Michael Totten

Gaddafi Goes Out Mussolini Style

I figured it would probably end this way.


He had a reputation in the West for being a bit of a goofball, but that’s not how he looked from inside Libya. From inside the country he looked like, and was, a monstrous tyrant.

His son Saif al-Islam (which means Sword of Islam) is still at large. Tarik Kafala at the BBC remembers him as a campaigner for human rights who could not get his way. The sand-pounding asininity of some people never fails to astound me. Saif al-Islam is wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague for crimes against humanity.

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