Friday, October 21, 2011

The Mad Dog Is No More!

Moammar Qaddafi is dead.

Reports say the "Mad Dog of the Middle East" tried to flee his hometown of Sirte in an 80-vehicle convoy which was hit by a Nato airstrike. Qaddafi was then found cowering in a stormwater drain (shades of Saddam Hussein’s ‘rat hole’), dragged out and – amid protests of “we want him alive!” – was shot twice.
His death ends a 42yr.dictatorship that turned Libya into an international pariah.
Libya’s Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril:
"We have been waiting for this moment for a long time."
Libya stands on the cusp of a new era, but its turmoil may not be over. The former rebels who now rule are disorganised and face rebuilding a country amid signs of infighting, with divisions between geographical areas and ideologies.
US Vice President Joe Biden says the Libyan people have rid themselves of a dictator and have now "got a chance".
Let’s hope they make the most of this golden opportunity.

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