Gaddafi Had Been Shot In The Head…
- Libya’s Col Muammar Gaddafi was killed in crossfire after being captured in his birthplace of Sirte, officials say. Acting Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril said he had been shot in the head in an exchange between Gaddafi loyalists and National Transitional Council fighters. He confirmed that Col Gaddafi, who had been taken alive, had died before reaching hospital. Nato’s governing body, meeting in the coming hours, is expected to declare an end to its Libyan bombing campaign.
Lockerbie Case: Gaddafi’s Death Is A Setback…
- But Gaddafi’s death is a setback to campaigners seeking the full truth about the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie in Scotland of Pan Am flight 103 which claimed 270 lives, mainly Americans, and for which one of Gaddafi’s agents was convicted. Jim Swire, the father of one of the Lockerbie victims, said: “There is much still to be resolved and we may now have lost an opportunity for getting nearer the truth.” “That’s for Lockerbie,” said the front-page headline in the Sun, Britain’s best selling daily newspaper. / Gaddafi /
Amnesty International Wants True Facts On Gaddafi’s Death…
- On the other hand, Amnesty International, a human rights group, called on the NTC to make public “the full facts” on how Gaddafi died. “It is essential to conduct a full, independent and impartial inquiry to establish” whether Qaddafi was killed during combat or after he was captured, the organization said on its website. The uprising was part of the region’s so-called Arab Spring, which also unseated the leaders of Egyptand Tunisia. While Africa’s largest oil reserves may enable Libyato rebuild its economy faster than Egyptand Tunisia, the challenge facing the interim government is political as it struggles to unite the factions that challenged Qaddafi’s rule since February. The NTC has said that control of Sirte will begin an eight- month countdown to elections for a national council, a first step toward a promised democratic system.
Daunting Challenges Remains… / Gaddafi
- U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the death of Libya’s ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya, while admitting there is still a long road ahead for the country. Expert noted while Gaddafi’s death clears an important hurdle for the country to move forward, daunting challenges remain in its path toward rebuilding the war-ravaged country and establishing a functioning government. However, no one is optimistic enough to say that Libya’s future will be a smooth sailing. As a matter of fact, almost everyone agrees that the country’s road forward will be full of daunting challenges. The lengthy list includes “repairing the extensively damaged infrastructure, replenishing a drained treasury, and reconciling pro-Gaddafi tribes (primarily in the western part of the country) and the largely eastern-led interim government,” said Ted Carpenter, senior fellow with the Cato Institute. / Gaddafi /
Who Will Be The Real Protagonists..? / Gaddafi
- globalnewspointer.net: The main point of interest remains on the NTC’s priorities and the role of the West.
- Libya without Gaddafi is by itself a new social and political reality both for the country itself and also for the broader North African region.
- When NATO decides to stop its air power campaign, a new and most important phase of post-war re-building and social stabilization must be start.Libyacan be easily a newIraqorAfghanistan… The main question is who will be the protagonists of the new era and which role the international community is going to have in that effort?
- On the other hand, the current conditions of global economic crisis with serious financial consequences in both the Europe and theU.S.really restrict the availability of developmental resources forLibya, in the part of international community.
- Finally, the people of Libya have to prove themselves by taking action and creating a democratic society. But are they ready..? / Gaddafi /