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Those are warning western nations.
Must keep a close eye on Libya following the death of -- market topic President Obama yesterday took a moment to recognize the significance.
But can docket conduct these death.
Today we can definitively say that the Gadhafi regime has come to an end.
The last major regime strongholds have fallen.
The new government is consolidating the control over the country.
And one of the world's longest serving dictators is no more.
However secretary of state Hillary Clinton says -- still have a steep climb ahead of them.
US official told Fox News one challenge will be controlling.
Quote extremist elements within the anti -- forces.
And potentially thousands of unsecured weapons -- convoy was hit by NATO airstrikes but was not destroyed.
Video released late yesterday showed He was later captured alive in his hometown of certain.
And killed apparently from a bullet to the head.
Dartmoor on all of this now and the future of -- we're joined from DC by John Bolton the former.
Yes basket to the United Nations and ambassador Bolton argued that you know now that you've had a -- to think about it approaching this with.
Into the future of Libya with a sensitive.
Kind of guarded optimism are still.
Decent out of trepidation going forward.
Well I think it's a jump ball as to what kind of regime will succeed Gadhafi first you've got the problem of how to reconcile Gadhafi is supporters and you know the common myth is that it was sort of Gadhafi and his family on the one hand and I'll just make this up 99% of the Libyans on the other in fact that's not true this was a civil war it was a deeply divided country remains deeply divided.
And as the facts come out about how Gadhafi died if in fact He was captured alive.
And killed one way or the other by the rebels.
-- supporters are gonna remember that so so there's this -- Gadhafi may be dead but his legacy lives on number one number two.
As you mentioned a moment ago even among the rebels themselves there is a lot of dissension people had different agendas there is a risk of radical Islam assist attempting to seize control so there's a lot of work ahead here no doubt about it.
Investors good to talk to you we talk about all the risk and the potential danger.
The potential for extremists.
But what about what would you look for as the most positive development that you would like to see next.
Well I think it's the transitional national council can -- short establishes law and order throughout the country.
You know there really aren't governmental institutions as we understand that day here in the United States they've got a lot of work to do.
I think -- -- the citizens of of Libya that.
That they can restore confidence and then that the absolute first priority it seems to me is.
-- get the oilfields pumping again get the pipelines going get the refineries going get the ports going.
So that they can get Libyan oil into world markets and get that revenue they've got a lot of assets.
That should be on frozen and and used for reconstruction but I think showing that the that the oil sector is back on line.
Would be a tremendous boost to him because it gives them revenues to to do what they need to do so the question from our point of view I guess will be what role.
Should -- what will will the United States plan and all that.
Well I think we can do a lot to help them with things like setting up the elections setting up an independent judiciary doesn't cost a lot of money in fact I think we ought to look to those.
Currently frozen assets to fund a lot of it.
I think the main thing we need to do is political and probably behind the scenes something we should have been doing for the past six months but didn't do enough of and that's finding.
Pro American pro democratic pro western.
Leadership figures in the transitional.
And helping them in whatever way we can.
Move into leadership positions so that as this successor regime has put together.
That we we minimize to the extent we can the risk that the radicals will take over abilities radicals these extremists and asked her.
Well there are some among the military commanders.
There of the rebel forces there are many from the eastern part of Libya you know part of this is a civil war between east and west it's a split in Libya that goes back to the split of the Roman empire.
Into the east and west and there's a lot of concern.
That many of those figures that that really started to revoke have an islamists -- agenda do not have a pro democratic agenda.
There's a lot about the leaders we just don't know as I say we we should have been working more on this but.
Looking forward we need to work on -- now on an expedited basis to separate the sheep from the goats among the rebels.
What's your sense in terms of -- after we've -- we've worked our way through that.
The the Arab spring and -- Qaddafi is gone in Libya in terms of the Middle East and and the the stability of the region in general after all the turmoil it's been through and and everything else from where we are now.
I think it's still very unstable and I think if you look at this significant countries like Egypt and Syria.
Where the political futures -- certain where Israel's strategic situation remains uncertain.
That that this is gonna be something that that is will be whether it's for a long time I would not look for any quick solutions here.
Certainly not in Egypt or in Libya there's an election in Tunisia on Sunday people are hopeful but.
In candor course Tunisia is not not the biggest player in the region so I think especially as well considering -- -- Still fishing in troubled waters what we've got we've got -- certainly here.
40 for quite sometime to come -- ambassador Bolton thank you very much of the talk to you again -- economically with the.
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