Tuesday 17 January 2017

Double standards

Published 24/10/2011 | 05:00

•Muammar Gaddafi has lived by the sword and was killed by it. This is indeed an historic occasion, to be celebrated by Libyans who endured the wrath of this ruthless dictator and his sons and mercenaries.

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History has many lessons to offer us. One of them is that dictators will end up like Slobodan Milosevic, Saddam Hussein, Charles Taylor, Hosni Mubarak, Idi Amin and others, no matter how long they rule.

Another is that the West has always embraced and supported undemocratic regimes for the sake of oil.

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