Rebels with cause
Published 23/08/2011 | 05:00
•Last night I spent two hours watching the rebels storm the city of Tripoli, they stood on the back of pick-up trucks and emptied round upon round of ammunition into the night sky. They seemed blissfully happy.
How refreshing it was to see pure democracy being acted out, with a little help from NATO air strikes that is. It was 'Breaking News' in its purest form
But it is now that their hard work begins. The Libyan people need to understand that there are no quick fixes to their problems and when they are looking around the globe for assistance on how to put in place democratic institutions I hope that they have the good sense to avoid us here in Ireland.