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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 in guessing?

Thanks Ben Jawwad for relating the news this fast.

Huda


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