To: The National Transitional Council
Date: March 20th, 2011
You now have the full backing of the Arab League, the United Nations and the military support of France, England, Canada, US and others in your fight to bring democracy to Libya. Gaddafi's troops are just outside Benghazi attacking. Misurata is reported to be under heavy attack. So what are the next steps ahead?
To start, Gaddafi is going to launch an all out media war. Since Gaddafi controls Libyan State TV, you will soon hear of the horrors which the UN backed military effort will be causing. Children will be dying by the thousands. Hospitals, schools and mosques will the targets of US aggression. The true intent of the western powers will be to take the oil away from the Libyan people through another wave of colonization and turn all Libyans into slaves. Gaddafi will declare he never hurt any Libyan citizen, and he is battling only a few Al-Qaeda thugs who have taken up positions inside Benghazi. Gaddafi will show video of his supporters chanting his name in praise as proof that the people of Libya love him. Misinformation and disinformation will be gushing from Gaddafi's media machine.
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In the face of this current situation, here are the steps the Council needs to take.
Start by fighting the Gaddafi media machine. Put out your own press releases of the events which are going on around the council, Benghazi and the other Libyan cities. You need to be clear about the goals of the Council repeatedly. You have listed them in your declaration which established your council. Show the world your intent is to protect the Libyan people, its borders and to transition to a new government which attains its legitimacy to rule through a democratic process. The establishment of the NTC is in part the legitimacy which backs the support of the Arab League and the United Nations. It is upon your shoulders to continue your work as the center piece of the movement which will ultimately bring change in Libya.
You need to reach out to all the cities in Libya, and co-ordinate the actions necessary to put in place the interim government necessary to rule your country. This will take massive logistical co-ordination. You will also need to rebuild your army so that you can bring control over your own country. This will require you to move against Gaddafi's forces to defeat them. It will be imperative to work with the UN forces to ensure co-ordinated strikes, thus allowing you to move your forces to either attack Gaddafi's or just mobilize your defences through out the country thus taking control in each city. The UN forces are there to neutralize Gaddafi's military power. This is your trump card. Play it. Through your re-established communication channels, request the UN military support to attack Gaddafi's tanks which are threatening your cities. You have the ultimate weapon, the support of the Libyan people. Gaddafi only has cronies and mercenaries.
The United Nations has opened the door for the Libyan people to take control of their own destiny. Libya, it is time to step through that door. This opportunity will not come again for at least another generation.