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What today's papers have to say about the dictator's capture and death.
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There were happy faces in CNN and the US government. They rejoiced to see Arabs brothers slaughtering one another. The eye for an eye works in their favor. This is not the way of a civilized world. Qaddafi is not a target, they said, but we want him dead or alive. All this by official speakers of NATO and the western culture. Now they want to investigate. We, the real and civilized people can not believe our ear and eyes.
Julia: What's ugly about the death of a tyrant?
Buckskins: The car was definitely a Chrysler and i'm sure i saw a confederate flag on the bumper..
We shoulda done something similar with Tony 'n' Cherie.
...and the award for feral mob-baiting goes to... The Sun! (again)
FT handles it most tastefully. The other papers just seem to embrace some spirit from the days of public hangings.
Not that I was a fan of the man or anything. Bad guy, but that's no reason not to treat his death like adults.
Anyway, I guess now we'll see if the Libyans enjoy their assimilation into Western Capitalism.
Ugly events, ugly images and ugly sentiments.
Only FT sufficiently restrained IMO
In a shameless speech outside No.10, Cameron declared that, "I'm particularly proud of Britain's role in helping free Libya"!
I hope he meant his role, because where is the honour in NATO's destruction of a small and defenceless country, on the pretence of protecting civilians.
And how does another expensive war serve Britain, when our priority should be to maintain public services at home?
The scale of the death and destruction inflicted on Libya has been suppressed, because the media has published propaganda, rather than news about Cameron's illegal war!
And after Gaddafi's death, the Libyans will be forgotten as America and Cameron look for more civilians to protect with a new range of 'humanitarian' bombs!
Ralph, if thats your thing, feel free - I doubt he'll put up a fight now...
"The scale of the death and destruction inflicted on Libya has been suppressed" - it's not really a matter even of scale, there has simply been no mention whatsoever of the slaughter and destruction brought to Libya by UK, US and French bombers. The only casualty they have mentioned is Gaddafi - just as the media always represented the Nato bombs and missiles as being directed against Gaddafi.
The destruction wreaked on Yugoslavia and Iraq was transparent in comparison.
This is the lowest point the British media has ever reached.
Agreed with danladds and julia. There's something most distasteful about the images and the triumphal headlines.
There also seems to be some confusion about the manner of his death - was it crossfire or was it execution? But don't let that get in the way of a good story, chaps.
I have not heard one single Libyan condemn the manner in which Ghadaffi was killed, with most stating that he deserved to die in the way he did. Is not this kind of mob revenge identical to the kind of revenge that Ghadaffi meted out to his opposers and detractors. That Libyans rejoice in the manner of his death does not bode well for what is to come in Libya. It must be remembered too that Libyan society is deeply tribal, where an eye for eye and a tooth for a tooth is embedded in the culture of the society. Make no mistake this was a summary execution ordered and planned by the US. The key question now is what will Libya be expected to do in return for the West. I know of no society which has emerged from this to become less brutal than the regime it has replaced. How can democracy flourish when we see pictures of a jubiliant Libyan people en masse rejoicing in their former leader being beaten and battered about the head, even though he is close to death having been shot three times, be stripped naked, be dragged through the streets and then taken to Misrata where despite being dead is still being punched and assaulted around the head. I wonder what sort of society will emerge from Libya now!!!!! Make no mistake. This is pure and utter revenge.
maxinemf: "Make no mistake this was a summary execution ordered and planned by the US". Mmmmm... Hillary Clinton looked totally surprised at the news of Gaddafi's death.. but let's not let the facts get in the way of a good lie.. I still blame the Yanks for running down my cat last Tuesday
Let's not forget a grandson of Nelson Mandela is named Gadaffi - a sign of how popular the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi once was in South Africa and many other African countries.
". Make no mistake this was a summary execution ordered and planned by the US."
It's nice to know you Europeans are still at our beck and call.
Lets blame the Americans anyway.
Luddite, I have it on good authority your cats demise was a direct result of an IRA hit team.
Samira Shackle is a freelance journalist, who tweets @samirashackle. She was formerly a staff writer for the New Statesman.