Along the Pentland Road, 25 May 2017

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Gaddafi is dead

After nearly 42 years in power, Col Muammar Gaddafi is reported to have died of wounds, sustained in a gunfight at Sirte earlier today. It brings to a conclusion a revolution that has lasted for eight months.

It also brings to an end the life of a man who has the blood of thousands on his hands. Images are being relayed on television at present of Gaddafi's bloodied remains being dragged through the streets of Sirte, a gruesome sight. However, those completely pale into insignificance when compared to the atrocities meted out to the people of Libya by its leader, when they rose up against him.

I derive no joy from Gaddafi's death. My thoughts are with the families of his victims, in Libya and outside that country.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the death of Gadaffi is a momentous occasion for Libya. I wonder how other people in countries who seek the end of dictatorships will react to this news. We live in interesting times.
    Wordsmith x