France admitted that it supplied arms to the opposition in Libya to help it get rid of Gaddafi, the issue is whether france may have borrowed a page from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
The world is yet to learn from the fact that some of the weapons left behind by the west while attempting to help drive the Soviets out of Afghanistan, was later used by the Taliban and Al Qaeda to inflict heavy wounds on innocent civilians and allied soldiers fighting to stabilize the country, after the september 11, 2001 attack.
While it is impossible to condone the dictatorial regime of Gaddafi, it is proper to admit that diplomacy was not given chance in Libya.
Arming the opposition whose purpose is unclear raises questions as to the morals behind the French action. There is no doubt French weapons supplied to the opposition will end up in wrong hands and this is nothing but arming Libyans to kill Libyans.
Since the death of Gaddafi, there has not been a serious gun drive in the country, to recover all ammunitions handed over to the rebels. Recently, the Obama administration indicated it’s willingness to buy back some of the weapons to prevent them from falling in the hands of terrorist.
The hope is that the Libya of tomorrow does not become the Afghanistan of today.
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