Deja vu in Libya

These protests are taking on a pattern: first, the people rebel. Then, the regime lashes back with violence. Then, the world reacts in horror and an enraged populace goes all out to rid themselves of the dictator. Finally, the Despot goes on state television and makes a very embarrassing and somewhat crazy speech. That pattern seems to be holding true in Libya, where Daffy Qadaffi is scheduled to go on television in a few minutes. Stay tuned….

UPDATE: Well, it was supposed to be in a few minutes, according to Al Jazeera, but, as in the case of Mubarak, it looks like Qadaffi isn’t quite ready for his close-up, at least not yet. So stay tuned, but don’t hold your breath…

UPDATE 2: Looks like it was a false report. The Qadaffy One did indeed appear on state television for a very brief interview, saying he’s not in Venezeula, as rumored, and that he needed “some rest.”

UPDATE 3: Oh wait …. This report says the Libyan dictator is going to speak to his people in a “nation-wide address,” so it looks like his Norma Desmond moment is coming …

See here….

13 thoughts on “Deja vu in Libya”

  1. justin: it was delayed. colonel gadaffi was getting his perm done.

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  2. reminds me of Mubarak's "day of departure" speech. Give it a day or two and someone will tap him on the shoulder and point out its over.

  3. If you underestimate Qadaffi, as a Libyan citizen its at your own peril. I am impressed at the demonstrators courage. They believe they have no choice; either they win at this point or they will die. Libya has the most tanks in all of Africa (Fielding World's Most Dangerous Places). When Washington DC was going after Islamists Quadaffi got back in good graces. Self preservation has always been number one. Hell yes, he is a despot. Yet, he is the most dangerous kind. Yes, he is tribal and excentric. I think a combo of Josef Stalin and Idi Amin would be a good comparison. Some more facts: Libya has the longest reigning intelligence chief. He has been in their forty years. Qadaffi went against Reagan (at his most popular time) in late 20th Century & survived. Where is Eric Margolis? He has met Qadaffi. Let him tell you about him.
    Remember, Saddam counter attacked southern Iraq and massacred cities he lost in the 1990s. It can be this DEJA VU. Europe is doing very little, and do you really expect US intervention. The UN security council: do you think China would vote for intervention?
    Libyafeb17.com video shows lots of soldiers on the city of street of Tripoli, it is dated 21feb. We know of no reporters going into the rebel secured cities from Egypt at this time.

  4. Remember, Saddam counter attacked southern Iraq and massacred cities he lost in the 1990s. It can be this DEJA VU. Europe is doing very little, and do you really expect US intervention. The UN security council: do you think China would vote for intervention?

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