By Narine Daneghyan
YEREVAN, Armenia – We don’t yet know what will happen to Libya following the death of former dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
One thing is certain: Qaddafi was no saint.
Qaddafi clearly made many wrong steps during his 42 years as a dictator. But the problems run deeper than we can imagine.
It’s not just Qaddafi’s fault that the revolution in Libya happened. It’s not only his fault that so many people were killed.
Let’s admit that many sides were guilty for all that happened.
Qaddafi was one of the few secular leaders in the Arab world. Because he did not believe in Islamic fundamentalism, Libyan women were able to go to school, join the army and otherwise participate fully in society.
Though this is a positive point on Qaddafi’s side, I don’t want to make him into a saint, merely point out that he wasn’t all bad.
So I can’t tell right know what will happen in Libya with Qaddafi dead.
After so many years, nobody can know for sure if the country will be better off or not.