It’s easy to forget that Libya is not a country where the United States and other Western powers have any significant influence.
The country’s military has been weakened, its economy has crumbled, and the economy has been the subject of repeated political turmoil.
However, it’s still the poorest country in Africa, home to nearly half the continent’s population and an estimated 10 percent of the world’s refugees.
And with the U.S. government and the Arab League already looking to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, the prospect of a U.N.-brokered peace deal is just as remote.
But that doesn’t mean the U