Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dismantling Libya one region and city at a time ?

Not fully back yet but this is a quick post on some very serious stuff going on in Libya

This is huge and again for anyone being oversensitive I am not talking about federalism just wondering what is up because after these two events

Libyan tribal leaders have unilaterally declared nearly half of the oil-rich east of the country to be semi-autonomous in a move that opponents fear is the first step towards a carve-up of Libya six months after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. [source]

A Libyan tribe threatened Wednesday to declare a separate state in Libya's south after days of bloody battles with a rival tribe, the second such move toward secession this month. [source]

More and more of these articles encouraging separatist movements are  popping up in the media and I find this disturbing.
I'm not going to discuss pros and cons of federalism in this post and I am aware that federalism does not mean secession but if we don't wake to the machinations of the wolves in all parts of Libya and outside Libya there will  no Libya anymore, what a waste of life ! 

Update  March 30 :

"The Amazigh demonstrators were demanding a specific Jebel Nafusa constituency. They claimed that the NTC was continuing to marginalise them." [source]

Basically we are seeing all the un-addressed fault lines in Libya unraveling  .... something needs to be done!

Friday, March 09, 2012