Conflict of civilizations in Libya – Opinion by Suleiman Al-Bayoudi

By Suleiman Al-Bayoudi, Libya Presidential Candidate.

Libya, a country where the percentage of people below the poverty line crossed 27%, according to last World Bank report, is ahead of a terrifying collapse and secret migrations operations may soon turn the White Sea into black and that’s due to the rubber boats of sub-Saharan Africans. Moreover, it is even the Libyans who will take the sea to escape starvation. It is not propaganda. This is a painful reality. International forces that meet periodically and have escalated the pace of their statements about Libya, is working in an absurd and messy way as they don’t really accommodate the social and economic conditions and may even overlook Libya’s importance as a fulcrum in the conflict of civilizations that will widen Orthodox Russia’s conflict with Catholic Ukraine even more. Libya is not a gateway to Africa in the traditional sense and has sought to revive African civilization. It covers an area of a spiritual dimension. Libya is where Marcos Al-Bashir was born (disciple of Christ) who hosted the last dinner at his home. Marcos was The New Testament’s Writer, founder of the Coptic Orthodox Church who dominated Green Mountain through a valley bearing his name. A causal link with a spiritual dimension sufficient to serve as a basis for greater steps. It may be ironic that the maritime memorandum with Turkey was not only at an opposite point to Greek Orthodox but is linked to Marcos’s valley and the protection of his land. Accordingly, Libya can easily be the crossroads of civilizations that conflict with Western civilization and its center for narrowing it, and given the interconnectedness of relations and areas of influence on the ground, the impact is clearly obvious.

Libya needs genuine national stability and legitimacy, which allows it to open up its debate on its new identity and culture which is supposedly changing and open to all and represents a melting down of civilizations and cultures to prevent Libya from sliding into being the center of the civilized conflict with its unitary entity. There is a confusing conflict that is transforming Libya into an expelling and hostile environment for Western civilization, led by essential States to emerging civilizations and using non-legitimate objects and their leaders as tools for expanding this environment. Libyans believe that Western powers impose them and constantly contribute to chaos, corruption, predation and impoverishment. However, it is the political parties that are even implicitly asserting this. The containment and encompassing of new concepts call for strict action against the parties of the Authority to prevent further deviation and to involve large segments of Libyans in debates and initiatives, complement the electoral process as it has ceased, and prevent governing bodies from continuing their practices against democracy.

The electoral process stopped in December 2021, causing the High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) to need to address legal centers and add the third appeals clause so that it can complete the electoral process and publish the final lists of presidential candidates and the initial lists of parliamentary candidates. And thus, the HNEC can defend its decisions in excluding some candidates and others who may be overthrown by this amendment, but the whole process turned to a political marathon that prevails only for the ruling powers and in which Libyan voters turn to viewers and Western international forces of Osman’s shirt, where they are accused of having stopped the elections and supported contradictory Libyan alliances working against popular will.

I pity the international parties that welcomed Rabat’s meeting between the presidents of the House of Representatives and the High Council of State and the illusions that some necessary measures and the change of sovereign positions would bring the presidential and parliamentary elections as soon as possible. International forces have been misled because they haven’t looked at real backgrounds. What actually motivated Al-Mashri and Agila convergence is the confidential agreements between Saddam Haftar and Ibrahim al-Dbeiba, sponsored by the United Arab Emirates, resulted in the first step in the commissioning of Farhat bin Qadara as head of the National Oil Corporation.

Negotiations on the Libyan Investment Corporation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya and members of the Board of Directors have been under way for weeks. These agreements reinforced the alliance of Dabaiba and Saif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi at the same time. Saif Al-Islam Al-Qadhafi is regaining his vital influence in important sovereign positions. Therefore, Al-Mashri and Agila Salah are trying to block any agreement that excludes them. Their trip to Rabat will not bring elections, but it will generate part of the interpersonal understandings and an attempt to bring down Dabaiba anyway. In fact, the two houses do not wish to hold elections and perhaps the leak of the representative of Benghazi, Badr al-Nahib, is a great proof for that, which was implicitly confirmed by Al-Mashri in his recent meeting on Libya’s Free Television. This contradiction also applies to the Bashaga-Haftar alliance, which has collided with Bashagha’s inability to enter Tripoli and the Government of Bashaga does not appear to be active and is more like a means of political pressure against Dabaiba to force him to make further concessions. Bashagha has been losing his military allies in the west of the country and it looks like Osama al-Juwaily, the military commander from Zintan, will ally himself with the Dabaiba’s government along with all the other military forces that Bashaga abruptly abandoned. Haftar’s recent statements represent an opportunity for a coup and repositioning, which are important and to transform them into action on the ground will be unlikely in the next couple of months. Returning to the beginning of the article and taking the picture of the complex intersection of the Libyan situation (theoretically) and putting it on the table, is it not clear that a party in control of the game is imposing its agenda without any direct intervention, at the same time reinforcing the anti-Western momentum in Libya and possibly shifting from a conflict to a clash.