Sunday, September 25, 2011

Libya's Revolution

By: Amanda Welch, Co-Editor
Libya's agonizing freedom struggle is almost over. No one knows what is in store for the county. It all depends on what choices the Libyan people make. There are many dangers, such as chaos, tribal warfare, and a replacement dictatorship.
The revolution happened because the Libyan people were of one mind: Qaddafi Must Go. Being of one mind, the people won, which proves the basic ground truth of democracy.
The Libyan rebels began full-scale attacks to end the holdouts of Bani Walid and Surt. Their plans failed when enemy fire became too much and hade to surrender. The rebels tried to create peace negotiations, but failed and the loyalist forces opened fire on the rebels.
The rebel cornered Colonel Qaddafi in the desert town of Bani Walid, and he and his two sons were killed. During the rebel’s final weeks of Colonel Qaddafi’s battle, the Chinese state companies offered to sell his government large stockpiles of weapons and ammunition.
After Colonel Qaddafi’s killing the rebels pressed the loyalists into the desert town of Bani Walid, in order to have them surrender peacefully. This event might have shifted the balance of power, after six months of conflict.

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