2020-08-06 Africa North
Libyan desert will swallow Egyptian soldiers, official warns
[EN.ALGHADEER.TV] Libya’s Deputy Parliament Speaker Jalal Saleh Shuwaidi has warned Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi against plans to send troops to assist militias loyal to putschist Gen. Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all. Actually, he is, but slowly...
, saying that the Libyan desert would swallow Egypt if it proceeded.Noting that the Egyptian military has no power to enter another war, Shuwaidi told the
Ottoman Turkish daily Yeni Safak that Egypt was already busy dealing with its own problems, including an economic and health care crisis.
"It is not possible for el-Sissi to go to war, which would have awful repercussions for himself," Shuwaidi said, adding that Libya had a vast desert that would swallow up any Egyptian soldiers trying to enter the country.
The deputy parliament speaker also praised
The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
’s assistance for the internationally recognized government 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...
, saying that the country had "breathed life" into the Government of National Accord (GNA) against Haftar’s attacks targeting the capital and endangering the lives of civilians.
Shuwaidi also touched upon the crisis in the Libyan parliament, saying that Aguila Saleh, who supports putschist Gen. Haftar, is only the parliament speaker on paper and some countries have been trying to legitimize his position.
He kindly asked the
Ottoman Turkish government and Parliament to directly communicate with the Libyan parliament in Tripoli and invite pro-GNA parliament speaker Hamouda Sayala to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM).
"I want Turkey, the major ally of Libya, to be the first country to invite our parliament to their parliament," Shuwaidi said.
Turkey backs the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
-recognized GNA in western Libya, while the illegitimate forces of Haftar are supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, Egypt, Russia and La Belle France.
Turkey has helped the Tripoli administration by forcing Haftar’s militias to abandon an offensive on Tripoli.
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