Just wanted to add to the previous posts in terms of what I have learned so far. We have a few “weird” events that took place in Tripoli. So, lets just recap the whole situation. We have a man and his sons, this man is the brutal dictator of Libya. He started a war against his own people, he called them “rats.” He gave them Benghazi, a bunch of rusty old soviet-era weaponry and said “Fight!”
This man said he will never surrender, he will live and die in his country (Libya). His son said he will live and die in this country. This man said he was in the capital city Tripoli. He said come and get me if you’re feeling strong, not his exact words but….you know. He had followers in this city, people to do as he wished, gathering at the “Green Square” every night to “celebrate” this man’s 42 year rule. he told then to dance, to dance and sing. He gave them weapons and he taught them how to use these weapons. He said when the rats come we’ll kill them.
The rats were on their way and they had help. NATO signed up for the noble cause and by being the “eagle” in the sky they helped the rats get closer. This man was a talkative man, he often gave speeches to his loyal followers. In these speeches he called the rats “al-Qaeda terrorists” and he called NATO the “crusaders.” So, the al-Qaeda crusader terrorist rats marched on to Tripoli unphased by this mans seemingly nonsensical ramblings.
As the war went on the rats became Lions and Tigers, Fighters of Freedom, Defenders of the Oppressed.
Were they perfect? Heck no, but who is?
Did they know how to fight? Heck no, but who does?
After months of fighting and night after night of commanding his dear followers to dance and sing, the man stopped showing his face. He addressed his dear loyal followers by audio only. Nevertheless, his loyal followers didn’t care to question this, they continued on dancing and singing. As this man dared the Freedom Fighters to come to Tripoli, the Lions of Misrata and the Tigers of Jabil Nafusa were well on their way. When the people of Tripoli rose up from the from the prison city they lived in and broke the shackles that this man had put on them, a mighty uprising it was indeed.
By now all of Libya was against this man, all of Libya was free. However, something interesting happened. After 6 months of taunting and daring the rats to come to Tripoli, this man was nowhere to be seen. His dear loyal followers vanished, and the man disappeared into thin air only his old coarse voice can be heard urging his loyal followers to fight the rats that had taken over Tripoli. By now these weren’t rats in Tripoli these were people, not a violent people but a kind people. These were people in Tripoli that never wanted to fight but they had no choice.
This man is Muammar Al-Gaddafi, he hasn’t shown his face in months, only releasing audio messages. His followers just vanished in Tripoli and now Gaddafi regime spokesman, Musa Ibrahim, says they have enough people to fight back for months or even years. Where did they get these people from? Are they the followers in Tripoli? Were they evacuated before the uprising? Where is Muammar Al-Gaddafi? Why are his sons still in Tripoli but Muammar won’t show his face and can’t be found? So many questions and even more questions have emerged with the Tripoli uprising. One fact remains evident, 8/23/11. Does this date look familiar? This is the date that Freedom Fighters in Tripoli stormed Muammar Gaddafi’s compound. 8+23+11=42 Muammar Al-Gaddafi has been in power for 42 years. Coincidence? perhaps but not likely this is not his birthday or something this is a seemingly random date. They could have stormed his compound at anytime. They were fighting in Tripoli for 3 days.