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Berlin wants to lead negotiations in Libya, as Iran moves in.
 
11/26/2020
 

Can Germany Stop a Second Islamist Revolution in Libya?

Berlin wants to lead negotiations in Libya, as Iran moves in.

BY WARREN REINSCH

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi wrote, "If the sun lost its gravity, its gases would explode and its unity would no longer exist. Accordingly, unity is the basis for survival." Ever since he was ousted by a Western bombing campaign in 2011, Libya has been devastated by civil war. Fearing an Islamic resurgence, Germany is working behind the scenes to stabilize the Libyan theater. This intervention is leading to a clash between Europe and radical Islam.

"I can tell you that we have made good progress in this meeting and continue to work constructively to find the appropriate international framework for the Libyan process under the mediation of the United Nations," said German Foreign Ministry spokesman Christofer Burger, according to a November 22 report by the Turkey-based Anadolu Agency. "There is consensus in many different core areas, including that there is no military solution and that we urgently need a ceasefire."

Many Germans are divided about intervening in Libya, but Germany’s worsening migrant problem is the biggest rationale for intervention. German Chancellor Angela Merkel fears that if Germany does not intervene, Libya is at risk of becoming a second Syrian crisis.

 
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