The UN security council resolution has been passed. 10 in favour, 0 against and 5 abstentions. (China, Russia, Germany, India, Brazil). This gives a no-fly zone and "all necessary action". Right now Benghazi is enduring air strikes. There is talk of a possible Gaddafi attack tonight on the civilians of Benghazi. The no-fly zone has immediate legal status but will take maybe 24 hours to action - that's the guess anyway. It has taken two-weeks for the UN to get this resolution and many lives have been lost in that time.