Mission Accomplished! Libya being carved up! Western corporations set to make a killing!
Tribal and political leaders in the oil-rich region of Cyrenaica declared autonomy on Tuesday during a conference in Benghazi.
The meeting, attended by about 3,000 people, also heard the leaders call for a return to federalism in Libya, amid fears of the country’s breakup following the downfall of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi in October 2011.
Libyans in several major cities, including Benghazi, have taken to the streets to reject the federal system of government. They were carrying banners and shouting slogans emphasizing national unity and reconstruction in the country while highlighting Tripoli as the only capital.