Monday, January 23, 2012
A new uprising in Libya?: Anti-government rebels take Bani Walid
From the Guardian:
Reports say at least four people killed in clashes between besieged NTC forces and well-organised pro-Gaddafi fighters........
Bani Walid, a former regime stronghold 110 miles south-east of Tripoli, was one of the last to succumb to pro-government forces after the capital fell in August. The latest clashes mark the most significant loyalist attack since Libya was officially "liberated" on 23 October. It appears further evidence of the NTC's weakness, incapacity and internal divisions ahead of supposed national elections later this year.
More on the story over at Russia Today.
The question is: will William Hague, our oh so ‘tough’ neocon Foreign Secretary who’s currently threatening Iran, and the little gang of ‘something must be done’ 'muscular liberals' be calling for NATO intervention to help the anti-government Libyan rebels?
I’m only asking……