Western nations have a responsibility to help Libya get back on its feet

There are a number of complicated issues that need dealing with, but the country’s citizens deserve a chance at something better, writes Borzou Daragahi

2 days ago 26 comments

<img src="https://static.independent.co.uk/2021/06/23/08/Germany_Libya_12966.jpg?width=982&height=726&auto=webp&quality=75&quot; alt="<p>Tripoli in Libya has been the scene of much fighting in recent years

Tripoli in Libya has been the scene of much fighting in recent years(Cristobal Serrano)

The recent gathering of world powers in Berlin aimed to discuss how to put a permanent end to the conflict in Libya, stitch the country’s fragmented patchwork of security and governance back together, and put the oil-rich country on a path toward stability.

The United States, United Kingdom, France, China, Russia, Italy, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates were among those who sent envoys to the second Berlin conference on Libya in 18 months. They were joined this time by Libya’s newly formed and internationally recognised Government of National Unity, led by the prime minister, Hamid Dbeibah.

His caretaker team, which became Libya’s official authority in March, is overseeing the country’s affairs until national elections in December that are meant to empower a new government with a popular mandate.

more: Western nations have a responsibility to help Libya get back on its feet | The Independent

1 reply

  1. Having spent 2003 to 2011 in Baghdad and being in Benghazi when Col. Ghaddafi was killed I am saying that the USA did not ‘bungle’ anything. The destruction and destabilization was planned. Aim well achieved I would say. And ongoing.

    From the thousands of US staff at the US Embassy in Baghdad and in the military there were a few who wanted to improve the life of the Iraqis – innocently. They were not given any chance by the higher-ups.

    Want to catch Saddam Hussain? ok, lets not only destroy all his palaces (except the ones the US wanted to use) but also water and power infrastructure. After all Saddam Hussain could have been hiding in a water reservoir I assume.

    Wake up people.

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