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[liberationtech] Draft of letter to send to White House and Congressional reps./modify and send (PLEASE FORGIVE MULTIPLE RECEIPT)

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Mon Mar 7 14:13:54 PST 2011


Khaled Mattawa is too modest to explain who he is, so I'll do it for him.
He's a prominent Libyan poet; see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khaled_Mattawa.  Below is his draft letter to
President Obama for which he's seeking your thoughts and feedback.

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Khaled Mattawa <khaledmattawa at hotmail.com>wrote:

>
> Dear President Obama,
>
>
> The Qaddafi regime will effectively end once the U.S. and other leading
> world powers recognize the new Transitional National Council that has
> convened in Benghazi yesterday.
>
> The TNC has received overwhelming popular support from all regions of
> Libya.
>
>
> U.S. allies in the region, especially Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Chad
> need to be pressured to recognize the new council.
>
>
> Furthermore, it is important that revenue from sales of Libya's oil go to
> the TNC. The Libyan population need to have full command of their nation's
> resources right away.  The Libyan populations in the liberated regions are
> suffering from shortage of food and medicine.
>
>
> Contact with Qaddafi and his supporters can be maintained even after
> recognition of national council. The U.S. and other world powers can play an
> important role in finding refuge for Qaddafi if he decides to take that
> option.
>
>
> But it is essential at this point  to recognize the newly formed
> Transitional National Council and to pull the plug on Qaddafi and his thugs
> immediately.
>
>
> Sincerely,
>
>
>
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