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Outpacing Diplomatic Efforts?

3:42 PM, Mar 15, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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French foreign minister Alain Juppe "suggested in a radio interview Tuesday that events on the ground in Libya have already outpaced diplomatic efforts," according to the AP.

"If we had used military force last week to neutralize some airstrips and the several dozen planes that they have, perhaps the reversal taking place to the detriment of the opposition wouldn't have happened," Juppe told Europe-1 radio. "But that's the past."

"What is happening today shows us that we may have let slip by a chance," he added.

The pressure, Juppe added, could include "reinforcing sanctions, decreeing a maritime embargo and foreseeing a no-fly zone - even if that's not a panacea." 

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