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Will Libya Be Better Off With Qaddafi Dead?


By Narine
YEREVAN, Armenia
– We don’t yet know what will happen to Libya following the death of former
dictator Muammar Qaddafi.
One thing is certain: Qaddafi was no saint.
Qaddafi clearly
many wrong steps during
his 42 years as
a dictator. But the problems run deeper than we can imagine.
It’s not just
Qaddafi’s fault that the revolution in Libya happened. It’s not only his fault
that so many people were killed.
Let’s admit that many
sides were
guilty for all that happened.
Qaddafi was one of the few secular leaders in the Arab
world. Because he did not believe in Islamic fundamentalism, Libyan
women were able to go to school, join the army and otherwise participate
fully in society.
Though this is a positive point on Qaddafi’s side, I don’t want
to make him
into a saint, merely point out that he wasn’t all
So I can’t tell right know what will happen in Libya with Qaddafi dead.
After so many
years, nobody can know for sure if the country will be better off or not.

1 Comment

  • I am a firm believer that no leader should monopolize power for too long. Gaddafi did just that. The revolution would not have happened if he did not stay in power this long. The revolution would not have happened if he and his family amass billions of dollars while Libyans starved. The revolution would not have happened if he had not brutally silenced all who spoke out against him so that the people lived in fear.

    My point is that Gaddhafi and his family are the only ones to be held responsible for this bloody revolution. Maybe it's because that most of us live in countries where the political situations aren't that bad that we can't fully sympathize with what the Libyans went through.

    Yes, he was one of the few secular leaders in the Arab world. It's no wonder the women in his family posed in bikinis and even stripped for porno photographs. It's no wonder they drank alcohol. As Muslims, these are a big NO for them. One rule applies for his people, but it doesn't apply for him.