The first casualty of war is truth.
This "news" was written by a Reuters blogger named William Maclean from the comfort of merry olde England (see byline at top.)
Mr. Maclean appears to be in the employ of MI6, as a quick look at his "work" at Reuters will soon appear to confirm. Nothing but propaganda from this guy IMHO:
Go ahead and look. Guys like this are the tip of iceberg. They help you cope with slavery.
"Variously," "Perhaps," "Evidently," and "Many" are his favorite sentence-starters.
This guy is spouting what he wants you to hear. He has no idea what's happening in Libya.
Let's take this drivel apart, in entirety for educational purposes.
Maclean in bold and Berry plain:
LONDON (Reuters) - Planted joyously atop a gold-colored bust of Muammar Gaddafi, a succession of dusty rebel boots on Tuesday symbolized not only the capture of his Tripoli headquarters but also the humiliating collapse of his power in Libya.
Do not notice there are few “rebels” in the picture and that the picture MAY have been taken somewhere other than reported (mock-up city?)
With the fall of his Bab al-Aziziyah military compound televised around the world, the spell of his authority at home and his influence abroad -- especially in Africa -- will have been definitively fractured.
Maclean assumes not only rebel joy but that Gaddafi has lost Libya and is humiliated by the loss rather than infuriated. What does definitely fractured mean, anyway? Gaddafi is admired somewhere?
For all Libyans know, the man who often bamboozled them with political speeches and hunted his opponents with death squads remains alive and perhaps holed up in his hometown of Sirte. Although on the run, he may have surprises yet in store.
MI6 knows something about bamboozling, I'm sure. How can we assume ALL Libyans know anything? Prove death squads while you're at it.
But the breaching of Bab al-Aziziyah and the looting of the kitsch memorabilia of his rule crystallizes for Libyans as few other actions could the end of a once-terrifying police state and what many will remember as a dark period in their history.
IHS Jane's is another propaganda organ of the illuminati: http://www.janes.com/
If pigs could fly we'd have very large messes on our automobiles.
Dictators and every other ruler do this. So do they do what follows.
In this, analysts say, Gaddafi has been a master for much of his rule, seeing off periodic coup attempts as he led Libyans through years of international isolation and sanctions for what the West called his support of terrorism.
Variously known as the Guide, the Brother Leader, the King of Kings, Gaddafi's vainglorious titles over the years have raise smiles among outsiders, but this mercurial Bedouin has been one of the world's canniest political survivors.
Gaddafi paid in cash, that's how he survived. There is a LOT of oil and gas in Libya.
He built water and roadway infrastructure as well. Libya had the highest per-capita income in Africa. Libya's public debt to GDP was 3.3%, the lowest of all countries tracked by the CIA per their website.
Tunisian revolt lasted about a week. Egypt revolution lasted 18 days. Libya now six months, not done.
Who is evidently calling whom a pussy, sir? Where is your profile or even your picture, Maclean?
Many will compare his fall to that of Saddam Hussein in 2003. But even if Gaddafi's days end, like Saddam's, with a hangman's noose, the parallels are inexact.
What are the charges? Defending Libya? No proof of shelling Benghazi, is there?
Saddam's fall followed a decisive ground invasion by powerful Western nations. Gaddafi's own ousting may have been facilitated by NATO air power, but the fighting on the ground, and the dying, has been done by Libyans themselves, giving them ownership of their revolution.
Gaddafi is not Saddam. Here is proof NATO murdered Libyans.
Gaddafi always saw Saddam's fall as instructive, and as a result he pragmatically bowed to the prevailing climate in Western capitals and gave up his weapons of mass destruction programs.
How does Maclean know what Gaddafi has always seen?
"Those who threaten you with military power or with the (U.N.) Security Council are the people who are controlling the world and if you go against the tide you might be destroyed," he told an audience in 2007.
Prescient, if you ask me. Here is one politician telling us the truth, anyway.
Name ten “rebels,” quick! Can't, can you? Hardly honest Libyans. Mercenaries following NATO bombers is all I see. More innocent people dying for the controllers' oil lust.
Although apparently gone from the political scene, his hold on the Libyan imagination, and the authoritarian habits of mind his rule gave rise to, may live on for some time.
IE we may not find him, ever. Not that we really care.
Some Libyans say the IMF is a criminal organization that has bankrupted the world.
I think this is about a self-centered idiot vomiting drivel in London.
Keep your eye on these guys, they're up and comers!