It is no jump to an unwarranted conclusion to say if Sharia law is the objective of the TNC, as expressed in its draft constitution, none of the other high-sounding principles are likely to be achieved, much less guaranteed.
None of the nations now experiencing revolutions or unrest have a history of democracy, freedom or human rights. That's because they believe in a God who wants his followers to violently impose their religious beliefs on those who believe differently.
Former Libyan justice minister Mustafa Mohammed Abdul Jalil, who now heads the NTC, said after resigning his post in protest over Gadhafi's shooting of civilian demonstrators, "We are the same as people in other countries, and are looking for the same things."
That remains to be seen. Based on the direction of revolutions in other Arab states and their history -- not to mention the presence of the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical groups that could well hijack whatever yearning for real freedom might be in these movements -- I'm not persuaded.By the way, since nations are unfreezing Libyan assets and the country is awash in oil, can we please send the NTC a bill for the help we've given them, directly and through NATO? That would help lower our national debt. This is a practice we should also apply to other countries seeking our assistance.
Cal Thomas is co-author (with Bob Beckel) of the book, "Common Ground: How to Stop the Partisan War That is Destroying America".
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