It has been nearly three years since Qaddafi’s regime collapsed, after months of fitful combat between his militias and a patchwork army of students, shopkeepers, and jihadis who gathered to depose him. Like the other protest movements of the Arab Spring, the Libyan uprising was inspired by the ouster of the Tunisian dictator Ben Ali, and by the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, in Egypt. Most of those revolts did not end well. Just as Egypt’s revolution has been hijacked by the same military that upheld Mubarak’s corrupt power, Libya’s revolution, too, has come asunder. (more…)