Monday, 21 February 2011

Will be Libya the next tile of the revolutionary domino in Great Middle East?

Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is in the throes of an unprecedented dispute against his power that has lasted more than 40 years. The leader has reacted forcefully to demonstrations deploying police forces and mercenary troops. According to Arabic television Al Jazeera on Saturday, some military transport planes loaded with weapons for the police landed at an airport south of Benghazi. Special Forces would be
also ready to act, think and organize for a fight without borders: The objective is crush the protest and to do so, according to an opponent, are recruited 'military units African origin, who have tribal ties and which might be expected for a deadly campaign of repression. Medical sources quoted by the website 'Libya Al Youm' claim that 285 people have been killed in Benghazi during clashes between demonstrators and police. 

"Libya is at a critical moment in its history. Already the next few hours the People's Assembly will meet to discuss the adoption of reforms and a Constitution for the country.But if the insurgency will not stop there will be a civil war. Thousands of people are coming to defend Gaddafi in Tripoli and Libya and will resist to the last man ": This is what said at national TV in his speech second son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's.
Main riots are reported in the main cities of  Cirenaica in the following Libyan districts (sha'biyat):

,Tobruk (1),Derna (2) Al Beida(3), Al Marj(4), Benghazi (5) and Ajdabya (6):

Districts of Libya from 2007

Map available on the site of the Libyan General Information Authority
The resignation of high Libyan diplomats to protest against the reaction of police forces and the use of mercenaries against people protesting in Benghazi demonstrates that Colonel Ghadafi's regime is under threat and  that also in the institutions discontent is arising.

H.E. Abdel Moneim - Libya's representative at the Arab Legue

H.E. Mustafa M. Elguelushi - Ambassador of Libya in China
H.E.  Ramadan E. El. Bahbah - Ambassador in India

The live speech of Seif El Islam Gaddafi, the Libyan leader's son, on Libyan state television didn't stop the protest to reach the capital Tripoli. Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is believed to have fled the capital Tripoli after anti-government demonstrators breached the state television building and set government property alight

FURTHER reading:

Live blog Libya

Middle East protests - special report

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