A victory by Qadaffi against the revolutionary forces (led by a “mixture of human rights activists, democracy advocates, intellectuals, tribal elements, and Islamic forces” and “sections of the government and the armed forces that have broken away and joined the opposition,” according to Gilbert Achcar) would have been a defeat for the revolutionary wave in North Africa and the Middle East. But “regime change” orchestrated by the military power of Western imperialism will also be a defeat.
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