A Level Playing Field for Rebels in Libya?

New York Times OP-ED, Thursday, March 10, 2011

Libya Calling, by Hisham Matar:

According to Mr. Matar, who immigrated to the U.S.,  the Libyan rebel force have “extraordinary courage and humanity”, but need better weapons, and hope for a no-flight zone.  He adds: “And Philippe Sands, a law professor at University College London, told me  that the recently adopted Security Council resolution that imposes an arms embargo on Libya needs to be amended so that the rebels can get the equipment they need to ‘level the playing field’ and ‘properly protect themselves.’

The term “level the playing field” is used in war and sports.  To learn more about the term, go to <www.sportsidioms.com>



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