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masked_marsoe VIP Member

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#1 10 years ago

Al Jazeera English - News - Libya To Head Un Security Council

[COLOR=black]By an alphabetical accident, Libya becomes president of the 15-nation body from its very first day as a member, succeeding Italy.[/COLOR]

Now, Libya has undergone a international transformation recently. It had been under UN sanctions (set by the Security Council of course) from 1992 through to 2004. It has also normalised relations with the EU, and with the US (still underway). It was removed from the US's list of terrorism-supporting nations in 2006 after 27 years on the list.

A dramatic turnaround for a nation that was considered a part of the Axis of Evil.

Does Libya provide a new model for rejoining the international community; "the Libya Model", or is it another example of a feeble UN?

I see the Libya Model as having the potential to transform other nations, especially Syria, and to open them up to the rest of the world. Both are ruled by authoritarian leaders (and Gaddafi has to be one of the more eccentric dictators of the 20th century, with a personal bodyguard of African female martial arts masters), and both are at a crossroads between Europe and Africa/Asia, and the clash of ideologies that comes with the meetings of different cultures.

Libyans too, have largely escaped the Islamisisation of recent years, under Gaddafi's socialist rule, which means culturally Libya is very distinct from Egypt or Algeria. That has promise too.




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#2 10 years ago

Egypt >>>>>> Libya ;)

I like Gadaffi though. Apart from the fact he is a dictator, he has been trying to help in many ways. HE is helping libyans with the Greak River project. HE is always trying to get Africans together in peace, and unify them. Good man I Suppose.




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#3 10 years ago

Libya is also chair of the human rights commission. BBC NEWS | Africa | Libya takes human rights role The UN are morons. If it was around in the 30s, I'm sure they would have given Hitler the position. Just because a well known criminal is improving his behavior, that doesn't mean you appoint him chief of police.




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I still feel a mistrust toward Lybia and think any action like this should have been put off until further progress was made by that nation. It has made great strides, but I don't feel it has come far enough. Maybe even just a "cooling period" of a few years to watch how that nation moves and then something like this.

Bohemund;4127653 The UN are morons. If it was around in the 30s, I'm sure they would have given Hitler the position.

You mean the League of Nations, but many scholars agree it would have stopped Hitler's aggression with more strength (ie, US membership).




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#5 10 years ago
MA If it was around in the 30s, I'm sure they would have given Hitler the position.

Hitler is too strong a word. Salazar, Franco, or Horthy is more suited. =p

And it's worth pointing out that Libya was elected to that commission four years ago - and the commission no longer exists. It's replacement does not have Libya, nor will it for several years.

The UN are morons.

The UNCHR voted democratically. You know what that means.... :rolleyes: Good to see you back, at least.




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#6 10 years ago

Well, it sure looks promising.

I'm not holding my breath on this one, but we will have to see. It is very, very rare for a state with the sort of history that Libya has to turn around like this that I don't really know what to make of it.

Personally, I'm not making any calls until Gaddafi allows for a more democratic show in the government.




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#7 10 years ago
Bohemund;4127653Libya is also chair of the human rights commission. BBC NEWS | Africa | Libya takes human rights role The UN are morons. If it was around in the 30s, I'm sure they would have given Hitler the position. Just because a well known criminal is improving his behavior, that doesn't mean you appoint him chief of police.

Isn't the United States one of the biggest arms dealers in the world? *cough* hypocrisy *cough*

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Of course we are. Actually, I'm pretty sure we are the biggest arms dealer in the world

There is, however, something radically different between selling F-16s to Norway, and the sort of thing I'm sort of feeling you have in mind.




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#9 10 years ago

Well we can always veto anything we don't like. The UN's effectively useless as far as being applied against our interests is concerned.




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#10 10 years ago
Nemmerle;4128067Well we can always veto anything we don't like. The UN's effectively useless as far as being applied against our interests is concerned.

Because alot of MAjor and lesser powers are too afraid because these resolutions and regulations will have to be forced to affect them too..the whole world doesnt want to sacrifice for peace yet, we're all too greedy.




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