Libyan Revolution Advance to Overthrow Muammar Gaddafi

February 28, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

The brave patriots in Libya have made tremendous progress since February 17, 2011 – the day Libyan revolution began in Tripoli, Benghazi and other cities of the North African nation.

With the eastern part of the country in the revolution control, the pro-democracy movement has gradually made inroads near the capital Tripoli to remove the region’s most repressive regime under the ruthless tyrant Muammar Gaddafi and entire clan.

Many innocent lives have been lost due to brutal attacks via aerial bombing, shooting from helicopter and ground assaults against unarmed civilians as well as soldiers who refused to obey the belligerent authority.

The cowardly display by the dictator Muammar Gaddafi is a desperate act to stay in power amid the crumbling empire.

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi – the presumptuous heir apparent has proudly interpreted the name as ‘Sword of Islam’ brandishing the sword pledged to cause the blood river in Tripoli to rein control over the lost kingdom.

The death and destruction inflicted upon the oppressed Libyan population in the last few days is horrific and the people have shown incredible courage even in the face of terror unleashed by the mercenaries and security personnel.

Meanwhile the following actions by the U.S., UNSC and other nations against Libya is welcome and trial in the international criminal court of Justice against Muammar Gaddafi for crimes against humanity is paramount to deliver justice on the civilian massacre.

U.S. U.K. and other nations claim to have shut down the embassies in Tripoli with staff members evacuated from the city.

UNSC has reportedly imposed arms embargo, travel restrictions and freezing all assets including bank accounts held by Gaddafi and family.

These developments are greatly appreciated.

Nonetheless based on the current news report on the Libyan crisis – The UNSC implementation of ‘NO FLY ZONE’ could no longer be procrastinated for there are too many lives at stake and with the continuous aerial bombing by the power obsessed leader Gaddafi – the delay would be catastrophic.

Furthermore the meeting between President Barack Obama and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon is reported to be taking place behind close doors as per CNN news report on date i.e. February 28, 2011 around 1.30P.M. EST.

The news media expressed grievance over the secrecy on the humanitarian issue depriving the press corps from gaining more information through relevant questions in public.

It is a legitimate call by the news media and the U.S. President as well as UN Secretary General honoring the democratic norm on this grave humanitarian matter would be regarded as their commitment to transparency in worldview.

On the sanctions against Libya – economic sanctions commonly hurt the citizens and seldom affect the defiant rulers for they are always well prepared to cope with such situations.

Therefore with the exception of food, medicines and essential items to provide for the people, trade sanctions with direct impact on the leadership would be more effective than the blanket option.

Despite these steps the authoritarian rulers remain determined to challenge the non-violent dissenters proceeding towards Tripoli for ultimate conquest.

Libyan protesters must not lose courage for you are on the verge of making history in the liberation from over four decades of tyranny witnessed in the last four days with immense sacrifices that will not be in vain.

Moreover like Egypt you will set yet another precedence for others in similar situation yearning to unshackle them from generational imprisonment in Middle East and elsewhere.

Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to fight until the imminent end of the autocratic rule.

However the demonstrators must not capitulate to the dwindling flame soon to be extinguished by the peaceful breeze sweeping across the nation.

Please don’t think you are alone for you have the world behind you in the humanitarian cause.

Besides your admirable wits and steel resolve is a formidable threat to the declining despots in Libya and nations alike.

Hence March forward gallantly and seize what always belonged to you – freedom, individual rights and dignified existence long denied by the egomaniacal dictatorial powers.

Message to Gaddafi and henchmen hired by the authoritarian is to refrain from any harm to the approaching peaceful and non-violent rally.

Every single blow to men, women and children whether national or foreign would lead to devastating consequences for the perpetrators.

Muammar Gaddafi and the supporters have an opportunity to surrender for there is no hope to win the losing battle.

As stated earlier the inevitable political transformation is non-negotiable.

The dawn of new beginning cannot be stalled or crushed by use of violence and unscrupulous tactics.

Republic empowerment exemplifying real democracy is to represent the final outcome in the revolution led political uprising.

With respect to Egypt – The caretaker government recent constitutional amendments limiting Presidential term to eight years is praiseworthy and look forward to the transfer of power to civilian rule in the immediate future.

Wishing expedited glorious victory to Libyan revolution!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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