This should buck the spirits of the freedom fighters.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/un-votes...318-1bzii.htmlThe UN Security Council has unanimously passed a vote calling for "all necessary measures" against forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.
The vote - 10-0, with five abstentions from Russia, China, Brazil, Germany and India - will allow foreign enforcement of a no-fly zone over Libya and ground Colonel Gaddafi's air force, reportedly as early as today.
Jubilant insurgents at the rebel stronghold of Benghazi greeted the news with cheers, singing and gunfire.
The BBC reported that attacks on forces loyal to Colonel Gaddafi by the British and French air forces could begin within hours of the UN passing resolution 1973/2011, with anti-aircraft defences the likely first targets.
While the US was not expected to be involved in first attacks, the BBC said: "British and French are likely to get logistical backup from Arab allies."