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The West and the Civil War in Libya

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Mar 26 2011 02:45
The West and the Civil War in Libya

The West and the Civil War in Libya

Since a significant number of Libyans rise up against the “dictator” Gaddafi, in western countries a strange but in its processes quite familiar debate goes on: analysts insist that “we” must now decide issues of international power of the first order. The difference between a foreign minister who commands a hundred thousand-strong army and the man in the street doesn't matter when surveys and talk shows sincerely put their audience in charge of the question: “how can we prevent Gaddafi from destroying his own people?” Not so long ago, when important oil contracts were negotiated with Gaddafi and he was an ally in the war against terror, the population was informed about relations with Libya and its “transformed head of state” without burdening them too much with this subject ...