Save the Libyan rebels! (But do we know who they are?)

Posted by John Rosenthal

With Libyan government troops closing in on the rebel stronghold of Benghazi, virtually all American commentators appear to be united in the conviction that America or “the West” should intervene to save the Libyan rebels. But one month after the unrest in Libya began, we still know almost nothing about them. What little we do know strongly suggests that they count Islamists among their ranks.

See my new post on the Tatler blog here.

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