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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Originally posted by Freeborn
Well, none of us predicted this did we.
Libya has the potential to be at least as screwed up as Iraq.
However, Iraq does have some semblance of a semi functioning Government and I think China [Which was awarded the right to develop the largest untapped fields] came out ahead of everybody.
Libya on the other hand is in total Chaos.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
That's why I believe Libya could turn out worse than Iraq. It all depends though.
If the people of Libya can remain peaceful and diplomatic and make concessions with the other parties involved, if compromises can be made, than we could see peaceful resolution and the organization and formation of a new legitimate governing body.
However I must admit, I have my doubts.
Look at us here in the Westernized nations, we are at each other's throats over politics every day. The only reason things haven't become vicious and extreme is because we have the 'overwhelming force' of the government to keep us from trampling upon each other.
I am merely speculating based upon what I do know and with acknowledgement that we have no up-to-date recent data about the ongoing crises or situation unfolding there. I really wish we did have some credible news information but it is lacking.
Libya's postwar transitional government faced a political crisis Sunday after protesters ransacked its offices in Benghazi, highlighting growing nationwide unease with its leadership and triggering a shake-up in which the government's deputy chief resigned and several members were suspended.
"You can see around you that there is no change. There has been no money spent on infrastructure and salaries are not being paid," said Ali al-Rabia. His voice rises in anger as he talks of how residents in Benghazi, birthplace of last year's revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, had yet to see any benefit and had lost respect for the interim government
Mustafa Abdel Jalil, the head of Libya's ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), warned on Sunday the country could be heading towards a "bottomless pit" after protesters stormed a government office in Benghazi when he was inside. A crowd demanding the resignation of the Libyan government smashed windows and forced their way into the NTC's local headquarters late on Saturday
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
1) rebel forces were never united. And when common foe is dead the arguements about whose group gets the best parts of cake are more important then fighting remnants of enemies.
"There are 300 pro-Gaddafi guys in that town," says Suleiman Hatir, a fighter from the eastern town of Tobruk. "They have committed crimes and they are living in Bani Walid."
Originally posted by TheLoony
Good for them. They got screwed, royally, with the overthrow (unnecessary) and the setting up of a central bank was the kicker. If anyone needs to know whether it was right or wrong, there's your answer. They are now slaves to the International Banking Cartel.