Colonel Gaddafi

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  1. ole man

    ole man Member

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    Was Col Gaddafi Murdered, to me it looks like he was, the NTC says he was killed in a battle with his supporters and died from crossfire.
    I think he was murdered and the NTC should just say so, listening to sky news it sounds as if the British public are shocked by his treatment
     
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  3. deltic1989

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    I'm on the fence on this one. I think to be honest he should have had a trial, it would never have been a fair one, it would be like Saddam Hussien, execution would have been a forgone conclusion. Though I can see things from the Rebels / Freedom Fighters point of view that if you had been opressed by your leader for a few decades deined free and fair elections and every time someone protests against the government thier family is killed, i can see why they wanted him dead. It was a kind of mob justice, I don't agree either way (gadaffis treatment of the Lybian people or the Rebels treatment of him) they are both as bad as each other. But whats done is done.
     
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    I don't think it's fair to say either way given the shameless propaganda we've been fed since February.
     
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    if so, the british public [or more likely, the British media] are displaying their usual hypocrisy, given how they were exulting over the assassination of the Terrorist Mastermind O bin L in a very similar fashion.

    if he was executed, then he is of course following in a tradition established by another dictator who ruled Libya once, one Benito Mussolini.
     
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    Do's it matter if he was executed? you can't expect anything else from the libyan's
     
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    The use of words say a lot of things. Using the word executed over assassinated implies a downgrade in a person's importance. It is not up to us to decide whether or not his killing was right and it seems very hypocritical for us to demand a post mortem when we basically told everyone to **** off regarding Bin Laden.
     
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    He may have been murdered but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it, any more than anyone did over the murder of Mussolini.
     
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    Who really cares? He met a gruesome end at the hands of some very angry people, like a lot of dictators over the years. It's what happens in revolutions and coups.

    Does anyone think the likes of the angry crowd who fished him out of that pipe gives a toss what a load of suits a thousand miles away think? Apparently it's not cricket to see him executed on the spot by the rebels but that's generally what happens in these situations.
     
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    It's good in one way he's gone, but for relatives of the Lockerbie Disaster etc, the questions they are wanting answered may never happen.
     
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    Why is Britain so judgemental and expect that all countries should abide by our supposed values? As someone once said a couple of millennia ago....

    "Let him without sin cast the first stone".
     
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    Responsibility for the Nigerian Civil War (1967-70) lay entirely with Britain.
    Centuries of African tradition and culture were cast aside as unimportant and insignificant by the colonial government. Tribal boundaries that had been in place for hundreds of years to keep warring tribes apart were totally ignored as Britain drew and redrew borders within Africa to suit itself.
    The once proud nation of Yorubaland did not figure in any way in the colonial government's plans for West Africa. There was an appalling lack of respect on the part of the British for long-established African traditions and cultures.
    The Yoruba tribe and the Igbo (Ibo) tribes had successfully kept to their own respective lands for centuries. Then one day, along comes the British invader changing the borders to suit himself, and the Yorbua and Ibo suddenly find themselves forced to share one country - Nigeria.
    Civil War between the two tribes was inevitable.
    Nigeria is not the only example of British arrogance and stupidity in Africa, but is the best known due to the civil war that lasted three years and caused so much suffering.
     
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    If the BBC wants me to believe he was a "Baddie" then its safe to assume he was a "Goodie"!
     
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    That's a very naive comment to make.

    Do you know much about Gaddafi or what he did, or stood for?
     
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    To be honest I'm out the link and had no idea what for, not that I'd make a naive comment like that unless I knew the full story
     
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