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Partition still an option?

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Submitted by John in Michigan, USA (United States), Aug 22, 2011 at 19:35

I still think Dr. Pipes earlier idea of E and W Libya might have been the best outcome. Is it still possible? Scenario: Qaddafi flees or turns up dead; rebels have trouble holding Tripoli as tribal and other rivalries break out; diplomats negotiate a partition. Alternative: a de facto partition (like Kurdish Iraq?). But at this point it seems like a stretch.

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