Since the release of billions of dollars into the hands of un-reconstructed Al-Qaeda mercenaries, NATO has been backfooted by the in-fighting within the ruling circle of would-be usurpers. Libya’s next president for life may not be a president at all, he’s a descendent of their last king, also a puppet, installed by the former colonial masters.
General Abdel Fattah Younes had a fantastic career, like Swiss Admirals who’ve never once ventured on the high seas; he hadn’t fired a shot in anger nor received one in return for his entire career according to the limited bios available. On a personal level, friends described him as an efficient type driven with a desire to serve the Libyan nation. Fresh reports coming out of rebel-Benghazi paint a different picture altogether.
The man who joined the uprising early on against Gaddafi was suddenly flush with cash and he tried spreading it around to potential turncoats both in Libya and abroad. Their rejections hardened his resolve, so much so that he hastened his NATO allies to bomb as much civilian infrastructure as possible in payback, particularly schools and hospitals yet the spate of setbacks had to be fully blamed on some plausible fall guy.
Rebel leaders surprisingly winced, then decided he had to go but without a bloodless exit strategy, they felt it was best to whack him and blame his own acolytes. A hero in life and a zero in death was the opposite of what the General would have wanted but alas, his destiny was ‘written’. When depleted uranium dust settles and life returns to NATO’s version of normal in North Africa, history and all the good folk of Libya will remember Younes for swimming with crocodiles but only managing to bite his own tail.