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Xinhua Editorial: The End of the Gaddafi Era Does Not Mean the End of Unrest in Libya.

On August 22, 2011, Xinhua published an editorial about the end of Gaddafi’s Rule. The article criticized the West for taking advantage of the unrest in Libya and constantly conducting air strikes against Gaddafi’s forces even though, since the beginning of the century, Gaddafi had adjusted his foreign policy to be favorable to the West. “As far as the West is concerned, smiling or swords are only tools to achieve their own strategic interests.”

The article pointed out that internal strife has started among Libyan rebels, concluding, “The end of the Gaddafi era does not mean the end of unrest in Libya. The power vacuum caused by the fall of a political regime tends to lead to factional conflicts, which will result in social turbulence.”

Source: Xinhua, August 22, 2011