Thank you for making my point for me. The opposition did not disintegrate into squabbling factions after Younis murder because it was well established and coherent.<quoted text>
Established and coherent oppositin in Libyan war is a good joke of yours. Have you forgotten Yunis assassination?
Also, that so well organised, fair and free elections took place with so few incidents so shortly after the fall of the regime, against all regional and tribal differences and by a relatively weak central government could only have been done with a coherent opposition.
The relative calm in Libya today, a country not a year ago still in the middle of a civil war, is only explainable with a coherent rebel movement. Iraq took eight years to get that far, Afghanistan is still in turmoil, Somalia is just now managing to quieten down 15 years after its uprising and Yemen is still struggling.
BS. The man proved he had balls when he defected at a time when it was still very unclear how the uprising was going to develop. You needed courage to defy such an insanely vengeful scumbag like Gaddhafi who went to extremes to take revenge on his enemies and Libyan dissidents to the point of blowing up civilian passenger planes, torpedoing civilian ocean going liners, blowing up bars and discothèques in other countries, supporting terrorist movements with supplies of explosives, weapons and training and even invading neighbouring countries.Jibril was so scared not to die accidentally he was almost not present in Libya.
Evidently otherwise there wouldnt have been much progress at ousting scumbag Gaddhafi.Hiftar and Belhaj working together?
As far as I remember the NTC had to wait in Benghazi because the capitol was for weeks still infected by Gaddhafis mercenary snipers. In fact I know this from my personal contacts in Tripoli who told me that still weeks after the fall of Tripoli it was still often very dangerous to walk along certain streets. Many Libyans will tell you that the numbers of innocent civilians indiscriminately killed by Gaddhafis snipers during the conflict must be a thousand times higher than any civilian deaths caused by NATO bombing.For how many days Jalil had to wait to be permitted to come to "liberated" Tripoli?
The reason was because at first they had different command structures that made coherence in battle difficult. Later, after more training, they fought together very well in Sirte und Bani Walid.Misurata gangs refused to fight together even with the Benghazi ones.
BS. You should know by now that maliciously twisting history doesnt work with me. Zintani rebels made the biggest advances on Tripoli eventually encircling the capitol while the Misurata brigades were still stuck around Basra.Zintanis were left behind with guns and ammo, Sarkosy had to paraschute them.
1300 sounds like quite a plausible number to me. The sizes of these brigades varied from between 10 to over 100 men. That would be a standing army of at least 70 000 men under arms. A respectable amount for such a small population and proof of it being a popular uprising.How many brigades recently claimed for compensation? 1.300? As I said, a good one, almost as good as a "national revolution against a dictator".
Well, that must have made your day then. Why else mention it?Btw, another 5 people were killed in Mizdah after an attack on a military base in the town on Friday. Murderers from Al-Qaqaa Battalion were at the scene, again.