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Mentioning then dismissing comparisons of ordinary
people's economic and social conditions in Libya with that in her neighbors
and with pre-revolution times, political scientists from the US and regional
scholars from Europe condemn the government of Mu'ammar al-Qadhafi for
not fulfilling the ambitious goals he set out to achieve in 1969. Primarily
they return to the fact that the country is still dependent on the export
of oil and has failed in its attempts to develop agriculture and industry.
They predict the collapse of the regime and the high standard of living
when Qadhafi dies.