So what does this all mean Will? Is this a bad thing or a good thing - Gadaffi's death? I know he was evil and put his people through hell but... was it a good thing or will things get worse? I don't understand. Thanks!
Hi Kath.Not an easy answer or a short one.The vacuum created by the collapse of Gaddafi's regime is filled by not one but many camps: the National Transitional Council, composed largely of Gaddafi people who jumped ship in the final months.Large parts of a country four times the size of Iraq contest the leadership of the NTC head Mustafa Abdul Jalil. The Islamist militias some of whom were in the al-Qaida-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi's regime.Mr al-Hasidi admitted he had earlier fought against “the foreign invasion” in Afghanistan, before being “captured in 2002 in Peshwar, in Pakistan”. He was later handed over to the US, and then held in Libya before being released in 2008.The head of Tripoli's local military council, Adbul Hakim Belhaj, a man who was once rendered and tortured, is still opposed by rivals in the NTC. Al-Qaida's new leader Ayman al-Zawahiri championed the same fighters in recent statements as Libyan "jihadis". The fighters of Misrata, who dragged off Gaddafi's body, and who arguably endured the worst part of the military campaign, contest the NTC's authority. And if this snag list is not long enough, the country is awash with weapons.With 20.000 anti-aircraft missiles missing it will become a heaven for Al-qaida like fighters.Whoever emerges at the head of a transitional period that will have its fair share of crises will also have to navigate Libya's tribal system.One of Libya's largest tribes, the Warfalla, remained loyal to Gaddafi to the end.So i fear things might turn out worse than before, Gadaffi was a tirant but a tirant we knew, God knows who will replace him?