Some British military type has said that the UK is battling to prevent thousands of Muammar Gaddafi’s deadly surface-to-air missiles ending up in “the wrong hands” after two sites near Sirte, hometown of the late Libyan leader, were found to contain not only missiles, but tank ammunition, mortar rounds and thousands of aerial weapons.
Oops ! Did no one think of this ? … I bet that an awful lot are already on the way, at bargain prices, to Pakistan and Afghanistan. Not to mention a few ‘darker’ parts of the African Continent.
Meanwhile Libya’s ruling National Transition Council (whoever they are ?) has pledged to bring the killers of deposed leader Gaddafi to trial. A top interim official said … “We had already launched an investigation” … “I am sure that was an individual act and not an act of revolutionaries or the national army” … “Whoever is responsible will be judged and given a fair trial’” … Just like those responsible for the ill-treatment of black Africans by anti-Gaddafi fighters. A ‘Human Rights Watch’ reported that the entire population of 30,000 people from the town of Tawargha has been driven out by former rebels for siding with Gaddafi. There have been reports that some of the town’s men, who are predominately black-skinned, may have been shot. A U.N. commission of inquiry has not been able to enter the country since Gaddafi was driven from power.
It has been announced that a U.S. educated engineering professor with little political experience is to be Libya’s new prime minister. He is described as “quiet and friendly”, so he sounds like just the man to handle the militias who started shooting the shit out of each other in Tripoli on the day that NATO pulled out.
Sharia Law has now been introduced (what happened to the promised ”secular democracy” ?), but we are assured that it is only in it’s “mild” form (Does that mean you only have a finger chopped off instead of a hand ?), and here’s a big surprise …
… the Al-Qaeda flag is now flying in Benghazi !