He may be mad -- but he's also dangerous
Published 23/02/2011 | 05:00
WAS it a last act of theatre, so that if this really is the end, he at least knows he wrote his own memorial?
Was it just force of habit, the only way he knows -- making violent, blood-curdling threats in which he promised to go down fighting and taking as many of his people with him as necessary?
Or did he really believe he could, even now, revive a revolutionary, 1960s self-image as a glorious leader, an Arab Fidel Castro?