Qaddafi´s regime over, the Americas will soon recognize new authorities
Rebels celebrating the imminent end of the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
The Americas Post notes the latest news and information about the situation in Libya and the fact that Qaddafi´s Regime is coming to an end. Two countries were quite loquacious on Libya´s and Gaddafi´s destiny: the USA and Venezuela. In our region, only Hugo Chavez came immediately the the support of the fallen Arab colonel. Presumably the same might be heard from Fidel Castro, who has condemned the NATO intervention in Libya authorized by the Security Council of the United Nations, as well as Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, once a direct beneficiary of financial assistance from Khadafi, or even the Brazilian government that worked hard for a negotiated solution in Libya, but failed. Instead, Brazil will recognize the rebels as the new authority in Libya. The following are the public reactions in the Western Hemisphere.
The reaction in U.S.: President Obama said today that Muammar al-Qaddafi’s regime is “coming to an end”. Obama suspended a few hours of his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard to address the historic developments in Libya, where rebels captured most of the capital Tripoli. “The future of Libya is in the hands of its people,” Obama said with satisfaction. “The celebrations that we’ve seen in the streets of Libya show that the pursuit of human dignity is far stronger than any dictator.” In spite of the favorable situation the Obama administration does not want to expand U.S. involvement in Libya, on the contrary the U.S. wants this to be a “Libyan-led transition.” The U.S. does not plan to send any U.S. forces onto the ground into Libya. If the situation in Tripoli stabilizes in favor of the rebels, the U.S. will begin the process of releasing Qaddafi regime’s frozen assets to the Libyan people. The value of these assets is estimated at $30 billion, with 10 percent of it in liquid funds.
Venezuela: a month ago, a grandiloquent President of Venezuela Col Hugo Chavez still supported Gaddafy with enthusiasm, but now the colonel is more moderate, even pacifist. Chavez did not say anything on Monday. On Sunday night during the rebel offensive, Chavez comments were that NATO and the U.S. ” are destroying Tripoli with their bombs.” Chavez reiterated his call for a peaceful solution to the Libyan crisis. The president said that they are attacking “schools, hospitals, homes, workplaces, factories and agricultural fields” in order to “intervene and take a country and its oil.” “Let us ask God’s help for the Libyan people and the peoples of the world and peace for the world,” said Chavez, who called the situation a “slaughter.” On Sunday night President Chavez did not mention the rebels or his “friend and ally Muammar Gaddafi”.
Brazil shifted its policy towards Libya. Now, facing the fact that the Arab League supported the rebels, Brazil announced on Monday that the country will review its position and officially recognize the National Transitional Council (TNC) of Libya. Until now Brazil had called for a negotiated solution in Lybia. For Brasilia the opinion of the Arab League has legitimacy and importance in the Arab region, which explains Brazil’s recognition of the new regime in Libya.
Like Brazil, the remaining countries in Latin America can be expected to act realistically and recognize the new regime in a short time.