Opinion: Europe will encounter a fresh set of problems and threats if Libya’s legitimate government falls
Europe will encounter a fresh set of problems and threats if Libya’s legitimate government falls.Laurenz Gehrke For one, the European Union’s potential failure to adequately support Libya’s Government of National Accord would be a betrayal of its own core values, including democracy and human rights. To leave Libya at the mercy of a warlord would be a mistake of historic proportions. Moreover, Europe will encounter a fresh set of problems and threats if Libya’s legitimate government were to fall. Terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Al Qaeda, which suffered a military defeat in Syria and Iraq, will find a fertile ground to get back on their feet. Indeed, some groups that largely share those terrorist organizations’ ideology, including the Madkhali-Salafis , are fighting alongside Haftar. If the conflict rages on, the violence and instability will also fuel irregular migration toward Europe. The Libyan civil war serves as a litmus test for the EU. Will European leaders uphold the liberal world order in the face of yet another attack? Or will they abdicate their responsibilities, as they did in Syria, to watch the crisis unfold from the sidelines? The EU needs to show the world that it is a relevant actor in the international arena. Our European friends and allies need to understand that they cannot change the world simply by complaining and expressing concern. International law, democracy and human rights cannot be defended without assuming some responsibility. History teaches us that rewarding those who turn their backs on diplomacy and make a mockery of the international community only leads to more serious problems down the road. And yet the most recent developments in Libya suggest that some European leaders haven’t learned these lessons. The EU needs to show the world that it is a relevant actor in the international arena. The upcoming peace conference in Berlin is a very significant step toward that goal. European leaders, however, ought to talk a little less and focus on taking concrete steps. Keeping in mind that Europe is less interested in providing military support to Libya, the obvious choice is to work with Turkey, which has already promised military assistance . Turkey fully supports Libya’s U.N.-backed, legitimate government. Under the most recent security and military cooperation agreements, we pledged to protect the Libyan government from coup plotters. In this regard, we will train Libya’s security forces and help them combat terrorism, human trafficking and other serious threats against international security. Europe finds itself at a crossroads. And at this historic junction, those working for peace must be courageous and do everything in their power to end violence. Europe can count on Turkey — an old friend and loyal ally — to achieve that goal. Related stories on these topics: Read more: POLITICO
Erdogan preaching about peace while sending arms and mercenaries to his allies in Libya. A sick joke, if I ever heard one. Momar Qaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Osama bin Laden where all Despicable human beings.. it’s seem to me the world as a whole had fewer terrorism issues while they were leaders.... Erdogan needs Saraj. Unlike Egypt where an (Ataturk-like if u will) secular govt is in place and does not accept TR pseudoslamic-driven authoritarian policies in the region, the AlSaraj admin in Libya will be a puppet govt completely dependent on warmonger TR
Nice try... GNA is a joke. Turkey uses the puppet (aka legitimate) government of Libya for its illegal plans. In fact Erdogan, as a genuine gangster, blackmails Merkel again. She is the only one that bites... Legitimate government in Libya is a classic oxymoron ! Welcome to 2011, bro. Too late Remember, US politicians stood with the people of Libya just like they stood with the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria.
THROUGH JESUS & AMERICA ONLY ! KNOW JESUS KNOW PEACE! 🇺🇸✝️💪👀 AMERICA VETERANS 🇺🇸💙🇺🇸🇺🇸 The legitimate government they have that allows sale of African slaves on an open market? Ok
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