If not and regime change is the ultimate goal of those coalition partners, what then is the incentive for Muammar Gaddafi to comply with the resolution rather than fighting to finish and possibly dying in the process? But if following his withdrawal, it will then be okay for him to remain in power in his Tripoli enclave, does it mean that by necessary implication that Libya has been divided into two and that Benghazi and Western Libya will then constitute itself into a different country? Unfortunately, those pushing the withdrawal failed to take into cognizance that the whole territory of Libya was once under Gaddafi's control, hence their demand that he withdraws from the rebel held eastern part amounts to taking side in the conflict and peradventure dividing the country.
Conversely though, if Muammar Gaddafi complies and withdraws to his Tripoli post, at a later future date there will also be demand for him to completely go, failing which, there will be further military action against his regime to forcibly remove him from office. Thereafter, he may be tried and hanged like his Iraqi counterpart Saddam Hussein, alongside his sons; and there goes the whirl-wind story of the evolving power struggle in Libya. Either way, Icheoku could care less but the urgency of the United Nations in taking sides in the Libyan crisis is questionable in view of their wilful indifference to the ongoing carnage in Ivory Coast, preceded by Darfur and so many other black African countries. May be the urgency to remove Gaddafi is fueled by some hurt feelings and bruised egos of some European leaders now trying to use this opportunity to pay back Gaddafi for some perceived insolence and arrogance? Icheoku asks why did Sarkozy and Berlusconi not resign from office when faced with similar protests by their citizenry; especially Berlusconi who has in addition been accused of sexual molestation of an underage girl? Even America's Barack Obama was similarly called upon by the Tea Party protesters to quit; yet did he quit?
Icheoku asks, why is it that it is only in Africa that leaders are ordered to step down by these Western countries, who themselves nobody tells what to do; and which order they cannot extend to Russia, China and even Iran? Why was there no similar resolution in Iran during the democracy protest or in China during Tienanmen uprising or Russia during the Chechnya massacre? Gaddafi probably made a mistake in not acting fast to take his country back and may pay dearly for it and possibly with his life. A fast-thinking person would have sped up the counter-offensive and since taken back Benghazi so that whatever resolution to give anything back would have become moot. But no, he dig-dallied and his loquacious son boasted how they will go door to door in search of those rebels and drew the ire of the coalition partners who peremptorily bombed Gaddafi's forces to protect Libyan civilians?
Icheoku asks, what then is the use of Russia and China to their allies when they can only stand hands akimbo while the army of their fan number one, Moummar Gaddafi of Libya, is being decimated; awash of tons of useless weapons supplied by the same Russia and China? Why are they afraid to raise their voices in protest; at least if they will not fight, let them complain loudly in opposition; afterall Israel gets away with all that it pleases because America supports it totally and completely and without equivocation. So why can't Russia and China support Libya's Gaddafi with similar conviction and let the world's standoff begin! But more seriously speaking, Icheoku asks why is it not okay for a duly constituted government of Moummar Gaddafi to defend its Libyan sovereign territories from pockets of armed insurrection? Icheoku have seen other revolutionaries in Tunisia and Egypt and they were not armed with big guns and rocket launchers. These Libyans rebels might as well be what Gaddafi called them - al-Queida operatives; and by the time this coalition of the willing will realize it, it might be simply too late as al-Queida would have firmly established an operational stronghold in Libya. Until Gaddafi goes or Libya is divided, the guessing game continues but Icheoku says, double standards by the world elite countries is simply not rational.