When the West’s very favoured were being blown away in the “Arab Spring”, how could the West permit the survival of a person whose entire persona over four decades has evolved in defiance of them.
The first meeting with Muammar Qaddaffi was the most dramatic. It was exactly a week after President Ronald Reagan ordered the bombing of this city on April 15, 1986.
When the US, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan got into a scrum to launch a programme of manufacturing triple distilled mujahideen Islam in Afghanistan to fight the Soviets the seeds were sown for a conflict within Islam as well.
When the Anglo-French plot on Libya was first hatched, I wrote in these spaces that folks in Benghazi luring Europe are the very same who started 2006 uprising against the Danish cartoons.
The shaken monarchies and the remaining dictatorships have rallied around the US and Europe to protect themselves.
Like Osama bin Laden, Ratkin Mladic was clearly helped in escaping arrest so far.
Have David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy ever paused to consider how the 20 million Muslims in Europe might react to their military action in Libya?
Libya with its vast oil resources was too important for Europe, to allow it to lapse into uncertainty.