posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 04:33 AM
reply to post by Britguy
The wealth of which you speak will be released (and I believe some already has - along with sanctions being lifted) when the new Government gets up on
it's feet. The same happened in Iraq and Egypt, amongst others, where the new Governments can get the funds unfrozen once they've got up and
It is a bit of a cynical outlook you have, to be honest. The people of Libya are obviously happier and enjoying greater freedoms and I would hardly
describe the Gaddafi era as "prosperous" as most Libyans did not see any of the wealth being generated.
You have to remember that there will be teething problems and disagreements between differing factions that, for a long while, have had their voices
totally stifled. It is a good thing there is now widespread plurality in Libya and we will see, in the coming years, Libya reach far greater heights
than they ever would have under Gaddafi.
Maybe I am just optimistic, but so far none of the nonsense spouted on ATS about Libya descending into an Islamist nightmare have remotely come true.
In actual fact, Libya is the only Arab Spring nation to NOT
end up being taken over by Islamist factions and also the only one to have had
Western intervention, so on the face of it it would appear that our intervention actually helped, whereas in Tunisia and Egypt (either side of Libya)
we see the Muslim Brotherhood or affiliates take over.