Libyan Government of National Accord announces security arrangements in Tripoli complete
The UN-brokered Libyan Government of National Accord together with its Presidential Council has announced that security arrangements are complete and the GNA is ready to move to Tripoli to resume work there, rather than its current location, Tunis.
|The announcement was an official statement by the GNA. The statement added that the GNA was mindful of "saving Libyan blood" and of moving to Tripoli in a "safe and peaceful" manner. However, there are already reports of gunfire and clashes. Militia supporting the GNA have said they will use force to ensure that the GNA is able to come to Tripoli. Opposition militia have said they will resist any such attempt. In these circumstances to say that the GNA is mindful of "saving Libyan blood" probably means that if the GNA thinks that it cannot establish itself, violence or not, it will not come. However, the GNA claimed some time ago that it would be in Tripoli within a few days. It may lose whatever credibility it has left if it does not come soon.|
It accused a ‘’minority headed’’ by Tripoli’s de facto administration and its self-appointed so called prime minister ‘’Khalifa Ghwell’’ of ‘’terrorizing’’ people in Tripoli and putting ‘’obstructions’’ and impediments before the GNA ‘’preventing’’ it from commencing its duties.These bad guys closed off aviation navigation causing "numerous humanitarian crisis for Libyans stranded in airports." These included "ill, injured, children and elderly." These are clear transgressions of "citizen's rights and of international conventions" Of course, after this moral indignation it is not proper to note that the airspace was opened again at 2 a.m. the same day. Continuing in the same vein of fatuous moralizing, the GNA urges citizens and the international community to reject the behavior of obstructing groups and to "avoid fighting and bloodshed" in the capital. No self-criticism or the slightest hint that it is the GNA and its insistence that it enter Tripoli without the support of either rival government has anything to do with what is happening. How could it? The GNA is one of the good guys? The Libya Observer predicts the GNA move is likely to provoke violence and a war in Tripoli.