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What do you do In The Country after you get rid of the bad guy Running the Country?

That seems to be a recurring theme for the US and NATO thru the years….

As this piece from the Atlantic by James Joyner points out…..

Mommar Gaddafi is gonna be out of Libya sooner or later….

When that occurs…..

What’s gonna happen?

As we see in several countries …

Replacing the bad guy running the show creates a vacuum…

That creates unrest…

Unrealistic  expectations by the masses…..

And of course an oppountity by an organized opposition that often finds itself as the ONLY organized body…

All this the country has to continue running itself with with same corrupt people stealing from its population even if the head of the bad guy is gone….

So as in Iraq and Egypt….

What will happen in Libya when the time comes?

“Getting Libya back on its feet will be an unwieldy, and probably fractious, process in which many scores are settled against those who once supported the Gaddafi regime. But the problem is, of course, that much like in the former Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe, virtually everyone at one point or another had to deal with the regime to survive. Unless political authority can be restored quickly, the sorting out of claims will undoubtedly be a bloody affair in light of the pent-up frustration that is now being released.”

James Dorsey noted for Al Arabiya recently, “The immediate problems Libyans and the international community will have to address once Mr. Qaddafi departs are huge and so are the potential pitfalls. The problems include restoring and maintaining law and order; securing basic services such as food, water and energy; achieving international recognition of a post-Qaddafi government; resuming oil exports to ensure funding for the new government; and kick starting Libya’s stagnating economy.”

He noted, “Anticipating the need to maintain security, avoid violent revenge and retribution and ensure that a post-Qaddafi government gets off to a good start, some US commanders, including Admiral Samuel Locklear, NATO’s joint operations chief in Naples, and General Carter Ham, who runs the US military’s Africa Command, have suggested that United Nations or African Union peacekeepers would have to be inserted into Libya once Mr. Qaddafi has been removed from power.”

The parallels with Iraq are eerie. In his seminal work on that conflict, Fiasco, Thomas Ricks quotes Major Isaiah Wilson, the official Army historian of the spring 2003 invasion and later strategic planner in Iraq saying that there was “no single plan as of 1 May 2004 that described an executable approach to achieving the stated strategic endstate for war.” Joint Staff officer Gregory Gardner explained why: “Politically, we’d made a decision that we’d turn it over to the Iraqis in June” 2003. Additionally, an Army War College study found, what little planning there was for post-conflict stabilization was predicated on the unfounded assumption that “the international community would pick up the slack.”

More ….

From Politicaldog101.Com….

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July 22, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Crime, Family, Food, Government, Health, Healthcare, Home, Law, Media, Men, Military, Other Things, Politics, Projections, Taxes, The Economy, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

From the Foreign Desk 3/29/11…

From the BBC….

Arms to Libya rebels ‘not ruled out’

US President Barack Obama says he does not rule out arming the rebels in Libya as government forces push them back…..

From Politicaldog101

Anger as Yemen blast toll rises

The death toll from explosions at an ammunition plant in southern Yemen has risen to 150.

Initial reports said 78 had died, but more bodies have since been pulled out of the factory in the town of Jaar.

The explosion has caused great anger among locals, who accuse the authorities of planning it to try to win further support from the US, a BBC correspondent says.

Yemeni officials have blamed al-Qaeda for the blasts.

The explosions came after weeks of protests against President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s rule…..

 

Syrian cabinet quits amid unrest

 

The Syrian government has resigned, state-run television has said.

President Bashar al-Assad accepted the cabinet’s resignation following a meeting on Tuesday.

The resignation is the latest concession by the government aimed at curbing pro-democracy protests in which dozens of people have been killed.

President Assad is expected to address the nation in the next 24 hours to announce he is lifting the emergency law and restrictions on civil liberty…..

 

Dozens killed after siege in Iraq

 

At least 41 people have been killed after gunmen stormed a council building in northern Iraq and took dozens of hostages.

Security forces laid siege to the building in Tikrit for several hours before moving in, officials say.

Several council members and a journalist are said to be among the dead and scores more are reported wounded.

Tikrit, Saddam Hussein’s hometown, has been a bastion of a Sunni insurgency.

Officials said gunmen dressed in military uniform stormed the provincial council building after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside.

A long siege then began. Salahuddin provincial spokesman Mohammed al-Asi said the gunmen executed their hostages as security forces closed in.

 

 

 

March 29, 2011 Posted by | Aircraft, Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Law, Media, Military, Politics, Travel, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

And the truth shall set you free…..UK Oil for the Libya bomber……

The Libyan Intel Officer who helped in the downing of Pan American flight 103 was let free right before the Libyan\’s agreed to a $900 million dollar oil exploration deal for BP…………you figure it out……….

September 6, 2009 Posted by | Politics | , , , | Leave a comment

The Lockerbie Pan Am Flt 103 Bombers' release………

I wasn’t going to comment on this…his release was due to his imminent death (cancer) did not garner any emotion from me……..But this afternoon, while  waiting for my wife in a doctors office, I saw a FOX feed about Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi’s arrival in Libya……and I got pissed……the guy was a Libya Intel agent who help bring down Pan Am Flight 103 in Scotland in 1988……..there was 259 souls on board when the Boeing 747 went down in that field, and 11 more were killed on the ground……That his countrymen, and women could be joyful, and proud of him upon his arrival from being jailed in Scotland, is incomprehensible to me………

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Other Things, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Lockerbie Pan Am Flt 103 Bombers’ release………

I wasn’t going to comment on this…his release was due to his imminent death (cancer) did not garner any emotion from me……..But this afternoon, while  waiting for my wife in a doctors office, I saw a FOX feed about Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi’s arrival in Libya……and I got pissed……the guy was a Libya Intel agent who help bring down Pan Am Flight 103 in Scotland in 1988……..there was 259 souls on board when the Boeing 747 went down in that field, and 11 more were killed on the ground……That his countrymen, and women could be joyful, and proud of him upon his arrival from being jailed in Scotland, is incomprehensible to me………

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Breaking News, Other Things, Politics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment