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Qaddafi Not Mubarak, Also Not Saddam

Qaddafi Not Mubarak, Also Not SaddamMoammar Qaddafi is not Hosni Mubarak who chose to resign after facing pressure to resign his subjects.

Mubarak chose to get away to the resort town of Sharm el Sheikh and even now subject to travel bans. He was not allowed to leave Egypt, for treatment though.

Qaddafi would also not be like Saddam Hussein, former Iraqi leader. Saddam, who once dropped the US-led coalition forces, escaped, hid in the bunker, arrested, imprisoned, tried and eventually hanged. Truly tragic fate of former Iraqi strongman. Her children, especially boys, was also killed.

At the time, Saddam Hussein, Moammar Qaddafi, and Hafez al-Assad is the Middle East lions who roar shook the Western world. The three leaders are actually fighting over influence in the Middle East. That's the story of the past.

Until now still rule over Libya's Qaddafi. He was still the supreme ruler of the country in North Africa. Business opposition forces who had the support of Western military power, plus two Middle Eastern countries and is now under NATO command, has not been entirely successful. Is the end result of the resistance who helped NATO opposition? The fall of Qaddafi's regime, a cease-fire, or split into two Libya: Libya's eastern and western Libya, or what?

There is no unity of opinion among coalition forces. President Barack Obama is clearly said, the goal ultimately is the removal Qaddafi. However, he also said the military offensive could not have completed the removal of Qaddafi by itself.

So how do I get rid of Qaddafi? Is when the war was over and Qaddafi remains in power, does not mean that the NATO mission, which continues the mission of the coalition as its support of the UN Security Council mandate, fail?

Meanwhile, the opposition was up to now has not been so solid, not one single leader who could be a handle and a role model. On 22 March, indeed, the so-called national council opposition announced the formation of transitional government under Mahmoud Jibril, a U.S. educated economist who once was an ally of Saif Islam, the son of Qaddafi (Time, April 4, 2011).

However, the board had previously announced that Mustafa Abdel Jalil, former Minister of Justice, who headed the institute "temporary transition." It is unclear, how the relationship and division of tasks and responsibilities between the two men.

In addition, it is unclear who is also the supreme commander of the opposition in the battle against government troops. There is mention of war under the command of General Abdel Fatah leader Younis, former Minister of the Interior. Others call his commander was General Omar Hariri, who had led the failed coup against Qaddafi in 1975. And, still others call Heftir General Khalifa, the new opposition leader returned from exile.

Tripoli is still in the hands of Qaddafi. He will fight tooth and nail to the death. At least that's what he had to say. Reading the history of his life, he was not a quitter loser. So, the story has not ended up here. Qaddafi, once again, not Ben Ali, not Mubarak, and Saddam Hussein nor the tragic end of his life.


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