What Will Be Libya After Gaddafi

69 years old Colonel Gaddafi’s death news was received by the world as a matter of fact-he deserved it-the mad dog of the east. The leader was discovered in a concrete pipe and once recognized he was shot dead.

The hatred was so strong that the need for a trial was not felt and persecution carried out on ‘shoot at sight’ policy. The leader did not incite sympathy and thus no law procedures were followed. It shows what the public went through under his regime. Libyans residing outside the country were spotted waving rebel flags and dancing at this achievement.

Libya an oil rich country since 1959; its geographically it is a difficult terrain country enjoying high standard of living; it has been making news in international world ever since open aggression was declared against the 42-years old dictator rule of Colonel Gaddafi. In the thick of protest the autocratic ruler who came to power after a coup in 1969 declared the threat of use of force to counteract rebel militants. However Arab Spring rising was far from subsiding.


Mustafa Abdul Jalil a member of the ruling party and now transitional council chairman of hope for the general public distanced himself from Gaddafi in February 2011 because of difference in outlook towards the handling of protestors through suppression. The roots of unrest which began in Tunisia and Egypt erupted as civil war in the country against dictatorship and in favor of democracy. This was in February and in matter of months Gaddafi was on the run to save his life.

The end of Gaddafi is not a victory for the rebel forces. The country has a herculean task to bring law and order after months of lawlessness and preserve civil society from more revenge based bloodshed. A lot of defense forces looted artillery has fallen in wrong hands and brunt of casualties is borne by common man. A Sunni Muslim dominated population with radical viewpoints groups it is a difficult proposition to keep the country intact.

The six month rebel war devastated cities they suspected lived in peace compromising principles under Gaddafi rule. The people of the town Tawarge about 25 miles away from Misrata which witnessed fierce fight to uproot the loyalist through setting houses ablaze were forced to live in camps. The revenge knew no bounds. The police and defense forces were divided between the ruling party and the rebel forces.

Oil is a rare commodity and oil is power. Public outcry has international quiet support and NATO decisions were questionable. The use of sophisticated weapons by the rebel who were in rags highlights a different story. Use of arms was the last resort to oust the established powerful ruler. The lying low loyal citizens came up again and again with ultimate surrender option to the rebels. The rebels lack leadership and coordination and once the common enemy is gone they are very likely to disintegrate into nothing and country has to stabilize from the unruly. As of now suspicion runs high among the population.

JIT Mukherjii
After completing his MBA in Financial Management, he decided to shift to writing and took it as his full time career. Being the Editor-in-chief of this web magazine, he has got diverse interest in the field of politics and business related matters.

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