For months now the Libyan rebels have been infighting and progressively moving toward total discontinuity.
[ … as men with guns & cash at stake are wont to do. ]
Like I have been saying since the beginning,
this was never as cut-and-dried as the mainstream media made it out to be.
The notion that an unelected body who declares itself the sole legitimate representation for an entire nation
could be remotely legitimate
is laughable at best.
The fact is, the Libyan people never voted for these rebels and many do not support them.
If the people of Libya were actually behind these self-declared rulers,
how could they assemble such a massive pro-Gaddafi demonstration in the Libyan capital of Tripoli ?
To put it in perspective,
what if during a period of intense civil unrest in the United States
a group of a few elites declared themselves the sole representatives of our entire nation?
to make matters worse,
much of the international community steps behind them,
providing financial and lethal aid?
As if the situation couldn’t get any more ridiculous,
then international community would then start bombing the legitimate leader along with civilians
in areas that support the actual government.
This is what is currently going on in Libya.
The Turks have officially recognized the Libyan rebels,
of which we know very little,
and the United States has declared they will unfreeze Gaddafi’s assets
(which belong to the Libyan people – not the self-elected rebel council)
and hand over this illegally obtained money to the rebels.