Indeed, Libya is more a failed state than the functioning, stable and peaceful country Libyans wanted when they rose up in 2011. The unmistakable reality now is that the world helped us create the mess we live in, but it has long since turned its back on us and gotten busy with other crises elsewhere. In our hour of need, we find no friends to help us heal our country.
Incidentally, the American businessman flew back with me to Paris in May. I asked him if his trip had been fruitful. He said, “As fruitful as the Friends of Libya!”