SAS enters Libya (Mail on Sunday).
Libya, once one of the poorest countries in the world, now has the highest Human Development Index score in Africa. (Wikipedia.)
It is well ahead of certain countries in Europe, thanks to Gaddafi.
On 26 February 2011, at the UK's Independent, Peter Popham had an article entitled "Tribalism is key to the Libya's future". (Thanks to Blackwatch for the link)
Popham makes the following points:
1. Gaddafi came to power as a force for modernisation.
2. He "turned the desert green ... and raised the literacy rate from 17% to 80%.
3. He called for an end to tribalism.
Tribalisms influence has weakened, "as more modern ties of schooling and urban neighbourhoods gained in importance."
According to former British ambassador Sir Richard Dalton: "Tribal origins have no existence in Libyan institutions or in public affairs."
Tripoli by gordontour
BUT, Gaddafi opposed the New World Order, and so his country has to be wrecked.
On 27th February 2011 we read that the UK's notorious SAS are in Libya.
"The Special Forces soldiers landed in two C130 Hercules military transport aircraft on a landing strip ... south of the eastern port of Benghazi...
"A senior source confirmed that an advance party of SAS men had been in Libya for several days...
"The SAS party had sneaked into Libya in plain clothes on commercial flights...
The UK's HMS Cumberland "is due to return to Benghazi".
Another Royal Navy ship, the destroyer HMS York, "has also been deployed on standby".
Tunisians by patduncan10
On 26 February 2011, three people were killed in clashes in Tunisia's capital: (ministry)
Now that Tunisia has been wrecked, thousands are fleeing. (Chaos, militant Islam and thousands fleeing Tunisia.)
According to the Mail on Sunday:
On 20 February 2011 demonstrations continued in Tunisia.
"I see one father with his son, aged five.
"As the police fire warning bullets into the blue sky, I ask him if he is afraid for his child.
"He unzips the boy’s jacket to expose his chest.
"‘My son is ready to take a bullet to the heart for freedom,’ he says.
"The child’s face crumples..."
Booming Tripoli by TAR3K
"I meet 36-year-old Muhammed.
"He also dreams of getting rich, but not in Tunisia.
"He is unemployed and does not care about the revolution...
"'A few days ago, I heard from a friend of a boat going from Zarzis to Italy.
"I paid $1,800...
"What about the revolution? I ask him.
"'I don’t care about revolution. My dream is Italy,' he says"
The Italian government says 300,000 may try to reach Europe...
Tunisia ... was renowned for being the most liberal of Muslim countries.
"There are troubling signs ... A Polish priest had his throat slit in a suburb of Tunis...
"The Vatican news agency said he was beheaded."
The Pentagon plan may be to make North Africa just like Afghanistan.
"The gangsters, both foreign and Afghan, are the ones now in control of Afghanistan," says General Ali Shah Paktiawol, the former head of Kabul’s Criminal Investigation Department. (How to make a killing in Kabul.)
World cheers as the CIA plunges Libya into chaos, part 2.
World cheers as the CIA plunges Libya into chaos