Another sign of the nature of the Libyan rebel NTC is their unfounded arrogance against Algeria. After alleged atrocities against African citizens and their failure to at least give assurances of their safety and fair treatment they think they can intimidate Algeria.
The position of Algeria which has very long border with Libya is very significant and crucial. Actually all southern Libya and almost all central and western Libya are still in the hands of Gaddafi loyalists.
The split of the World over the support and recognition of the Libyan rebels NTC is very clear in the following map:
Map Key: (notice the bright blue color gives more weight for those who recognized NTC despite being a minority)
Blue: Recognize NTC
Gray: Do not recognize NTC
Red: Hostile to NTC
Those who recognized Libya rebels and its TNC are:
Almost all Europe, almost all North America, almost all Western Africa, almost all North Africa
Those who do not recognize Libya rebels and its TNC are:
Almost all Asia, almost all South America, Almost all Southern Africa, almost all Central Africa,
Those who recognized Libya rebels and its TNC include:
Albania, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Britain, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Palestinian Authority, Panama, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovenia, Spain, Sudan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States
Those who do not recognize Libya rebels and its TNC include:
Algeria; Mali, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Sudan, Central Africa, DRC, Congo, Eritrea, China, Russia, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Venezuela, Brazil, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Mexico, almost all SADC countries, almost all Latin America, Cameroon, Tanzania, almost all Asia, Sweden, Austria, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus, Finland
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