As Egypt faces tough Military rule….told you democracy is dream here
By Arthur Owiti
President of Libya , Muammar Gaddafi is trying to quell Libya’s political volcano from erupting by scapegoating Israel and calling for Palestinians to do an Egypt(peaceful protests at the border ) until Israel gives in to their demands.
This is just a red herring statement yet at the same time a very significant war statement.
Red herring because his people have seen Egyptians crush Monarchy and they know that they, Libyans are under a monarchy.
Despite Gaddafi’s so called success in helping the people come out of poverty and beautifying Libya, Libya is still in trouble as human rights issues are seriously off track.
Any suppression of freedom is a loophole for dissent and if things get hotter in the Middle East , of which they are, Libya is in for an eruption.
Moreover Gaddafi is grooming hi s son to be president an anathema in in the dictionary of democracy.As Mubarak fell for pushing the same idea, Gaddafi is no fool to see that the same can happen to him as he pushes his son to be heir to his throne
He has also made a significant War statement because Egypt has fallen and the gate is now open for the southern Arab states in Africa to launch an offensive war against Israel.Do not listen to the issues of treaties.
Treaties are made by men to broken and not kept and undue pressure will lead Egypt to wage war on Israel when need arises.The problem is that the need is rising now as many Arabs want freedom for Palestinians.
If the Catholic Church Fathers justified war to establish peace why are we shocked that the Middle East Peace process is actually the Middle East War Process ?
So as Libya contemplates whether to revolt or stay put, the whole world is bent on the question to do or not to do (revolt) -that is the question.
Gaddafi tells Palestinians: Revolt against Israel
By Ali Shuaib
updated 2/13/2011 3:49:01 PM ET 2011-02-13T20:49:01
TRIPOLI — Palestinian refugees should capitalize on the wave of popular revolts in the Middle East by massing peacefully on the borders of Israel until it gives in to their demands, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said Sunday.
Gaddafi is respected in many parts of the Arab world for his uncompromising criticism of Israel and Arab leaders who have dealings with the Jewish state, though some people in the region dismiss his initiatives as unrealistic.
He was giving his first major speech since a popular uprising in neighboring Egypt forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign, an event which electrified the Arab world and prompted speculation that other Arab governments could also be toppled.
“Fleets of boats should take Palestinians … and wait by the Palestinian shores until the problem is resolved,” Gaddafi was shown saying on state television. “This is a time of popular revolutions.”
“We need to create a problem for the world. This is not a declaration of war. This is a call for peace,” he said in a speech given to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohamed, a holy day in the Islamic calendar.
Palestinians have long demanded that refugees who fled or were forced to leave in the war of Israel’s creation in 1948 should be allowed to return, along with their descendants.
Israel says any resettlement of Palestinian refugees must occur outside of its borders.
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Gaddafi also issued a call to Muslim countries to join forces against Western powers. He said the world was divided into white, denoting the United States, Europe and their allies, and green for the Muslim world.
“The white color has decided to get rid of the green color,” Gaddafi said. “These countries should be united against the white color because all of these white countries are the enemies of Islam.”
He also said: “All Arab states which have relations with Israel are cowardly regimes.”
Gaddafi has for decades challenged what he describes as Western imperialism. His oil exporting country spent years under international sanctions for seeking banned weapons and sponsoring militant groups.
These were lifted in 2004 when Gaddafi renounced his previous activities, though he still frequently deploys his colorful rhetoric against the West.