So what do you guys think will happen now?
Last edited by cluezo; 21st October 2011 at 05:32.
anyway, I've yet to check the news this fine morning.
I'll do it and report back.
So what's next ?
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I think there will be some questions surrounding his death that will require answering....
Footage aired on Arab TV networks showed Col. Gadhafi was captured wounded but alive in Sirte. The goateed, balding Col. Gadhafi is seen in a blood-soaked shirt, and his face bloodied. Standing upright, he is shoved along by a crowd of fighters on a Sirte roadside, chanting “God is great.”
Col. Gadhafi appears to struggle against them, stumbling and shouting as the fighters push him onto the hood of a pickup truck.
“We want him alive. We want him alive,” one man shouts before Col. Gadhafi is dragged away, some fighters pulling his hair, toward an ambulance. Later footage showed fighters rolling Col. Gadhafi’s lifeless body over on the pavement, stripped to the waist and a pool of blood under his head.
Out of initial confusion, a clearer picture began to emerge of Col. Gadhafi’s last hours, though there were still contradictions.
Moammar Gadhafi killed in hometown battle - The Globe and Mail
Most accounts agreed Col. Gadhafi had been holed up with heavily armed supporters in the last few buildings held by regime loyalists in his Mediterranean coastal hometown of Sirte, furiously battling advancing revolutionary fighters.
At one point, a convoy tried to flee and was hit by NATO airstrikes, carried out by French warplanes. France’s Defence Minister Gerard Longuet said the 80-vehicle convoy was carrying Col. Gadhafi and was trying to escape the city. The strikes stopped the convoy but did not destroy it, and then revolutionary fighters moved in on the vehicle carrying Col. Gadhafi himself.
Anyone else thinks Gaffi looks good in that video? The fucker was in very good shape for his age. I wonder what his workout routine was?
When you get to hump all day, you're bound to stay in good shape.
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.
He was caught fleeing Sirte (he didn't flee the country) and the country is still fighting after 8 months (the fall of Sirte has been forecast on a nearly daily basis for months). For an unrepresentative dictator that didn't have the support of any Libyans (so the line went) he held out for a long time.
Reprisals will be rained down upon his supporters (they won't be able to help themselves - its in their nature), the fundamental moslems will be sidelined in the initial stages of the new era, the newly elected govt will not be able to meet the huge expectations of the people, the disgruntled former gaddafi-ists (clansmen) will form an alliance with the moslem fundamentalists, country will slowly polarise into violent factions, a saviour/ strong man will ride in on a tank to save the day. It will all be blamed on external forces (US, Europe, etc) - gaddafi will be acclaimed as a true libyan hero that fought to the end against western/Nato interfernce and the new leader may have a name that means 'son of muammar' in the local language. Everything back to normal.
A little pessimistic maybe.
Could well be the case Slim.
Let the history books not describe how a terrible dictator was overthrown by a popular revolution.
In the short term, I would not rule out reprisals.
I see the French, in their unique vigour have already claimed that they were the ones who arranged the actual event.
Viva la France and all that.
They may wish to consider extra security around the Eiffel Tower.
And America may again need to beef up security, with more bucks heading into homeland security
We'll see. Let's not rule it out.
...and now the task of tracing the billions he, his family, and his cronies stole from the country...and using that money to build a place Libyans would want to live in...since democracy is alien and possibly inappropriate to the current Arab psyche, Slim's scenario is probably the most likely...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
It's gonna get tribal.