“Libya could fall into hands of extremists, Nato warns”

Nik S. writes:

Gimmie a break, if Nato is sounding the warning then it’s probably already a foregone conclusion.

LA replies:

Or maybe NATO Secretary General Rasmussen is not making a prediction, but is saying that NATO/U.S. must take over Libya, to help it establish a stable government, so that it won’t fall into the hands of extremists. The article says:

Libya could be in danger of falling into the hands of Islamic extremists if a stable government is not rapidly established, the Nato secretary-general has warned.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Islamic extremists would “try to exploit” any weaknesses as the country tried to rebuild after four decades of Col Muammar Gaddafi’s rule.

Mr Rasmussen was speaking amid growing evidence of splits in the rebel leadership in Tripoli. His words will cast a damper over the euphoria sweeping Tripoli in the wake of the revolution.

His warning came as the head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, told cheering crowds in Tripoli that Islamic shariah law would be the “main source” of legislation in the new Libya.

Now if I’m right about Rasmussen’s intentions, consider the overall logic of the Libya situation from the beginning: NATO/U.S. had to intervene in Libya, in order to prevent Kaddafi from killing the innocent rebels. But ultimately preventing Kaddafi from killing the innocent rebels required NATO/U.S. to overthrow Kaddafi. But now that NATO/U.S. have helped overthrow Kaddafi, NATO/U.S. must take over Libya, in order to prevent Libya from being taken over by the extremist rebels!

Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 12, 2011 07:44 PM | Send

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