Posts Tagged Libya

Meddlers

Meddlers

One might have thought that the West might have learned its lesson by now, but no. Even after the disastrous attempt to saddle a couple of cows in Iraq and Afghanistan – for that, read “install a democratic government in a country that neither desires no cares for such a system unless it happens to benefit a gangster political elite” – they are still at it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nothing is ever Sirte-n

Nothing is ever Sirte-n

So after months of silly games of hide-and-seek and media speculation, Colonel Gaddafi is now dead – the final scenes taking place in a drain in his home region of Sirte. Given his infamously ostentatious lifestyle, it was something of an inglorious end – he didn’t even get a last meal of falafel washed down with a pint of fresh camel milk. Read the rest of this entry »

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

I’ll probably get around to posting another update when I have the time, but I thought I’d leave you with what I thought was an excellent summary of the Libyan imbroglio – a comment left on an article in the Telegraph Online. Read the rest of this entry »

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Turmoil in Tripoli

Turmoil in Tripoli

Looking at the recent pictures of the “rebels” rampaging through the Libyan capital, I can only fear how far this is going to go before Western leaders finally see that they have played no insignificant part in yet another regional destabiliation exercise. It is as if they want to see yet more bloodshed and boats making their way across the Mediterranean. There is far too much concentration on the here and now, and little consideration for what may lie around the corner: the dreamers still believe that the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi will result in some fledgling democracy, the culmination of what has been dubbed the “Arab Spring”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Night vision googles

Night vision googles

Well, it finally looks as though the game is up for the Libyan Colonel… No more stories of farting in tents, oversized “Afrika” bling-bling and armies of Italian callgirls being recruited into some ideological Qu’ran-wielding army. Oh well, one didn’t expect the comedy to last for long. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oh Libya, oh Libya

Oh Libya, oh Libya

Hmm. OK, I know I have in the past ridiculed Libyan leader Muammar Qadhdhaafiy (aka Gaddafi, Gadafi, Gadafy, Gaddafi, Gadaffi, Ghadaffy, Gadhafi, Ghaddafi, Ghaddafy, Gheddafi, Kadafi, Kaddafi, Kazzafi, Khaddafi, Khaddaffy, Qadafi, Qaddafi, Qadhdhafi, Qadhdhaafiy, Qathafi, Q’udafi, Qudhafi) but this is bad. Read the rest of this entry »

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