A year ago, on the first anniversary of the intervention, people waved French flags and held up photos of Sarkozy. I think his visit reminds people here of those good old days, just one year ago, when we were full of hope.
The security situation here has slightly improved since then, but there’s still so much work to be done. In the wake of the revolution, guns were everywhere – and they still are. There is absolutely no gun control. Getting rid of guns is one of our biggest challenges.
Then there’s also the problem of the police, which still don’t have any power. Militias still take care of security. Some of them make mistakes, but at the end of the day, it’s much better than having no security at all. I hope Sarkozy sees all this during his visit.
It’s sad that Bernard Henri Levy isn’t visiting, especially if it’s because of fears for his security because he is Jewish. I think most people here would have no problem with that fact, but, as we saw with the killing of the US ambassador, there are those few who do not know how to treat our guests.