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2019-06-22 Africa North
African Union: Libya's crisis cannot be resolved militarily
But it has been fairly conclusively demonstrated that Libya’s crisis most certainly can’t be resolved non-militarily, so militarily is all that’s left. We could colonize, I s’pose, except nobody wants the thankless job and anyway that would still be a military solution — just involving a new party.
[Libya Observer] The Chairperson of the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Commission Moussa Faki told news hounds Thursday that there can be no military solution to the Libyan crisis.

Faki told French newspaper Jeune Afrique that the Libyan Reconciliation Conference that is scheduled in next July in Addis Ababa won't be held till a ceasefire is reached in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Faki also called for an end to hostilities in Libya and a return to dialogue to find a way out of the conflict and reach a consensus about elections, adding that foreign intervention in the country has become clear and some countries are fueling the conflict by flowing arms into Libya.

Last April, the African Union announced a Libyan Reconciliation Conference after the then April-14-16 UN-brokered National Conference that was supposed to take place in Ghadames but interrupted on April 04 by Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's attack on Tripoli.

Posted by Fred 2019-06-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [206 views ]  Top
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#1 Anything can be solved militarily with enough force and charismatic leadership. Libya doesn't seem to have either, so it will probably continue to quagmire for a few decades until somebody starts caring again.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-06-22 08:50||   2019-06-22 08:50|| Front Page Top

#2 "'Violence never solves anything' - City fathers of Cartage." (RAH)
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-06-22 10:51||   2019-06-22 10:51|| Front Page Top

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