El-Khabar: Would a multi-path solution lead to overcoming or to worsening the current critical situation?
Ghoga: We need to be consensual as much as possible on many issues. Different paths included political forces, independent figures, MPs, women and men, and the local governance is represented by municipalities. They also included military men, in order to build greater consensus according to the United Nations, which is something good, especially since Libya’s situation is not like any other country.
El-Akhbar: Do you not think that the foreign role has helped IS expand to the extent of threatening to divide Libya and the oil crescent?
Ghoga: Certainly, the foreign intervention in Libya has been clear since the early years of the revolution, and became more pronounced in light of the growing influence of armed groups. Where do they get their weapons from, and all the equipment? Regional states are supporting them.
IS has been provided with arms, while the states are fighting the group in one location and turn a blind eye in another. These terrorist organizations and groups were led to gather in Libya and this is what is happening now.
The UN and Security Council resolutions indicate that there is an international monitoring force to guard regional water, but this has yet to be implemented, despite the Italian battleships that play a role in strengthening political Islamic groups regardless of their degree of extremism. However, all these groups stem from one source, which is the main problem.