Tuesday, October 16, 2012

How's That "Leading From Behind" Strategy Going

Not very well. Libya degenerating into a new haven for terrorism.
The Libyan afterparty continues: Militias remain Libya’s only effective police force. Some militia brigades have the power to tap phones and hunt down enemies. Others occupy luxury hotels, patrol borders, or control social services, all blessedly unmolested by government interference:
[B]rigade leaders said that they, not the government, would choose their new officers, and that the current commanders would not yet give up control. The militia leaders say they refuse to submit to the national army or the police because so many of the officers used to work for Colonel Qaddafi.
None of this makes it any easier to find and prosecute the criminals responsible for killing Ambassador Stevens last month.


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