Comments on: What’s behind Libya’s fast march to democracy? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: darrat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-38479 Sat, 15 Oct 2011 06:30:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-38479 It is clear that the individuals criticizing this article have not been to Libya. NTC and NATO have saved the Libyan people. Libya is in a better conidition now… it is going through the ups and downs of shaking dictatorship off and trying to reshape it’s future….as with regards to those who try to defend the tyrant gaddafi Well…ask anyone about Gaddafi..even before Feb 17 started…thier first impression about Gaddafi is that he is a DICTATOR…and who doesn’t know that…unless you pretend not to know…just simply think…how can a person rule a country for 42 years without oppressing his own people… now that gaddafi is gone there is a brighter future regardless of the painful stages that Libya is going through

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By: Lil_Richardjohn http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-38318 Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:10:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-38318 “SEP 28, 2011
7:53 PM EDT
A very accurate assessment of Tripoli, which I can confirm 100% personally as I am currently sitting in my bedroom in the middle of Tripoli.”
It’s no good. They won’t believe you. If it has done one thing, the Arab Revolution has dragged a lot of squalid apologists for dictatorship out of a range of closets. From the ‘liberal’ wimps to the Spartist ‘Left’, to Fox News and the Tea Party. Not to mention the Born-again Islamophobes. All of them screaming in defence of the Imperialist puppet Gadaffi. And all destined for the dustbin of history, having completely failed to grasp that the world has changed.
Shame for them. But Libya can take the risk of ignoring their ideological dilemma, and their monumental arrogance in demanding that they run their country one way or another. It is now theirs to run however they wish.

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By: OneWorldTruth http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-38277 Wed, 12 Oct 2011 15:51:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-38277 Daniel Serwer is a pathetic neo-colonialist short in morals & judgement. If Tripoli is safe, why has NTC not moved there? Why contribute & condone the attack/murder of innocent people in Libya when that country hasn’t attacked any other? The world is watching you people! Unless you you descent from your towers of superiority & arrogance, we will bring you down by force! Is that the way to use the world’s resources, to destroy other resources & pollute an already suffering environment, while ignoring cries of enpoverished masses living next door to your mansions? The taciturnity of time will judge us all.

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By: johnesbit http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-38214 Sun, 09 Oct 2011 13:37:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-38214 “Libya has at least three important advantages: good leadership and clear goals at the national and local levels, careful planning and adequate resources.” You got to be kidding! Good leadership – a mixture of Islamists, former Kaddafi minsters and Esatern tribal leaders, that are already fighting each other and this will only continue. “Careful planning”? Of what? NATO”s bombing of Sirte? Or summary executions of those who do not support the NTC? “Adequate resources”? Lybia does have oil and it is its main source of revenue. But now it was crippled by the war and will be taken over by the foreign oil producres, like TOTAL, Chevron and others. This article is a joke, insulting people’s intelligence. Not everyone is completely zombified by Al Jazeera, CNN and Fox. C’mon Serwer, some people here had also visited Lybia and have a very different picture.

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By: Cartalucci http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-37990 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 07:55:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-37990 Daniel Serwer is one of the very architects behind NATO intervention in Libya – so do you think he’s going to admit it is a disaster unraveling into NATO sanctioned, even assisted genocide, with entire cities, Tawarga for example with a population of 10,000 being exterminated, imprisoned or exiled? Nope – shame on Reuters for serving as an outlet for these craven liars, then again, you should know that Reuters is a member of many of these unelected policy think tanks were atrocities like NATO’s Libya intervention are cooked up in the first place.

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By: EH172 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-37979 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:53:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-37979 A very accurate assessment of Tripoli, which I can confirm 100% personally as I am currently sitting in my bedroom in the middle of Tripoli.

Electricity is connected, water is running, food is plentiful, although still slightly more expensive than usual. Rubbish is collected by neighbourhood volunteers, and I must admit it is being collected far more frequently than before.

There is still multiple checkpoints throughout Tripoli, mainly present because Gaddafi supporters still wont accept defeat and still go around shooting people randomly in drive-by shootings. However, there has been very very few incidences of revenge by the freedom fighters and the Pro-democracy Tripoli population in general. Most previous supporters where allowed to assimilate with the revolutionaries, especially if they have no blood on their hands. Gaddafi supporters that are armed have been requested to give up their arms voluntarily and most obliged. The Gaddafi supporters that refused to unarm had their weapons confiscated by force.

Generally, the atmosphere is very positive in Tripoli. Every night families go out to Martyrs Square to celebrate the victory. In closing, I am surprised at the ill-informed comments, I thought reuters readers were more civilized and informed.

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By: Moss http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-37959 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:57:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-37959 The war in Libya did not start with the USA or NATO bombing, it started with Gaddafi bombing his own people and Libyan cities. I have been to Libya and am travelling to Tripoli again on Tuesday. The speed with which the country is coming together in the aftermath of the war is truly amazing. There are still pockets of resistance in a couple of towns, but overall, Libya will be entirely freed from the captive of Gaddafi and his regime. Libya will not submit to any foreign intervention and will create its own democratic state. The rebuilding of Libya will be quick and effective. The people of Libya are determined not to repeat the lessons they have learnt from the 41 of Gaddafi rule. Those who believe Libya was one of the most advanced nations in Africa prior to 17 February revolution should get their heads out of the sand and visit the many deprived towns and cities in Libya where people are still living in shacks after 41 years of the Gaddafi rule and where the average Libyan salary was no more than $200 per month!

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By: Branwen http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-37951 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 01:10:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-37951 in reality Libya WAS! one of the most advanced nations in Africa/Arab world, after NTC and NATO? not any more. how many years has it been sent back? how do you know if the NTC wants democracy? they are full of ex members of the LIFG. and other Islamist groups. what do you really know about them?

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By: Vassalli http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-37949 Wed, 28 Sep 2011 00:44:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-37949 Weak article… The idea is to make people believe that is everything ok in lybia when the reality is completly different. Comparison with Egypt is even worse. They will never mention that the western powers support the military junta and the delay of a real democracy there since most of the egyptians are against Israel.
So sad… I really expected more from Reuters.

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By: Ocala123456789 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/27/whats-behind-libyas-fast-march-to-democracy/#comment-37943 Tue, 27 Sep 2011 22:21:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10553#comment-37943 what democracy? why are we crazy about exporting democracy to people in stone age? reuters sucks…

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