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Kind Idris may have had British support, but he led Libya to legitimate independence for the first time in several hundred years. Under his rule, and under that flag, Libya became a unified political entity for the first time. It's a perfectly legitimate flag for them to fly now.
And *NOBODY* cared at all how Gaddafi was distributing Libya's wealth, except for the Libyan people themselves. Even if one buys into your paranoid conspiracies about the CIA and MI6 and all, G...See Moreaddafi had already shown himself in recent years to be perfectly amenable to Western security objectives - he was happy to sell oil, give up nuclear weapons and cooperate on Al Qaida. This new government, as with most democratic governments in the Middle East, is likely to be less helpful on these issues, not more. Had NATO's interest in this thing been purel
y venal and self-interested, we would have taken the route of Russia and China and tried to support Gaddafi. The point, New Deal, is that you're a moron, even by internet message-board standards. Every single post of yours is a clumsy and poorly constructed piece of pro-dictator propaganda. If you haven't already, I suggest approaching the folks in Pyongyang about a job. You'd fit right in with their style of communication.
The red, black and green revolutionary tricolor streamed from passing cars as drivers honked and flashed their lights..."
There is absolutely nothing revolutionary about this tri-color inf anything its counter-revolutionary. It is in fact the old monarchist flag which was introduced by King Idris of Cyrenaica- the British Puppet whom Gadaffi overthrough in '69
Former oil and finance minister Ali Tarhouni also suggested in a press conference late Thursday that at least one of those foreign powers is meddling excessively in Libya's internal affairs — an apparent reference to Qatar.
He said the countries who backed the rebellion have interests in Libya, "some which we know and some which we don't know." While he didn't elaborate, Tarhouni did not object when a journalist suggested that he was speaking about Qatar.
The man whose arrest in February sparked Libya's revolution was sworn in as a minister in the new interim government on Sunday but said he had been hesitant about taking on the new job.
His detention sparked a demonstration by families of the victims of the Abu Salim massacre in the eastern town's Shajara Square on the night of Feb 15-16. They were then dispersed by police, which sparked larger riots on Feb 17 that began Libya's uprising.
a Libyan lawyer and human rights activist and member of the National Transitional Council representing Libyan youth. He represents the relatives of over 1000 prisoners allegedly killed by Libyan security forces in Abu Salim Prison in 1996. He is also the Youth and Sports Minister for the Interim Government.