Saturday, April 2, 2016

There is No Government in Libya

There is no government in Libya since the US backed rebels toppled Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, and left the north African country in chaos and in ruins. Various political factions, including the Islamists' Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are fighting over the control of Libya for the oil.

 The UN-backed government arrived Tripoli and was welcomed with sporadic gunfire by opposing factions and not by jubilation. And the new government will operate from a former Naval Base.

 Libya has two major exports; oil and illegal migrants of which thousands of them are crossing the Mediterranean Sea to work as labourers and sex slaves in Europe.

As the proverbial saying goes, "where there is no law, there is no sin", so criminals and rebels are using Libya as their battlefield and playground.

The lawless state of Libya is what will happen in Syria if the Syrian rebels overthrow President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

The US and NATO should not support Syrian rebels, because they are also united with ISIL. They are all terrorists. Their leaders are both intellectually and politically immature and insecure. They will become embroiled in factional conflicts and Syria will be easily overtaken by the ISIL and will end up as lawless as Libya.

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