Thursday, April 14, 2011

Libya: the "curtain of fear" is gone

I read an interesting article published in the Guardian this morning, titled An open letter to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. The author states in a subtitle Some say we must 'open the door' to the 'patriot' in Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. After my family's ordeal, I can think of nothing worse.

The stalemate in the Libyan rebellion is causing many around the world to naval gaze, considering solutions.  One that is proposed is to give an opportunity to Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi to lead Libya into a reformed state. These are pipe dreams.   Saif al-Islam is tainted, since he has stood by while his father has ordered the murder of countless innocent Libyans (and foreigners for that matter). He is no better than his father...or his brothers. For all we know, he has ordered ``disappearances `` of his fellow Libyans. I fully support the position of the rebel council, which states firmly that Gaddafi and his family must leave Libya.  The country cannot move on and heal until that family relinquishes power...and that cannot happen with any member of the family left living in Libya.

Please read An open letter to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi - it is poignant, honest, and written from the heart.  As you will read, the author tells of his personal  "curtain of fear" is now gone.  This is the same force driving the Libyan rebels, and which finally liberated their compatriots in Egypt and Tunisia, and now elsewhere in the Arab world.

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