International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Libya Crisis: The Militarisation of the New Scramble and More
Ronald Chipaike

The conflict in Libya that invited involvement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the demonisation of Colonel Gaddafi as a ruthless tyrant clearly showed the desire of the West to militarise the New Scramble for African resources, a process which has become so pervasive in the current age. This paper argues that while the political misgivings of the Libyan regime under Gaddafi were clear for all to see, the problem did not need the intervention of NATO. The paper also advances the opinion that the Libya crisis will cause instability domestically and regionally. Finally the paper also holds that the Libya war is the same as the Iraqi and Afghan wars whose other objective is the creation of conflict in the hope of making huge profits in post-conflict reconstruction, a phenomenon called for profit war. The paper recommends that African leaders should not hold their people at ransom by monopolising political space as this creates room for the entrance of World powers who thrive on creating chaos in the hope of gaining scores in the New Scramble for African Resources.

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