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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Gaddafi ready to face the final curtain?

A cocky bugger spotted in Tripoli
The end game is on in Tripoli, even if the main actors are playing in different theatres with different scripts. We had the wrong information about Saif Gaddafi, and all sorts of stories are emanating  from the city. However, it does seem to be all over for the self-styled colonel even if he doesn't see it that way. He has three options left. Face a summary executon, give himself up to the new rulers for trial in Tripoli or being tried at the International Court in The Hague.

Another wretched dictator is overthrown. The next move is on that tyrant in Syria. But he won't be shifted with the help of Britain. The British government sees Bashar al-Assad, the murderous leader of Syria, as different clay. Pity. I would have hoped that all the rhetoric about democracy and freedom would spill over into Syria. British speak with forked tongue! The Arab Spring is not seen as equal to all Arabs.

Britain has always claimed to have "interests". Surely in the 21st century we should be true to our word at last. David Cameron speaks smoothly about Libya. How about a bit of consistency and meting out the same treatment to Assad?

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