Gaddafi is gone, by all accounts a mean bastard and crazy whack job.
Now the real battles begin. The oil companies can squabble for the spoils of war. French telecom giants can get those lucrative North African Contracts. Gaddafi built a huge canal system and water works. Clean fresh water is the new oil. I wonder what other riches the country has? I’m sure bean counters in the world’s capitals have a very very good idea. The battle is on for the spoils of war.
Do you think the Nato air campaign was donated to the rebels for free? Do you think the countries involved aren’t positioning themselves to cash in? It’s not called a Military Industrial Complex for nothing. War is business by other means.
Maybe I’m just a cynical old curmudgeon. Then again, we aren’t sending jets over Syria, where people are dying in the streets by the thousands. Syrian rebels have nothing to sell.
30 minutes ago