UN Sponsored Libya Dialogue Fails as Calls for Abandoning It Increase

“IS (Daaesh) leaders, fighting IS with support from those who created IS? Meaning there will be no army, no democratic state as we (Islamists) promised you in Djerba in 2011 and there will not be elections of ballot boxes’ legitimacy. We want you (the people) to be blind, silent, kneels and followers of our omnipresent plans for your future,”.

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Calls for halting the Libya dialogue sponsored by the UN have increased today as a result of both political and violent developments in the country that rendered the Libyan people more pessimistic and suspicious of these talks as a whole.

The three car bombs in Qubbah today in which over 45 civilians killed and scores wounded have made the shaky less transparent dialogue rather obsolete and irrelevant insofar as the majority of Libyans are concerned.

The fourth round of the UN sponsored talks are supposed to take place today somewhere in Morocco though the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has yet to announce the time and venue of these talks.

Those who argue against the continuation of the talks believe that they are not transparent and are being imposed by the UN and other powers in order to enable militia leaders and terrorists gain political power through negotiation when the failed to do so at the ballot box and by means of war since June last year.

“We urge all members of the House of Representatives to stop taking part in this stupid dialogue with terrorists. Instead call for reactivating the Arab Joint Defense Agreement and work hard to support the army to prove to everyone that you are with Libya and its sovereign decision,” said a post on facebook by a largely followed commentator.

Libyans who oppose the talks believe that the talks at: helping terrorist groups to take part in a so-called government of national unity which would including the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda affiliate Muqatela group; pardoning war criminals represented in leaders of militias that have committed mass killings and destruction; co-opting Libyans into coexistence with terrorism and terrorist leaders as well as accepting these terrorists as part of mainstream of society; diminishing the role of the army as a legitimate institution in the state as well as marginalizing its brass; providing arms to militias of both the Muslim Brotherhood militias and Muqatela under the pretext of fighting IS, and finally preventing Major General Khalifa Haftar from rebuilding the army and excluding him from the Libyan political life.

These beliefs and fears are widespread and growing as time passes.

What has made Libyans deeply pessimistic about political dialogue is in fact watching this week the debate in the Security Council on the need to lift the arms embargo and the consequent opposing stand that has been adopted by Washington and London against arming the Libyan army.

Today, two participants in the Dialogue, Sharif Al Wafi and Tawfiq Shuhaibi, have announced that they have decided to withdraw from the talks because of “deception and conspiracy of establishing a government of agents that would be imposed on the Libyan people as a precondition lifting the arms embargo,” said a source who declined to be named.

Other participants in the talks are expected to withdraw, too, as a result of political and social pressure that they will be facing in the coming hours and days.

“IS (Daaesh) leaders, fighting IS with support from those who created IS? Meaning there will be no army, no democratic state as we (Islamists) promised you in Djerba in 2011 and there will not be elections of ballot boxes’ legitimacy. We want you (the people) to be blind, silent, kneels and followers of our omnipresent plans for your future,” said another facebook posting.

http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=11058

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5 thoughts on “UN Sponsored Libya Dialogue Fails as Calls for Abandoning It Increase

    • thank you, i am confused with all these militias now. i thought Haftar was US’s guy and now they won’t give him an Army to fight ISIS and this Libyan Dawn which is Misratan “rebels” Us armed against Gaddafi. what a mess.

      • I had the impression, that the US strategists are not sure about Major General Khalifa Haftar, because he surrounded himself with some Gaddafi loyalists, and they fear that an intact Libyan army suddenly turns out to be influenced by Gaddafi’s ideals. The chaos has to be prolonged for a few years more to wipe out all memories of the old times under Gaddafi when the country prospered and people could feel safe. Prolonging the chaos is not difficult, just a few weapons transfers here and there to criminal groups which are prone to stir trouble.
        There are probably underground structures of the Green Resistance, but they cannot be disclosed on public places. Libya 360 and Jamahiriya News (Twitter) are the only sources which I know.

      • i agree again, and it looks like US is doing just that prolonging the suffering of Libyan people. Now suddenly Libyans have to fix their mess themselves is Psaki’s attitude, meanwhile Obama is all for bombing Syria with the ISIS excuse. It is ridiculous to watch and no one does anything … i can’t find anything really but sources you mention and the Tripoli Post, which is not great but better than nothing.

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