The Arab League is hopeless in resolving the Libya crisis as the Arab leaders cannot have any impact on the Libyan dictator who has long been supported by the West, a political analyst says.
“It is useless … if you think about the Arab leaders, who are still in power and might take certain decision, I do not think that they are going to have any impact whatever their decision is,” Ahmad Musalli, professor of the American University of Beirut told.
Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi “is not going to be impacted by anyone else. [He will keep on] staying in power and massacring a lot of those who are going out against him,” he added.
Referring to the tyrannical ruling system of Gaddafi, Musalli argued, “This man has been allowed to rule this way and has been supported by the West, given a lot of arms and so forth for a long time and now he is in full control.”
“When he was under sanctions, he ruled autocratically, and when the sanctions were lifted he went on and stayed ruling the way he did,” Musalli pointed out.
In the wake of the revolution against four decades of Gaddafi’s repressive rule, Libyan security forces have reportedly killed more than a thousand of pro-democracy protesters.
But Libya is bracing for more violence as thousands of pro-democracy protesters, seeking the ouster of the Gaddafi regime, are moving toward the capital, Tripoli.
Pro-democracy movements have been spreading across the Arab countries after popular revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt led to the downfall of long-time Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak last month.
Other pro-democracy uprisings have also flourished in Bahrain, Yemen, Algeria and Jordan.