[Marxism] Patrick Cockburn must drive his brother nuts
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Mon Aug 29 09:27:15 MDT 2011
(That he publishes his brother is more of a sign of Patrick's
authority than any indication that Counterpunch is becoming more
Just why so many Libyans hated Gaddafi and his ghastly family is
made chillingly, and at times hilariously, clear, as their palaces
are exposed to public view. His daughter Aisha seized a large plot
of land in the Noflein district in Tripoli in 2005 and three years
later moved into a compound with several luxury houses furnished
with unsurpassable vulgarity and poor taste.
In one sitting room there is a sofa with the cushions resting on a
gigantic golden bare-breasted mermaid who appears to be holding a
dark-red feather duster but is probably meant to be a fan.
Mufat, a local man who had been put in charge of the complex,
explained that when Aisha moved in “all her neighbours with
windows facing her palace were told to close them and never open
them again. If they did so they would be in big trouble.” When her
father visited her twice a year the whole district was closed down.
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