The parable of those who take [beings or forces] other than God for their protectors is that of the spider which makes for itself a house: for behold, the frailest of all houses is the spider's house. If only they understood this! (Quran 29:41)
15 August 2011
The just recognised legitimate government of Libya
The pro-NATO ex-Qadhafi Libyans are in a right mess. "The killing of a top rebel commander, Gen. Abdul Fatah Younis, by his own men Thursday exposed divisions within a rebel movement now facing rising anger from Younis' powerful Obeidi tribe. The rebel Transitional National Council seemed paralyzed by the killing, issuing a disingenuous communique that refused to acknowledge that a dissident rebel faction had killed Younis.
On Sunday, rebel militiamen engaged in a shootout here with militiamen described as "fifth column" saboteurs loyal to Kadafi. The firefight underscored the deep fissures along tribal and political fault lines, pitting ex-Kadafi loyalists against former street protesters and tribal-based militias.
Meanwhile, the council is desperately short of cash and fuel as its poorly trained fighters struggle to make headway against the government's military."