Thursday, 20 October 2011

Mad dog meets his end

Well the news from Sirte is overshadowing all else this afternoon.

Lots of rumour but it appears that the Libyan dictator died of wounds suffered in his capture near his hometown earlier today.

Pictures of his alleged body being dragged behind a car will not be featuring on this blog.

It appears that he was wounded in both legs at dawn as he tried to flee in a convoy which Nato warplanes attacked.

David Cameron has greeted the news by calling on people to remember "the many, many Libyans who died at the hands of this brutal dictator and his regime"

It is now believed that Nato are to meet tomorrow in order to bring the war in Libya to an end.

The fall of Sirte means the end of any effective resistance in Libya.Some reports suggest that Gaddafi's son Mutasim has also been found dead.

For the West it brings an end to a 40 year old problem in North Africa.Prior to 9/11 he was shipped arms to the IRA during the Troubles in Northern Ireland and his regime has accepted responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing.

Peace was agreed after former Prime Minister Tony Blair used his influence as a bulwark against Al Qaeda,a decision that with hindsight appears a bad one especially after being inspired by the the Arab Spring,his people rose against him only to be brutally put down.

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