Salim Mansur points out that gaddafi is evil. gaddafi has been a state sponsor of terror. As my friend Marc Lebuis has written about gaddafi's ties to the muslim brotherhood. I hope this tyrant ( Paul Martin's pal ends up with trudeau's friend ceausescu in oblivion in the near future.
The Obama administration's envoy to the UN in New York, Susan Rice, described Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi as "delusional."
David Pryce-Jones — author of The Closed Circle, which I recommended in my last column as required reading in lifting the veil covering the Arab world — responded by asking if ambassador Rice has any understanding of Gadhafi, Libyans and the political culture in the area.
Dismissing Gadhafi as mad is also ironically delusional. He is instead evil, as were Hitler and Stalin, Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and Saddam Hussein, to name a few. What these so-called "delusional" men had in common was the total lack of compunction in making war upon their own people.
Gadhafi has already shown he will not hesitate, unlike the recently toppled dictators of Tunisia and Egypt, to unleash violence against his opposition. He sees public opinion in the West is divided, and the current rank of western leaders is hesitant on how to confront a crisis of immensely complicated nature breaking out in North Africa and the Middle East.
It means Gadhafi has estimated he can outlast the opposition, break the will of Libyans in rebellion against his authority through bribes, threats and calculated use of force. If these measures fail, Gadhafi will not hesitate to unleash the full force of weaponry at his command against Libyans wanting him out.