Libya: A Divide within a Divide

The GeneralLibya is faced with a new divide that is likely to introduce a new chapter of turmoil and violence rather than a first step to stability: a divide in which religion gains saliency. General Khalifa Haftar’s success in the anarchic nature of Libya will be reliant on strong man tactics and a Libyan armed force deployed in all centres, with no mercy for any signs of opposition. As seen in Egypt, such a leadership only creates a new battlefield for both opposition and Islamic extremist groups.  Photo: General Khalifa Haftar http://thecairopost.com/news/89425/news/former-libyan-military-officer-announces-freezing-work-of-authoritiesFor More on The Haftar MilitiaDignity DividedGeneral Haftar named his campaign Operation Dignity and his fighting force the Libyan National Forces (LNF) with the goal of preventing Libya from becoming a terrorism hub. His target is the Libyan interim government, accused by Haftar of betraying Libya to Islamic militants and jihadists.For…

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