Obama Gives Blunt Warning to Gadhafi

Cease attacks immediately or face military action, he says
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 18, 2011 2:23 PM CDT
President Obama makes a statement on Libya Friday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama warned Moammar Gadhafi today if he doesn't immediately pull back his troops from major cities and cease attacks on protesters, the world community will make good on its promise of military action, reports CNN. He emphasized that the US would not act alone and that no American ground troops would be involved, notes AP. Gadhafi has already declared a cease-fire in the wake of last night's UN Security Council resolution, but reports of attacks on rebels continue.

“Let me be clear, these terms are not negotiable—these terms are not negotiable,” said Obama. “If Colonel Qaddafi does not comply with the resolution, the international community will impose consequences. The resolution will be enforced through military action."

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