Libya: Resignation of Abdul Hafiz Ghoga and lasting chaos

Posted: January 23, 2012 in International
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The situation in Libya is becoming increasingly precarious. It threatens a civil war. Not to mention that there is already something like a civil war in some areas of Libya.

Whether such a civil war within Libya can be prevented is still questionable. It’s not just about the fact, that the well-armed “rebels” should be disarmed, but it`s also about the way of working of the dubious Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC).

This method of working makes the dissatisfaction of the Libyan citizens more and more explosive. Maybe the NATO should have not delivered modern weapons to strangers, criminals and so-called rebels.

The powder keg in Libya will soon explode. After all, there are already all indications for this explosion. Whether the questionable Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) is able to navigate through this turmoil is more than questionable.

A known member of this National Transitional Council (NTC), the Vice-Chairman Abdul Hafiz Ghoga, has drawn his own conclusions from the ongoing protests and the attack on his person at the University of Benghazi on last Thursday.  On Sunday evening, the NTC Vice-chairman Ghoga announced his resignation. That his resignation will not be able to calm the masses should be clear.

But he is more consistently than many of his partly dubious colleagues of the NTC and perhaps demonstrates that he was not only interested in getting a good position in the leadership of Libya.

Despite the decision of resignation by the Vice-chairman of the questionable Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC), you cannot expect the chairman of this “council” that he will also resign. Above all, the chairman of the Libyan National Transitional Council said within the Libyan television, that he will not resign.

Mustafa Abdul Jalil (Abdul-Jalil), chairman of the dubious National Transition Council (NTC), graduated the department of Shari’a and Law in the Arabic Language and Islamic Studies faculty of University of Libya in 1975. Before Abdul Jalil became the chairman of this Transitional Council for / in Libya, he worked as Minister of Justice under the leadership of the finally murdered Muammar Gaddafi (Qaddafi).

Mustafa Abdul Jalil praised Abdul Hafiz Ghoga for his commitment in the interest of the country. Not everybody shares the opinions of Abdul-Jalil. Many consider Ghoga for a turncoat, who tried to benefit from all events. After all, he was formerly a high member of the Gaddafi-regime.

He was one of the first, after the beginning of protests in Benghazi, who changed the sides and started to organize demonstrations against the former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. That seems no longer to count. In addition, nobody buys the role of a Samaritan of him. One assumes that he likely acts against Muammar Gaddafi (Qaddafi), just to save his own skin and to benefit.

The riots in Libya, which persists for weeks, are no huge topic in Western press, of course. These riots mainly happen because the level of criticism on the work of the questionable Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) is increasing. Others still support the former leadership of the killed Gaddafi.

One criticism that the earlier Gaddafi-loyalists now occupy political office again and they also demand more transparency, and above all, faster reforms. Despite the long time, that the members of the National Transitional Council have been working together “for Libya”, there are hardly any new laws and just some reforms.

To give vent to their displeasure, some stormed on the headquarters of the Libyan National Transitional Council. It is also said, that there has been an explosion, too. Because of the attack, the dubious Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) moved to a secret location and held a meeting there on last Sunday.

Differently than originally planned on Sunday, the new Libyan electoral law was not yet accepted. It is said, that they still have to reconsider this new law and that they also have to change some paragraphs.

One of these paragraphs is about the percentage of women as members of the Constituent Assembly. This paragraph made it clear that 10 percent of the members of this assembly have to be female. This paragraph could be taken out now, because there were protests on the other side against this “high amount of women”.

So you can say:

Long live the return to Sharia, which will take the rights of the women. In Libya and maybe also in Egypt…

The former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (Qaddafi), at least, managed social justice within Libya and also integrated women. He succeeded in leading the country Libya to the economic peak in North Africa. Of course, the criticism of Gaddafi is acceptable, but not in the methods of Western propaganda-style.

Of course, some states were not happy about the success and plans of Muammar Gaddafi.

Because the situation in Libya is deteriorating, the information of Press TV and by the newspaper al-sharq al-awsat could be the truth. Both reported that about 12,000 American soldiers have already landed at the Libyan oil port town of Brega to secure the Libyan oil fields there. But not only for this when the report about 12,000 U.S. soldiers in Libya is credible.

They probably do not want to risk another war and then again lose the access to the oil fields they have just won. Until now, there was no official notification to this report about the 12,000 U.S. soldiers in Libya.

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  1. Beni Walid is green again?!


    The situation in Libya is becoming worse every day. With very little interest from international media many horrors have taken place in all parts of the country: systematic torture of prisoners, extra-judicial killings, armed tribal conflict, economic and political foreign domination, robbing of national wealth, the reality of Al-Qaeda’s control of parts of the country, the invention and establishing of fragmented regional and cross-border identities to replace the national unifying identity, anti-black politics amongst the armed militias, the enforced displacements of whole tribes, the flight of a third of the population to neighbouring countries for fear of persecution.

    In this atmosphere of horror, millions of Libyans who supported the late leader Muammar Gaddafi are being excluded from any real political solution in the country. They live under fear of retaliation and cannot exercise their civil rights or feel safe enough to oppose any decision taken by the militias or the weak central authorities in the country.

    As a result, we are re-organising ourselves outside Libya in an inclusive political movement that would encompass all Libyans who understand the terrible reality of Libya and insist that only through a genuine and radical change can Libyans avoid the danger of another civil war funded and maintained by foreign agendas. The following Declaration is concerned with the founding of the “Libyan Popular National Movement” and has been written and agreed-upon by most of the political/social/military leaderships of Green Libya.

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