The above proverb came to my mind after reading Ben Jawwad's letter about
the attack on Gaddafi's oldest son. Whether Mohammad Gaddafi is involved in
his father's dirty business or not is irrelevant. What is relevant is that
the Libyan people have had it with Gaddafi and his polices and they are
showing their frustration in every way they can. In Libya, the Zawia
incident/uprising is still fresh in our minds. Outside of Libya, you have
the example of today's attack on Gaddafi's son. In the past 32 years,
Gaddafi has deeply hurt many Libyans. What better way to get back at Gaddafi
than to hurt his kids? Mohammad Gaddafi didn't suffer physically, but his
morals/ego, in no doubts, are in shreds.
The opposition actions and reactions have certainly taken a sharp turn.
The struggle with Gaddafi and his cronies has moved to a different level.
Friday's incident has really made me proud of the few brave Libyans who took
it upon themselves to confront M. Gaddafi with his father's actions.
I do not approve of violence, but Gaddafi's son had to be told off. Maybe
this incident will put some internal/family pressure on Gaddafi. Let Gaddafi
feel what other fathers had felt when their children lives were threatened.
Let Mohammad's mother and grandmother feel what other mothers and
grandmothers have felt. One would call it a taste of their own medicine.
This is not the first time that dictators' family members had been
threatened. History, old or new has told of many similar stories. It won't
be the last one either. Let Gaddafi know that he can't get away with murder
and that the Libyan people are fed-up with him and his policies.
Finally, I have no comments to make about Mohammad's reply to his opponents'
questions. His statement of " I have nothing to do with anything" that Ben
Jawwad stated in his letter is self-explanatory. My only question is what
Gaddafi and his "PR" people are going to say about it. Shall we take turns
Thanks Ben Jawwad for relating the news this fast.