American marines have landed in Crete to provide President Obama with more flexibility regarding his approach to Libya. While at the same time, Britain is considering sending typhoon fighters to Cyprus if a no-fly zone is given the green light.