What or who comes next after Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi? As with Egypt and so many other dictatorships in the Middle East, no one knows for sure. Many of these artifically created countries were formed after World War II in hopes of producing stability. Many have produced the opposite.
The main leader of the rebel opposition, which seems to have won, told journalist Judy Miller last May that the radical Muslims were only a minority in their group. That’s what we were told about Egypt. Now the radical Muslim Brotherhood seems poised to win the fall election.
In 1959, Fidel Castro assured The New York Times he wasn’t a Communist. That worked out well, didn’t it? You can’t always believe what they say. Libya may turn out worse under the rebels than under the crazed Gadhafi. There is no history of democracy there and democracy needs roots in human rights and the real God.
I’m Cal Thomas.
Publication date: August 23, 2011