[Marxism] Qaddafi booster wakes up to reality
lnp3 at panix.com
Mon Aug 22 09:12:17 MDT 2011
Reports of Saif and Mohammad Qaddafi’s capture supports the idea
that the government here wildly exaggerated its solid support and
that the public largely believed them. Already among the few
staff and some kids who come early the jump the hotel fence and
use the swimming pool, and their trademark chants of “Allah,
Mohammad, Muammar, Libya wa bass” have ended their chants and now
support for ousting “the leader” is widespread. Most hotel staff
at my hotel appear crestfallen.
The outpouring of support for Qaddafi’s departure by the same
crowds who seemed to adore him at Green Square the past five
months I have been monitoring them is surprising but perhaps
reveal why all powerful despots are often more form than substance
and can collapse quickly under certain conditions.
The questions being asked here this morning by student friends
include what happened to the resistance to NATO and its supported
rebels, where are the “65,000 professional soldiers waiting to
repel “NATO’s rebels” from entering Tripoli, mentioned just last
night by Government spokesman, Musa Ibrahim, was there ever a real
Libyan army of thousands ready to defend Tripoli...
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