Published: September 14, 2019
“What Libyan rebels wanted was a no-fly zone to stop Gaddafi mounting a war on his people from the air”
Libya had the most credible opposition of any Arab Spring country, and the rebels quickly formed an anti-Gaddafi coalition which began to fight the regime. The country’s despotic ruler, however, had made it clear that he was going to stay — and make his people pay.
In a broadcast on February 22, 2011, Colonel Gaddafi screamed in Arabic for a whole hour: “We will cleanse Libya inch by inch, house by house, home by home, alley by alley, person by person, until the country is cleansed of dirt and scum.”
He was defiant, deranged – and determined, promising to catch the demonstrators like “rats” and “cockroaches”.
To do nothing in these circumstances was not a neutral act. It was to facilitate murder.
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