It’s nearly three weeks into the Libyan revolution and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is still in power. But not for long according to a story by Factbox.com. The story claims a number of countries have collectedly asked for Gaddafi to resign.

The UN has collectively agreed to impose travel bans and asset freezes on Gaddafi and his closest confidants.

Other countries have individually made comments asking Gaddafi to surrender his power. Below is the following statements and the countries who made them.

Britain “It is time for Colonel Gaddafi to go and to go now. There is no future for Libya that includes him,” British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Germany “A ruling family which conducts a war so brutally against its own people is finished. The dictator cannot stay,” Germany Prime Minister Guido Westerwelle.

ItalyThe end of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s rule is inevitable,” the foreign minister of Italy, his closest European ally, said.

UNITED STATES: “Libya could become a peaceful democracy or face a drawn-out civil war,” Hillary Clinton. U.S. President Barack Obama had already announced U.S. sanctions and called on Saturday for Gaddafi to step down, sharpening Washington’s position after U.S. citizens were safely evacuated from the country.

The Libyan revolution is very similar to the recently resolved Egyptian revolution where long time leader Hosni Mubarak was forced to stepped down. In both situations other countries intervened to a point where they were not interfering in foreign affairs but at the same time demanded a quick resolve.

With the pressure pu ton by the rioters in Libya’s cities and the rest of the world, Gaddafi will have no choice but to leave. Much like it was for Mubarak.

I think the U.S. needs to remain at a close distance. We should stay out of the struggle unless there is a serious need for an outside intervention. We have an obligation to be the peacekeepers, but we need to think about our safety and how our involvement could negatively effect our armed forces.

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