A horrible thought strikes me what if those core members of the NTC are actually aware of what they are doing and this is how they help their cause without getting the blame ?
Sort of like a hugely convoluted conspiracy theory ?
As in when they say : we resort to force if we have to [prevent federalism] , this would make the Libyans who are the most stubborn people on earth actually shift towards this choice right in the arms of the federalist as a reaction!
Makes it easier to accept than outer stupidity or evil :(
Seriously if federalism sees the light it would be largely due to the outwardly weird actions of our transitional government than to mass movement(s) supporting this in Libya.
That's my very very uneducated guess as I have no idea and no way to find out how many Libyans are pro- federalism.
NB: this is not a post about pros and cons of federalism, nor a discussion about federalism.