Libya – Leader Muammar Gaddafii’s Last Opportunity

May 1, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi reportedly lost his family members – sixth son Saif Al-Arab and three grand children in the latest NATO air strike.

Any loss of life is deeply regrettable and condolences are conveyed to the grieving family on the tragedies experienced by them.

However, the Libyan leader since uprising escalated unprecedented violence against own population leading to the status quo.

The shroud of sorrow on the Gaddafi family today were long endured by Libyan people under the leadership’s tyranny and oppression unleashed over four decades especially in recent response to citizens’ peaceful plea for Gaddafi government’s resignation in order to realize real political freedom.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and loyalists remain defiant and unwilling to honor the national will by stepping down from office despite the personal loss proving the individual priority i.e. to cling on to power regardless of massive bloodshed, chaos and destruction causing immense grief all around.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s desperate attempts to extend power under false propositions that were previously not fulfilled and unlikely to happen at present or in the future demonstrates the leadership seizing every available situation to self-advantage.

Such governance having failed to win the citizens’ trust and confidence can never prevail in prolonging power against national and international dissent or poignantly deliver the promise.

Therefore it is important for the leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family to accept reality by quitting from power and prepare to permanently leave Libya not forgetting the consequences of earlier refusal resulting in family deaths largely attributed to the leadership’s presumptuous decisions ignoring population plight.

As for the supporters – Gaddafi family and leadership have no gratitude and bound to be let down sharing similar outcome considering their attitude towards own family displayed in the obstinacy to move forward with the political agenda.

The unwavering loyalty to the violent regime rather than the people would accordingly deliver the end justifying the means.

The security personnel and others backing the regime are urged to pay serious attention to the unfolding events not sparing the offenders’ lives revealing the inescapable fact that violence begets violence and eye for an eye would only make the world go blind.

All those behind the embattled leadership crumbling from the helm to the bottom have no option but to lay down their arms and ammunition for the tide is turned against them.

Underestimating the developments would be naïve and rejecting the inevitable defeat is denial that could only expedite the regime’s expulsion.

Hence allowing wisdom to guide the moral engagement through immediate surrender by renouncing power and presence in the country could perhaps alleviate the regime’s burden on crimes against humanity.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and heir apparent notwithstanding the rest of the government have the unique opportunity to reconcile terms with the people in their acknowledgment of the Gaddafi era coming to conclusion.

It is a non-negotiable and unequivocal demand seeking the regime’s rapid exit from the nation with the accumulated wealth in their possession to be withheld for national investment.

The courageous Libyan people sacrifices will not be in vain with every life lost in the political struggle cherished as the beacon light for an independent and prosperous Libya.

Please do not lose hope with freedom on the horizon.

Best Wishes to the resilient Libyan revolution for a glorious victory in the political liberation.

Thank you

Padmini Arhant











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