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Who won war in Libya? – INTERVIEW

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Laaska News Oct. 22,2011
Kudashkina Ekaterina           AUDIO

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Interview with Sergei Demidenko, Institute of Strategic Studies and Analysis
The major task would be to improve the security situation in Libya to a degree when companies would be able to start pumping Libyan oil. The important thing is that if we talk of geological exploration, this was carried out only in one fourth of the country’s territory. The cost of oil in some oil fields in Libya is as low as 1 US Dollar a barrel. Which means the country holds gigantic virtually untapped oil reserves.

On the other hand there is absolutely no mass opposition in Libya. Just look, after NATO has somewhat scaled down the intensity of its involvement after Tripoli siege, the rebel forces have again got stalled. That makes it absolutely plain, they are simply unable to advance any further without NATO support.  This alone is a good enough proof of just how massive is the support for the opposition in Libya. They have almost no support from the local population.

The so-called opposition includes some political figures, many of the former Gaddafi officials, there is a large number of lumpen proletariat, created by the way, by the Jamahiriya social system, which made it possible to make decent living without having a proper job . Many of them have no doubt that if it were not for Jamahiriya, they would have already been sheiks… There are also Islamists, who are really involved in armed fighting… And there are tribes and tribal leaders, mostly keeping neutral position in the stand-off.

That means that the only real force are Islamists…

Besides, in the Tripoli operation the so-called private security companies were widely engaged – and that is no longer a secret. The use of these structures provides national governments of the international coalition involved in the operation, with all the freedom they need. Officially the governments are not directly responsible for what private companies are doing.


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