Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Libya’s Troubles Not Over Yet

A month after the death of Moammar Gadhafi and already, the various rebel factions in Libya are now fighting over the spoils of war. Rival factions have clashed for 4 straight days on the outskirts of Tripoli. 2 things are obvious from these clashes.

One; the National Transitional Council (NTC) is unable to control their own forces. Libya's interim leader, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, said the NTC had brought together elders from the feuding areas to discuss the dispute, but the fighting is still ongoing. Two; the Western powers that bought the NTC to power have washed their hands off Libya. No word has come out of London, Paris or Washington on the fighting. It seems that after Gadhafi, they have no interest in who rule Libya or peace in Libya as long as the oil flows.

You know, fighting between the rebels force was always on the cards but boy; that sure didn’t take long. I guess it was too early to say the Libya civil war is over.

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