Lev Vershinin interviews Dr. Rejeb Muftakhov Budabusa – Published ob Fubar and Grill.org FU, by folkie, 12 August 2011.
In a TV interview, Dr. Rejeb Muftakhov Budabusa, judging by numerous paraphrases and a more or less detailed digest, made a considerable impression on “all Paris” not having forgotten that in February and early March, he ardently advocated “peaceful demonstrations” in Benghazi and for “salvation from the punishment of Cyrenaica.”
He’s a fairly well-known, serious economist who belongs to the Bengazi elite, and was one of the most prominent dissidents. He then went to Paris, was no less a prominent figure in emigre circles, criticized Gaddafi, and in the early events was the representative of the “MSP” in France. Interesting to evaluate the past months,” he said today, to La Rex and political scientist, Lev Vershinin.
An interview by Lev Vershinin:
What’s going on in Libya?: … //
… Was it perceived in Benghazi that there were NATO mistakes and destruction of cities from the air?
Well, as people may perceive it? In Benghazi normal people live who understand everything. Previously, NATO literally prayed, and now it is clear that the protection of the population by Europeans was the least of their worries.
No one has forgotten February, we have nothing to be ashamed of. But people began to think about it and compare. People remember the details, and realize that there was no special unwelcome police repression, they provoked, and then attacked army units.
But what can ordinary citizens do now? Do not misunderstand me, myself I think that Gaddafi should withdraw from active work. I do not live at home because I thought he did not have long so did not hide it. I would also like more democratic devices than the general that are in place now. But, sorry, I do not want my country bombed, robbed and humiliated.
Even for me, a Benghazian to the bone, Gaddafi, a Bedouin from Sirte, today has become a symbol of national unity, the only one whose name unites thousands of different people who are ready to fight against the aggressors. After the war, let’s see …
In this sense, Europe miscalculated. We, Libyans, are calm, lazy, easygoing people, but we cannot be humiliated and insulted. There it happens to click.
But they, with their own hands made Gaddafi the new Omar Al Mukhtar, 2011. And in the end? They ruined it, they think that if he leaves, it’s all over, but some people still cannot forgive and forget. Those who see the leaders of Europe are afraid for their families’ future.
And there are those who, in general, do not want to fight, those who, in general, no matter who is in the driver’s seat, start to sympathize with al-Gaddafi, because he fought against the aggressors, rather than trying to negotiate. Now his popularity is growing every day, more than he could ever even dream of. And the policy of democratic nations cannot.
And what’s the solution, in your opinion?
Both NATO and the rebels have already lost the war and what will happen tomorrow is anyone’s guess. (full text).