On the Libya Crisis and several underlying tentacles.

During the past few years since the death of the Libyan tyrant, I have watched the videos of the death of Muhammad Ghadaffi over and over again. I have often come to the same conclusions:

  1. Armed rebellion has been the most dangerous form of revolt. The Libyan rebels remain an illegitimate force that did not represent the aspirations of the Libyan people.
  2. Barack Obama is either a wicked soul or an idiot (he’s always regretted his actions. Always!), while Hillary Clinton is – to avoid the “b” word an official witch. David Cameron – with his face like the head of a badminton racket – and Nicolas Sarkozy – perpetually looking drunk or like a down syndrome patient – were less concerned about the “freedom” of the Libyan people. It was about oil and the regional domination of the Arabs.
  3. Nigerians, Ghanaians, South Africans and other black nationals were massacred by the rebels, for the colour of their skin. If you did not know, now you are knowing. They were racist Islamo-fascists using the rebellion to perpetrate evil.
  4. Boko Haram became strengthened if you noticed. They pledged allegiance to ISIS (which used Libya as its base to launch attacks and strategize).
  5. Women lost their position and became relegated like in the days of King Idriss (King of Libya before his ouster by Muammar Ghadaffi). They have not recovered from that loss. A society where women are disregarded is a society with retarded leaders. Hillary Clinton has never felt obligated to show any regrets.
  6. Banditry you and I are witnessing is a spill from Libya. Buhari’s people were able to recruit well-trained bandits; many of whom had fought in Libya to wreak havoc on peaceful sedentary populations of Nigeria from Sokoto to Ondo – i.e North to South.
  7. I don’t like Ghadaffi. But AU failed to recognise that NATO under the gluttonous vultures in the White House or 10 Downing Street at that time did not care whether Al Qaeda took over Libya – which it did. They should have understood that the death of a warlord signals the rise of splinter groups that will be difficult or impossible to deal with. It was common sense. Now thousands of people have been killed by the groups that rose across the continent. ISIS was a dream even Osama bin Laden could not have. West and Central Africa were handed over to terror groups on a silver platter. It was a déjà vu situation: Charles Taylor’s rebels were mostly illiterates without any formal education or military training, yet the United States and other developed countries thought they’d bring democracy to Liberia. Any leader in the free world that thought those rebels would bring democracy to Libya is a core fool with power.

Ojo, Aderemi Ibadan, Nigeria ojderemi@gmail.com @realojoaderemi


Ojo, Aderemi is a Historian, teacher, public speaker, writer, politician, and community organiser. He was trained at the University of Ibadan and was President of the Students Union.

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