And these tribes, mostly from the east, are fundamental Islamic (more like the Taliban in Afghanistan)
Fundamentalist in a very different way to the Taliban, though what happens in the future is anyone's guess.
Yeah...I for one didn't knew that under Ghaddafi there was gender equality...something unheard of elsewhere in the arab world.
Those "allahuakbar" rebels won't care for that I think....
One thing puzzling me is the role (lack of) of the Berbers in this. Gaddafi hates Berber culture, once saying that a mother teaching her child the Berber language is a form of child abuse, yet we don't hear anything about them.
I wondered about Eygpt's role in this. If the rebels form a government they stand to gain from the reconstruction of all the damaged oil installations.
France jumped on it because the little man with the BIG Napoleon-complex wants to show the Americans/Brits that he can "get down"
Yes. And the contracts for French companies afterwards. As another poster said, wherever the French are a mess follows.
Talk about your redistribution of wealth! That's the most obvious kind yet no one calls OPEC on it.
OPEC members are rubbing their hands with glee and some countries are reparing oil wells they had been about to decommision.