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Why the EU should patrol Libya

15-07-2011

The EU should prepare to lead peacekeeping in a post-Qaddafi Libya.

If American and European leaders are correct, it is “game over” for Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi – as NATO's secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, recently declared.

Best delay the celebration, however. The military and economic noose on the Libyan leader may be tightening, but predictions that NATO's limited intervention would be quick and decisive have already proved wrong. Moreover, there is a risk that the violent disorder that gripped Iraq after Saddam Hussein's fall will be replayed in Libya.

 

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