Wednesday, March 2, 2011

"Qaddafi's African Dream in Tatters"

UPDATE 3/9: This story, including my quote, is linked and cited in this Christian Science Monitor piece by Drew Hinshaw.

I'm quoted in Jason McLure's Bloomberg article "Qaddafi's African Dream in Tatters as Net Tightens Around `King of Kings.'"

Here are my quotes:
“Assuming Qaddafi is finished you’re going to have a very different role that Libya plays whoever is in charge vis-a-vis the rest of sub-Saharan Africa,” David Shinn, a former U.S. ambassador to Burkina Faso and Ethiopia, said in a phone interview from Washington. “Libya will become over the next couple of years a very modest player in African affairs.”

... Creating the regional group “was his way of providing aid and investment to member nations,” said Shinn. “They saw it as a way of getting largesse out of Libya. I would not be a bit surprised if that organization collapses.”
Image: Libyan Leader Muammar Qaddafi seen here in 2008. Photographer: Artyom Korotayev/Epsilon/Getty Images.

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