Headline, September 21 2023/ STUDENTS : ''' '' LIBYANS' SCREAMING LINGERS '' '''



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! FIRST AND FOREMOST ! : THE WORLD STUDENTS SOCIETY - for every subject in the world, is the exclusive and eternal ownership of every student of Libya. Just as it is the complete ownership of every student in the world.

FOR LIBYA - A TRAGEDY UNPARALLELED. On Sept 10, the worst storm in recent memory pounded the Green Mountains in eastern Libya with rain, pushing two poorly maintained, half-century old dams to their limits.

Just before 3 a.m. on Sept 11, the first dam collapsed. An enormous wall of water surged into a riverbed that bisects the coastal city of Derna. 

It stalled briefly at the second dam eight miles downstream and then scooped that and everything else up in its path, tossing the debris into sea.

BY DAWN, a third of the city was gone, leaving thousands missing. The number of deaths may reach as high as 10,000 Libyans coordinators say.

Many people and students are calling what happened a tsunami, not a flood, to attempt to capture the physics and power of the devastation. Derna's nearly 100,000 residents, now stranded, urgently need shelter, food, water and medical care.

THEY NEED temporary bridges to replace those that were washed out and engineers to rebuild all the roads, and fixparts of the city's operational but battered port.

They need cell phone services to reach family members and friends and body bags for the corpses being pulled out of the sea. Thousands by thousands are homeless, and officials fear that other dams in the area may also burst.

THE SCALE OF DESTRUCTION would be daunting for any well-run and well equipped country to handle. For Libya it will be impossible, given the disaster zone's sudden isolation, lack of equipment and depth of the country's political dysfunction.

Since 2014, Libyans have lived with two competing governments locked in a power struggle that will almost certainly slow the large-scale recovery effort to come.

On Wednesday the Egyptian military was on its way with heavy equipment, as well as at least one amphibious craft carrier from Italy, Libya's former colonial power.

BUT IT'S THE UNITED STATES unique and tragic history in Libya. It's technical expertise and depth of resources in the region, that create a moral obligation for America to step into the breach.

That kind of surgical approach to aid is consistent with the concept of ''expeditionary diplomacy'' to which Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi, subscribed : the idea that targeted, mission-driven efforts with a relatively low footprint can produce outsized diplomatic payouts.

This idea drove Mr. Stevens to make a last-ditch effort to try to draw U.S. government attention back to the city before it fell to extremists and he was killed.

After years of treating Libya as a problem to contain and keep at bay, the United States has an opportunity, now, through this disaster, to re-engage directly with the Libyan people.

We should embrace it, first and foremost for Libyans' sake but for our own long-term and short-term regional interests as well.

The Sadness of this Publishing continues. The World Students Society thanks author Ethan Chorin - a former American diplomat to Libya and is the author of ''Benghazi! A New History of the Fiasco That Pushed America and its World to the Brink.''

With respectful dedication to Mankind, Leaders, Global Founder Framers of !WOW!, and then Students, Professors and Teachers of the World.

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