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Breaking: South African President Jacob Zuma, in Libya to try to negotiate a ceasefire, says Gaddafi has accepted the roadmap to peace proposed by the African Union.
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  • Econdoc
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    probably true but not a good reason to chase the market
    10 Apr 2011, 07:10 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    Interestingly, Turkey was reported last week as proposing a mediated cease fire, withdraw by Qaddafi forces from the cities where the insurgents have risen and development of a transition to a new regime. This AU initiative sounds like much the same thing. Here are two initial reports on the AU initiative and a third report from a Turkish paper describing talks currently being held between Egypt and Turkey concerning Libya.

     

    english.aljazeera.net/...

     

    www.guardian.co.uk/wor...

     

    www.turkishpress.com/n...

     

    Unfortunately Qaddafi has a history of appearing to bow to international initiatives and then backing out before such initiatives are implemented. We’ll just have to see what happens here.
    10 Apr 2011, 09:11 PM Reply Like
  • bob adamson
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    Here are April 7th articles describing the Turkish initiative referred to in my earlier comment. The Libyan insurgents apparently already have responded positively to that initiative. The question therefore arises whether the Turkish initiative reported April 7th is analogous to that reported April 10th by the AU.

     

    www.guardian.co.uk/wor...

     

    english.aljazeera.net/...

     

    www.turkishpress.com/n...

     

    This is only my speculation but it is possible that the AU initiative is less onerous and detailed than the Turkish one and that Colonel Qaddafi will play one initiative against the other while trying to improve his strategic position on the ground in the civil war. There will probably be several stops and starts before this mess is stabilized and on the road to resolution but, at least, some opportunities are being tried.
    10 Apr 2011, 10:40 PM Reply Like
  • spald_fr
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    [says Gaddafi has accepted the roadmap to peace proposed by the African Union.]

     

    There is no info at the link, just a tweet. What are the details as proposed by the African Union?
    10 Apr 2011, 11:17 PM Reply Like
  • kmi
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    Gaddafi is a psychopath, he could take advantage of any lull in the fighting just to position himself better to crush the opposition, or hell, crush them in a clandestine method while appearing to be overtly passive...

     

    As well, who's to say Zuma isn't being overly optimistic... if everything is good and well and holds together bravo to Zuma but I'm wouldn't hold my breath...
    10 Apr 2011, 11:58 PM Reply Like
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