The abduction of Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan yesterday shows that Libya is unlikely to emerge from anarchy without outside help. NATO should train government security forces. The UN or EU should sponsor a disarmament conference with the militias destabilizing the country.
A militia that fought against Muammar Qaddafi in Libya's civil war two years ago claimed responsibility for Zeidan's abduction, saying it detained him on orders from the prosecutor general.
Many Libyans say US special forces raid that captured alleged Al Qaeda operative violated their sovereignty.
Navy SEALs Somalia raid and the Libya raid signal shifting antiterrorism tactics, some say. Others paint the Navy SEALs Somalia and Libyan raids as anomalies that say little about long-term US strategy.