Posts Tagged ‘ Gaddafi ’

God, a Chinese two-year-old and the autumn revolution

October 26, 2011
Frank Domenico Cipriani
God, a Chinese two-year-old and the autumn revolution

The fall colours are in riotous glory in Vermont where I am visiting my daughter. Tourists come from far and wide to admire and photograph the changing of the seasons here. Amazing how, while it represents the season of death, the loss of green, life-giving chlorophyll from the leaves of the trees, and portend...
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The Arab world after Gaddafi

October 21, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
The Arab world after Gaddafi

The flag of freedom flies high across Libya today. After only eight months, Libyan fighters liberated their country from Moammar Gaddafi, a tyrant who had waged war against his people for more than four decades.
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A new beginning for Libya

October 20, 2011
Stefan Wolff
A new beginning for Libya

The fall of Sirte and the death of Colonel Gaddafi most likely represent the finishing blow for the remnants of the old regime in Libya. They are a highly valuable prize that the National Transitional Council (NTC) fought hard to obtain and that should trigger the formal transition period that Libya’s now widely recognised...
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Libya uprising – an end or beginning of more misery?

September 25, 2011
Subhan Choudhury
Libya uprising – an end or beginning of more misery?

Muammar Gadhaffi era has ended. But what is the prize for dragging him down from power? Is this a humanitarian war? Is it to liberate the Libyans? Or is it for Libya’s 1.6 million barrels per day output of high quality crude oil?
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Libya’s glorious dawn

August 23, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Libya’s glorious dawn

Four decades of darkness is finally surrendering to a glorious dawn in Libya. A ragtag band of rebels transformed itself into a fighting force in a mere six months and overran Moammar Gadhafi’s last stronghold around Tripoli.
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Justice in an imperfect world

June 4, 2011
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Justice in an imperfect world

In a perfect world, justice delayed is indeed justice denied. But we live in an imperfect world and so justice delayed sometimes has to be thought of as justice served. Such is the case with Serbian general Ratko Mladic, architect of the slaughter of 8,000 Muslim children, women and men in the Bosnian town of...
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