Tyranny and Turmoil under Muammar Gaddafi

February 24, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

As the revolution gains victory in the east, Gaddafi is losing grip on power despite the innocent civilian massacre and soldiers slain for refusing to fire at the unarmed citizens in Tripoli as well as territories under brutal control.

Although Muammar Gaddafi is portrayed as defiant, he is rattled by the unfolding rapid developments.

Not long ago Muammar Gaddafi willfully surrendered his nuclear ambitions and invited the International Atomic Energy Agency for inspection.

Muammar Gaddafi also accepted responsibility for the terror attack in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing of the Pan AM flight that claimed 270 lives and reportedly paid $2.7 billion (Dinar 9.90 billion) to the victims’ families.

Earlier on the US bombing of Libya in April 1986 under former President Ronald Reagan killed many residents including Gaddafi’s adopted daughter at that time.

The twelve minutes air raid targeted Libyan air defenses, three army bases, and two airfields dropping 60 tons of ammunitions notwithstanding the diplomatic and civilian sites in Tripoli.

Subsequently the warm relations between the petro dictator and the western leaderships up until now signified the complacency to the tyrannical rule.

It is obvious from these events that the puppet regime’s close western ties was mutually beneficial at the sacrifices of the population in Libya, United States and United Kingdom considering the Lockerbie Bomber Al-Megrahi’s acquittal.

The autocrat’s magnanimous settlement on Lockerbie terror act has nothing to do with compassion towards the victims or the families since it is well established that Muammar Gaddafi authorized the horrendous crime and,

Further supported by the defected Libyan Justice minister Mustafa Mohamed Abdel-Jalil’s recent account claiming to have evidence to that effect.

In fact Muammar Gaddafi’s calculated maneuver on this issue is indicative of the gesture as an insurance against synonymous U.S and allies’ invasion of Iraq.

Saif al-Islam – the oligarchy approved heir to totalitarianism in Libya is quoted to have remarked at the Lockerbie trial outcome as capitulation by the “pussycats.”

NB: Saif al-Islam Gaddafi in the heydays featured romping with the big wild cats.

Muammar Gaddafi and preordained successors would not have lasted over many years without the shadow government’s complicity to the atrocity prevalent in the genocide witnessed by the international community.

The conglomerate’s failure to call Muammar Gaddafi to step down and concede to the pro-democracy movement severely clamped down with unspeakable violence emboldens the perpetrators showing no respect for life while fearing own mortality.

Again the U.S and allies cavalier invasion of Iraq compared with procrastinated statement against Muammar Gaddafis’ annihilation of citizens in the army and civil society confirms the discriminatory approach to identical if not the grave Libyan mass killings.

American expatriates evacuation used as the reason in this regard is contradictory to the U.S. State department’s briefing on February 22, 2011 clarifying the safe passage and Libyan regime assurance to allow the evacuees exit.

Evidently the successful evacuations by all other nations through the safest routes also serve as the alternative to the situation.

Besides there were no such considerations during the latest U.S intervention in the democratically elected government collapse in Lebanon then ominously predicted to lead towards a civil war.

In contrast the lack of commitment to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi wreaking havoc on the city under lockdown is a travesty in the civilized world.

Undoubtedly oil dependency combined with the various economic deals between Gaddafi regime and western interests takes precedence over human rights violation.

Otherwise the indiscriminate slaughtering of vulnerable men, women and children would not be carried out on the world watch.

The Libyan army bound by the military code of honor and national duty is required to rise to the occasion in defending the people from Muammar Gaddafi’s wrath causing the blood river in Tripoli and western Libya.

It is important for the armed forces to recognize that the power hungry dictator did not even spare the army personnel who have served him and the nation by protecting against potential harm.

Before the widespread carnage debilitate the Libyan military and the society at large it is extremely urgent for the army to rein in the unruly mob attacks by arresting the criminal Muammar Gaddafi and anyone obeying the belligerent authority.

Muammar Gaddafi and the evil empire must acknowledge the imminent end of the repressive era.

The game is over and persistence would only expedite the inevitable termination.

Muammar Gaddafi will not die as a martyr but indeed go down as a monster.

Libyan army in joining the revolution could deliver the desirable liberty suppressed for more than four decades.

Libyan citizens across the country should come together in solidarity and escalate the momentum in liberating Tripoli and the remaining territories under siege.

Good Luck! To Libyan revolution in the battle for political freedom.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant


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