Skip to comments.Libya Chaos Worsens
Posted on 01/10/2014 4:09:50 AM PST by mac_truck
Libya is plunging deeper into political turmoil with the countrys beleaguered government warning foreign shippers against loading crude oil from terminals in the East of the country controlled by federalist militias, and a majority of Libyas fractious parliamentarians seemingly wanting to dismiss Prime Minister Ali Zeidan but unable to agree on a replacement.
Gripped by months of political turmoil analysts fear the country is edging closer to a possible break-up. A defiant Zeidan in a bid to head off a vote of no confidence by the countrys parliament, the General National Congress (GNC), told a news conference on Wednesday a vote of no confidence wont solve the countrys problems.
I would be happy for a vote of no confidence, but we would not be happy for the government to be left to a caretaker government. I have asked the GNC to choose a Prime Minister. I will not leave the country in an executive vacuum, Zeidan said.
He argued his one year in office was not enough to rebuild what was destroyed in 42 years by the late dictator Moammer Gadhafi. He added he would be ready to step down but only if there is a serious replacement lined up.
GNC leaders have been locked in a power struggle with Zeidan since western militias managed briefly to abduct him in October. Zeidan accused political foes inside the GNC of inspiring the kidnapping.
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It was a failed state embroiled in a civil war the day our idiots in Washington decided that they would rather have the terrorists in charge.
Who would have guessed that the terrorists chosen by Obama to lead Libya would have trouble governing?
The eastern part of Libya declared its independence months ago. There hasn't been a big civil war to show on television because the central government doesn't have an army to send against the rebellion. Much like the official government of Somalia the president and parliment have a dubious hold on the capital and no hold on anything else.
It takes a long time to replace a king
Once again the usual standards do not apply to Obama... what happened to if you break it, you own it...
To quote Jerry Seinfeld:
“Gee...That’s a shame...”
One of the biggest foreign policy blunders since the invasion of Iraq.
Friend, I understand your point... but my thoughts on it are - let them waste each other as much as possible, and if they directly threaten us, then we clean their clocks.
Until then - ehh. This assclown we have ruining the country and his subversive party is a bigger threat, and we have more to worry about right here.
You must mean Samantha Power.
“It was a failed state embroiled in a civil war the day our idiots in Washington decided that they would rather have the terrorists in charge.”
A democratic and democracy-bringing government that came to power through the wounding and killing of thousands of Libyans by humanitarian bombs, and that overthrow the dictator whose dream it was to provide fresh water for all Libyans for free.
War is still peace, freedom is still slavery.