The return of Bashir Saleh right arm of Gadhafi’s Libya’s political scene
Newspaper “Afrique Monde” French report which spoke of return; Bashir Saleh, right arm of the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s political landscape.
The newspaper said in the report that translated “English 21”, the most prominent tribal leaders in Libyan city of Fezzan, located in southwestern Libya, met at the beginning of the month of June in response to the appeal of Bashir Saleh, private Secretary to Gaddafi and most prominent men close to his regime.
The newspaper said Bashir Saleh worked to rally Libyan tribal leaders in the city of Fezzan, from his residence in South Africa where for a while. Valid aims through these efforts to form a third pole parallel to poles of Tobruk and Tripoli, and betting on the site of the town of Fezzan in natural resources and oil.
The newspaper reported that Bashir Saleh wrote to the Libyans, apt Conference convened by Libyan tribes in Fezzan sponsored by city, during this speech stressed the need to resort to peaceful means to resolve disputes that entangles Libya for years.
In his speech pointed out that Libya needed to avoid the most dangerous scenarios, learning from the mistakes made by neighbouring countries, such as Angola, Ivory Coast, Mali, which lived through difficult times because of war and violence, played during which he put Libya plays a pivotal role in reducing differences between all parties, he said.
The newspaper reported that the Libyan tribes participating in the work of this conclave; concluded perchance on joint statement consists of 14 chapters, sparked some controversy among the Parties present, before a final version which contained positive indications about the role of city of Fezzan in the Libyan conflict.
First point stressed in the statement on the role of Fezzan in Libyan national reconciliation, so “the tribes in the Libyan city, from this perspective, refused any meeting or Conference or seminar involving Libya, in General, Fezzan, in particular, outside their home territory, in addition to rejecting meetings that did not get the approval of the Supreme Council in Fezzan, as the legitimate representative of the local authority represented in the local legislature.
First point included reference to the Vienna meetings about Libyan conflict, erected around mid May and saw the participation of Foreign Ministers from 21 countries, met to discuss putting Libya, without that emerge from this meeting any tangible results.
The newspaper pointed out that the meeting of Fezzan went beyond that, when I consider that all these international diplomatic efforts were doomed to failure, said that like the Vienna meetings were an attempt to destabilize the Fezzan and outside interference in the internal affairs of the region.
The newspaper reported that the communiqué of the meeting of Fezzan maintained the need for a dialogue among the Libyans, without mediators, with a view to putting an end to the conflicts ravaging the country and the ongoing political crisis in years, restoring the rule of law.
Fezzan meeting statement opposed “foreign interventions” in Libyan Affairs and international parties considered “undesirable” brokers, so it must be a national dialogue without intermediaries.
The final statement that “the frequency of various Governments, and the establishment of a State governed by the desire of international financial institutions without regard for the law or the Libyan sovereignty,” caused the disaster in Libya for years.
The Council called the Libyan tribal youths Fezzan to leave armed militias and return to civilian life or join the military life within the framework of the regular army. And meanwhile stressed the importance of betting on officers and soldiers role in guaranteeing State authority and configure a team serves.
The statement also included an invitation all Libyans, “without exception”, the unit of their own destiny, and stressed the need to free all prisoners, return displaced people and refugees, at home and abroad as a first step towards national reconciliation.
The paper says that the meeting portends the emergence of a third force in Libya, Bashir Saleh endeavours to ensure within the influential role in Libyan political scene for the next phase.