Skip to comments.With Libya’s surprise vote result, a defeated Haftar is back in the saddle
Posted on 07/13/2021 2:53:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Libya's weak new government needs to strike a deal with strongman Haftar to stay afloat.
A businessman with Gaddafi regime ties, Abdelhamid Debaiba defied the odds when a UN-led dialogue chose him as prime minister earlier this month, despite French and Egyptian backing for a rival list led by the east Libyan parliament speaker Aguileh Saleh and west Libyan interior minister Fathi Bashagha. One powerbroker, however, breathed a sigh of relief. Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who launched a devastating war on Tripoli in 2019 only to be defeated and increasingly marginalised, was back in the saddle.
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Libya’s Haftar closes border with Algeria
June 20 2021
“a UN-led dialogue”
I doubt anything good would come from such a thing.
By dialogue, the UN means monologue.
Khalifa Haftar, the military commander who launched a devastating war on Tripoli in 2019 only to be defeated and increasingly marginalised...” Bunk. The battle for Tripoli was harddly devastating. Hafter was immediately defeated thanks to the infusion of Turkish arms and men. He was never marginalized. He just retreated to the south and west and waited. Now his time has nearly come.
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