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    Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    (I think this is a very good sign. It would be very healthy for Libya's future.)

    Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake
    By Associated Press, Updated: Sunday, July 8, 8:18 PM

    TRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s first nationwide elections in nearly five decades brought hints Sunday of an Arab Spring precedent: Western-leaning parties making strides over Islamist rivals hoping to follow the same paths to power as in neighbors Egypt and Tunisia.

    While final results from Saturday’s parliamentary election could still be days away under a two-tier selection system, unofficial and partial counts from Libya’s biggest cities suggested liberal factions were leading the Muslim Brotherhood and allies in a possible first major setback to their political surge following last year’s uprisings.

    If the Libyan trend holds — which is still far from certain — it would challenge the narrative of rising Islamist power since the fall of Western-allied regimes from Tunis to Cairo. It also could display the different political dynamics in Libya, where tribal loyalties run deep and groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood at times cooperated with the rule of Moammar Gadhafi.

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    Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake - The Washington Post

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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    Fyi......................

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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Fyi......................
    Libya's Liberals claim lead in elections - World - CBC News

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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    fyi...................

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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    Hmm, no comment from all those who defended the terrorist dictator Gaddafi against US intervention, claiming it would least to an Islamist takeover? Strange.
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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Hmm, no comment from all those who defended the terrorist dictator Gaddafi against US intervention, claiming it would least to an Islamist takeover? Strange.
    I was against US intervention not because i "sided with the terrorist dictator Gaddafi", i simply believe that the US and or NATO is not the policemen of the world and have no right to intervene in other countries civil wars and or revolutions.


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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    But anyways i agree this is good news. A secular government is always a good/better government that favors progress. I just hope though they keep some of Gadaffi's progressive social policies.


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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I was against US intervention not because i "sided with the terrorist dictator Gaddafi", i simply believe that the US and or NATO is not the policemen of the world and have no right to intervene in other countries civil wars and or revolutions.
    So you agree this is good news and you are happy the regime is gone, but you think the entreaties of the very revolutionaries who brought this about makes the US an inappropriate policeman? I don't follow.

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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    So you agree this is good news and you are happy the regime is gone
    Yes

    , but you think the entreaties of the very revolutionaries who brought this about makes the US an inappropriate policeman? I don't follow.
    1.)Not all the revolutionaries wanted US intervention in Libya (See Abdul Hafiz Ghoga)
    No foreign intervention, Libyans tell West - Hindustan Times
    Interim Libyan Government Says No to “Foreign Intervention” | Firedoglake


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    Re: Libya’s election hints at blow to Islamist rise in Arab Spring wake

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes


    1.)Not all the revolutionaries wanted US intervention in Libya (See Abdul Hafiz Ghoga)
    No foreign intervention, Libyans tell West - Hindustan Times
    Interim Libyan Government Says No to “Foreign Intervention” | Firedoglake
    They were a tiny and decided minority, as clearly evidenced by the euphoric reaction in Benghazi and the near universal acclaim that the Libyan opposition council gave to the intervention.

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