Friday, March 01, 2013
LIBYA - SUCCESS OF THE ARAB SPRING
Throughout Libya "both militias and armed criminal gangs operate with impunity and kidnappings, killings, armed robberies and the destruction of Sufi shrines and Christian graves go completely unpunished.
Libya's Nightmarish Winter -CounterPunch
"Rigid enforcement of religious rules have many people terrified...
"The combination of government incompetence, the politics of revenge and the Islamist suspicion of any kind of secular governance means that the economy is in a downward spiral as well.
"Gaddafi’s huge infrastructure projects – including the largest irrigation project on the planet – have virtually all ground to a halt...
"So, if Western governments knew that the “revolution” would result in chaos and another Islamist state what could possibly make such a result worthwhile?
"Was it just oil? The West already had access to Libya’s oil but the proceeds went to Libya.
" What few people in Western countries realize is that it was Gaddafi’s African nationalism that really had them worried. Gaddafi – the so-called lunatic – was seriously messing with capitalism’s international institutions and threatening the US dollar as the global currency."
Libya's Nightmarish Winter - CounterPunch