|Quoting aerorobnz (Reply 24):|
The irony is the guy they killed was one guy who if he had inherited the country may have opened it up to the west once Gaddafi died of old age.
Don´t be so sure about that. The animal that rules Syria is a doctor, so at some point he must have had to have sworn the Hippocratic odd. He also lived in Britain for a long time, getting his specialty in Ophtalmology there. He is also married to British wife, born and raised in Britain. Can you get more "Westernized " than that? I´m not saying you are wrong, I´m just saying there are no guarantees when your family are ruthless, sadistic dictators.
A bit of Trivia here. In 2006 in Germany, Saif El Arab had a problem with a bouncer in a German night club when his girlfriend started to disrobe inside the club. They kicked both out. So this "innocent" and "Westerniezed" of Gaddafi´s offspring came back and threatened to Thwor acid in the face of the bouncer. Once the complaint was filed by the bounce witht the police, Gaddaffi put Saif in the roster of those personnel in the embassy with diplomatic immunity.
In 2008 an investgation was launched on evidence that he had transported an assault rifle from Paris to Munich in the trunk of his car. A budding arms dealer perhaps?
This guy was no Gadafis´s "nice chap" son as some believe.
Crazy? He´s been crazy for decades. Grief stricken? A man like that, under siege, I can´t be sure he can feel grief.
|Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 25):|
Cry me a river, Khadaffi made his plays. Like killing everyone on PA103. I could care less who is involved in the collateral damage. What were they doing in his bunker during a war? If you are going to play with fire sometimes you get burned.
You and I never see eye to eye, but here, I support your statement fully. I still remember PA 103, just in case anyone wants to mention "innocents". And yes, while Gaddafi destroyed a plane full of innocents and traumatized for a long time to come an innocent village in Scotland because Reagan bombed him in´86, Reagan bombed him because in the 80´s Gaddafi was one of the main supporters of terrorism in the Middle East
The straw that broke the Camel´s back was the Achille Lauro hijack and murder of Leon Klinghoffer, financed in part by Gaddafi, although executed by the PLO, and that bomb that went off in that German night club frequented by American Soldiers and civilians, which was an operation entirely orchestrated by Gadaffi.
I´m surprised how all those innocents are forgotten.
|Quoting Acheron (Reply 26):|
I wonder if you would be so casual about it if it was your family. Probably not.
They should not have been there. It´s a tragedy, but sadly, predictable.
Besides, there is no proof that his son, and his three grandkids were killed, because no one has been allowed to see the faces of the bodies. Only Lybia´s religious authority has only said that they have seen the face of the son, but no one has seen the others.
I would not be surprised if this was just another maneuver by Gaddafi to gather some sympathy. Besides, he was also in the destroyed residence, which was reduced to beyond rubble, according to witnesses, and ended up unhurt? Come on. No one inside that house would have survived.
[Edited 2011-05-01 15:45:56]