Gadhafi finally buried

6 thoughts on “Gadhafi finally buried”

    1. It may have only been Gadhafi’s bad luck to be caught by ragtag rebels instead of … umm … whatever other options there might have been. I share your hope (not expectation) that the new Libyan leadership will be reasonably modern and civilized, or at the very least, sane and half-way reasonable.

  1. I agree with Pied comments. One more observation: While the eccentric Gadhafi is given credit by most political pundits for being shrewdly effective in controlling a rag-tag gaggle of some 300 different tribes for over 40 years, is it not interesting that he was not shrewd enough to leave Libya in a timely fashion? Conclusion: He was sipping his own patent medicine. Sic semper tyrannis.

    1. I, too, think he was a fool for not leaving for a posh exile on some Mediterranean beach when he had the chance. He did indeed drink long and deep of his own Kool-Aid.

  2. Love this post, and Jim’s comment. The public celebration (for there can be no other word) of his death reminds me of the old capital punishment rituals here in the UK, with heads on spikes at key gates and bridges, and hangings at Tyburn Tree. Conspiracy theorists, it seems, are given no doubt as to the fate of prominent hate figures: look at Oliver Cromwell and Osama Bin Laden. Their treatment, centuries apart, was barbaric.

    1. Do you feel bin Laden was treated barbarically? He was shot and killed in a military assault. I suppose one could argue he should have been captured alive and tried, but if he was preparing to shoot one of our soldiers, that may not have been possible. Nevertheless, he was buried at sea within 24 hours, in accordance with Muslim law. Libya is a Muslim nation, and yet they waited four days to bury Gadhafi. I have to laugh when anyone mentions the “rules of war.” War is war. War is barbaric.

... and that's my two cents