“I think the regime is over even if Gaddafi manages to survive,” Mattawa says. “Libyans are saying, ‘Yes we will have a new constitution, perhaps we will have a new flag. But we do not want you or your father or the rest of your plan, so get out of here.”
This is worth 36 minutes of your time. I’ve met Professor Mattawa a few times at various academic conferences about Arab-American diasporas and Middle Eastern studies. He’s articulate, smart and remarkably approachable.