Suddenly freedom in Libya after Qaddafi’s death. . . oh, and “Islamic Sharia law would be the “basic source” of legislation and existing laws that contradict the teachings of Islam would be nullified”.. Good luck with that, formerly free women of Libya!
This news as questions are being raised about Mummar Qaddafi’s grisly death in Libya last week..Are the militias that the United States supported, the same who mutilated Qaddafi’s body until he was dead, able to lead? be fair? …we know from their recent comments they know how to strictly enforce Sharia law. But what did the United States and the world get in this new bargain?
An interesting report from Andrew Gilligan details the moments of celebration after the citizens funded by the West killed Qaddafi:
“In Benghazi, on the main square where it all started, they were slaughtering camels in celebration. There they sat, eight of them, feet tied so they could not move, quivering with fear as they were beheaded one by one. As soldiers fired rifles in the air, members of the cheering crowd held up the severed heads as trophies. They daubed their hands in the camel-blood, and gave the V-for-victory sign with dripping fingers. But away from the square, the birthplace of the revolution was not in party mood. The streets were fairly quiet. And in the cafes, people were watching TV pictures – more graphic than any shown in Britain – of a bloodied Gaddafi dragged along and beaten, feebly protesting, before a gun was put to his head. The picture then cut to the dead ex-leader being rolled onto the pavement, blood pooling from the back of his skull.”
But minus away the oddity of his tortuous death, Qaddafi’s regime was filled with its own bloody torture.. his 42 years of rule were filled with murder and terror. Perhaps that is why, in the end, his death became a strange odyssey.. one filled with blood, guts, gore, and more.
The newest ruler of Libya, interim prime minister, Mahmoud Jibril, said that Qaddafi was killed in a ‘crossfire,’ while it would seem every piece of video evidence contradicts his statement. Now the country is mired in a new debate about how exactly Mr. Qaddafi’s torn up remains should be dealt with..
The new leadership in Libya will be fascinating to watch. The EU and NATO didn’t want to address the issue of Sharia law. A NATO official said it the Libyans can now decide on the system in their own country.
Which they did. Sharia law.