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  3/21/2011, Adar Bet 15, 5771

Putin: Libya Attack is 'Like a Crusade'

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Monday that the international coalition lined up against Libya's Muammar Qaddafi reminded him of “a crusade.” He said that while it was true that Qaddafi had failed to comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions, it was no reason for the Allies to attack and invade the country.

According to Putin, the attack on Libya was a sign for Russia to beef up its own defenses, in order to prevent a similar invasion of the country.