I have few comments to make regarding a couple of recent events.
First, I would like to comment on the latest events of Gaddafi’s entourage use and abuse of power. The verbal attack and the attempt to physically attack Mr. 'Aashour Esh-shames in London couple of days ago is a good indicator that Gaddafi’s thugs are still operating under the same code of ill-conduct they have been known for. I wasn’t surprised to see that from one of Gaddafi mouthpieces. What surprised me, though, is the reaction of Mr. Esh-shames. Knowing this person’s long history of opposing Gaddafi’s regime, I expected a different stance regarding this incident. He should have taken this opportunity to file a lawsuit against the regime. The person who assaulted Mr. Esh-shames was not an ordinary person. He was an embassy personnel representing his country in a diplomatic capacity, a country with a long history of terrorism against its own dissidents.
How would Esh-shames easily accept Ezzway’s apology and dismisses the whole issue? How did he overlook the fact that Ezzway’s reaction was not for Esh-shames’s benefit, but rather to ward off and diffuse a political bomb that might have threatened the relations between Libya and England? Ezzway could care less about Esh-shames. His concern was to counteract his cultural attaché’s idiotic behavior, and to keep the new image that Gaddafi is trying too hard to show the west intact.
Second comment is about the barrage of letters sent to this page to discredit Elgherbal and his series of letters to LN&V. To Elgherbal I say: if what you are writing didn’t bother them, they wouldn’t have bothered to respond. You must have hit a raw nerve for them to react in such a way. Keep on writing for there are many Libyans who enjoy what you write and I am one of them. Hopefully one day I will have the pleasure of thanking you in person for those letters. To the others who have tried to discredit him I say: grow up and respond to elgherbal’s message rather than responding to his style, and while at it, keep his family out of it.