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" La hiata lemin tunadi !"

The letter of Dr. Scandarani is the type that almost certainly would draw a great amount of pity from any Libyan reader. He could be very sincere in which case he would deserve everyone's pity for his naivety and sheer gullibility or he could be a calculating selfish individual who does not give a damn about the plight and suffering of millions in which case one would pity his cold heart and dead conscious.

One can dissect Dr. Scandarani's letter and counteract every point he made but it suffices to say that after 40 years of living in the west, he still does not seem to appreciate such values as freedom, basic human rights, justice and the role of law, living with dignity and under democratic conditions. Any individual who has not been living under a rock for the last 25 years can attest that Libya has been the field ground and Libyans the guinea pig for Gaddafi's bizarre experiments and lunatic schemes. Yet, Dr. Scandarani is not only willing to sit down and exchange ideas with Gaddafi's representatives and instruments but he is singing their praise and wants to advance their cause. Not once did he mention in his letter the hundreds of Libyans who were executed and the hundreds more who are still detained in Gaddafi's dungeons for the simple reason that they wanted all Libyans to have their God-given rights, the rights that Dr. Scandarani is enjoying in Texas and are denied millions of Libyans.

I find it very ironic that Dr. Scandarani had his views on this matter published at this page, a page created and maintained by someone who reportedly was the target of Gaddafi's hit squads. If this fact and the fact that many Libyans (including myself in this instance) resort to using anonymous names fearing Gaddafi's retribution against their families do not raise Dr.'s Scandarani's eye brows and make him think twice, then as Arabs say: La hiata lemin tunadi.

MrabiT.

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