On Gaddafi’s End

Mick O’ Reilly, Senior Associate Editor, Gulf News wrote an article on October 28, 2011 – based on a Gulf News poll asking earlier this week if there should be an inquiry into the circumstances of Muammar Gaddafi’s death. It is a striking article based both on relevant logic and rightful emotions. Mick O’ Reilly didn’t take part in the poll. Why? Because he believes the tyrant-dictator got what he deserved. Coming to the ‘exact’ circumstances that Muammar Gaddafi was not killed in a cross-fire and was deprived of his human rights – I support Mick O’ Reilly’s explanations with adequate considerations. What kind of human rights does the butcher deserve who killed millions of his own innocent people, amassing more than $200 billion while he built the most brutal and corrupt regime – which lasted for 42 years? Guys, we’ve got to get a break!

Mick O’ Reilly sensibly puts the following words for us to focus on: “Let’s get this straight – Gaddafi died in the last stronghold of the regime as it crumbled around him these past eight months. He died when the last two buildings in the crumbling stronghold came under attack. And he ran for the drains like a rat trying to escape the inevitable. Funny that there are calls from international community for an inquiry, into how he died.” Mick O’ Reilly is following a legitimate discussion with very legitimate questions. He asks, “If he died in one of their airstrikes, would there be such a call? No, just jubilation that he was killed. If he died at the end of a hang man’s noose, would there be any placating those who believe that there should be no capital punishment; that he should end his days in a cell? Or would there be a debate about the quality of evidence, the fact that there were no jurors, just a judiciary who would weight evidence and reach an inevitable conclusion.” I will say this. The root of the present-past situation shows Muammar Gaddafi’s profile as a full-blown demon, who unleased a reign of terror with the added evil-strength of his cruel sons and equally demonic government officials. What are we talking about? – Human Rights! And for whom? In this specific case of the terrorizing dictator, by the psychology and persuasively legal angle – no one should be accused of having taken the law in his hand. Muammar Gaddafi had gone too far and way too long…

Libya, please take your vows back to try killers of Gaddafi.

Geeta Chhabra

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