Libya: ‘Occupation does not breed democracy’
He claims that the conflict in Libya cannot be described as a real revolution.
“Historically speaking, this cannot be described as a revolution. It was some sort of coup d’état, where you had a military coup d’état backed by NATO,” the professor from Princess Sumaya University in Jordan told RT. “It is an occupation and a very brutal occupation.”
And unlike a real revolution “occupation does not breed democracy,” he stressed. “So I doubt very much that there will be real, genuine, democracy in Libya from now on.”
According to Professor Ghassib, the elections that will take place in Libya will be a formality, and “will not be a genuine expression of the will of the people.”
“It would be a mere formality hiding something else beneath it,” he says.
The professor warns that the end of the war in Libya could be followed by a resistance movement as in Iraq as NATO’s allies in Libya will find a lot of trouble convincing the people of their legitimacy.