Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Qadafi on the Run

God, how we love to be able to say that.

As the rebels march into Tripoli, and Gadhafi is nowhere to be found, the unelected National Transitional Council (NTC), which claims to be the only legitimate government, has already issued a draft “constitution,” one replete with references to all sorts of “rights” – free speech, assembly, democratic elections, etc.

  Justin Raimondo

The NTC not only claims to be the legitimate government, it has been proclaimed such by US and NATO spokespersons for some time now.

There’s just one little provision – stated right up front, in Part 1, Article 1 – that could throw a monkey-wrench into the new regime’s public relations campaign. It reads: “Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).”

Aw, crap. Now what do we tell the Tea Party?

You’ll recall that little matter of the murder of their commander-in-chief, Gen. Abdel Fatah Younes, who was pulled out of his tent, along with two aides, and shot – no, not by Gadhafi loyalists, but by the rebels, who claimed he was a “double agent” and a “traitor.” Oddly enough – or, perhaps, not so oddly – his “mysterious” death was prematurely announced by the rebel media outlet al-Bawaba a few days before it actually happened: Younes denied he really was dead, but his fate was apparently sealed from that point. A few days later he was arrested and detained, and shortly after that he was dead.


The question is now: who will be their next victims?

I’m not going to think about it. Lalalalalalala…I can’t hear you. Whatever. I’m sure we have enough money in the coffers to pay these guys to keep them in line. Don’t we have a presidential campaign to focus on? Earthquake? Something?

The parallels with Iraq are coming fast and furious: soon we’ll have photos of Gadhafi in chains, or perhaps being dragged before the International Kangaroo Criminal Court in the Hague, for a dose of victor’s “justice.” Although I rather doubt they’ll risk keeping him alive long enough to stand trial: the old monster knows too much about his fellow monsters in the capitals of Europe and the Americas to spare him a fate similar to that visited upon at least one of his sons.

Yeah, I don’t think there’ll be anybody willing to listen to him even if he does tattle. Nobody listened to Saddam Hussein. We just want our pound of flesh. Frankly, we don’t give a rat’s ass about the Libyan citizens Qadafi abused or disappeared. The biggest hypocrisy of all is American citizens’ pretense to care.

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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