The Civil War in Libya

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    Well now one of our fine members has informed me that the pro Ghadaffi forces have recaptured Beni Walid. Thread open.

    Pro-Gaddafi forces capture Bani Walid, 5 NTC troops killed - report — RT

     
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    I actually thought the war in Libya was over.
     
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    I'm not the least bit surprised by this development. Let's see how this develops.
     
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    A fairly interesting thing is that urbanised women (who in Libyia could divorce themselfs, keep and bear arms, join the army... Lybia was the Arab country with the least inequality between sexes) in Lybia are likely to be either pro Ghadaffi and/or anti islamic.
    The NTC crushed some earlier pro Ghadaffi demonstrations by firing at them earlier, which likely increased Ghadaffi support/being-fed-up-with-the-NTCness in the capital.
    Although people that are against the NTC are not neccessarily pro Ghadaffi.
     
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    This week, vice president of NTC was beaten up and NTC president was forced to hide in office because of students took over office.

    The western media is putting a gloss story on Libya, because they sided with rebels. Now they have difficulty in suppressing the poor economic and law situation in Libya.
     
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    If you interfere in the internal affairs of a country, contrary to the Charter of the United Nations, you should have a dictator to fly in. Of course having such a President might not be enough. Think of how President Karzai was elected President of Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany, in December 2001.
    Libya has now become the failed state just as I predicted ten months ago.
     
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    Indeed, keeping Qaddafi around instead would've been the lesser evil (Benghazi might get flattened, though, along with a 5-digit casualty statistic), now Libya is a tribal/secular warfare hotspot, classic failed state.

    Stuff like that makes Amnesty International's creditability dive even further...now whenever they do donation drive on the street all they can get from me is a 1-finger salute.
     
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    They object more to an independent state than to a failed state. They are more opposed to the Syrian regime than to the even more objectionable Bahraini monarchy. They have no objections to the Saudi monarchy. They are afraid of Iran not because it might someday decide to develop nuclear weapons but because it is independent.
     
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