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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2017 10:15 p.m. PST

"Amid concern that the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) is regrouping in Libya, Mohamed Taher Syala, the foreign minister in Libya's internationally recognized, Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), said the United States must remain committed to defeating the terrorists in his country.

More than five years after its longtime ruler, Moammar Gadhafi, was ousted and killed in an Arab Spring-inspired uprising Libya remains mired in chaos. It has two rival governments and is awash in weapons and independent militias. ISIS has sought to exploit this chaos in the North African nation…"
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Great War Ace Inactive Member25 Mar 2017 8:16 a.m. PST

How is that "Arab Spring" working out? It seems that democracy is only a word that is hard to pronounce. "Strong man" rule is the only form of "government" that those people understand. I do wish them well, however, in changing from a series of dictators into something like self-rule. But how can a pack of tribal-thinking rivals agree on anything democratic?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

The Arab Spring have failed my friend… because a lot of factors…


Dwindling Gravitas Inactive Member25 Mar 2017 11:14 a.m. PST

Yeah … post-WWII US-democracy FTW…:-)

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