Alain Juppé, the French foreign minister, stated at the time of the vote in the security council on resolution 1973/2011 that operations aimed at implementing the no fly zone (paragraph 6) and the protection of civilians (paragraph 4) could being in a matter of hours.
Now, numerous hours after the vote we are still waiting. Waiting while fighting between Ghaddafis forces and the opposition is ongoing. We hear that meetings in Paris are taking place as we speak, but when will we see any result? I do hope that it is in “a matter of hours” and not days.