The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #136495   Message #3168111
Posted By: Ron Davies
09-Jun-11 - 10:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: Bombing of Tripoli March-April, 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Bombing of Tripoli March-April, 2011
I can't tell you how surprised I am that though I pointed out that Pinochet had voluntarily stepped down when he lost an election, none of our stalwart opponents of Western involvement in Libya has told us about Gaddafi's term of office, and when elections might be scheduled that would result in his leaving power.

Gee, I wonder if that has anything to do with the fact that Gaddafi will never have to stand for election.   Since that's the way the regime is set up.

And there is a reason Pinochet was willing to step down:    he cared--a lot--what the West (and the Pope) thought.

Now please tell us whose opinion-- outside his own--the Brother Leader cares for.

Clue: it's not the West.   Nor the Pope.

And I'm still waiting for the giant intellect which goes under the rubric of "Good Soldier"   to tell us:   

1)    which US president ruled for 40 years

2)   which American dissenters were assassinated by the CIA

3) how much power the legislature and judiciary have in Libya to be independent of the Brother Leader.

Seems like it may be a long wait.