Jonathan Fryer

Writer, Lecturer, Broadcaster and Liberal Democrat Politician

Gaddafi Must Go!

Posted by jonathanfryer on Tuesday, 22nd February, 2011

Muammar Gaddafi went on Libyan state television during the night to prove that he is still in Tripoli, though as Al Jazeera (a channel that has really proved its worth tracking the democracy wave sweeping North Africa and the Midde East) said, he could have been on a filmset, given the weird décor in which he sat, half-in, half-out of a car while holding a large umbrella over his head. He looks completely crazed, and it would be funny, were the situation in Libya not so tragic and bloody. The UN is launching an investigation into whether Gaddafi is guilty of crimes against humanity. Certainly, the eye-witness accounts coming out from Libya are damning evidence that he is. What needs to happen now is for the Libyan people to overthrow him and to hand him over for an international tribunal. In the meantime, the West should not be shy of voicing its disgust at this tyrant. There is no room for so-called ‘dialogue’ with the régime in Tripoli. There is no chance that Gaddafi or one of his sons could oversee a process of reform in Libya. Gaddafi must go, and go soon.


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