Arab Spring

Merciless Libyan Dictator Colonel Muammar al Gaddafi has finally been killed after He  was eventually captured by REbel leaders after a Nato air strike hit his convoy as it tried to escape from the siege in his home town of Sirte on Thursday 20th October. Gaddafi’s son Mutassim was also believed to have been killed .

This follows a popular Uprising against the tyrant which started in February 2011 and In the end Muammar Gaddafi’s death was as violent as his life, gunned down without mercy in the crumbling ruins of his home town of Sirte. The remarkable hing is That this most momentous day in the entire Arab Spring revolution hadbegun with most people  not even being aware that he was hiding in his home city of Sirte.

Gaddaffi first seized power in Libya in 1969 after a coup against King Idris, and became known as’Mad Dog’ during forty two years of brutal rule and For most it, he held a prominent position in the West’s gallery of international rogues, while maintaining tight control at home by eliminating dissidents and refusing to anoint a successor.

Following the news of his demise People in Libya today have an even greater chance after this news of building themselves a strong and democratic future. Mahmoud Jibril, the prime minister of the interim National Transitional Council, said:

“We have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Muammar Gaddafi has been killed. All the evils have vanished from this beloved country and It’s time to start a new Libya, a united Libya, – One people, one future”.

Nato’s operation in Libya can be considered over now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead and the new regime is in control of the entire country, French Foreign MinisterAlain Juppe said on Friday. The Libyans now “have their destiny in their hands,” Juppe said. Our goal was not to kill Gaddafi. When I say us, I’m talking about the coalition, of France within Nato. Our goal was to force him to relinquish power. It was then up to the National Transitional Council to capture and judge him,” he said.

British troops involved in operations are now poised to return home after theformer Libyan dictator was captured and killed. Nato has also hinted that the deathof Gaddafi could also signal  the beginning of a winding-down of the international military operation in the skies over Libya.

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