Saturday, March 5, 2011
MOUMMAR GADDAFI, ONCE MINGLED WITH WORLD'S HIGH-UPS.
Icheoku says how times changes that the once all powerful strongman of Libya, a toast for oil and anti-terrorism effort, Moummar Gaddafi, is now suddenly a pariah being called illegitimate and asked to QUIT? But one thing all Westerners are forgetting so easily is that Libya is not Egypt and that Gaddafi is not Mubarak and that Gaddafi can only quit dead, period. Moummar Gaddafi sees himself as the embodiment of the 1967 Libyan revolution and the potentate "King of Kings of all Africa"; so asking "King Gaddafi" to abdicate his Tripoli throne is tantamount to asking Queen Elizabeth of England to turn in her crown. "King" Moummar Gaddafi of Africa can only quit stretched out in a pine-box cold and without any breath left in him; and any other suggestions to the contrary is a nonplussed.
Icheoku however believes that as soon as the oil price hits $150 per barrel, the whole West particularly Italy will make a sudden u-turn on the matter of Gaddafi and seek a quick way out of the imbroglio that Gaddafi's attempted ouster has caused in Libya, which has skyrocketed the world oil price. It is all about permanent geopolitical interest and not necessarily their love for Libyan desert dwellers that is fueling the sudden "Gaddafi must go sentiments from the same people who once dined and wined the same Gaddafi not too long ago. Gaddafi was then what Gaddafi is today, yet they could care less provided the spigot was kept open and running. But life happens and it is what it is - full of intrigues!