In a completely unexpected turn, the “rebel” fighters in Western Libya are being pushed aside by troops backed by Qatar (the home of Al Jazeera)… the rebels are showing signs of potential to fragment around traditional tribal lines, and not “taking orders” from Benghazi. This is what Qaddafi has known all along.
In a “fair” national election, the people in Benghazi make up only 1 million of a population of 6-8 million, depending on how you count. If it is truly a “democratic” movement and everyone in the country is allowed to run for office, the people who want to reinstall the British created “monarchy” of Benghazi will lose in a major way.
So is it about elections or military domination through the use of brute force and reimposing colonial occupation? Watch how fast things devolve against NATO when Iraqi nationalists begin to realize the trap they stepped into.