Private Militias in Libya

Libya is ruled by the gun:

“Though Gaddafi is dead, Libya is far from at peace. It is controlled by an intricate network of armed militias, some opportunistic or purely criminal but most representing powerful regions or tribes.”

“the National Transitional Council (NTC) in the capital, Tripoli – …now recognised as the only legitimate voice of the Libyan people – was helpless to halt the fighting.”

“The long battle to place Libya on a more stable and humane footing begins next month when the country goes to the polls to elect a 200-strong national assembly, whose task it will be to draft the national constitution. This will be followed by full elections, which will probably be held next year.”

“While a strong national army may signal the end of the militias, many Libyans are terrified of such an outcome …They ask: who will control that army and therefore enjoy the monopoly of state violence?”


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Decades of walking the path of the warrior in service to noble ideals leaves one, well...jaded.
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