Fighting along the East Libya frontier has mostly stalled, with rebel forces in control of Ajdabiyah and the regime controlling all points westward. The Western city of Misrata is still in rebel hands, and constantly under siege. NATO strikes continue apace, while doing little to change the reality on the ground.
The story is much as it was last week, and the week before, and so on. A high profile series of international talks in Rome ended with a “statement of solidarity” but no real agreements beyond some humanitarian efforts.
All indications are that the Libyan Civil War, and NATO’s loosely related war in Libya are both going to be extremely long slogs, with no end game attainable in any reasonable way. At the same time, there seems to be little interest among NATO nations in ending the war.
The UN Security Council debate earlier this week underscores growing international frustration over the situation. Much of the world appears annoyed at the prospect of the “no-fly zone” resolution becoming an open-ended war, but France and other nations seem unwilling to consider an end. It has become a long slog, like so many others, with little prospect of anything resembling success.
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"The story is much as it was last week, and the week before, and so on".
This is the story of yet another unjust war created by US/NATO.., therefore it needs to be negotiated to the last point.., there is a problem within the NATO to agree upon how to deal with the situation., in one hand you have the million emigrating people from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and now Libya.., in the other hand the French nor the Italians nor for that matter EU have economic resources to feed these people or housing them.., these people are the new trend of homeless people in EU.., when this war started EU wanted for US to lead the war and pay for it.., US is bankrupt so is EU.., so they just drag on this war to see if they can barrow money from Iranian or the Italian Mafia.., Gold Man Sachs I think is asking for much higher interests then the Chinese.., therefore they are still negotiating to continue this war.., The Danish and Swedish government is also playing the dummy yet wont pay for the war.., China is not paying for this war because US/EU have no collaterals any longer…, for Saudis and Arab Emirates is another story.., unless the Kingdome families of tyrants is truly willing to give up their fortunes.., including Goldman Sachs.., then they need to come up with.., ohh let say $20 billion now and 40 billion later., having said that.., all parties involved need either to give up and let Libyan government just walk over these Muslims Brotherhood and its affiliated terrorist groups.., or wait and give the problem to new President of Republic of France and or to the new the Italian right wing Mafiosi…, so they just wait for next election and we said that from the beginning.
"It has become a long slog, like so many others, with little prospect of anything resembling success."
or rather a short and sweet success…
which side massacres which is quite besides the point.
"It seems that the rebels might actually be under the overall supervision of the international banking industry, rather than the oil majors. On March 19 they announced the “[d]esignation of the Central Bank of Benghazi as a monetary authority competent in monetary policies in Libya and appointment of a Governor to the Central Bank of Libya, with a temporary headquarters in Benghazi.’”
CNBC senior editor John Carneyasked, “Is this the first time a revolutionary group has created a central bank while it is still in the midst of fighting the entrenched political power? It certainly seems to indicate how extraordinarily powerful central bankers have become in our era.” http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn04152011.html
p.s. for a good hardy laugh have a look at Wikipedia's entry for human rights in Libya http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_Liby…
"Islamic fundamentalist and tribal minorities suffer discrimination"
my god when will this dastardly secular regime end its evil communist policies of educating women and start respecting the rights of Islamic fundamentalist
The NATO air war on Libya will continue indefinitely. This war is the main way for the alliance to justify its continued existence, 20 years after the fall of Stalinism.
As Nietzsche said, insanity among individuals is rare, but among institutions, it's the rule.
With Hillary being a big instigator of this Libyan war, I can’t help thinking that she wants to stick it in the eye of her philandering, military-loathing husband, who probably tries to discourage her war-making urges. Kind of a f-ck you, Bill, I’m attacking. We’re still paying for that –.
"she wants to stick it in the eye of her….. military-loathing husband,"
and where in the world did you get this idea??
Your sources aren't very good. I urge readers to look at English.AlJazeera.com The Gaddafi forces in Brega are fragmenting and surrendering. Most of the Western Mountain cities are in Freedom Fighter (FF) hands, as is the southern border crossing to Tunisia. Gaddaffi has moved from assaulting with tanks to APCs to pickup trucks mounting machine guns, and has been driven out of most of Misurata.
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