What now for Libya?

02/12/2001
Libya has two problems. Neither of them has anything to do with the interest that the oil industry long has shown in the country's rich petroleum resource. One of Libya's problems is Moammar Qadhafi. The other is the inability of economic sanctions to deal with a rogue dictator now legally complicit in mass murder.Three Scottish judges on Jan. 31 convicted and sentenced to life in prison a Libyan intelligence officer for the Dec. 21, 1988, bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 passengers and 11 people on the ground.Government linkIt remains unclear whether the convicted bomber, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, acted on explicit instruction...
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