Libya orders militas to disband

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    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya's president ordered all of the country's militias to come under government authority or disband, a move that appeared aimed at harnessing popular anger against the powerful armed groups following the attack last week that killed the U.S. ambassador.

    The assault on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, which left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead, has sparked an angry backlash among many Libyans against the myriad armed factions that continue to run rampant across the nation nearly a year after the end of the country's civil war. On Friday, Benghazi residents staged a mass demonstration against the militias before storming the compounds of several armed groups in the city in an unprecedented protest to demand the militias dissolve.

    The Associated Press: Libya orders 'illegitimate' militias to disband
     
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    Great job! Time for the military to take over and form a full government :)
     
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    Gee, the last time this happened was Afghanistan!

    Americans are ready to believe anything.
     
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    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- Libyan army troops raided a former military base in Tripoli Sunday, kicking out a rogue infantry brigade and detaining its members.

    The raid came shortly after the army issued an ultimatum giving unauthorized militias 48 hours to withdraw from military compounds, public buildings and property belonging to members of the former regime in the country's capital and surrounding areas. A statement from the army vowed to "use force to carry out these orders," the state-run LANA news agency said.

    Libyan troops raid rogue brigade's base - CNN.com
     
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    At least Libya is making the effort to clean up it's mess. They don't want to lose that precious American foreign aid. Maybe Pakistan and the rest of the arab world should look to Libya as an example of common sense.
     
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    Libya's president ordered all of the country's militias to come under government authority or disband...


    1. Thanks "international civilised community", there is no Libya any more. There are lots of tribes and territories.

    2. "President" of a state that no longer exist! This "president" does not control even Tripoli, yet the rest of what was Libya before the war.

    3. "President ordered"! :D
     
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    Judging from recent history, the militias will disband, melt into the background and reform later. Like the taliban did in Afghanistan.
     
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