How ready are Libya’s new leaders?

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September 20, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in PND News

"As temperatures soared above 105 degrees F. and rebels took control of the Libyan capital in August, the failing dictatorship of Muammar Qaddafi had one last weapon: thirst. Deep in the desert, pro-Qaddafi loyalists shut off the wells and pumps that provided one-third of Libya’s parched population with water from desert aquifers, part of the vast underground 'Great Man-Made River Project' that Colonel Qaddafi dubbed the eighth wonder of the world. Suddenly, Libya’s long-expected post-revolution humanitarian emergency turned critical, with a desperate deadline. The United Nations raced to provide 11 million bottles of water to Tripoli by road, sea, and air. But much more needed to be done." (09/20/11)  

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