An interesting piece from gulfnews.com about Libya six months after the rebellion which ousted Col. Muammar Gaddafi from power and led to his death. Libya has more or less dropped out of the news and the focus of Western media attention has shifted to Syria. From this account it seems that the West, having accomplished the downfall of Gaddafi and secured control of the country’s oil supplies, has decided to leave Libya to its fate, allowing the country to disintegrate into tribal and regional conflict. Wasn’t this all supposed to have been about restoring democracy and the rule of law to Libya, returning dignity and prosperity to its people? The fragmenting of Libya, its removal as an obstacle to Western ambitions in that part of the Middle East carries a message the people of Syria may want to heed.
The Free Dictionary: To bring back into existence or use; reestablish: restore law and order. →
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