Saturday, 1 February 2014

For maximun tribal autonomy

The last two weeks has seen renewed inter-tribal clashes in Fezzan, Southern Libya. This is what happens when the old order disappears suddenly. The conflict has meant Gaddafi loyalists, the so-called 'Green Resistance', have increased operations in the area around Sabha, and reports of pro-Jamahirya activity in Sirte and even Bengazi have been filtering in. Obviously, those who would see the restoration of the Jamahirya are only interested in a unified Libya, but surely the peaceful solution lies in a decentralised, federal Libya that can lead onto maximum tribal autonomy and ultimately free tribal areas - somrthing resembling the National Anarchist vision. Natural resources will probably also be squabbled over, but we need to look for ways when some resources just won't be needed or wanted. But we need to accept the fact that a tribal world will not be without it's problems. But this is the direction we need to go if we are to move toward national freedom and social justice. It's not just Libya - right now the same goes for South Sudan and the Ukraine: the break up of states into smaller tribal entities. this is the logical alternative to globalisation. And there's another country with ongoing conflict that could benefit from radical tribal solutions - Syria. Cards on the table here: as a National Anarchist I want a military victory for Assad's government and armed forces. I'm not one for ideological purity and sectarianism ("THIS is all good - THAT is all bad") sometimes life is about compremises and going with what you have. Just as radical nationalists MAY have some common cause with aspects of Gaddafi's Third Universal Theory (forget about Gaddafi the man for now) then they MAY have some common cause with Ba'athism - nothing wrong with a national/cultural renaissance to my eyes. Obviously National Anarchists have VERY BIG differences with both these ideologies, but we cannot ignore geopolitical reality. A victory for Assad over religious fascism and Western imperialism, followed by genuine national dialogue involving Syrians of all shades including Druze, Assyrians and Kurds leading to a federal Syria along tribal lines is what all genuine nationalists should be calling for.