Thursday, April 14, 2011

The situation in Libya

Libya is a small country in the northern part of Africa. Its official name is known as Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, where Tripoli is its capital, situated in the north western of Libya.  Since Colonel Muammar Al-Qadhafi became the chief of Libya state in September 1, 1969, he based his power in Tripoli. He ruled Libya with a unique form of “direct democracy”, a system that combined of socialism and Islamic believes. Al-Qadhafi earliest internationally impression was a revolutionary figure with great ambition, where he wanted to form a United States of Africa.

With the escalating situation in the Middle East, Libya is witnessing a revolt against their ruler Muammar Qaddafi, and because of that a civil war began between the government and the people, Muammar Qaddafi decided to bring mercenaries from various countries of Africa to fight under his commands. Other countries felt that the matter began to turn into a massacre of the Libyan people and they don’t like what is going over, some countries might have some benefits if an intervention happens to stop Qaddafi’s power. So should other countries do something about it or not? Is it going to help the Libyan people? Or is it going to put Libya in some dark years like what happen in Iraq?  Recently the United Nations has voted on establishing a no fly zone over the country and peacekeeping forces have been sent to the country.  The French Military as well as the United States have also fired missiles on targets of the country.  Many people are criticizing these countries decisions to get involved with the attack and the rebels even voice that they just want to fight and win.  On the other hand some experts believe that if these rebels do win the fight for leadership, they might be a form of terrorism.

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