Libya in Chaos: Between Tribalism and Federalism

The Osint Journal Review

Alessandro Bruno – Apr 23, 14 

 The ‘Jamahiriya’, the odd republic that former Libyan leader Mu’ammar al-Qadhafi created in accordance to a ‘model’ he conceived and expressed in his seminal “Green Book” – based on his Third Universal Theory, functioning as a kind of Constitution for Libya – was at best described as a confused mishmash of Chinese socialism with Islamic coloring. It was by all means a mess, but it worked in the sense that it kept Libya united, thanks to the authority and fear mongering exercised by its creator. Now, over three years after Qadhafi’s demise, Libya has plunged back into chaos. Not a week goes by without news that an ambassador, (the latest being the Jordanian one), or a foreign security official (the latest being one guarding the US embassy) has been kidnapped. 

Last March, in the wake of a no-confidence vote, Prime Minister Ali…

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