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    Quote Originally Posted by InExile View Post
    I think that it is a shame; Gaddafi on trial would have been.....interesting.
    Interesting or not , it would have been an expensive exercise which would have ended with the same result , cost of a trial =megabucks to lawyers , 1 , 9mm bullet one shilling . No contest .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreadnought View Post
    Well, they chased Saddam down and he saw a trial being hung shortly thereafter by his own people. It took them a much longer time to find Saddam. Its my guess that Daffy would have met the same fate but apparently it was not to be and someone took justice into their own hands.
    Given all the death and suffering this character caused - I'd say he got off easy... But if there is a hell, he'll get the rest of what he has coming there.
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    (AGI) Los Angeles - During the decades in power, Muammar Gaddafi purloined and transferred abroad funds from the State coffers. The funds amounted to a total of over 200 billion Dollars or 144 billion Euros. The news was reported by the daily newspaper 'The Los Angeles Times'. The sum is twice as high as the one presumed up to now, and twice as high as the North African country's total annual economy before the recent conflict. .
    Greece would kill for 1/2 of that. Where are those $200 bn?
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    Quote Originally Posted by InExile View Post
    I think that it is a shame; Gaddafi on trial would have been.....interesting.
    Defnitely, but more important is this is a bad portent for the future, its a bad start.

    The major factor that kicked this off was the potential of HR violations in Benghazi. Not unemployment or economy like the other two neighbours.

    So what does the resistance do ?, they kill him & his son, execution style on the streets. They don't try to show they are different or better than Gaddafi. No court, justice, nothing.

    Exactly what detractors, from the very start of this intervention will point to as replacing one tyrant with another and the west helped in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Edge View Post
    Defnitely, but more important is this is a bad portent for the future, its a bad start.

    The major factor that kicked this off was the potential of HR violations in Benghazi. Not unemployment or economy like the other two neighbours.

    So what does the resistance do ?, they kill him & his son, execution style on the streets. They don't try to show they are different or better than Gaddafi. No court, justice, nothing.

    Exactly what detractors, from the very start of this intervention will point to as replacing one tyrant with another and the west helped in it.
    In an ideal world Gafaffi would have been put on trial, faced his people and the consequences of the last 40 plus years. In the heat of the battle, with an army of untrained fighters, probably no orders of what to do if he was captured, there was only going to be one outcome.

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    It started as a farce and it ended grotesquely.One would shoot him just for the fame.A trial might have been interesting,but there was no way he would have stayed alive.''Heat of battle'' or just plain,mundane ''accidents'' happen all the time.Anyway,why waste money on a kangaroo court?

    Now,given that we have the great victory,it's time for the civil war.I smell a good bussiness for PMC's,right along the usual carpetbaggers doing the reconstruction,getting the new and profitable contracts,overvalued 10 times.The average Abdul will get the shaft.But hey,now he's free.Has no idea what freedom is about,but I'm quite sure a new Switzerland will rise from the desert.Soon,in the next geological era
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mihais View Post

    Now,given that we have the great victory,it's time for the civil war.I smell a good bussiness for PMC's,right along the usual carpetbaggers doing the reconstruction,getting the new and profitable contracts,overvalued 10 times.
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    To be fair,I didn't bothered with oil.Too mundane and we're gentlemen here(Tankie 's excluded,of course).But just for the infrastructure,re-arming the Libyan army,restoring the damaged cities etc... So ''Mr President won't you buy both EF Typhoons and Rafales;just 800 millions apiece;pennies to be realistic,but will spare 20 millions for your own prosperity''.No letter though,since these are chats on scotch,during the first bilateral meetings promoting human rights and freedoms.
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    Under Gaddafi rule electricity, water, natural gas, education, health services, drugs... were free, 1 litre oil was 0,8 euro... Oil incomes of Libya were used for Lybians. I hope Libyans prosperity and life quality increas after Gaddafi.

    He could escaped to abroad. But he died in his country as he promissed. He was dictator, moron and many other bad stuff.. But i think the presentation the arena mentality show, about his dead in sewage pipe as it was played for Saddan is sad for 21th century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isim View Post
    Under Gaddafi rule electricity, water, natural gas, education, health services, drugs... were free, 1 litre oil was 0,8 euro... Oil incomes of Libya were used for Lybians. I hope Libyans prosperity and life quality increas after Gaddafi.

    He could escaped to abroad. But he died in his country as he promissed. He was dictator, moron and many other bad stuff.. But i think the presentation the arena mentality show, about his dead in sewage pipe as it was played for Saddan is sad for 21th century.
    I agree it would have been better if the rebels who found him had kept him alive to stand trial. I fault the NTO for not communicating this to the rebels beforehand. On the other hand, we still don't know the full story. They say he was found wounded which is consistent with an air attack on his convoy. Perhaps at 70 years of age and experiencing the trauma of capture, he died of his wounds. Pictures since then don't show physical abuse beyond the two wounds he was initially reported to have when discovered.

    As for his generosity to Libyans, it doesn't give him a pass for brutally suppressing dissent, denying his people opportunities for advancement, presiding over massive unemployment, and plundering Libya's wealth for himself and his family. Finally, for killing his own countrymen for daring to march in peaceful protest to demand greater political freedom, he showed himself to have no concern for the people's welfare. "Rats" he called them.
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