Are you really a Libyan?! I have read one of the letters signed by Fouad who is a Libyan as he said.
What a remarkable year it has been for the Middle East, and the rest of the world! We will all remember and cherish these historic moments for the rest of our lives, wherever we are or whoever we are.
The Libyan people have finally joined the Tunisians and Egyptians in celebrations and are rejoicing the departure of their tormentor after four decades of vile, total tyranny.
This is the best Ramadan the Libyans have had in decades. And this Eid the Libyans will have their celebrations doubled. Indeed, this will be a special Eid for the Egyptians and Tunisians as well. However, this is also a critical point in the history of the liberated country—and the Middle East.
Dethroning Qaddafi may have been the easy part.
The real struggle to build a new Libya begins now. The challenges facing the country on all fronts are daunting. But for a people who have managed to surmount the greatest challenge to their existence with their determination and enduring faith in themselves and in a better Libya could transcend any obstacle.
While the Libyans are celebrating their hard-earned victory, there has been much jubilation and back-slapping in the West.
However, the credit for this revolution in the end goes to the Libyan people. Without their initiative, without their steadfastness, and above all without their monumental sacrifices, this dawn of hope would have never arrived.
Again, it was the infectious courage and resolve of ordinary Libyans that forced the Arab and Muslim nations to give up their cautious indifference. Qaddafi had few friends and supporters even among his neighbors. Few tears will be shed for the despot. For all his rhetoric for the oppressed of the world, he offered his own people nothing but endless suffering.
His fate, and like that of his other disgraced peers, should be a wake-up call to others who have all these years abused the sacred trust and responsibility thrust on them. The ignominious end of Qaddafi is almost certain to hasten the departure of the Assads and Salehs.
Their collapse is imminent, as inevitable as the sunrise tomorrow. And the longer they drag their feet, the greater humiliation will be their fate. All those sacrifices by the people of Syria, Yemen and elsewhere will not go in vain.
The dawn is nigh. And you could almost smell the sweet freedom, wherever you are and whoever you are. Road to hell is indeed paved with good intentions. But the Libyans, or for that matter the Egyptians, Tunisians and others, are capable of dealing with future tyrants just as they have dealt with the just departed lot.
And they are equally capable of dealing with all those vultures waiting in the wings—waiting to move in for the big kill. The people of Libya are watching.
They are in no mood for more clever colonial games. The Libyan revolution for once saw the Western nations and Arabs and Muslims on the same side and, more important, on the side of justice and freedom. After a disastrous decade of wars and crimes against humanity, the West finds itself on the right side of history.ii This paper is dedicated to my beloved thcountry Libya and the courageous 17 February Revolution.
I dedicate my work to all Libyan martyrs and heroes who sacrificed their lives to give Libyan people freedom and dignity.
Mar 03, · Each time a city is liberated, makeshift institutions to manage everyday life and defend freedom arise, and more members of the former regime’s . Mar 22, · Congress, not the U.N., should authorize force against Libya,” the paper said, “Removing Moammar Gadhafi from power would probably advance the cause of freedom, but the United Nations has no legal authority to take a step of this magnitude.
Freedom in Libya: Blessing or a Curse? Since the Libyan revolution to overthrow Muammar al-Gaddafi ended in August of , the drive for a safer and more democratic state has been met with both optimism and disappointment.
Libya's social rehabilitation system for women and girls operates as an exception to article 4 of the penal code, which states that "deprivation of freedom should not take place outside the prison. As if the bloody mess left in Libya by Obama, the United Nations, and al-Qaeda was not already tragic enough, here comes round two.
Despite the disastrous consequences of the earlier intervention.