The Arab League also supports Chavez’s plan, according to Reuters.
Of course it’s not known if Chavez’s plan is serious.
The two leaders are known to be huge fans of each other. Here’s a quote from a recent diplomatic cable:
The two Presidents congratulated each other on their “revolutions,” with Chavez asserting, “What Simon Bolivar is to the Venezuelan people, Gaddafi is to the Libyan people.” Chavez also awarded Gaddafi the “Orden del Libertador,” Venezuela’s highest civilian decoration, and presented him with a replica of Simon Bolivar’s sword. Gaddafi praised Chavez for “having driven out the colonialists,” just like he had driven out those in Libya. “We share the same destiny, the same battle in the same trench against a common enemy, and we will conquer.”
Also without American or UN backing this plan would achieve little. What matters is establishing an authority that is respected by both sides of Libya’s escalating civil war.
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