The disgraceful, pro-PLO, pro-Arab dictator,
Italian Prime Minister
apparently tipped off Gaddafi
about the bombing, saving his life
and leaving him free to bomb Lockerbie.
Gaddafi claimed his "adopted daughter" was killed in the raid.
However there is no proof of this.
There are claims that
a civilian girl was killed, who Gaddafi then
It was also said that Hana was the name of the adopted daughter killed.
However in Aug 2011 it was discovered that
Hana Gaddafi is alive today
The confusion of the "adopted daughter" story illustrates wonderfully
that Libya had no free press under Gaddafi.
Because Libya had no free press, no one could find out if this story was true from 1986 to 2011.
Any Libyan journalist investigating this story would have been jailed or killed.
Kadafi killed my child
by Daniel Cohen.
"The U.S. has forgiven him, but we'll never forget who bombed Pan Am Flight 103"
A Libyan intelligence officer,
Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi,
was convicted and jailed for the bombing,
and yet absurdly, his boss, the dictator of Libya,
who ordered the bombing,
got away scot free,
and the UK even assisted him and his regime.
As if Libyan intelligence officers bomb airplanes
without permission (indeed, orders) from the Libyan dictator!
As part of the UK detente with Gaddafi,
the patsy was shamefully released by the UK in August 2009
to return home to Libya in triumph.
It was claimed that he was terminally ill, and there were conflicting reports about this,
but it turned out to be true since he died in Libya in May 2012, age 60.
He lived to see his boss brutally killed by the rebellion.
The Benghazi Six
- 5 innocent Bulgarian nurses and
1 innocent Palestinian doctor, beaten, raped, tortured
with electricity to the genitals,
and imprisoned for 8 years by the primitive state of Libya,
in a cynical move to get money and to get one of the Lockerbie bombers released.
Disgusting: The terrorist Gaddafi is allowed visit New York and speak at the UN, Sept 2009.
He is not attacked with a drone,
and put in
In 1988 his regime bombed a flight to New York, killing 270 innocent men, women and children.
Flannigan, Joanne, age 10 years
Owen, Bryony Elise, 1 year
Owens, Laura Abigail, 8 years
Rattan, Anmol, 2 years
Rattan, Suruchi, 3 years
Roller, Edina, 5 years
Somerville, Lyndsey Ann, 10 years
Stevenson, Hannah Louise, 10 years
Stevenson, Rachael, 8 years
Stinnett, Stacey Leanne, 9 years
Thomas, Jonathan Ryan, 2 months
Williams, Brittany Leigh, 2 months
Williams, Stephanie Leigh, 1 year
Woods, Chelsea Marie, 10 months
Woods, Joe Nathan, Jr., 2 years
Speaking to the UN in Sept 2009. Shot by a mob in Oct 2011.
The UK and US had a rather shameful detente with Gaddafi in 2003-2011:
Dhimmitude on stilts.
Libya kills 270 innocents in Britain, 1988.
Britain helps train Libyan troops of the same regime, 2009.
"The SAS has been ordered by the Government to train Libyan special forces despite the country having armed the IRA ...
For the past six months Britain's elite troops have been schooling soldiers working for Col Muammar Gaddafi's regime, which for years provided Republican terrorists with the Semtex explosive, machine-guns and anti-aircraft missiles used against British troops during the Troubles in Northern Ireland."
Perhaps the sickest thing New Labour has ever done.
Tony Allwright, 13 Sept 2009, asks: "Has Gordon Brown Become Anti-British?"
On Brown's training of Libyan terrorists:
"he has become a menace to the security of Britain and therefore the free world.
The sooner the British people eject Prime Minister Brown the better for everyone."
Al Qaeda and Taliban linked jihadist
was rendered to Libya in 2004.
While I have no sympathy for any jihadist,
rendering any prisoner to a tyranny is highly dubious.
The Colonel And His Third Way, Anthony Giddens, 28 August 2006.
He meets Gaddafi in Libya:
"You usually get about half an hour when meeting a political leader. My conversation with Gaddafi lasts for more than three.
Gaddafi is relaxed and he clearly enjoys intellectual conversation.
Gaddafi is interested in the debates and policies involved in social democracy in Europe, which is the reason he has invited me. He likes the term "third way", because his own political philosophy, developed in the late 1960s, was a version of this idea.
It has been written up in the form of The Green Book, authored by Gaddafi, on display almost everywhere in Libya.
Our conversation is wide-ranging and "The Leader", as he is universally known in Libya, makes many intelligent and perceptive points."
It goes on like this.
He treats the dictator and butcher as if he is some interesting alternative form of democrat.
David Frost's opening question to the unelected dictator since 1969
pretends that he runs some kind of "alternative" democracy,
in which, oddly enough, no one else gets to be in charge:
"Well, now let's turn to the leader, as he's known here in Libya, and ask
first of all a historic question about direct democracy, which is obviously
at the heart of your policies. Was the inspiration for that Athens and the
Athenians, or did you get the idea somewhere else?"
And this panderer to dictators
is meant to be the brave truth-teller of
the dictator as:
"this captivating man",
"He was and is an immensely seductive person, who isn't really a fundamentalist,
conservative or a socialist but is taken for all those things."
Instead of stamping his boot on the Libyan people for 35 years,
they say Qaddafi created
"an idealistic revolution".
In 1976, An Phoblacht praised:
"Gaddafi's attempt to put into concrete terms the dreams of man since the very beginning - to live in freedom, to have his destiny in his own hands, to be his own master and never again experience humiliation and servitude".
Irish socialist/republican fanatics mourn Gaddafi's death.
Communist Party of the Irish Republic
and the terrorist group the
organise a "Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi Day School" in Dublin in Oct 2012.
Allies bomb Libya, Mar 2011.
The West steps up and helps the rebels.
It's a risk, but it's the right thing to do.
Time to kill Gaddafi.
David Cameron drives it. Obama eventually agrees.
Good for both of them.
And good for Sarkozy.
Conrad Black, 24 Mar 2011, describes this as:
"France's finest hour since it vitally assisted newly liberated Poland to repulse Trotsky's Red Army
on the Vistula in 1920.
France redefined a no-fly zone as meaning, not what the Arabs and much of the U.N. thought it meant, but the pulverization of Libyan forces, the massive supply of the arms-starved rebels, and the expulsion of Qaddafi.
all indications are that Sarkozy will surge to the fore, ... [and] will lead us away from what impended, under the delusional inertia of America's hibernation: the utter humiliation of Western civilization by a psychotic, mountebank nomad. Vive la France."
In Sept 2009,
"You are the beginning of a change. ... Obama is a glimpse in the dark for the four years or the next eight years
... We are content and happy if Obama can stay forever as the president of the United States of America."
Gaddafi praised Obama:
"Now, ruling America is a black man from our continent, an African from Arab descent, from Muslim descent,
and this is something we never imagined - that from Reagan we would get to Barakeh Obama."
He said Obama's presidency is "a major historical gain"
"He is someone I consider a friend. He knows he is a son of Africa.
... he is of Arab Sudanese descent, or of Muslim descent.
He is a man whose policy should be supported, and he should be assisted in implementing it in any way possible".
In Mar 2011, Obama started trying to kill Gaddafi. In Oct 2011 he and his allies did kill him.
Now that's funny!
Sarkozy welcomes the blood-soaked dictator Gaddafi to France in
In Mar 2011, Sarkozy started trying to kill Gaddafi. In Oct 2011 he and his allies did kill him.
Funny old world!
Libyans were no longer afraid of this buffoon.
the Israeli parody
of Gaddafi's ridiculous speech,
which became a popular Libyan revolution song.
Girl from here.
The brutal dictator
Gaddafi is captured
and killed by a mob in sordid scenes, Oct 2011.
It appears that he was attacked and
sodomized with a knife
before being shot.
He deserved to be executed for his crimes
- but this is sadistic and disgusting.
It is ironic that Gaddafi was sodomized before death,
since he himself was a sex pervert and rapist of young girls and boys.
Gaddafi kidnapped girls and raped them as sex slaves.
"One victim, named as Soraya, was 15 when she was abducted in 2004 by the late tyrant's 'talent scouts' after she had been chosen to give him a bouquet when he visited her school.
Gaddafi repeatedly raped, beat and urinated on the teenager during her five years in captivity".
Moammar Khadafy sex slave reveals nightmare of rape, fear and captivity, 7 July 2013.
"He was drunk or high all the time. He raped her right after he had raped a slave infected with hepatitis. He urinated on her. She was once summoned to Khadafy's room only to find him raping one young man while another was forced to dress like a woman and dance; Khadafy finished, then flung them out and raped Soraya."
Suicide bomber against Libyan troops.
"What Ah Mehdi did was pack his car full of plastic car fuel containers and cooking gas cylinders. ... and prayed and read the Koran for about 30 minutes, and then he sped towards the main gate where he blew himself and his car up."
The Onion, 26 Aug 2011, sadly probably nails it:
"We've got a nice four weeks of thinking Libya represents a triumph of liberty before the situation begins to deteriorate and some new form of authoritarianism inevitably asserts itself. ... We should all enjoy this stirring image of Libya as a beacon of democracy before Islamists or a new military strongman moves in to fill the power vacuum."
Everyone expects that The Onion is correct.
But maybe the Libyans will surprise us.
And anyway, it is still wonderful to see the end of Gaddafi.
asks the questions that everyone should be (but aren't) asking about the Libyan revolution.
When it is all over, in the new Libya:
"Can a Libyan leave Islam? Can a Christian propagate the Gospel or build a new church? Can a Muslim eat in daytime during Ramadan? All of these remain to be seen."
The rebels say Libyan law will be based on sharia:
Head of Libya's interim government is
Mustafa Abdul Jalil, who
was Minister of "Justice"
in Gaddafi's brutal dictatorship.
Mustafa Abdul Jalil, 12 Sept 2011, threatens Libyans with sharia:
"We strive for a state of the law, for a state of prosperity, for a state that will have Islamic sharia law as the main basis of legislation".
Mustafa Abdul Jalil, 23 Oct 2011, declares:
"We as a Muslim nation have taken Islamic sharia as the source of legislation, therefore any law that contradicts the principles of Islam is legally nullified."
A security official in "free" Libya said:
"Proselytizing is forbidden in Libya. We are a 100% Muslim country and this kind of action affects our national security."
Remind me, what was the point of killing Gaddafi again?
A "human rights activist" who supports death for proselytizing! "Benghazi lawyer and human rights activist Bilal Bettamer said Libya was a wholly Muslim country and Christians should not be trying to spread their faith. "It is disrespectful. If we had Christianity we could have dialogue, but you can't just spread Christianity," he said. "The maximum penalty is the death penalty. It's a dangerous thing to do.""
Maybe they mean he is an activist against human rights.
Bernard-Henri Lévy, one of the top supporters of the French intervention that toppled Gaddafi,
barred from Libya for being Jewish, Mar 2013.
That's how the Libyans reward those who help them.
"the municipal authorities in Tripoli feared his Jewish background would make him a target for attacks by Islamist militia."
But instead of guaranteeing his security, they decided the solution was to bar him from entry!
Do what the Islamist militias want - that's the way to defeat them!
No Jews in the new Libya:
A lone Libyan Jew returns to Libya after the revolution in 2011.
were expelled years ago.)
He dreams that the new Libya will be a place for all creeds.
He attempts to restore Tripoli's old synagogue.
He meets with
death threats and
protests calling for him to be deported.
The protesters carry signs reading:
"LIBYA FOR THE LIBYANS - NOT FOR THE JEWS"
"THERE'S NO PLACE FOR JEWS IN LIBYA".
They try to attack his hotel.
He gives up and leaves Libya again in sadness.
Nice to see the end of Gaddafi.
Shame about the Libya that comes next.
Photo from here.
Libyan jihadi scum round up Christians in Benghazi, Libya, Feb 2013.
They are accused of "proselytizing" i.e. of being Christian.
The jihadis shave their heads and
kill one of them.
Time to start drone attacks on the Islamic militias of Benghazi.
Welcome to the new Libya:
Muslim mob attacks and desecrates Commonwealth War Graves cemetery in Libya, Feb 2012.
Benghazi War Cemetery
(a WW2 cemetery).
One smashed grave
in the photos
is that of
Martin Palmer Northmore
of the Royal Canadian Air Force (died
1943 poem in his honour
written by his aunt:
"Did Heaven's beam, among the stars that swing,
Lead safely to a welcome, glowing hearth?
Skies there are free from evil birds that prey;
On lives so young and lovely in our sight".
Another smashed grave
is identifiable as that of
Rev. Geoffrey Bond,
Chaplain 4th Class
His father was killed in action in WWI in 1916.
The Islamic maniacs attacking these graves
disgrace only themselves.
One positive thing though:
There was an actual
demo by Libyans against the attack.
They held signs apologising to America and condemning the Islamic terrorists.
Brave people. Well done.
Why did the Benghazi staff not get air support?
First, Aid the Living, Bing West, 21 Oct 2012, asks why the US seemingly could not help its threatened diplomatic staff for hours.
"Our diplomats fought for seven hours without any aid from outside the country."
"We consider ourselves comrades in arms.
Your readiness to provide us with the facilities of forming an army of liberation
indicated your commitment to the fight for peace and human rights in the world."
- Nelson Mandela, 1990,
thanks Gaddafi for supporting the ANC.
He absurdly claims that Gaddafi believes in "human rights".
"How did it [the NTC] get its legitimacy? Did the Libyan people elect them? Did the Libyan people appoint them?"
Hilarious quote by the unelected dictator Gaddafi, Oct 2011, questioning the legitimacy of the National Transitional Council (NTC) that overthrew him.
So now, after 42 years without elections, elections are suddenly important?
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
I will debate almost anyone.
Stick to ideas and I will debate you.
But I do have rules.
See Who I block on Twitter.
Twitter is broken, 2016 on:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
promised to end the censorship.
But it looks like a false dawn.
One day, we will have a better place to gather.