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Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups

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By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH

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Pluralistic democracy is simply incongruent with the social fibre of the population.

That's going to be a problem if they want to interact with the rest of the world. Not saying it isn't true, but then they will have to change their "social fibre" or live in poverty.

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WilliB: Now, suddenly there is only silence.

Well, yeah. It'd only bring Benghazi up again. Who wants to hear about that?

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Lostrune2 wrote: ||The Libya thing was led by Italy as its former colony. So what does Italy have to say about this?||

Mainly what they (modern Italian intellectual historians) say is this: Leave the area alone so that it can re-develop sui generis social institutions which support a civil society. If that takes 50 years so be it. If that means two or three Libyan states so be it. Don't try to unify them. A single unified Libyan society coalesced by external forces will ALWAYS be inherently dysfunctional. Smaller states within states are more suitable to traditional Arab tribal (city state based) stability. If the West must have a single LIBYA then the choices are either controlled chaos under another strongman (like Qaddafi); or some form of return to Monarchy (a legitimate Sultanate). Pluralistic democracy is simply incongruent with the social fibre of the population. [BTW Italian involvement with LIBYA as a colonial power was short lived (1912 to 1942). They unified the country in name only - but built a vast number of public works projects like ports, waterworks and railroads. By in large they were regarded by Libyans as modernizers not occupiers - and their military forces were kept garrisoned rather than roaming about to "establish order". ] La Repubblica Italiana is currently fighting (at great financial and social costs) to manage a tsunami wave of refugees fleeing towards Italy (and thus the EU) from Libya following the U.S. led bombings there in 1986 and 2011.

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lostrune:

" The Libya thing was led by Italy as its former colony. So what does Italy have to say about this? "

Italy had as much a role there as Denmark with their 2 symbolic airplanes. Yes, there were many fools who rushed in to replace Gaddafi with Al Quaeda, but without Obamas American airforce it would have been impossible. Obama also bragged about the success subsequently.

Now, suddenly there is only silence.

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The Libya thing was led by Italy as its former colony. So what does Italy have to say about this?

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We can offer you unlimited bombings. Going to take a whole lot of dynamiting to clean this place up.

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Did he say help for fighting terrorist, or Ebola?

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Obama broke it and doesn't want to do anything to fix the mess he created. But I guess since Obama is responsible for the chaos and death it's okay.

“From this podium, I say that turning a blind eye to terrorism in Libya is deemed unacceptable,” Eissa said.

Sorry but helping Libya now doesn't rate well with security Mom's and the election is just five weeks away.

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Great job, Obama and Cameron! You just had to bomb Gaddafi on behalf of Al Quaeda & friends. Now deal with the mess you created.

It is not like exactly this was not predicted before your illegal Libya bombing campaign began.

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Stage one of Obama policy on Libya led to stage two, no more stage, manageable stage, or another coalition from the air?

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This is the correct way for this to happen. The country has a problem, so they approach the UN for assistance. The UN can then come to a consensus and send assistance. This way it is not one country unilaterally deciding that they are going to invade another country, it is the world coming together to assist a country that has requested aid.

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A good first step, asking the non-Islam world for help.

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