‘Don’t let Tripoli turn into another Baghdad’
UK: Amid the confusion of war, with few reliable reports on the
fighting beyond Tripoli, all that seems certain is that Colonel
Gaddafi’s regime is done for. The big question that remains, of course,
is what happens next.
Even before the rebels’ victory is complete, there are increasing
doubts over the ability of Libya’s fledgling National Transitional
Council to prevent a descent into anarchy and reprisals.
Inevitably, therefore, calls are growing for an international
peacekeeping force to keep Libya’s 140 tribes from each other’s throats
and oversee a smooth handover to a new government.David Cameron may be
tempted to step up UK involvement if Libya plunges into chaos or falls
under Islamist rule. The West should find ways to establish democracy in
Libya quickly. Daily Mail