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Former US National Security Council adviser's views on Libya situation: By Augustine Anthuvan | Posted: 01 April...

Former US National Security Council adviser's views on Libya situation: By Augustine Anthuvan | Posted: 01 April...

SINGAPORE : Former US National Security Council adviser, Jamie Metzl, has said the Arab league will have to play a more forceful role in bringing about peace in Libya. He also feels that the United States is not in a position to lead in the military intervention It is being described as the Arab spring - a democratic awakening - but are the civilian uprisings, coupled with the international intervention in Libya, becoming too high a price to pay? Mr Metzl, who was also a human rights officer with the United Nations in Cambodia, said the price of inaction in Libya would have been far higher. He said: "Time will tell what happens in Libya. Already we are seeing a number of very senior defections from the Libyan government and I would not be at all surprised if we started to see more cracks over the coming days and weeks. "But had the world stood by and let Benghazi be taken,...

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