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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Thanks for the memories

How many times in your life have you met someone, shaken hands, exchanged pleasantries. Then, later, you hear that they are dead and a sudden pang strikes you: I met that person, pressed his flesh, spoke with him.

What passed through the minds of these men when they heard Gaddafi had been killed? Did they recall when they met him, plenipotentiary to plenipotentiary, negotiating trade and other protocols? Did they recall how his voice sounded, his handshake, whether he was a pleasant guest or host?

The first three pictured with the Colonel, did they worry much over the ceremonial farce, knowing that they were just biding their time, and when the moment arrived, would assist in in his overthrow and lynching, and negotiate oil deals?

Democratic leaders can hide devious plots behind pleasantries and turn to war and assassination as callously and capriciously as the most tribalist dictator out there.






3 comments:

The young fogey said...

I understand Berlusconi alone had enough personal honour to hesitate on turning on his old friend, as flawed as Qaddafi was. Q was their sumbitch; none of my business.

Ingemar said...

For this very reason (Ghaddafi), Lawrence Auster called John McCain "the worst man in America."

Ingemar said...

Oh, and this--

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/020320.html

"During the course of his career Kaddafi has been known as a whimsical tyrant. But in our war against Libya, it is not Kaddafi, but the U.S., which has behaved with the whimsicality of a tyrant.

John McCain is the worst man in America; but to the extent that we have gone along with this criminal war we all share in his guilt.
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