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Hijacking or failure … The plane or the deal


By: Suliman Elbayoudi*

In the light of what Libya witnessed and still living in from the

Suliman Elbayoudi
Suliman Elbayoudi

change bounces, non-logic, and unreality is the factors framing its interactions and shifts. The hijacking of the plane from Tamanhant (southern Libya) to Malta was just a part of the nonsense serious. It was a new methodology to express demands and reactions and could be repeated with the absence of the state.

To analyze such development in the Libyan context, we need to subjugate it to the main shifts in the scene, and bounces of the dilemma in Libya. Practically, we can’t find objective assessment for the accident itself, but there is an approach to the shifts dynamics. The plane hijacking highlighted the ignorance and isolation of the former regime figures.

Generally, in the collateral awareness, the supporters of the Gaddafi regime are no longer enemies of the revolution, as terrorism is back to the front as the main threat to the common destiny. The mechanism of involving them in the new context was previously proposed in different ways, but hadn’t received the required response, the latest trail was the weak announcement of Sirte liberation from Daesh control, made by the head of the suggested Presidential Council (PC), as he called factions to sit at the table. His call was totally ignored, except for some angry reactions regarding the statement itself that ignored the biggest force that participated in the liberation of the city of Sirte.

However, the Cairo meeting included some representatives from different Libyan sects, besides unofficial representation for supporters of the former regime. The call to change or expand the dialogue committee might be a secret signal for the importance of their participation in the much inclusive resolution. Calls for inclusive reconciliation, open prisons and release of detainees, and the call for the return of inside and outside migrants to their areas, is part of a new emerging language inside Libya, and became an urgent national requirement to preserve the Libyan structure.

The plane hijacking, openly, expressed the possibility that the excluded party might become part of the greater explosion that the International Community is waiting and Libyans fear of. The leakage of news about Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi is part of a political technique, to persuade the supporters of revolutionary violence of the significant of involving the former regime supporters, in the inclusive resolution as they are part of Libya, starting from the dialogue to representation inside the Libyan institutions, which is very natural if we ever wanted a sustainable stability in Libya.

Readers may say they were, already, represented in the suggested consensus. I say: If they were represented what the proposed President called them for, then the available representatives are only representing a violent political current, which is trying to become moderate.

Highlighting the violent face is an important message the world won’t read, within our local frames, as the step itself is a source of concern and fears, that won’t quickly pass, and Libya will be submitted to gradual cruel procedures. The kidnapping of the plane could also be referred on the Libyan political accord.

The failure to implement Article 40 of the security procedures, regarding airports security, adds to the Presidential Council, and the whole system that made its entry to Tripoli such success, a new setback streak.

Hence, only the Presidential Council should bear moral and legal responsibility for any of the recent or coming developments, as the de facto authority and the formation of the security committee was its decision, as well the International Community and United Nations envoy, Martin Kobler, and all those responsible in hampering the implementation of the accord and practically the implementation of the security procedures.

Finally, the most dangerous challenges face land, air, and marine ports are the absence of the structured police or military institutions to support the civil authority. Under the national doctrine and legislature authority, such situation will allow the continuity and escalation of such scenarios and might be used as safe havens and violently involved in the cross-border terrorism, with the absence of state authority, not the de factor one.

*A Libyan Politician