Chavez & Arab League Proposal
By Micah Halpern
Friday March 4, 2011
I've Been Thinking:
Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has broached a plan to the Arab League and the Libyans to initiate dialogue between opposition forces and Ghadaffi's forces.
The Arab League liked the idea and started exerting pressure on Ghadaffi today.
There was contact between Venezuela and Libya and between the Arab League and Libya about the dialogue and it even looks like there is some possibility of an agreement. The only problem is the opposition - the opposition rejects any dialogue at this time.
One of the reasons the Arab League, Libya and Venezuela are of one mind is that this dialogue would place Lula, the former president of Brazil, as the intermediary. And that would totally marginalize the role of the United States.
These parties will do their best to oust the US and the West. But there is a counter to this view. The fact that opposition forces are not interested in talking keeps the United States in the game,
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