Some Fear Libyan Descent Into Chaos as in Iraq

The rapid rebel takeover has left Libya’s capital teetering, with young men firing antiaircraft weapons into the air and gunmen at checkpoints hustling anyone they regard as mildly suspicious into overcrowded detention centers. Some people are beginning to worry about an unflattering comparison: Baghdad. With the grimness of living conditions, violence continuing, and deep tribal divisions looming within a power vacuum, some fear the possibility that chaos will take hold, as it did in the Iraqi capital after U.S.-led troops toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003.

Read the whole report from Borzou Daragahi at the Los Angeles Times!

Author: John Glaser

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