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Lessons to learn from Libya model

The 'Libya model' was meant to show what can be achieved through negotiation.

In 2003, Colonel Gaddafi abandoned weapons of mass destruction and paid compensation to the Lockerbie families. This was seen as efforts by Libya in normalising its ties with the West.

However, we may now view the 'Libya model' from a different perspective as being one of a country which abandons WMD and then is attacked by the west. It could be surmised that the West is following a hidden agenda on these matters. It is unlikely any other country will abandon its WMD and many countries now will now try to acquire WMD as a deterrent against NATO aggression.

Hillsborough, Co Down

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