As Lawlessness Spreads in Libya, Are the Rebel "Good Guys" Turning Bad?

(Telegraph-UK) Nick Meo - Many of Tripoli's residents have had a moment of grim awakening in recent weeks as their liberators, still swaggering around the city armed to the teeth, have not gone back to their home towns as they promised. "When they said Libya Free, they meant the cars, the refrigerators and the flat-screen television sets," runs one joke. Stories are nervously swapped of gunmen taking expensive cars at checkpoints, giving receipts saying they will be returned after the revolution. More than two months since Gaddafi was driven from his capital, there is still a power vacuum. No government has been formed because former rebels cannot agree on how to share power.

2011-11-08 00:00:00

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