posted on May, 12 2011 @ 04:04 AM
This news far more attention and it is rather alarming. The comments underneath the video clearly represent what I believe a large majority on ATS
believe including myself.
Gaddafi needs to cut his losses, there is no way he can resist foreign intervention, his Navy is symbolic and his military un-able to withstand arial
bombardment. It is clear he has lost Eastern Libya. However he is still firmly in control of the West and remains in power having popular support from
his tribe and associated tribes. These tribes all reside in Western Libya. It would be a good move on Gaddafi's part to cut his loses, surrender
Eastern Libya, succeed the West and create a new Libyan republic, then defend his new states soveriegnty from any attack including that of the Eastern
rebels. He would be entitled to do so and it would make it much more difficult to justify a NATO bombing campaign.
The only problem there is with this plan is that a large slice of Libyan oil is in the East. I don't think Gaddafi would be willing to surrender this
to Imperial powers and I don't think his supporters would be too satisfied in seeing this happen.
The most alarming thing I noticed in this video is that the TNC claimed themselves to be the sole representitive of the whole of Libya. This is
un-democratic of nature and isn;t democracy what they are demanding? The fact is that they don't even have 51% support from the Libyan populace,
infact I believe they have far less than that. This is just a taste of whats to come if the Rebels gain complete control over all of Libya.