Libya: Daffy Qaddafi dead? And the country’s future?

October 20, 2011

Let’s hope so; I can think of few people more deserving of a trip to Hell. What’s certain, though, is that his “hometown” and last major focus of resistance, Sirte, has fallen:

There are unconfirmed reports deposed Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi has died of wounds sustained when fighters captured his home town of Sirte.

If true, his death, which came swiftly after his capture is the most dramatic single development in the Arab Spring revolts that have unseated rulers in Egypt and Tunisia and threatened the grip on power of the leaders of Syria and Yemen.

“He (Gaddafi) was hit in his head,” National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta said.

“There was a lot of firing against his group and he died.”

Mr Mlegta said earlier Gaddafi was captured and wounded in both legs at dawn on Thursday as he tried to flee in a convoy which NATO warplanes attacked.

There was no independent confirmation of his remarks and NATO said it was still checking on the reports, which could take some time to confirm.

“We are checking and assessing the situation,” a NATO official said.

“Clearly these are very significant developments, which will take time to confirm. If it is true, then this is truly a historic day for the people of Libya.”

I’ll say it would be, if true. That sharp-dressing psychopath made the lives of most Libyans a nightmare for over 40 years and was responsible for the murder of Americans and other nationals in acts of terror. In the 70s he was a backer of the Irish Republican Army, as well as the Italian Red Brigades, the Basque ETA, and Peru’s Sendero Luminoso. While it became easy to laugh at his public buffoonery (and here’s the sad truth about his female bodyguards), let’s keep in mind that Muammar Qaddafi was a seriously evil, vile human being. If he has indeed met the fate of Saddam Hussein, Nicolae Ceaucescu, and Benito Mussolini, let no tears be shed for him.

But what of Libya’s future? This morning I caught a few minutes of Fox and Friends and watched Gretchen Carlson interview a reporter from the New York Times (sorry, can’t find a video link) and almost laughed at the man’s naivete: the Libyans were fighting for “democracy” and the “rule of law,” and that they “want the same things we do.” It was the starry-eyed “they’re just like us” argument that’s almost inevitably lead to cries of “what went wrong” a few years later.

“Just like us?” Did this reporter know of the Libyan Jew who went home to rebuild a synagogue in his old neighborhood, only to be told to flee for his life? Or how the rebels would scrawl the Star of David over pictures of Qaddafi, implying he was a Jew and thus an enemy to the Muslims?

“Just like us,” only without the religious tolerance part.

Did the reporter recall that eastern Libya, the Benghazi area, where the rebels originated, was also a hotbed for Al Qaeda recruiting? Or that at least some influential rebel commanders and their soldiers have fought for Al Qaeda? I think the “rule of law” they’re fighting for may mean something a bit different to them then it does in a Western liberal democracy. (hint: Sharia)

“Just like us,” only without that equality under the law part.

I’m not saying all the Libyan rebels are Islamists nor that there are no liberals among them; they’re not and there are. Libya may yet become a recognizable constitutional democracy instead of another Islamic hellhole. Let’s hope so, for the world would be a better place. But no one can predict a revolution’s future, and I’m not nearly so sanguine and indeed positively chirpy about Libya’s as a “sophisticated” reporter from the nation’s fish-wrap of record.

They’re not “just like us.”

RELATED: Some great photos at The Atlantic on the fall of Sirte. (via Stephen F. Hayes)

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Tough-talking Libyan psycho-family looking for a deal?

March 27, 2011

Remember, Dad promised to crush the rebels’ army, while his son (supposedly the reasonable one) said it would all be over in 48 hours.

So, why am I not surprised when news comes this morning that the lions of North Africa are secretly looking for a way out?

Independent Arab and Libyan sources have informed Asharq Al-Awsat that Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi is seeking to convince the coalition forces to accept a deal that is being secretly discussed between Gaddafi delegates and a number of Arab and American parties. This deal would see Gaddafi stepping down from power, only to be replaced by his son Saif al-Islam, with a deadline being put in place for a peaceful transition of power.

A well-informed Libyan source told Asharq Al-Awsat that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has held a number of secret meetings with officials in the French and British governments, discussing the idea of his replacing his father for a transitional period of between 2 – 3 years, in return for a comprehensive ceasefire and negotiating with the anti-Gaddafi rebels.

The sources also revealed that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi is pushing for assurances that Colonel Gaddafi and his family will be granted immunity from prosecution, and will not be legally punished in any manner.

The sources revealed that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s plan would see him take over control of Libya from his father during a transitional period during which Libya would transform from a revolutionary state to a democratic state that enjoys public and economic freedoms.

How convenient: “Sure, Dad will go, you leave me in charge, no prosecution for any of us for anything we did and, okay, I promise democracy and all that stuff. What do ya say?” And I’m sure this offer has nothing to do with the rebels regaining momentum and retaking towns under cover of NATO airstrikes.

Lest anyone be of a mind to grant these thugs immunity, here’s a reminder of how they treat their own people.

Sorry, Saif. The only deal you and your crackhead-in-drag father deserve is a choice of which lampposts the rebels hang you from.

Like I said before, once this action started there was no way these goons could be left anywhere near power.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Dear Libyans: dance! Sing! Be happy!

March 6, 2011

Because the Leader commands it:

There’s a reason he’s called “Daffy Qaddafi,” and you just saw an example.

On the other hand, the Libyans may indeed soon find themselves singing and dancing — once this maniac is hanging from a lamppost.


Qaddafi: World Cup a front for human trafficking

June 15, 2010

Well, I’m glad some foresightful leader has had the courage to stand up and denounce FIFA‘s role as the mastermind behind modern slavery:

I’m surprised though he didn’t mention the secret role played by the Jews and the Swiss as the secret masters behind the FIFA slavery operation. He must be setting a subtle trap for them.

Y’know, has anyone ever seen Daffy Qaddafi and Lyndon La Rouche in the same room at the same time? Just sayin’…  Thinking


My own Whiskey Tango Foxtrot moment

September 24, 2009

Also known as “Dude… WTF???

President Obama has notified Congress that he will be giving $400,000 –taxpayer dollars, not his own dosh- to charities run by the children of Libyan fruitcake (and translator abuser) Muammar Qaddafi.

Mr. President, sir, with all due respect… Are you out of your mind?

LINKS: Michelle Malkin.