On May 19, 2011 the following resolution was passed by the Executive Committee of the Social Democrats USA in support of the NATO intervention in Libya
The Social Democrats USA in line with its anti totalitarian heritage as articulated by such leaders as Max Shachtman supports the military actions of NATO which led to the establishment and enforcement of the current no fly zone over Libya. We further support NATO actions to target the Qaddafi led military forces on the ground in support of the Free Forces of Libya’s democratic revolution. We call on the United States and the rest of the world to follow the example of France and recognize the Libyan National Transitional Council as the legitimate government of Libya thus permitting the council to use Libyan monetary reserves to purchase the military arms and training that it needs to bring the revolution to a successful conclusion. The Social Democrats USA also calls upon the United States and the rest of the world community to support the Libyan people in their struggle for freedom by providing them with both military weapons and training. In line with the principle that the struggle for the liberations of nations must come from the active struggles of those peoples, the Social Democrat USA does not support the introduction of Western ground forces into Libyan struggle. We see our support of the no fly zone and of the provision of arms and training to Libyan revolutionary forces as enabling the self liberation of the Libyan people.
I definitely agree. It’s also important to note that what recommends this intervention, as opposed to many others by Western powers, is that it is a collective action. I especially like the fact that the Europeans have been playing the lead role.