Militias Are the Real Power in Libya

Militias Become Power Centers in Libya By Reese Erlich, The Progressive, September 2012 Dressed in military fatigues and carrying AK-47 assault rifles, the Zintan militia surrounded the building in Tripoli and entered without a fight. They weren’t seizing the last remaining Qaddafi stronghold; they were taking an oil company CEO hostage. The militiamen were demanding … Continue reading