Libya to Donate $100m in Aid to Syrian Opposition
[Tripoli Post] In a further sign of its strong support for forces fighting Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir
The Scourge of Hama...
, Libya is to donate $100 million in humanitarian aid to the Syrian opposition, SNC, and allow them to open an office in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, a government front man said on Wednesday.
The head of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdu-Jalil is reported to have made the initial offer to host an SNC office there last month.
Way back in October, Libya's interim government was one of the first foreign states to recognise the SNC as the legitimate authority in Syria. It said at the time, that the gesture showed solidarity following Libya's own struggle to oust Muammar Qadaffy
...whose instability was an inspiration to dictators everywhere, but whose end couldn't possibly happen to them...
and end 42 years of autocratic rule.
Asked whether Libya, which has its own hefty reconstruction needs after last year's war, could afford such aid, an NTC front man Mohammed al-Harizy is reported telling Rooters: "There is no problem."
However he said it was too early to determine how the aid, including medicine and food, would be delivered: "We will see how this aid can be delivered. We don't know yet."
At an earlier news conference, Harizy said the NTC had decided on "financial support for humanitarian needs to the equivalent of $100 million."
Posted by: Fred