These are heady times for Colonel Gaddafi and for humanity at large. It is now insignificant whether outside influence is responsible for the uprising in Libya. The main bone of contention at the moment is that Libyans have had enough of Colonel Gaddafi’s 42-year rule and want him to go.
Colonel Gaddafi, for his part, remains defiant in his decision to fight to the death. Just because Colonel Gaddafi is locked in his position at the moment, does not mean he won’t back-track in days to come. After all, this happens a lot in politics, and who said a man cannot change his mind, especially when he finds himself between a rock and a very hard place?
If Colonel Gaddafi truly believes that if he dies in the uprising he will attain martyrdom, then he does not understand the virtues of martyrdom. Fighting for self-aggrandisement and political survival is not what martyrdom is about in any religion. Moreover, the fact that he publicly announced this preposterous wish is an insult to all true martyrs of all religions.
The US and UK, on the other hand, are oil hustlers and opportunistic good Samaritans. With the benefit of 20/20 hindsight, it is difficult to believe that the US and UK concerns for the plight of the Libyans are genuine. The bottom line is that the US and UK are attracted to Libya’s oil like vultures are attracted to the carcasses of dead animals.
It does baffle me though, that all of a sudden UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, is saying “It is not acceptable to have a situation where Colonel Gaddafi can murder his own people ……..” Didn’t his predecessor, Tony Blair, say something similar about Saddam Hussein just before the commencement of the second Iraq war? What shape is Iraq in today? Does anyone really think that Iraq is better off now than when under Saddam? Agreed Saddam was Pharaoh-like, but the US and UK are no Moses. They are fake messiahs.
If Colonel Gaddafi loves Libya as he claims, he should step down and go into exile before US and UK tankers roll into Libya. Libya under western occupation is not a viable option for Libyans, the Middle East and world peace. The sooner Colonel Gaddafi and his sons quit daydreaming and accept the reality of what is happening around them, the better for us all.
Both the Arab League and the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) should get their acts together with immediate effect. I think it is shameful that things are happening on their door-steps and they are conspicuously silent. The Arab League and OAU really need to take things by the scruff of the neck to stop these oil-thirsty vampires in their wake.
I couldn’t agree more with the Kremlin’s recent remark about Colonel Gaddafi being a “living political corpse.” What a brain-teaser for the vultures hovering above Colonel Gaddafi.
In oil we trust !