Libyan Dissident: “This is not a revolution by rebels.”

March 7th, 2011, byStaff


Should the United States lead the way in imposing a no-fly zone over Libya?

Libyan dissident and University of Texas political science department chair Mansour El-Kikhia says that if the U.S. doesn’t push for a no-fly zone, at the very least, it should give the Libyan people a chance to level the playing field by supplying the opposition in their fight against Muammar Qaddafi.

“This is not a revolution by rebels,” El-Kikhia says. “I understand if it’s a rebel [force] of 1,000, 2,000 or 3,000. But not when one million and a half people are opposed to you. They cease to be rebels.”

Check out the clip below, where El-Kikhia explains that the notion of a post-Qaddafi Libya turning into a terrorist state is nonsense, and tune in tonight for the full conversation.


  1. William Cruikshank
    March 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

    we should be supplying air cover to the anti-Kadafi forces

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