Light at the end of Libya’s dark tunnel?

Empowering Weak & Oppressed

Editor

Shawwal 27, 1437 2016-08-01

Editor's Desk

by Editor (Editor's Desk, Crescent International Vol. 45, No. 6, Shawwal, 1437)

The people of Libya have suffered for more than five years since the Western Crusaders destroyed the regime of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi. His son, Seif al-Islam who was sentenced to death last year is now seen as a savior of Libya.

Libya lies in shambles, thanks to the Western do-gooders who bombed the North African country in 2011 leading to the lynching of Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi in October 2011. Since then, the country has been gripped by violence with various warlords, all sponsored from the outside, controlling their own patch of territory.

There is no safety or security of life. Kidnappings, extortion and killings are rampant. Oil smuggling is also going on in a massive way.

The Libyan dinar has fallen drastically in value and mass poverty grips the people.

Recent reports from Libya say that Seif al-Islam Qaddafi, son of the late Libyan ruler, has been released from prison in Zintan. In August 2015, a Tripoli-based court had sentenced him to death. The sentence was not carried out. In fact, Seif never attended court since he did not fall under the authorities in Tripoli.

Now the reports say that Seif al-Islam may be the person who can rescue Libya from its present predicament. As a tribal society, only a Qaddafi may be able to bring them under the same tent. The elder Qaddafi had repeatedly warned that if he were overthrown, Libya would descend into chaos and terrorists would take over. The West did not pay heed.

After five years of bloodletting and unending cycles of reprisals, the tribal leaders of Libya themselves have come to the conclusion that Seif may be able to bring peace.

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