Expert: NATO aims to protect West's interests in Libya
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 6 /Trend, A.Tagiyeva/
The resolution adopted by the UN Security Council on launching military operations in Libya in order to protect and support the civilian population of the country is aimed at realizing goals and interests of Western countries and does not protect the interests of the Libyan opposition, said an Arab analyst on Middle East Mahmoud Haydar.
"NATO has been working in conspiracy with the West, and its aim is not to protect the civilian population," Haydar told Trend by the telephone from Beirut.
The expert said the opposition of Libya already understands the true purpose of the West in the Libyan crisis, and it will start to look for new ways to combat Gaddafi's regime.
On Wednesday, Libya's opposition expressed its dissatisfaction with NATO's actions to protect the citizens of Libya from the attacks of Gaddafi supporters. The opposition leader, General Abdul Fattah Yunus said that NATO forces are actually leaving the inhabitants of Misurata in the lurch.
Libya has seen mass unrest against the Gaddafi regime from Feb. 15. The people are protesting Gaddafi, who has ruled the country for 40 years. The number of the dead has hit thousands of people.
The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on March 17 calling for the introduction of a no-fly zone over Libya and approving the possibility of foreign military operations. The operations were launched on March 19, which are mainly attended by Great Britain, France, U.S, Canada, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Denmark.
"All of NATO's actions are intended to weaken the position and strength of Gaddafi, but not to dismiss him," he said.
The expert believes that loosening Gaddafi, the West will be able to govern him, but the regime change in Libya is disadvantageous to the West.
Haydar also said that there is another useful option for the West - it is a long lasting civil war, which, in turn, will create conditions for the control of Libya by the West.
Haydar said the Libyan revolutionaries do not trust in NATO, and it can cause disagreements between supporters of the opposition and force them to take other measures to remove Gaddafi.