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Here is an early version of the NTC's declaration: http://feb17.info/general/translation-of-declaration-of-the-establishment-of-national-transitional-temporary-council-in-libya/
One of the first defectors was Younis, former minister of the Interior, and I believe he is a higher-up in the NTC. I recall hearing guidelines about how all tribes or districts had to be equally represented, as did the Libyan Youth.
One reason we don't know much about the members of the NTC is the western media's insane continuation of interviews with Gaddafi family members. News segments seemed purposely to give a slanted view. The UNBELIEVABLY pathological liar Saif Gaddafi was shown as civilized, clean, respectable. All footage of Libyan civilians, by contrast, was limited to scenes like masses trying to leave the country, and the messiness created by such situations. Christine Amanpour has a lot to answer for.
That you call the Libyans "rabble" shows that the corporate media accomplished its aims... and turns my stomach. Do you recall learning something about how the American forces were clothed in rags but still won against the highly-organized Redcoats?
The idea that Libyans don't have what it takes to define and create their own future is propaganda put out by who? - "the biggest and most aggressive military in history." Don't buy into it, for god's sake!
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