It doesn't work like that.I'm looking at the situation **prior** to the Libyan civil war and revolution.
No matter how you look at it, the $25+ Billion in building the the Libyan water project was a huge amount of money for Libya.
In 2010, Libya was comparable to Saudi Arabia or Norway in terms of oil revenue per person.
But 40% of the Libyan population was in poverty and angry.
If Libya had used that $25+ Billion in building an economy around industry and services, there likely would have been a large, urban educated Libyan middle-class rather than millions of farmers and workers on the poverty line.
Instead, Libya wasted that money on water for low-value agriculture.
Here is the view from 2010.
It doesn't work like that.
Exactly how you distribute money around industry and services?
Give away free nail art vouchers ,and give away sunbeds for free?
Starting water irrigation project way better to do that , it makes stronger the industry, evenly distribute the money, increase the value of the agricultural lands around the country. That is the strategy that the EU or USA following for long time, regards of distribution of central money, and growing the economy.
Well, having water for the population in an arid country and water to grow crops when you are under sanctions from the West seems to me like a better use of money than oil refineries.
As for Lybia, without the use of foreign mercenaries and weapons, not to mention aerial bombardment by NATO, that war against Qaddafi would have never succeeded.
So that's another "genocide" against India and Nepal?It's religiously motivated genocide because it deprieves billions of Hindus of India and Nepal of water, while they let the water flowing through kyber pass get to pakistan. bad idea, will send the wrong signals.
How do you steal something you already control?Even if they have water problems, they cant just steal the water from others, just because they militrily annexed some mountains with river sources, look what happends in thailand and vietnam and laos. No water in the Mekong, no fish no food. Laos has trains now, but where is their water?