The European Union and the United States in a coalition with Arab States have started air attacks on Libyan targets in order to enforce the UN resolution for the protection of Libyan civilians.
Russia has stated its concern over the decision while Canada has agreed to assist.
The Greek government agreed with the UN resolution but stated that it will only participate in humanitarian operations. Greek left wing parties have condemned the attacks claiming that the “barbarity of the Ghadaffi regime cannot be countered and dealt with through the aggression of a NATO plans”. Such plans are against the peaceful coexistence of the Mediterranean countries and the democratic processes that have started in some North African countries.
Even the right wing xenophobic LAOS has stated that no Arab has ever killed by a Greek rifle and it should not happen now.
The concern is emphasized due to the Souda NATO base in Crete which is quite close.